The small Colorado town of Greenwood is known for its drastic development -- only 50 years ago it was exclusively farm land and had a meager population of 500 residents. Today, it has blossomed into a small town of 15,000 and been transformed into a go-to vacation destination for those looking to escape the busy cities.
Art enthusiasts who find themselves stopping in Greenwood Village can spend the afternoon being inspired when they stroll the halls of The Madden Museum of Art, which prides itself on hosting a variety of art-themed events and a constant rotation of beautiful, original artworks. During the evening, adults can make their way to Comedy Works where they can sit in on a live comedy show, have a few drinks, and make some new friends. Those with extra room in their suitcase can spend a few hours browsing the shops in the Arapahoe Market Shopping Center and Village Plaza- both of which offer a variety of unique mom and pop shops and a sprinkling of mainstream stores.
The heart of Greenwood Village offers a plethora of wonderful vacation rentals. However, many visitors choose to stay in nearby Denver in accommodations such as the Historic Carriage House. Regardless, every rental in the area is equipped with modern amenities and technologies such as a full kitchen, comfortable beds, and spacious living quarters.
The best time to visit Greenwood Village is from June to the middle of September, when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities like sports and hiking.
Greenwood Village is very family-friendly in terms of things to do. Families can enjoy an afternoon at Westlands Park, where they can go on a relaxing walk on the various trail systems, play a game of basketball, have a picnic, cool off on the splash pad, and for children, play on the musical instrument playground. They can also spend the day bowling and playing arcade games at Arapahoe Bowling Center, swimming at the Cottonwood Groove Swimming Pool, or playing disc golf at the Village Green Disc Golf Course.
For an entertainment option that will eat up an entire day, families could also head down to Jumpstreet- Greenwood Village’s most popular family recreation center which features a number of large trampolines, trampoline sports such as basketball, a motorized bull, dodgeball, bouncy castles, and blow up fun houses, as well as a dedicated area for children under 3 years of age and their parents to play.