“Welcome to Historic Durango” Photo credit: Steven Castro Conte on Flickr
It’s just now July 1 and we’ve already had a few days of 100 degree temps here in Dallas, and by August there will be more Texans in Colorado than there will be in Texas. American offers more than 25 flights a day to Colorado from Texas and during August they could probably deploy Boeing 777s on the DFW to Colorado Spring route and sell every seat at full price.
So this new American Way Magazine sweepstakes with a chance to win a vacation in Durango, Colorado couldn’t come at a better time.
I’m not a professional writer (as you’ve no doubt noticed by now) nor am I in the marketing business, but if I was asked to write a marketing campaign for Durango, I’d probably just write something like “Durango. It’s beautiful and it’s not 107 degrees“. Here’s how the writers at American Way describe it:
Durango is your adventure destination; a quintessential Colorado, mile-high vacation destination. This southwestern mountain town has several claims to fame, including Mountain Bike Mecca, Best Water Town in the West, and Friendliest Vacation Town. Discover for yourself what makes Durango such a unique and unforgettable place. There is so much to see and experience in Durango – where do you begin? From river rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and zip lining to historic walking tours, music festivals, shopping, art galleries and museums, you’ll never run out of options for a great vacation in Durango.
Here’s a description of the prize:
Enter for a chance to win a Durango, Colorado getaway for two.
The prize includes 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles, 3 nights at the Rochester Hotel, half-day rafting trip on the Animas River for two from Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours, a day of zip line adventure for two from Soaring Tree Top Adventures, trail ride for two at Elk Point Lodge, two Total Adventure tickets for Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort.
The prize also includes food & beverage gift certificates from Cocina Linda, Steamworks Brewing Company, and Vallecito Lake Country Market, a dinner and show with the Bar D Chuckwagon, a live performance at the Henry Strater Theatre, a $75 gift card for the Spaaah Shop and Day Spa and an Osprey Durango Day Pack.
Go here to submit your entry. The deadline to enter is July 31, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Good luck and have a great Fourth of July!