July 4th 2023
The complete July 4th, Rockies celebration. Mountain lodges. Alpine villages. Crisp mornings, afternoon breezes. Aspens, wildflowers, sparkling streams. Miles of trails, dozens of galleries. Hiking, fly-fishing, white-water rafting. Rodeo & ranch visits. Gondola, trail & zip rides. Headliner concerts. 21st century "fireworks." Vail's nightlife. Golf, tennis & spa pampering.
Labor Day 2023
The living fusion of Native American & Spanish cultures. Echoes of 400+ years of history. America's oldest state capital. Sangre de Cristo Mountains' aspens turning golden. Crisp mornings with the scent of roasting green chiles. Festival pageantry, The legendary plaza, 1610 Palace of the Governors, and Burro Alley's hangout for gamblers & thieves, now home to creative Southwestern cuisines. 250 art galleries & markets. Music & traditions all-round. Educational & playful. Horseback riding, white-water rafting, fly-fishing. Memorable drives to cliff-dwellings, pueblos, archaeological digs and famed national research labs.
Hudson River Valley
Sleepy Hollow folklore. Autumn-enthralling towns. Gilded Age mansions overlooking the Hudson, 25 miles from Manhattan. Programs all at the 26-acre Mary Duke Biddle Estate. Nearby historic landmarks, Washington Irving's homestead, Jay Gould's & the Rockefeller Family's estates. Antiquing treasures. Nature-preserve for hikers, strollers, runners, horseback riders, birders & anglers. Easy drive to FDR's Hyde Park Library, West Point, the renowned Storm King Sculpture Park & Dia:Beacon Contemporary Art Collection. A foodies' odyssey to Blue Hill or other illustrious restaurants.