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What to Do in Monte Vista?

Jun 27th 2015 at 10:58 PM

Monte Vista is known for wild natural expanse, old-fashioned downtown with narrow streets and panoramic views of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges and bustling Mexican restaurants. Located in the Colorado's Rio Grande County, the city attracts thousands of tourists in spring and summer seasons. The most popular feature is drive-in theatre Monte Vista that allows you to watch movies on big screen from the comfort of your vehicle or the bed in your hotel room.

If you're planning a vacation in Monte Vista this season, equip yourself with all the information on major sights and amenities that this beautiful town has to offer. Here is a list of most popular places to see and things to do in Monte Vista. You may find it useful during your vacation in the city.

  1. Watch Movies at Drive-in Theatre
    If you're planning to reach Monte Vista by Friday evening, the most ideal thing to do is get to the drive-in theatre and book tickets for your favorite movies. Although you can watch movies from your vehicle, checking in the hotel located at the same site would add to your convenience. You'll not have to sit through the entire movie in your vehicle; rather you can watch it from the comfort of your bed in the hotel in Monte Vista. The movies are played from mid-May to mid-September but it's recommended to book your room before arrival.
  2. Drive to Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge
    Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge is one of the top tourist destinations in the area. Established in 1953, it's a wetland habitat for wildlife. March is the best time to visit this place. And the best time is to get there is early morning, so that you can cover the place before it gets scorching hot.
  3. Monte Vista Downtown
    Monte Vista's old-fashioned downtown is home to numerous restaurants, galleries and antique shops. The car parking is still free. Slightly crowded but a must visit place. Walk down to explore the downtown. Sample freshly prepared Mexican cuisine at any of the restaurants. You may want to buy antiques or souvenirs for your friends and relatives.
  4. Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway
    Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway meanders through San Luis Valley, featuring the beautiful views of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges. You can also visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve as the road passes through this. This is the destination for the North America's largest sand dunes. These are natural formations produced by the impact of wind.
  5. Rio Grande National Forest
    The route also passes through the Rio Grande National Forest. Indulge in outdoor activities, such as hiking, trailing, biking and skiing. The place offers something for everyone.

Monte Vista is a beautiful town in the US state of Colorado. Known for its scenic beauty, the city has a number of hotels serving all specific needs of travelers. Whether you're on a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation, the hotels offer smart accommodations with all basic facilities.

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