I'm going to be tacking on some vacation days to a business trip to Denver in mid-April, and am hoping for some guidance on destinations. We're not terribly adventure-outdoorsy people, nor do we enjoy just relaxing on a vacation. We're more the historical and other attractions sort of tourists. However, we do appreciate nature and beautiful vistas.
Given those parameters, I was thinking of the Colorado Springs area for three days pre-conference: Garden of the Gods, Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center, and maybe Manitou or another village to just wander. Then, for two days post-conference, maybe Estes Park? Or elsewhere - we may never get back to Colorado, so I'd like to see RMNP even though it's not the ideal time of year, given what we're looking for do. Thanks for any advice or tips you can give!