Friday, May 1, 2009

May = Rediscover Colorado Month AND National Historic Preservation Month

May is turning into quite the busy time for us! In addition to such standards as Mother's Day and CU's graduation, May is also doing double-duty as National Historic Preservation Month and Rediscover Colorado Month.

According to Colorado's governor, Bill Ritter, now is the time for residents to visit in-state destinations. "As Coloradoans, we are fortunate to live in a state filled with beautiful landscapes, rich culture and heritage, and boundless recreational activities. We don't have to travel far for an incredible and affordable vacation experience. I encourage all Coloradoans to get out and explore all there is to see and do right here in our own backyard." Ritter's announcement was accompanied by the launch of a new offshoot of the Colorado State Visitor Guide's website that targets people looking for hot deals. (See all the deals for yourself at -- the Boulderado sent in two!)

May has already been established as National Preservation Month by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, of which the Hotel Boulderado is a member through its affiliation with the Historic Hotels of America. "Preservation Month was designed to raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to protect and enhance our homes, neighborhoods, and communities. . . . It provides an opportunity to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country's cities and towns, and enables all of us to become involved in the growing preservation movement."

So, whether you're vacationing in-state or venturing to a historic property, show your enthusiasm for all the good things we have going in May!