New Year & New Activities with BV Rec!

New Year & New Activities with BV Rec!

With the New Year comes lots of New Years Resolutions and BV Rec has been working hard to bring you lots of options to help you keep those resolutions in regards to recreation, fitness and leisure.  Whether you are a youth, teen, adult, or senior there are many...
Colorado Autumn Splendor at its Highest Peaks

Colorado Autumn Splendor at its Highest Peaks

“The Mountains are calling and I must go,” John Muir’s famous quote certainly evokes the feeling one gets as the autumn colors begin to appear in our breathtaking valley.  Nature’s magnetism draws us to seek and find a connection that goes far deeper than our...
Celebrating the 4th of July as it Was Meant to Be

Celebrating the 4th of July as it Was Meant to Be

Days Gone By . . . Celebrating the 4th of July as it Was Meant to Be I grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois on Grove Street.  We had a large park and an amphitheater across the street from our house. Downtown was just a block down the road.  I have such fond memories of...
A New Colorado Love Affair!

A New Colorado Love Affair!

If you live in Colorado most likely you have a love for nature, inspired by our majestic high mountain peaks, soothing streams and rivers, and endless opportunities to indulge in new adventures.  As Coloradans, and those who visit our awe-inspiring state, we have come...
It’s Time for the Holidays!

It’s Time for the Holidays!

The beginning of November can be a bit overwhelming. There are candy hangovers from Halloween, planning for Thanksgiving, then it’s Christmas, and then New Year’s! Whew! And then there’s shopping. But this part can be relaxing! And we challenge you to enjoy all...
Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening

Enjoy an old-time holiday season in your favorite town this December! The annual Christmas Opening takes place the first Saturday in December. This year we will be routing both parades through East Main and South Main. Santa will be in session at a new location this...
Historic ATV Color Tour Recap

Historic ATV Color Tour Recap

We had a load of fun with this year’s Annual Historic ATV Color Tour. Participants from around the country come to this off-road rally and mountain festival to visit the area’s old mining sites and ghost towns on self-guided OHV tours. Everyone had fun from the time...
A Busy August

A Busy August

They say when it rains, it pours. We’ve always been a little spoiled here in Buena Vista with light showers and generally sunny weather. Same with our summer events. While we regularly have an event on our weekends throughout summer, this August has really...
High Elevation and Hydration

High Elevation and Hydration

WATER! Drink more water! If you visit any high elevation town, chances are good that someone has recommended drinking more water, especially if you’re complaining of being tired or having a slight headache. On an average day, we hear about drinking water all the time,...
Scenic Drives – The Collegiate Peaks Byway

Scenic Drives – The Collegiate Peaks Byway

Buena Vista, Colorado is known for its amazing hikes, white-water adventures, and a growing arts community. Some-days, you want to get out of town for a while and a drive can be what you need. Salida to Buena Vista Luckily, we’re home to the scenic Collegiate Peaks...
New Member Perks at www.buenavistacolorado.org

New Member Perks at www.buenavistacolorado.org

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website for the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at www.buenavistacolorado.org! The site is packed with features to attract visitors to the Buena Vista area and connect residents and visitors alike with...
Discover the Arts in Buena Vista

Discover the Arts in Buena Vista

Buena Vista is quickly becoming known for it’s creative endeavors. Music is at the forefront as local bars and the town itself is embracing live bands. Fridays and Saturdays host a variety of bands, playing everything from Americana to blues to country, and rock...