Indoor Summer Fun
Beat the Heat
Summer in Winter Park isn't just about hiking, biking, and playing outside. There are plenty of fun things to do indoors, too! Find art galleries, museums, swimming pools, bowling lanes, wellness centers, and more to enhance your next summer escape!
Recreation Centers, Spas & More
Tired from your busy days in Colorado's favorite Playground? Try soaking those weary muscles in the Grand Park Community Recreation Center's giant hot tub or bask in the sauna and steam room after your action-packed day. And of course if you have kids, they'll still have energy to enjoy the 25-yard lap pool, lazy river, water slide and play structure for young children. The Grand Park Community Recreation Center also offers a multi-sport gymnasium, climbing wall, cardio/circuit training/free weight areas and drop-in child care for almost limitless indoor fun.
For the creative types, Snow Mountain Ranch-YMCA of the Rockies has an arts and crafts program that is included in the day fee (materials cost extra). They offer mosaics, ceramics, tie-dying, jewelry making, beading and much more. After a day of crafting, head over to their indoor pool for a relaxing and enjoyable swim; it's included in the day fee!
In addition to our recreation centers, you will also find a variety of wellness centers throughout the valley that offer massages, craniosacral therapy, and yoga classes. Be sure to be kind to your body and you'll be more ready to take on reality when you get back home.
Art Galleries, Museums & More
Do you consider yourself a connoisseur of art? If you wander around Winter Park enough, you're sure to find some exceptional art galleries full of unique pieces. We even have a guide to help you plan your own art walk through town. Get out there, and experience the Winter Park art scene!
History buffs can escape the summer heat in one of our local museums throughout Grand County, including the Cozens Ranch Museum and the Pioneer Village Museum. You're sure to learn something new and have a great day full of indoor fun!
Theaters, Dining & Bowling
A new and welcome addition to the valley, The Foundry Cinema & Bowl is a state-of-the-art movie theater and bowling alley featuring 8 bowling lanes, a full bar, handmade wood fired pizza, pool tables, shuffleboard, air hockey, and mega screen theaters with wait for it...leather reclining seats and in theater meal service.
Don't forget to check out our variety of restaurants and bars throughout town to round out your escape from the summer heat!