If you’re longing for a life of adventure but don’t know how to get started, Wishlist has you covered. Here’s our complete guide to simple ways you can be more adventurous. Take a look:
No summer is complete without the endless temptation of funnel cake, rides down massive water slides, or an opportunity to win a giant stuffed panda. Theme Parks are synonymous with summer, so this year, spend your days at the expansive Elitch Gardens with a day tickets for two. Located in the heart of Denver for over 125 years Elitch Gardens is America’s only Downtown Theme and Water Park. With 53 rides and attractions, including 14 pint-sized adventures, thrilling roller coasters, and an entire water park, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy exciting family shows, Dive-In movies at the water park, free concerts, and firework extravaganzas. Here’s what we have to offer:
Here’s what we would do with our Wishlist pass to Elitch Gardens:
The Mind Eraser – This mega rollercoaster is not messing around. Slip through rollovers, dives, and double corkscrew spins at speeds greater than 50 mph. The best part? Your legs are suspended the whole time. Guests must be at least 52 inches tall.
Turn of the Century – For the less extreme coaster riders the Turn of the Century ride is a lazy spin through the sky. You’ll drift around in an elevated swing, affording you a panoramic view of the park. Guests must be at least 48 inches tall.
Ghost Blasters – It’s never too early to start celebrating Halloween, and this summer you can have some frightful fun at Elitch’s interactive haunted house. Compete against friends or family as you blast zombies and ghosts on your quest to escape. Guests must be at least 30 inches tall.
Sea Dragon – Sit beside Vikings as you swing back and forth on a massive wooden ship. This ride is for the more easy-going Elitch guests, and essentially feels like you’re swinging on a giant rocking chair. Guests must be at least 42 inches tall.
Tilt-A-Whirl – The classic game of our childhoods is back in all its glory. Take a spin in The Tilt-A-Whirl, a giant drum that spins you so quickly you’ll be suctioned to the wall.
Acapulco Cliff Dive – Cool off with some of the thrill rides at the inclusive Elitch Water Park. The Acapulco Cliff Dive is a 65-foot tall high, speed, high-thrill, free-fall slide. If you think it’s scary walking to the top of the slide, just wait until you cruise down. Guests must be 52 inches tall and cannot exceed 250 pounds.
Paradise Plunge – A Wishlist team favorite, have a splash on this 62-foot long enclosed water tube. With a corkscrew speed slide that ends in a bowl of water it feels like you’re shot through a canon, with a smoother landing of course.
For our corporate clients, we can offer bigger ticket bundles along with season passes based on your budget! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about offering this packages to your employees.
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At Wishlist we’re gearing up for a great Father’s Day, complete with backyard barbecues, fishing trips, and afternoons off. To help you celebrate the men in your life, we’re sharing our guide to enjoying Father’s Day the right way.
Morning – Save early mornings for the weekdays, and give your dad a slow start to the morning. Breakfast at home, or take-out from his favorite restaurant (with extra bacon of course) is the perfect way to start his Father’s day.
Mid-morning – We believe the most memorable days are filled with adventure, laughs, and the people we love. This Father’s Day sprinkle in a few Colorado experiences, for a day he won’t forget. Here are a couple options your dad will love:
Spend the afternoon out on the water with this introduction to fly fishing. During this hands-on lesson, you’ll learn about fly line basics, appropriate gear, where to cast, reading the water, bug and fly selection, stringing up the rod, and tying knots. By the time you are done with the lesson, you will have all the information needed to catch your dinner. Gear and tutorial handouts provided.
Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing –
Enjoy an afternoon outside with this half-day introduction to climbing. An experienced guide will lead you to the best climbing spots in Red Rock Canyon. There, you will learn skills and techniques needed to advance your climbing ability. This experience is suited for all skill levels.
You and a guest will get a chance to fly with this custom aerial tour for two. Combine breathtaking scenery with the thrill of flying as you take off from Boulder Municipal Airport. A seasoned pilot will safely guide you through the air in a high wing Maule M-6 for this 20-minute adventure in the sky.
