- Cultural Experiences
- Go to green spaces
- Last but not the least, you can go drinking!
Being located along the Rocky Mountain Front and being surrounded by beautiful scenery, having direct access to one of the best skiing and mountain climbing in the world, delicious restaurants to eat at, numerous of activities to do, as well as the lively art and music scene, it is quite easy to see how Denver, Colorado has been one of the country’s fastest-growing big cities in the US. With an estimation of 2.7 million people, we can assure you that there are plenty of things to do in Colorado. If you’re here to plan your trip to this wonderful city or if you’re already here and just wanting to see what you can do today, continue with this article and you’ll be enjoying Denver in no time!
If you’re ever in the city of Denver, make sure you bring a bike. The city of Denver is mostly sunlit throughout the whole year, making it a perfect place to bike as a reliable mean of transportation— or just a perfect place to bike in general. Don’t have a bike? No problem. Denver has the Denver B Cycle, a city-wide biking sharing system, where people can use a bike according to their needs. The package options for these bikes include an annual pass, 30 days, seven days, or one day (24 hours) day cards. You can find the Denver B Cycle stations all around town where bikes are accessible and can be returned at. Have nowhere to go but still want to bike? No problem. Denver also has The Cherry Creek Bike path, a 40-mile picturesque route where you are able to bike for hours! This path starts in Downtown Denver and connects to several area suburbs such as Parker, Centennial, and Aurora. Biking is definitely a must do in this city.
While you’re in Denver, why not go through your bucket list and zip through the sections of the Rocky Mountains and witness the breathtaking view at over 6,000 feet with Rocky Mountain Ziplines? You can even ride down Colorado’s longest and fastest zipline from 850 ft to over 1,900 ft long cables and 250 ft above a beautiful nature park nestled in the Rocky Mountains at 60mph with Denver Adventures. There are also many zip line packages that will allow you to zip line in addition to a brewery tour, distillery tour, or even rafting! So go ahead, book your zip line, and tick ziplining off of your bucket list.
There are many cultural activities you are able to experience while in Denver, Colorado. Love music? If you want to see one of your favorite big artists and musicians live, they most likely have performed or are performing at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The sound of music is amplified in this place, making your music experience incredible, as well as the views, make this place unforgettable. Denver Performing Arts Complex (The Plex) offers a variety of seasonal events such as Broadway Theatre, ballet, and opera. The culture in this city is amazing and you are able to witness a wide variety of them!
With over hundreds upon hundreds of restaurants in Denver, especially Downtown Denver, eating in this city is no problem and can be a whole lot of fun. If you love great modern comfort food, come over to The Steuben’s. This restaurant serves delicious versions of food everyone has grown up eating, but with a yummy foodie twist! Be aware though, the happy hour and brunch in this restaurant are so popular that it draws big crowds and you might have to wait a while before you can eat here— it’s worth it though.
Keep an eye on their mobile food truck because it usually goes around town. Is the taste of meat something you love and often crave? Then The Chop House and Brewery is the perfect face to satisfy your taste buds. With 4/5 rating on Yelp, this steakhouse offers all of the good traditional steakhouses has in addition to happy hour offerings. Vegetarian or vegan? No need to worry, Watercourse Foods is a restaurant you can go to that has a 100% vegan menu. With a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, Watercourse Foods prepares fresh ingredients every single day to offer incredibly satisfying and mouth-watering vegan comfort foods.
Of course, one of the first things everyone (or most people) think of doing when they visit a new city is shopping and checking out the different shops that the city offers. In Denver, going to the pedestrian-only street, Sixteenth Street Mall is a must for those who love to shop and stroll around. This is a fun part of Downtown Denver where there is a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and office buildings. You can even catch a ride on a free mall shuttle and listen to the street performances. Denver Pavilions is also somewhere you can enjoy many shops, restaurants, and entertainment. So go treat yourself and having a shopping spree.
Denver has many of the country’s ideal ski destinations. Therefore, one of the top things to do in Denver is definitely skiing. The Vail Mountain Resort has 5,289 acres of skiable slopes and you are able to ski for hours and hours! If this isn’t enough for you, you can stop at Ski Cooper and skip the long lines and hassle of the other popular skiing destinations. This lesser-known, although still great, the resort has 400 acres of skiing space as well as 39 well-kept trails. Traffic may not be the ideal in Denver but skiing definitely is.
Go to green spaces
Denver also has many desirable green spaces such as the Washington Park, City Park, and Confluence Park. If you are not able to drive to the mountains and enjoy their picturesque view from thousands of feet above the ground, you can still visit parks in Denver that offers a beautiful view of the green nature. Take a pedal boat across Smith Lake for a peaceful afternoon with yourself, friends, or family. What about hiking the Mile High Trail in the City Park and get a five-kilometer workout at one mile above sea level. Hiking isn’t for you? Well, what about kayaking out and exploring a man-made kayak chute located in the Confluence Park, minutes from downtown?
If you’re not so much into big outdoor activities but still want to enjoy nature and the outdoors, you can go golfing at Arrowhead Golf Club and spend a leisurely day hitting some golf balls; due to the high altitude, golf balls can reportedly go 10% farther so you can feel like a pro!
Last but not the least, you can go drinking!
You can enjoy a whole lot of alcohol in Denver but make sure to drink in moderation. With places like Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, Epic Brewing Company, Black Shirt Brewing Company, Great American Fest, and Coors Brewery, you are able to enjoy a variety of alcohol and many types of beer!
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