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.
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.
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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!