By Patricia McCants
Grand Junction
Colorado
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An adventurous vacation awaits you in Colorado’s wine country - Grand Junction, Colorado. Located on the Colorado River, Grand Junction is the part of the Grand Valley region within western central Colorado close to the Utah border. To begin planning an exciting get-a-way, visit the Escapewizard.com to find affordable flights and a variety of accommodations.

Grand Junction can be accessed via the area’s regional airport, Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) which serves several major and some regional airlines. Just click here to book your flight today (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Escapewizard.com can also assist with hotel accommodations, just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl), to reserve your room with our hotel finder.

Located within hours of Grand Junction are three national forests where you’ll have your choice of camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, biking, skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor sports. Colorado’s White River National Forest is considered a top recreation forest with more than two million acres of panoramic Rocky Mountain views. Also in the area is the state’s San Juan National Forest. Spanning five counties, San Juan National Forest offers miles of hiking trails scattered amongst rocky desert mesas and snow-capped, tree-lined peaks. The Rio Grande National Forest has within or on the edge of its borders, a portion of the Continental Divide, the Rio Grande River as it winds its way to the Gulf of Mexico and the San Luis Valley, which is home to an agricultural alpine valley.

Colorado’s self-proclaimed “River City” is a vibrant city adorned with visual art, quaint antique shops, trendy clothing boutiques and modern architecture. To learn more about Grand Junction’s art scene and its dedication to arts education, be sure to visit the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. The Center hosts exhibitions along with educational activities for every age. The city’s Art on the Corner year-long sculpture exhibit features over 100 pieces from a variety mediums displayed throughout downtown Grand Junction. 

A part of the Grand Valley region, Grand Junction also boasts a robust wine country with nearly 20 wineries in the area. Producing high-quality wines of several varieties, the Grand Valley’s vineyards are set amongst mountain views and a moderate climate. The area and climate is also adequate for growing fruits. While touring the wineries, add a stop at one of several orchards in the area. Also, in neighboring Palisade, CO, is the annual Winefest, where for 3 days each fall thousands of vacationers and locals come together and enjoy the area’s fantastic wine selections.

With wineries in close proximity of Grand Junction, you’ll be sure to find wine bars and comparable cuisine downtown. Grand Junction’s dining scene includes home-cooked local favorites, sports bars, sushi and Italian to name a few. After hours, you can wind down at a Downtown coffeehouse or get wound up at a local dance club.

Begin planning your trip to Grand Junction today. The following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) will help you find flights to fit your adventurous heart and budget. Escapewizard.com is your source for the entire scoop on your vacation destination and affordable flight and hotel accommodations.
Hotels in Grand Junction
By D. Gregory Perrin
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction
743 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO
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DoubleTree by Hilton ® Hotel Grand Junction is an amazing hotel in western Colorado. This hotel is walking distance from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The hotel does offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport as well. Check-in at the hotel is 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into Grand Junction.  If guests arrive early, they can take advantage of the baggage check service offered by the hotel. This service allows you to drop your bags and start your sightseeing tour without having to wait around for your room to be ready.  Guests traveling with valuables can check them at the front desk at the safety deposit box.

The rooms of the hotel have either 1 king or 2 queen size beds. The hotel also offers a Jacuzzi suite, as well as other size suites. The suites have a pull out couch as well as small kitchenette. Guests traveling with an infant can request a crib brought into their room. There is a color television available in each room with cable package. The DoubleTree offers high speed Wi-Fi internet service for a minimal fee per night.

DoubleTree has a slew of amenities to offer their guests including a pool to relax in after a long day. The hotel also knows how important fitness is to their guests and offers a fitness center for the use of their patrons. Other amenities include a putting green, playground, business center and shoe shine service. Bistro 743 is part of the hotel and offers entries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has many of Colorado’s microbrews.

All in all, DoubleTree by Hilton ® Hotel Grand Junction is just what you are looking for in the city. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your stay. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to start your search for great pricing.
Hotels in Grand Junction
By Sandy O'Neal
Holiday Inn
2751 Crossroads Boulevard, Grand Junction, CO
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At the Holiday Inn in Grand Junction, Colorado you will be surrounded by magnificent views of the Grand Mesa and just minutes from an abundance of things to see and do. And, it’s right in the heart of Colorado wine country. The hotel is just 1 mile from the Grand Junction Airport and the complimentary hotel shuttle is available to transport you from the airport to the hotel. Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

There are 120 guest rooms on four floors. You can choose from a room with one king size bed or two double beds, or indulge with an Executive Club Level room or Suite. Room amenities include flat screen TV, work desk with lamp, high speed internet access with wireless internet connection, and a coffee/tea maker.

If you need to schedule an impromptu business meeting while in Grand Junction, the hotel is equipped to meet your needs. There is an 850 square foot meeting room that is equipped with a DVD player, flip charts, projector, lectern, and whiteboard.  The hotel business center is equipped with a PC with high speed internet access so checking your e-mail is just a few clicks away. There is also a copier, printer and fax machine to accommodate your business needs.

During your stay, you can maintain your conditioning routine with a visit to the hotel fitness center. After a grueling workout, why not take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, or just pull up a chair and relax poolside. 

Onsite dining is available at the Cole Creek Bar and Grill. You will be treated American cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere.  The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner and kids under 12 eat free. If you are in a rush in the morning, grab a Continental breakfast. At the end of a long day, the Bar is a great place to grab a beer or glass of wine and unwind while watching sports or news on the flat panel TV’s located throughout the bar and restaurant area. 

Whether you are traveling in the Grand Junction area for business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn is an excellent choice and comes highly recommended by EscapeWizard.com. Book your next stay today by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).