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Buena Vista or Breckenridge?

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Buena Vista or Breckenridge?

Planning a bachelorette vacation for white water rafting at the end of July. There will be 5 of us girls. We will fly in to Denver on a Thursday and plan on White water rafting just one day, on Friday. We will have Saturday to hang out, not sure exactly what we will do. We will fly back Sunday. We are trying to decide whether to stay in Buena Vista for the weekend, or stay in Breckenridge, but just drive to Buena Vista for the day of white water rafting. Which do you think would be best for a group of 5 girls just looking enjoy each others company and have some fun?

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1. Re: Buena Vista or Breckenridge?

I would change it to Salida or Breckenridge. Me I'd stay in Salida, super cute town with great dining, all the outdoor activities you'd want. Hang out at Mount Princeton Hot Springs. If you get a spa treatment you get access to the adult only areas.

You'd want to stay in the historic area, Look on VRBO or the Woodland Motel. http://www.nowthisiscolorado.com/

Breck is fun too.

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I'd also vote Salida. It's got a bunch of historic buildings that time forgot - when people were pushing down buildings to "improve" things they overlooked Salida and so it's got the real thing. Plus it's got fantastic white water rafting. http://www.centralcolorado.com/salida.htm

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3. Re: Buena Vista or Breckenridge?

The Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and nearby Salida with its historic district and shops would be a great place to hang out for the day and evening, but Breckenridge would be a great choice, too...the mountains are so pleasant in July. You can't really go wrong either way. I like Buena Vista, too, but agree there's more choice of dining and things to do in Salida if you're choosing between the two.

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4. Re: Buena Vista or Breckenridge?

This video might give you some insight into Salida. I love Woods Distillery! Also a bike ride up to Elevation Brewery is a must do as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

although for some reason it looks like Salida is full of only old people. Not the case at all. The young people all must have been out on the river that day. It certainly has a youthful feel to it.

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5. Re: Buena Vista or Breckenridge?

and this one too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHXzsrEBQ0s

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This is all very helpful!!

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7. Re: Buena Vista or Breckenridge?

+1 for Salida

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