Through Labor Day (September 2), youngsters 18 and under get FREE admission to History Colorado museums and their exhibitions, engaging activities and participation in special summer events that take place all over the state. Click here to sign up for an E-newsletter alerting you to special events and programs in metro Denver and beyond. [Read more…] about Kids Free at State Museums All Summer
Not that anyone would want to escape Colorado in the summer (hey, why do you think the entire world comes here?), but if you do have out-of-state vacation plans, might we suggest you check out some of our sister On The Cheap websites? Perhaps a visit with Mickey and Minnie (and hundreds of princesses) is on the horizon? Then, look no further than Orlando On The Cheap for tons of ways to holiday without spending a fortune. Live (and save) like a local with Miami On The Cheap if Florida’s beaches and South Beach nightlife are calling. [Read more…] about Traveling? Check Out Other ‘On The Cheap’ Sites
Though it’s a bit out of our coverage zone, Chaffee County, home to Salida and Buena Vista, is a great weekend getaway. Now, you have another excuse for visiting: Discovery Pass. This digital pass offers more than $500 in savings and freebies. Passholders simply use their smartphone to access the offers and redeem in person at the local businesses. [Read more…] about Save Big in Salida & Buena Vista With New Discovery Pass
Want the insider scoop on exploring Colorado? Check out the Colorado Field Guide, a FREE online trip planning tool that makes it super simple. The Guide helps you build a trip by length, region, city, season or activity.
Are you dreaming of a getaway, but have only a few days? Looking for art galleries or hiking trails? Trying to avoid the usual hot spots and discover something new? The Colorado Field Guide homepage has a handy search criteria, so travelers can check out different itinerary ideas based on journey time or direction of travel.
Each itinerary comes with recommended lodging and dining suggestions and is packed with daily activities. Search the full breadth of diverse activities for inspiration or pair unheard-of activities in a destination: stargazing to golf, wine tasting to hunting, mine tours to zip lining. [Read more…] about Free Colorado Field Guide Tool-Kit Makes It Easy To Tour The State On The Cheap
Looking for a fun, family getaway that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Take a road trip and see the Colorado nobody told you about. Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties have joined forces to create Our Journey, a website that showcases interesting things to do on Colorado’s Central Plains.
You can visit 12 museums and attractions from Memorial Day through Labor Day for FREE simply by mentioning the password “Our Journey” when you get to each attraction. You can also visit www.ourjourney.info or call 800-825-0208 and request a FREE travel kit, which includes a tour card for FREE admission to the 12 sites: [Read more…] about Free Admission to 12 Central Colorado Attractions
No matter the time of year, there are times when you just need a good, long soak. And, I’m not talking your bathtub, even if it comes equipped with spa jets. Colorado may be best known for its ski slopes, 14ers and brew pubs, but when it comes to hot springs, we aren’t too shabby. In fact, the state’s hot springs are kinda cool.
The ultimate hot springs itinerary is a 720-mile route called the Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop along several roads designated as Colorado Scenic Byways. Starting from any of the five resort towns, take a week to 10 days to really experience these special places. [Read more…] about MHOTC Getaway: Colorado Historic Hot Springs Loop
We’re adding news about Green Ride’s new hourly service between Longmont and Denver International Airport to our page about airport transportation and parking. But as a heads-up, here’s what’s new: starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16 Green Ride begins service for the introductory fare of $20 plus $12 for each additional passenger on the same booking. Parking is FREE and limitless, and Green Ride Longmont also offers residential pick-up service from zip codes 80501, 80503 and 80504. Click here for the schedule. Service is from/to the new Longmont HUB, 206 S. Main St. For more information, call 303-997-0238.
Summertime and that means travel time. Mile High On The Cheap is all about saving readers money and that includes travel. I’m a bit of a suitcase addict – you should see my basement — and every year go to the Travel Goods Showcase to see what’s new.
It’s all about FUNCTION, SAFETY, SIZE, and WEIGHT – and avoiding pesky checked bag fees or overweight luggage fees. And nothing here costs a fortune, all are less than $150 and some even cheaper. You can find it all online or at local retailers. And its okay to get cheaper vs. fancy luggage, as long as you realize that you may have to replace it after a few trips. Here are 7 tips that can help you save money when buying new luggage (and making sure it and its contents stay safe). [Read more…] about 7 Money-Saving Tips When Buying Luggage
Denver International Airport is undertaking a major renovation of its main terminal, which means travelers ought to leave additional time to navigate the ever-changing detours. Click here for alerts on terminal and roadway conditions.
When deciding on which option is best for you and your party, think not only money, but also time. Calculate how many of you will be traveling. And remember that you won’t just be going to the airport but returning from it.
Unless you choose to drive, you can mix and match. Here are the current ground transportation and parking options (please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find any changes is services or rates). [Read more…] about Denver Airport Transportation & Parking Options
Even tony Aspen can be an affordable getaway. Camp or use your favorite site to book economical accommodations. Bar food, picnicking and happy hour bring down the cost of restaurant meals. The city’s newest restaurant is the A$pen Dollar Bar (no website yet), which offers $6 nightly dinner specials and other entrées only $9-$12. Food served till midnight. 301 E Hopkins, 970-429-4218. ♦ Save gas and spare yourself the parking hassles by using RFTA buses, which are FREE throughout Aspen, to Snowmass and Maroon Lake, one of the nation’s most beautiful, most photographed scenes and a key gateway to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Book at least two nights of lodging and get a FREE 3-day WE-cycle bike share pass for any number of 30-minute uses. Click here or call 888-649-5982 and ask about the Free Bike Rental Package. ♦ Admission to the Aspen Art Museum is FREE and will still be free after the new museum opens next month. Closed Mondays. E. Hyman and S. Spring, 970-925-8050. [Read more…] about Aspen IS Affordable in Summer
Welcome to our travel deals page. Here you’ll find up-to-date travel deals and packages from the top deal-of-the-day providers. Note that MHOTC uses an affiliate link to some, though not all, of the providers listed below. That means we get credit if you purchase something by clicking on the deal from this page.