Anyone looking for a great year round holiday destination in the United States may like to stay at Granby in the state of Colorado. There are many fun and interesting things to do and see in this town near the Rocky Mountains. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, B&Bs, lodges and campgrounds.
Holidaymakers staying in Granby will find so much to do during all seasons of the year including great skiing in the winter. Resorts in the area offer downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snow-mobile riding. In the warmer months hikers and cyclists can explore the area and take in the wonderful scenic views. Golfers are spoiled for choice here with several courses in the area including two 18-hole courses in Granby. Holidaymakers can enjoy watersports too such as sailing, fishing, water skiing and swimming. Other popular activities here include mountain biking, climbing, tennis and horse riding. There are some excellent bars and restaurants in and around Granby serving a good choice of cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers will also be able to buy provisions from stores in the town.
Granby is close to many fabulous visitor attractions such as the Grand County Museum in Sulphur Springs, which is about 15 minutes away. The museum displays wonderful exhibits and artefacts about the history of the area. A little further afield is the city of Denver, which is about an hour and 40 minute’s drive away from Granby. In Denver holidaymakers can visit lovely parks and gardens as well as cultural sites such as the Opera House, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Art Museum.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average high temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average high temperature of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation in this area is only about 25 inches. This is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year with the peak in March at an average of 2.5 inches. July is the driest month with an average of 1.2 inches of rainfall. The higher ground sees substantial snowfall in the winter months.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is approximately two hour’s drive from Granby and has flights from other U.S cities as well as international airports. These include Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others. Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, E-Z, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty are car rental firms located at Denver Airport. Although these car rentals are away from the main terminal building, each company provides a shuttle service to their respective locations at the airport.