This post brought to you in a partnership with Capital One.
I have always loved traveling and now that the kids are older it seems so much easier to get back into the travel swing of things. I think Jeremy and I have passed on our love of exploring and traveling on to both of the kids too and I am really happy with that because we have so much more to see. Living in Colorado we are so lucky to have access to so many adventures, getaways and experiences right in our backyard. That being said, we are trying to enjoy our great state of Colorado as a family with special trips and outings. Last weekend we were able to experience something a little different in our neck of the woods and it was quite the adventure.
Find Your Next Adventure at Venture Dome
Honestly, this time of the year so busy that we often forget to take time and just hang out as a family. Finding fun activities and events to do as a family is important to us, especially on the weekend. We have never been the family that vegges out at home – like I said we love adventures!
Last weekend we did just that, we got to do a little exploring in Colorado by visiting the Destination Venture Dome by Capital One at the Rink in Belmar. As you can see the December weather was not so wintery but we did enjoy some winter adventures all while wearing sunscreen and sunglasses! HA!
About Capital One Venture Dome
The Destination Venture Dome offered a chance for us to taste, experience and immerse themselves in different cultures from both Colorado and around the globe. This set-up was absolutely amazing and totally an experience for any age or personality. Some of the activities that were available at the Venture Dome were some Workout classes hosted by Colorado Athletic Club and November Project, drinks and eats from local Denver restaurants, 360-degree projection of some of the world’s most captivating travel destinations, and kid-friendly activities like the balloon artist (who was absolutely amazing!)
As I said, when we look for fun things to do as a family I always want my kids to be entertained and as you can see from the moment we walked up to the Venture Dome the kids were having fun. They were either playing corn hole, chasing big foot, eating some yummy snacks or experiencing skiing for the first time.
We were lucky enough to get some sample some delicious food while at the dome as well. Oh my gosh, this risotto dish was so good. Even the kids gobbled it up. What a treat! Not to mention the delicious hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Totally a hit with the kids.
Once we walked into the dome we were all captivated by the amazing 360 view on the dome. Talk about inspiration for travel. These views had us all wanting to head up to the mountains then and there. Beautiful. Well, while we didn’t decide to go up to the hills we did have Jude try the ski simulator. Full disclosure – even as a Colorado native, I am not a skier! Which means, neither are my kids but Jude jumped on and was ready to learn. It took him a little encouragement but he did it and he loved it. I guess we will be hitting the slopes one of these days with him after all.
While we were in the dome I made sure that I took the Capital One traveler quiz just to see what type of traveler I am. Apparently I am a “wayfinder” traveler. While I would not have guessed this off the top of my head I do see that as the kids are getting older I am putting myself out there and wanting the whole family to explore more, see more and experience more. So, I guess this does match my budding travel personality.
Why Choose The Venture Card?
Look, traveling is a very important part of our life as a family but the fact is, travel experiences often need to be built into our tight budget. The Capital One Venture Card is designed with travel in mind and offers unlimited double miles on EVERY purchase, and that they can be redeemed on any travel-related purchases. Using this card for travel and other expenses makes traveling easy even for families that might be on a tight budget. Whether you want to travel locally throughout Colorado or travel the globe, those miles will come in handy. When using this card you know you are being rewarded for your adventures!
Here’s what you’ll get with the Capital One Venture card:
- Unlimited 2 miles per dollar on every purchase.
- Earn 50,000 bonus miles (equal to $500 toward travel) once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
- Unlimited 10 miles per dollar on thousands of properties when you pay at hotels.com/venture through January 2020.
- Up to $100 application fee credit for either Global Entry or TSA Precheck.
- Redeem miles for any airline, any hotel, anytime!
Visit the #DestinationVenture Capital One Venture Dome
While you might be sad that you missed this event, do not get too sad because the Capital One Venture Dome is coming back to the Denver area in just a few weeks!! Keep in mind this is a great FREE family fun event. Visit the Dome January 5th and 6th at Skyline Park. Be prepared to have some fun!
Here are the fun things you’ll be able to do at the Destination Venture dome:
- VR Ski simulator
- Morning Workouts
- Larger-than-life cooler bar serving up drinks and eats from local Denver restaurants
- 360-degree projection of some of the world’s most captivating travel destinations
- Kid-friendly activities
Plus be read to see a cooking demo and enjoy complimentary bites from celebrity chef and Top Chef head judge and executive producer Tom Colicchio. Enjoy an ice skating performance and meet and greet with VISA® athletes and American ice dancing duo, Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
We really had a fantastic time exploring the Venture Dome and now we are ready for our next adventure!