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Presidents’ Day in Durango

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The opportunity to pack a suitcase and hit the road or skies in the name of a well-deserved vacation to Durango, Colorado is always something to look forward to. Those who are fortunate enough to be enjoying Presidents’ Day in Durango, CO are in for even more fun! Durango is a delightful place to relax and unwind at your own pace or spend time in the scenic outdoors exploring nature at its very best. Whether you’re one for history, adventure, relaxation, or a little bit of it all, our list of things to do for Presidents’ Day in Durango is a must read.  

Things To Do For Presidents’ Day in Durango

No matter what time of year you arrive to enjoy time in good company in Durango, a visit to the historic Mesa Verde National Park is worth your while and a Presidents’ Day stay is no exception to the rule. Situated just west of Durango, Mesa Verde National Park is a breathtaking and certainly inspiring place for history buffs to discover who are looking to connect more with the area’s tribal past. When you visit Mesa Verde National Park on your own or alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide, you’ll be treated to access to more than 5,000 archaeological sites in total. All around, you’ll enjoy views of spectacular cliff dwellings that provided protection for those who called the area home for hundreds upon thousands of years. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that just might end up being the very highlight of your Presidents’ Day stay.  

Warm Up in a Hot Springs While You’re Here

February temperatures in Durango can get chilly over Presidents’ Day and when you’re looking to warm up but you want to continue to enjoy the outdoors, a trip to a local hot spring is just the ticket. Make your way to the Durango Hot Springs & Spa resort which is just 15 minutes north of downtown Durango at 6475 CO Road 203 between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm daily. Here, you can enjoy time alongside family and friends exploring the 12 spring-fed pools on-site that offer relaxing and therapeutic benefits as you soak up amazing surrounding forested sights.  

Ski Your Way to Presidents’ Day Fun and Adventure

Each year, Durango receives an average snowfall total of around 260 inches. Much to the delight of snow adventure enthusiasts heading this way over Presidents’ Day, much of this falls between December and February. That means your Presidents’ Day getaway is the perfect time of year to take advantage of the fresh powder and hit the slopes in style. Purgatory Resort is a picture-perfect place to grab your ski or snowboard gear and try runs and slopes that are suitable for adventurers of all skill levels. In total, Purgatory Resort hosts over 1,600 skiable acres of beautiful terrain topped off with Needle Mountain views that are one-of-a-kind. There are on-site lessons available for those who are looking to learn to ski for the first time over Presidents’ Day and ski gear can be easily rented here as well so you don’t have to worry about any stress of overpacking. Purgatory Resort sits just 20 minutes North of downtown making it an extremely accessible stop on your getaway itinerary.  

Spend Quality Time Exploring Downtown

When you’re excited to explore the local arts, culture, and flavor scene in Durango this Presidents’ Day, be sure to start your adventure downtown. This is where you can pop in and out of no less than 30 art galleries and studios featuring everything from landscape photography and paintings to sculpture, metalwork, tribal pottery, jewelry, glasswork, and more. Afterward, take time to enjoy a stop at the Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company at 920 Main Avenue to try a cup of their iconic hot chocolate and give your sweet tooth something to feel satisfied about. If you’re more in the mood for a full meal, The Diamond Belle at 699 Main Avenue is a must. This fun and inviting eatery showcases a historic Wild-West theme and when you step into the saloon, you’ll be treated to an amazing menu paired with live music and costumed servers. It’s a trip back in time whether you’re here for Happy Hour or staying for dinner with family and friends.  

Book Your Durango Journey Today

When your travel plans bring you to beautiful and inviting Durango, Colorado, having amazing accommodations in place to top off your stay in style and comfort can make all the difference. At Durango Colorado Vacations, we have a portfolio of vacation rental options for travelers to enjoy that are one-of-a-kind and offer up a home-away-from-home experience that’s sure to inspire. Reach out today to learn more about our many exciting options available including our Presidents’ Day rentals that will take your trip to the next level of exceptional fun with every booking. We can’t wait to see you in Durango soon! 

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