• Go for the Gold in Autumn

    POSTED October 28, 2019

The 160th anniversary of the Colorado Gold Rush is underway. While settlers originally migrated west in hopes of striking gold, groups and leisure travelers today head to Colorado in fall to strike it rich with adventures. Here are two fun ideas for groups during this golden season.  


Ride into the San Isabel National Forest aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad and see the mountains decked out in yellow, orange and red. The train departs daily at 1 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends and offers a variety of special outings as well. Three-hour rides allow guests to experience the wilderness aglow in autumn beauty, headwaters of the Arkansas River Valley and sweeping vistas of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. leadville-train.com


The highest suspension bridge in America, Royal Gorge Bridge, marks its 90th anniversary in 2019. To celebrate, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park opened a brand new Via Ferrata climbing experience. Trained mountain guides lead all climbs and show participants the breathtaking beauty of fall from new heights. royalgorgebridge.com

Set between Pacific foothills and the sparkling San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is a spirited city that will surprise anyone who still considers it only as the counter-culture center of the ‘60s. Home to the University of California, Berkeley, the city features an authentic (if endearingly off-beat) college town vibe that is perfect for meetings and events.    

In the absence of a dedicated convention center, Berkeley offers unique venues that reflect the vibrant local scene while at the same time, offer big-city service and amenities.


When you want to escape the lingering Texas heat for a few days in the fall, but you don’t really want to head north to more blustery conditions, Sonoma or Monterey, located northeast and south of San Francisco respectively, are fabulous options for short retreats or group getaways. And, lucky for you, if you live in or near Dallas, both destinations have direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, making your trip stress-free.

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