Durango's memorable character is revealed in a detailed guide to the top attractions, restaurants, and lodgings in this Colorado vacation haven. Concise, complete listings describe attractions from alpine slides to winter sports, including some of America's most remarkable adventures; food styles, quality, decor and price range for each restaurant; plus character, amenities, and price range for each lodging. All writeups are presented in a clear, consistent format that includes name, address, distance from the heart of town, phone number and toll-free number, and website. As a bonus, unique monthly weather ratings are provided. For anyone contemplating relocation to Durango, a final chapter provides key livability indicators. Education, crime, income, housing cost and politics of Durango are compared with the other great towns of America; with the largest cities; and with the nation.
About the Author
David and Joan Vokac are full-time travel writers based in San Diego. Their books focus on America's top towns for those seeking havens combining natural beauty, recreation and culture. All of their books feature the best attractions, restaurants and lodgings in each exciting locale. David Vokac has been a full-time travel writer since 1983 and has written fifteen travel guidebooks in addition to travel articles. He was born in Chicago and grew up on a ranch near Cody, Wyoming. He taught classes in land economics while completing a master's degree in geography at the University of Arizona. In Denver, he was in charge of economic analysis for community renewal, and in San Diego he was in charge of park development for unincorporated villages. Joan Vokac, co-author of The Great Towns of America, second edition, was born and raised in New Jersey. She has a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and a Master's degree from the University of Michigan. She completed a thirty-year career as a planner for unincorporated towns in San Diego County. Since then, Joan has been working with David in writing and revising the "Great Towns" series, including co-authoring the latest travel guidebooks, and is the webmaster for www.greattowns.com.