Hi @dianakeely - Thanks for the follow up question! I think that choice will be impacted by personal preferences and making sure you're able to stay within current travel guidelines. If you two will not be bothered by packing up your bags and moving around a bit, it could be really fun to see another town or two. If consistency feels more relaxing or works better with accommodations, the drives between towns are also beautiful on the trek back and forth! 

The towns of Golden (near Clear Creek Canyon) and Estes Park (the 'base town' for Rocky Mountain National Park) stand out to me, but there are countless that can provide the same excitement, accessibility to the outdoors, and charm! 

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