The Amenities of Blackhawk Hotels and Casinos are Ideal for Birthday Celebrations

Blackhawk EntertainmentAs my husband’s 30th birthday approached, I knew I needed to plan something special and memorable for us and our friends. We had been living in Denver for about four years at that point, and we knew there was still a lot to explore locally. We had been meaning to visit Blackhawk, Colorado for quite a while but never seemed to find the right occasion to do so, but a birthday celebration seemed like the perfect chance. When we pitched the idea of an evening of gambling and dining in Blackhawk to our friends, they jumped at the chance to join.  Everyone else had felt the same way about wanting to plan something memorable for my husband’s birthday without traveling too far.  So we herded up a crew of about 12, and planned our big weekend.
Blackhawk rivals other gambling cities with its many offered attractions that exist outside of the casino realm. It can even be a family vacation site; it has that much extra to offer aside from gambling, with fairs, musical performances, outdoor activities, and shopping. The town has developed in strides compared to its mining and mill days, but with so much cultural exposition to offer. With a 30th birthday we wanted to create an evening that would be comparable to a night out in Las Vegas without all the money and travel time that would be necessary for such an excursion. Blackhawk was the ideal location for the night out that we all had in mind; with bars, casinos, near-by camping and hiking, and the feel of Vegas in local proximity to our home.
What made this whole birthday weekend even more special to my husband was that we could include everything that he loved. The night before arriving in town, we camped in the neighboring Arapahoe National Forest so that we could get our fill of the mountains before “suiting up” for a more classy evening. One of the main reasons we had moved to Colorado was our mutual love of the outdoors, and conveniently for us, there were quite a few camping options near Blackhawk to choose from.
And the cherry on top was that through all of this, we could bring the third member of our family along – our dog Dharma. She loves camping even more than my husband and I, so we never go into the mountains without her. I worried at first that we would not be able to find lodging in town that would accept pets, but there were several hotels that had vacant pet-friendly rooms and that made us all extremely happy. It just so happens that the hotel that we chose had a casino and several restaurants right on the main floor, so once we were checked in and settled, we didn’t have to go far to eat and begin our evening.
Blackhawk truly was the ideal place to have an evening of entertainment and celebration with all of our friends, even the furry ones. It had everything that we needed; gambling, dining, lodging, affordability, and proximity to Denver.