Summer is almost here, and Colorado is ready to enjoy it.

Research shows that some Centennial State residents are planning trips to faraway places like Japan and Greece, but others may be looking to vacation close to home — and thankfully, you can.

RELATED: Colorado Residents Are Traveling to These 3 Destinations the Most

The team at Trip to Discover recently drew on personal experience, reviews, and more to determine the best summer vacation destination in every state.

Here's what they picked for Colorado.

Colorado's best summer vacation destination is...

Estes Park. According to Trips to Discover, the Northern Colorado mountain town is perfect for a vacation full of fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, and more.

The website also noted Estes Park's booming downtown area and proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Mix 104.3 logo
Get our free mobile app

On top of this, the town also hosts various festivals, including Bigfoot Days, Frozen Dead Guy Days, and wine tastings.

What to do in Estes Park, Colorado

There are countless things to do in Estes Park, but our team recommends trying the town's steak cuisine, viewing the elk herds (from a distance, of course), or touring the famous Stanley Hotel.

READ: Check Out the Real-Life Similarities Between the Stanley Hotel and the Overlook

If you want to try the latter, check out our breakdown of what a Stanley Hotel stay costs here.

Do you need a place to stay during your Estes Park vacation? Check out the coziest cabins you can book in the gallery below.

Perfect Summer Family Vacations Around Colorado

Get out and explore Colorado with the family this summer at any of these great Colorado vacation destinations. Each stop along the way offers a unique view of the Rocky Mountains and tons of unique activities to keep the whole group entertained.

Affordable Winter Vacation Rentals Near Crested Butte Colorado

A ski trip to the Crested Butte area means you'll be close to some of the coolest and most affordable vacation rentals anywhere in Colorado.

More From Mix 104.3