Let loose your inner speed-demon with this 15-mile drive for two in an exotic supercar. Drive through some of Colorado’s iconic canyons on perfectly paved roads in a car of your choosing. This experience is for one driver and one passenger and includes a professional photo shoot and GoPro video of your drive. Choose to drive either a Lamborghini or a Porsche.
Take a day off to explore the outdoors. Enjoy a full-day custom bike tour that will lead you into the heart of the Colorado Front Range. This custom built tour, designed for your specific skill level, will allow you to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature. Experience breathtaking scenery, crisp mountain air, and a thrilling adventure.
Go off-road with a four-hour jeep tour of the Colorado high country. This adventure will lead you into the depths of Vail backcountry where you will see striking scenery and wildlife. This trip includes transportation and refreshments to ensure a perfect backcountry experience.
Evening – Finally, top off Father’s Day with a delicious meal and a couple of drinks. With our brewery and distillery tours, you and your dad can enjoy great food and sample some Colorado-crafted drinks.
Spend the evening with a guest on a VIP tour of a local brewery. On your tour you will each sample a pint of ale or lager and enjoy a tank tasting in complimentary souvenir glasses. When your tour is complete enjoy dinner at the brewery’s on-site restaurant with a specialty bomber to share. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Spend an afternoon with friends with this VIP tour and tasting for four. You and your guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the production and bottling of some of Colorado’s finest spirits. You will each be treated to a cocktail of your choosing as well as two bottles of spirits to take home. Must be 21 or older to participate.
How are you celebrating Father’s Day this year? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook. As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.
Memorial Day Weekend provides the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends and family, enjoy the outdoors, and remember those that have fought tirelessly for our country. This upcoming holiday weekend, we’re geared up for some serious Colorado fun, take a look at the Wishlist Memorial Day Weekend agenda:
Denver Day of Rock
Spend Memorial Day Weekend outdoors, listening to great music with Denver’s Day of Rock. This free event on the 16th street mall features 5 stages, with 25 artists who will perform all day Saturday, May 28th. The concert is organized to benefit Amp the Cause, which supports a collection of Colorado non-profits. For more information check out their website here.
This time of year it’s impossible to count on warm weather. For an indoor option that offers a family-friendly way to spend Memorial Day, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite Denver Museums. Check it out:
Clyfford Stills Museum: One of Denver’s newest additions to the museum circuit is a nearly complete collection of the late, great Clyfford Still’s work. Housed in a stunning, modern building on the backside of the Denver Art Museum, the collection features 90% of Stills’ work. Another bonus? It’s free on Friday’s after five, so grab the family for a fun evening outing.
Denver Art Museum: The Denver Art Museum provides a multitude of exquisite pieces for viewing. This Memorial Day, explore the samurai exhibition which features full suits of samurai armor, on loan from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection. View a list of current and upcoming exhibitions here.
The History Colorado Museum: For Colorado enthusiasts, take a step back in time with a visit to the History Colorado Museum. With interactive exhibits, stories of the early frontier days, and a look at Denver’s early years, this museum is a fun and family-friendly activity.
Brewery Biking Tour
Memorial Day is best spent outdoors and amongst friends. This holiday weekend, cruise the streets of Fort Collins stopping at some of the city’s best breweries with Wishlist’s brewery biking tour. Guides will lead you to the best beers and the best views during this two-person adventure. For more info, check out our Urban Living Wishlist.
Boulder Creek Festival
Memorial Day functions as the unofficial start of the summer. This year, start your summer the right way with the Boulder Creek Festival. The festival is free to the public and features 9 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcasing everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives, technology, and an array of music and dance performances. The festival also features carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, and a rubber duck race down the creek.
Explore the works of Colorado’s top local artists during ArtStir Denver 2016. Located in the heart of Downtown Denver at the Pavilions, ArtStir features over 100 local and regional Colorado artists and crafters in a myriad of mediums. In addition to artist booths, the festival will feature a variety of food and drink vendors including Hard Rock Café Denver, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Local craft beers will also be on tap, provided by Budweiser.
What are your plans for Memorial Day 2016? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook page. As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.