Approximately three hours south of Denver in Chaffee County, you will find a quaint little town called Buena Vista, aka, ‘Bewnie’. Every Sunday in the summer, the farmer’s market gives everyone the chance to buy the many blessings of Coloradan agriculture. Nearby, the locals congregate and fish at the town lake.
Take a short walk down Buena Vista’s Main Street and enjoy its food trucks, wine bar, infamous doughnuts and much more. If you want to start the day with a cup of locally roasted coffee, stop by the Roastery. There is a distinct taste in the cup of joe that you can only find when you’re in the castles of Buena Vista’s Rocky Mountains.
Due to human err, if you forgot to pack outdoor gear for the trip, head over to the State Highway Department. Not only can you buy any gear you need, but you benefit from the stop by grabbing lunch or frozen yogurt on the other side of the department building.
Need a snazzy swimsuit for one of the hot springs in the area? No worries, on Main Street, you can stop in to CKS and purchase any of their qualitative in stock assortments of swimwear. You will also come to find their rafting, kayaking, and paddleboarding essentials that will make to be great additions to your highly anticipated trip to this charming little town.
So, if you’re trying to figure out what to do on a dull weekend, why not take the time to drive the three hours it takes to find yourself in one of Colorado’s little gems like Buena Vista?