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101 Things to Do in Colorado This Year

9 Ways to Treat Yourself This Year

Because you deserve it.

That concert at the Mission Ballroom? Canceled. Your trip to Puerto Vallarta? Postponed. But—if you were lucky enough to stay employed—reduced leisure spending might mean you have some extra dough to treat yourself to a little (or big) something for making it through 2020.

Meek Nail Polish
Photo courtesy of Meek

Meek Nail Polish
Denver vintage boutique Meek debuted a luxe line of nail polish this past fall that’s free of 10 toxic ingredients, including formaldehyde and parabens, found in most blends. $18

The NOW Massage
Photo courtesy of The Now Massage

The Now Massage Boutique
Add a gua sha treatment—in which the massage therapist uses rose quartz tools to promote circulation—to any of the massages at this new-in-2020 Cherry Creek locale. From $50 for 25 minutes

The Beer Spa
Photo courtesy of The Beer Spa by Snug.

The Beer Spa
Make up for lost brewery time by soaking in a tub of unfermented beer, which is said to have skin-boosting ingredients, at this spa-taproom crossover that arrived in the Whittier neighborhood in December. $89 for 60 minutes (includes infrared sauna access)

Catbird Hotel
Catbird Hotel. Photo courtesy of Sage Hospitality Group

Catbird Hotel
Check into RiNo’s new staycation wonderland when it opens this spring for a taste of the home you wish you had, including a rooftop patio where both guests and the public can sip cocktails. From $185 per night

Lindsay Locatelli hoops
“Large Reversible Ombre Disc Hoops” by Lindsay Locatelli. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Locatelli

CherryArts Shop
Don’t wait for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival: CherryArts Shop is a virtual platform that sells works from the annual event’s bench of creatives, such as Lindsay Locatelli, a jewelry maker in Longmont. Locatelli’s work from $113

The Chalet
The Chalet. Photo courtesy of Paul Chartrand

The Chalet
Book one of two units for a weekend at the Chalet, a private lodge that opened in 2019 just 15 minutes from Crested Butte’s charming downtown. You and your quaranteam can explore the 50-acre property’s private mountain biking and hiking trails before relaxing in the wood-fired cedar hot tub. From $270 per night

RiverWonderGrass
Photo courtesy of Molly McCormick

RiverWonderGrass
Saved concert money might afford you a spot on one of 10 floats that start in Colorado’s Yampa Canyon or Gates of Lodore this June through September. Bonfire Entertainment pairs up to 20 attendees with folk musicians, who perform tunes at each stop on the four- to five-day journeys. From $1,475 per person

Skis
Photo courtesy of Wagner Custom Skis

Wagner Custom Skis Ultra Package
Skipping that heliskiing experience in Nevada might mean you can spring for skis with a custom graphic—and a durable case to protect your investment—from this Mountain Village ski designer instead. $1,995

The Hailey 2.2 Speaker. Photo courtesy of YG Acoustics

The Hailey 2.2 Speaker
Audiophiles may squabble about vinyl versus digital, but music resonates so crisply through the aircraft-grade aluminum speakers made by Arvada’s YG Acoustics that the debate might be moot. $46,800

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