Take out-of-town guests

Angie Pinkerton and her son Noah Pinkerton , 6, have some fun on a stand up paddle at the Under Water Connection during the Boat Bands and BBQ held on the HARP Riverwalk in Pueblo Colo. on June ,6,2015. (John Jaques,The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

101 S. Union Ave., (719) 595-1589

For those exploring Pueblo for the first time or making a return visit, locals prefer to host their guests at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. The scenic area lies in the heart of historic downtown Pueblo and boasts an excellent selection of places to eat, drink and be merry. Locally owned restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops and boutiques make the Riverwalk the ideal place to take out-of-town guests for a taste of Pueblo’s culture. The Riverwalk is bustling with activities all year and is home to recreation including paddle boating, riverboat rides and a gondola complete with a serenading tour guide.

Silver: Pueblo Zoo

3455 Nuckolls Ave., (719) 561-1452

Gold: Pass Key

518 E. Abriendo Ave., (719) 542-0827, 1901 U.S. 50 West, (719) 542-9144, 82 S. Radnor Dr., Pueblo West, (719) 547-7747