Even as you have just barely begun to recover from the fun and excitement of your Memorial Day weekend, chances are you have already started the planning process for the next big holiday, America’s 246th birthday! Falling on a Monday this year means we all have another long weekend and if you are looking to expand your horizons with a visit to Winter Park, Colorado, we at Visit Winter Park Lodging have a few ideas on how to make this Independence day one you will wish never had to end! From fireworks displays to picnics in the park to relaxation in the ever-so-comfortable seasonal sanctuaries we offer, Winter Park on the 4th of July is destined to be a holiday you will never forget!

All-American Breakfast

On this day dedicated to celebrating everything patriotic, you may want to start out your day with an all-American breakfast, either prepared yourself in our fully equipped kitchens or by heading out to any of our local eateries! Coffee will always be fresh and brewing at home and the temptation to sleep late and enjoy donuts on the deck may be high, so why not do a little extra prep on Sunday and stop by Rollin’ Street Bakery, 78737 US-40 #2500, for a batch of fresh-baked donuts? They will be open in Winter Park on the 4th of July as well, but if you want to sleep late, doing a little pre-planning ensures that your morning will start when you want it to start! Of course, a big breakfast on a bonus day off is always an enjoyable treat and Carver’s Bakery Café, 78336 US-40, offers plate-sized meals that will prepare you for any adventures you may be planning on this wonderful day!

Walk Off the Cinnamon Rolls

Carver’s Bakery Café is famed for its rich and gooey cinnamon rolls and if you feel a tad guilty for eating an entire one all by yourself, a hike along the Fraser River Trail will surely help cut through the guilt! This easy trail is one the entire family can enjoy and as you hike along with one of our favorite places to be in Winter Park, you can enjoy the lush green landscape, the perfect summer temperatures, and the sights and sounds of the Fraser River as it rushes past. Walking off that cinnamon roll has never been this fun and although the trail is only 5 miles round trip, you will feel justified in going back to Carver’s the next day and order another!


Golf was once called a good walk spoiled but we see nothing negative about spending a few hours hitting the greens of the beautiful courses in Winter Park and the surrounding towns! The Pole Creek Golf Club in nearby Tabernash is actually a 27-hole public golf course meandering through our beautiful Colorado landscape and offering fields of wildflowers that will help you forget about that botched drive you made on the 8th hole of the day. The Granby Ranch Golf Course, located in Granby, is another public course designed to be enjoyed by all skill levels and has been known to offer a little something extra in the form of elks, porcupines, and even the occasional bear possibly seeking a picnic basket to rummage through!

The Big Event

You have come all this way to celebrate the 4th and of course, we do it up right in Winter Park, offering an evening of all-American fun. The Rendezvous Event Center, located at 78821 US-40 is the center of everything that is amazing about Independence Day, offering a free concert by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, a place to enjoy another American favorite summer activity, a picnic, and many different games that the entire family will be able to enjoy! End the night with a bunch of oohs and ahs as you stare up at the sky that will be exploding with color and realize anew how wonderful it is to be an American on this beautiful summer night. After the past couple of years, it is wonderful to be surrounded by fellow countrymen doing what we do best, celebrating our nation on its birthday!

The Beauty of a Quiet Day at Home

Your Visit Winter Park Lodging seasonal sanctuary is built to be the highlight of your Winter Park 4th of July fun, offering comfort, luxury, and a style that will make you feel welcomed and appreciated. Sleep in late in our cloud-soft beds, take an early evening walk around the neighborhood listening to the sounds of other families celebrating, and sit out on the balconies, patios, or decks, sipping wine while watching the sunset over the mountains. When the sky is dark, chances are you will be able to catch a variety of different fireworks displays without having to leave your very comfortable seat! Reserve your favorite today and join us in wishing our country the happiest of birthdays!