CELEBRATE THE SEASON
Explore the magic of winter in Casper, Wyoming
When the temperatures start to drop, it's tempting to just stay inside and curl up with a good book. And there's nothing wrong with that...every once in a while. But the great thing about Casper is that there's so much to do and see, it seems like a waste not to seize the opportunity to create an adventure! Whether that means bundling up to play in the frosty air and falling snow, snagging some terrific shopping bargains, or hitting the town for an evening of food and fun, you'll find plenty of activities to liven up the short winter days. Here are our top five suggestions for a wintery holiday adventure.
#1 - MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT STARTING AT JUST $99
Winter blahs getting you down? Shake things up and plan a weekend getaway to Casper, where you'll find the best in holiday shopping, winter recreation and seasonal delights! Just book a Stay & Play package - it includes one night's stay at one of Casper's finest hotels and a $35 prepaid MasterCard from Hilltop National Bank, starting at only $99. Once you're here, you can carve some trails through fresh powder, enjoy dinner in front of a crackling fire, or shop amidst the twinkling lights and yuletide tunes. Book your package directly with a participating hotel and treat yourself to a relaxing vacation of joy and wonder in Casper, Wyoming's Adventure Capital!
#2 - ENJOY A WINTER WONDERLAND
Some people say the winter months get kind of long, but we say that's good...because there is so much to do outside! Hogadon Ski Resort is open for skiing and snowboarding, while the world class Nordic Center offers 15 miles of groomed and lighted trails winding through the forests on Casper Mountain. Or start at Beartrap Meadow and follow countless trails on your snowmobile! If you'd rather keep your feet on solid ground, Casper offers plenty of paths and walking trails throughout town for an invigorating stroll in the brisk winter air.
#3 - DO A LITTLE RETAIL THERAPY
Casper is your go-to city for the best shopping in the state. The Eastridge Mall has more than 60 stores including Target, Macy's, JCPenney, Sears and Best Buy. Casper is also home to two Wal-marts, Sam's Club, Kmart, and three major home improvement stores. We also have an abundance of local shops and boutiques with plenty of one-of-a-kind and Wyoming-made items. What's more, with pre- and post-holiday sales continuing well into the new year, there's no better time to bag some terrific savings!
#4 - SATISFY YOUR APPETITE
What are you hungry for? Whatever it is, you'll find it in Casper! If Asian cuisine is your thing, you'll find restaurants offering Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Or maybe you're craving Italian, Indian or Mexican food - Casper's got that too. And of course there are national chains such as Olive Garden and Outback Steakhouse, as well as local favorites The Wonder Bar and FireRock. Whether you want a quick bite or a more elegant experience, you'll discover your favorite eats in the Adventure Capital!
#5 - TAKE IN A SHOW
Arts and culture are right at home in Casper, where there's always something going on. The Casper Events Center regularly hosts crowd-pleasing musicals as part of its Best of Broadway series, as well as music and comedy acts such as Carrie Underwood and Rodney Carrington. If theatre is more to your liking, take in a show at Stage III or Casper College Theatres. And if you're in the mood for music, you'll enjoy the abundance of holiday-themed concerts over the next several weeks.
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