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6 Ways to Spend Your Tax Returns in Durango

Getting your tax return is a bit of a treat because all of a sudden you have an extra chunk of money to play with. You could place it into savings – but that’s a bit boring. Instead, come spend your tax returns in Durango!

There are a ton of fun and exciting ways to spend your tax returns in Durango. Whether you love history, the great outdoors or theatre and culture, you’ll find something unique (and memorable) to spend your extra cash on.

So what should you do with the extra money? Here are the best ways to spend your tax returns in Durango:

1.) Ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Take a historic ride across 45 miles of rails that were original laid in 1882 between the mining town of Silverton and the railroad town of Durango, Colorado. Some of the gorgeous remote scenery you will see on this journey is inaccessible by any road. If your tax return has been generous this year, you can even book a night in a Durango lodge or cabin, so you can extend your stay.

2.) Treat Yourself to New Hiking or fly-fishing-1149502_1280Fishing Equipment

If you love getting out on the trail, why not treat yourself to some new hiking equipment with your tax return? You can get new boots, a new backpack or some comfortable hiking clothes so that you can take on a challenging path in style. There are many fantastic hiking spots around Durango such as the tall peaks of the San Juan National Forest. You can also explore the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park or the archaeological site at Chimney Rock National Monument. Duranglers Flies and Supplies is another great place to shop for new fishing equipment. Duranglers' guided services and classes would be a great way to spend your tax returns and spoil yourself outdoors.

3.) Get Pampered with a Day at the Spa

Another way to spend your tax return in Durango is to treat yourself to a day at the spa. Durango has many fantastic luxury spas where you can enjoy a number of luxurious treatments, such as Durango Hot Springs where you can soak in the naturally therapeutic geothermally heated waters or Signature Salon Spa which overlooks the Animas River. These special treatments will help you to relax, rejuvenate and forget about your cares.

4.) Plan a Shopping Spree in Downtown Durango

Spend as little or much of your tax return money as you want at a variety of local shops. Downtown Durango has a variety of antique shops, art galleries, gift shops, jewellery stores, outdoor goods and more.

5.) Taste Your way Through Durango20151028_205030

Filing taxes can be stressful. You owe it to yourself to spend some of your tax returns in Durango, eating some comfort food and relaxing with a local brew? Durango's restaurants offer a wide selection of food including organic products from stores like Nature's Oasis. The breweries also offer a variety of locally made craft beers.

6.) See a Show at the Henry Strater Theatre

Do you love art and culture? The world famous Henry Strater Theatre is one of the oldest theatres in Colorado and has hosted over 47 years of top notch performances. It operates year round as a theatre and community space. Seeing a show at this beautiful historic theatre is an experience you won’t forget and an insight into the culture and history of Durango, so take a look at the Henry Strater Theatre's current shows when you are considering ways to spend your extra cash.

These are just a few of the ways that you can spend your tax returns in Durango. You worked hard all year. You deserve to treat yourself to an exciting and memorable experience. Whichever you choose, be sure to share with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag @Durangocom

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