My family and I decided to take our family vacation around Memorial Day this year. We went to Montrose, Colorado! It's so beautiful and we had the best week. We found some really awesome places to visit while we were there, so I thought I'd share some of my travel tips with you. We visited family while we were there so they knew the easiest routes to get to everywhere we wanted to visit. We also had family BBQs and dinners with them that cut down on cost since we didn't have to eat out so much. If you can work in visiting family on a vacation I highly recommend it. If not, plan your vacation ahead of time.
My first tip is to book early if you're going to travel during a holiday. I booked our room and vacation four months in advance. I was worried it would be busy but it really wasn't. Our hotel was the only place that was full, but nobody was at the pool so that wasn't a problem. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. They were so accommodating and nice. Our room was big and very clean. The free breakfast was so great and had a large variety to choose from. I found a great deal for our hotel. Do your homework and check several sites, some even price match if you call to book. I'm a rewards member so I always get a great deal and earn points towards free stays!
For another day, we went hiking and fishing at Ridgway State Park. It was so beautiful and we had the best time. The price was just $5 per vehicle to get into the park. Besides the lake, they had several ponds for fishing, lots of hiking trails, historic monuments to visit and beautiful picnic spots. My family and I love it there! We ate at the True Grit Cafe on our way back. It was so yummy. I had a steak salad that was huge. I looked up several restaurants and their menus before hand so we would know the best places to eat. We also looked up the free tours that factories had around Montrose. Most business give you complimentary treats or products. We visited Russell Stover and got a ton of yummy chocolates. We also visited several playgrounds. I had looked up the city and neighborhood parks that were close by and found some really neat ones for my kids. We visited family while we were there and they knew the best walking trails to get to them.
hope these tips help you in planning your summer vacations.
The Keeper of the Crayons