Story by Gigi Lehman. It’s already been a long winter, with more snow and cold temps in the forecast. But that doesn’t stop Coloradans from swapping our parkas for flip-flops and shorts. Whether you want to enjoy walking in bare feet again on a sunny beach or be dazzled by a kaleidoscope of wildflowers in bloom, travel is a great way to decompress. But it’s not just about the destination; getting there should be at least half the fun. That’s why renting an RV from RVshare is a great alternative to hectic, crowded airports and expensive hotel rooms. [Read more…] about Want To Get Away For Spring Break? Rent An RV
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Often we see yearly memberships to museums or cultural attractions and wonder if it’s worth it to subscribe, or simply pay the cost of admission. If you aren’t a local (or visit Denver on a regular basis) or only aren’t an attraction’s repeat visitor, chances are the membership isn’t for you. But, if you have kids, like to check out the latest exhibit, or can’t get enough of that soothing blue sea life, well…maybe paying a chunk of change for the membership will save you money in the long run. [Read more…] about Are Museum Memberships Worth It? We Break It Down For 12 Top Local Spots
Story by Val McCauley. Traveling with family and friends can be expensive, but the memories are priceless. After months of staying at home, people are planning to go places again, be it in-state or across the country. Maybe you won’t go next week or even next month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look ahead to fall or winter.
Whether you are envisioning a relaxing trip to the beach, a thrilling amusement park visit or exploring one of our great National Parks, there are ways to make a vacation fit your budget. With careful planning and great resources, you can enjoy travel on the cheap. [Read more…] about Tips For Traveling With Family & Friends On A Budget
Between school closures, social distancing and spring break, many kids are stuck at home. Face it, there’s only so many times you can watch Frozen or Nick Jr. shows. To keep their busy brains from getting rusty, try these FREE and fun educational websites to help they stay occupied and learn from home. [Read more…] about Updated! Free and Fun Educational Websites To Keep Kids Busy
Here’s the latest… What’s this? Another MHOTC column? Well… sort of. I know many of you love reading Bryan Blathers and while I’m not one to muse at length on a specific topic, I have come to realize that there are all sorts of tidbits of news and snippets of advice I have to offer on how to find a deal or save money.
Often these come to me as I’m out-and-about, in casual conversation, read social media or from your emails. Sometimes I wake up at 3 a.m. and I realize we published some terrific event or deal eons ago and it has fallen off your radar.
Most are short and not worth a standalone post, but noteworthy enough that it gnaws at me I haven’t shared.
So I’ve decided to pull all these bits and pieces together. I can’t promise a set schedule or fancy format. I just want to let you know, what I know, when I know it.
Sometimes, Bryan may even jump in, as he’s the master of scouting out deals and the fine print that often comes with them. Here’s the latest news you can use: [Read more…] about Laura Lets Loose: News You Can Use
Summer is here and the water is calling. Even though Colorado is a land-locked state, there are plenty of places to take a dip, both in natural bodies of water and outdoor swimming pools. I’ve found 12 of the best places to swim in the Denver area, all with budget-minded water fans in mind.
Many local public pools have remained closed this year due to staffing shortages. In fact, many recreation centers have decided to keep the indoor pools closed during the summer season for that reason. Make sure to double-check any pool schedule before going for any changes. [Read more…] about 12 Best Places to Go Swimming This Summer Around Denver
Story by Linda DuVal. It took 150-some years, but the little old mining town of Breckenridge, high in the Colorado Rockies, has evolved from a wild and woolly gold camp of the mid-1800s to one of the most charming resort towns of the 21st century. But it hasn’t forgotten its roots. [Read more…] about MHOTC Travel – 48 Hours In Breckenridge: Vintage Victorian
Story by Linda DuVal. Leadville is feeling like it’s on top of the world. Because, at 10,152 feet in altitude, it is the highest incorporated city in the United States. And it’s a fun place for an affordable, laid-back kind of weekend getaway with a perfect mix of outdoor activities and insight to some essential Colorado history. [Read more…] about MHOTC Travel – 48 Hours In Leadville: A Mining Mecca
With hiking weather officially here, it’s time to tie on your sneakers and take to the trails in and around Denver. Whether your weekend hike involves little kids and newly-minted walkers, friends recovering from an injury or someone who just can’t hike a 14er (yet), these easy Denver-area hikes are the perfect way to get out in nature without overdoing it. [Read more…] about 10 Best Easy Hikes Near Denver
If your head is spinning with all the changes, disruptions, cancellations and uncertainty to our daily lives, you aren’t alone. We at Mile High On The Cheap feel it, too. In fact, we’re working even harder to stay on top of what’s happening in the Denver-Boulder area and keep you informed in a timely manner. Though we post about things we think you’ll find of interest, sometimes we learn of something newsworthy that may not be worth a stand-alone post. But, we want to share. [Read more…] about Want A Covid Vaccine? No Appointment Needed At 3 Sites. Here’s The Latest News You Can Use
Story by Chris Sekirnjak. The Denver metro area is home to more than 700 public playgrounds, small and large, old and new, mundane and exciting. Finding the very best required visiting each play area, a project I completed in 2018. Here are 10 of my favorite ones that stand out from the rest. Chances are you have never heard of these parks, but all are all well worth a visit even if you live a few miles away. [Read more…] about 10 Best Public Playgrounds Around Denver
Score one for all tutu and toe shoe fans. Colorado Ballet will return to live, in-person performances at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for the 2021/2022 season, which will include Giselle, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Wizard of Oz and Ballet MasterWorks. “Words cannot express how much we are all looking forward to getting back into the theater to perform, and back in front of our audiences,” said Artistic Director Gil Boggs in a press release. [Read more…] about Colorado Ballet Returns To The Stage For 2021-2022 Season
As parents nationwide try to find new ways to keep their children engaged in learning, help comes — at no cost — from a familiar and beloved source (and Laura’s absolute favorite beagle): Snoopy! Peanuts Worldwide is offering free educational materials that give students from Kindergarten through eighth grade the chance to develop their STEM, language arts, and social studies skills with the help of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts Gang. [Read more…] about How About Homeschooling With Snoopy…Includes Free ‘Snoopy In Space’ Episodes
Face it folks, everything — restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, casinos — is now closed for at least 30 days or about April 15, with no guarantee that closures won’t be extended. So the world situation has cancelled your weekend, not to mention, this week or even next month’s plans. Just because you’re avoiding crowds doesn’t mean you have to socially “isolate”, go stir crazy or resort to Netflix or Disney+ binges everyday (though Baby Yoda and The Mandalorian do give us hope). Staying active can even help you keep the coronavirus at bay, not to mention keep you from going bonkers when the walls start to close in. [Read more…] about What’s Open Right Now In Colorado
The sweet deal was last offered on September 2, 2019. (The offer was cancelled for the summer of 2020.) We’ve contacted Sonic Drive-In and have been unable to confirm any details for 2021. If we get any details, we will update the post accordingly. Sonic Drive-In is “shaking up” late nights again with one of its most popular deals, Sonic Nights. This spring and summer, make a sweet stop to hit your sweet spot for ice cream at a bargain price.
The burger chain’s daily half-price Happy Hour on drinks and slushes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. does not include shakes. However, if you’re willing to wait a few hours, enjoy even sweeter savings — topped with whipped cream and a cherry. [Read more…] about Sonic Drive-In: 50% Off Shakes After 8pm