Summertime. For some of us, that means time to slow down, fire up the grill, stroll through free street fairs, maybe make out in the back of a car at the drive-in. Others want to experience every waking moment to the max: whitewater kayaking, mountain climbing, marathon running. No matter what you consider a hot time, our Summer! guide should help you plan a season so idyllic that it could be featured in a cheesy Lifetime movie -- or a Fox reality-TV show.
Cover photo of the Cinderella Twin Drive-In Theater by
Anthony Camera, June 2003.
From jamming to Widespread Panic at Red Rocks to people-watching on the 16th Street Mall to piloting a jeep over the narrowest of trails, our great state really shines in the hotter months. And if you just can't stand the heat -- even while chilling under an umbrella on the patio of My Brother's Bar -- we've included a rundown on all the summer blockbusters, from the platinum ambition of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde to Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which you can enjoy in air-conditioned splendor at your local multiplex.
So whether your goal is to climb that last fourteener or just stroll around the corner to your favorite tavern, don't leave home without your tube of SPF 30 -- and a copy of Summer!