Estes Park, Colorado is a place that is familiar to a lot of people. One thing we have found, after 30 years of visiting, is that so many people have a connection to that town. As a kid, my family spent a bit of every summer there. We stayed at a bed & breakfast called The Baldpate Inn every summer for 24 years. My husband and I even spent the first few days of our honeymoon there. The owner knew our whole family. Growing up in Nebraska, and then Colorado, it was a priority every summer to take at least one weekend away to Estes Park.
Part of the reason we went every summer was because my dad grew up going every summer. And his mom grew up going every summer. Estes Park is a destination for nostalgia for families across the country.
So obviously, we love Estes Park and give it a 5-star review. Here are a few family-friendly things that we highly recommend doing when you visit.
The truly unique thing about Estes Park is that while it is fueled by tourism, everyone is a regular. Sure, I may be a tourist each summer, but I have generations of connections there. And we have heard that to be true for SO MANY people. However, even if it is your first time visiting Estes Park, you will feel the uniqueness and charm immediately. It really is a special place, nestled in the heart of the mountains and embedded with a family feel. I love that my connection there will continue with my children and they are already spending so much time there.
If you have visited Estes Park, we would love to hear about your favorite spots and things to do!