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Denver, Colorado is a walkable, outdoor city with 300 days of sunshine, brilliant blue skies and breath-taking mountain scenery. Denver offers urban adventures for all ages, spring, summer, fall or winter. Getting into the city centre is easy with direct rail service from Denver International Airport to Denver Union Station, just steps from the 16th Street Mall free shuttle that runs through the heart of the city centre. Check out more great reasons to visit Denver.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, just 30 minutes from Denver, is famous for its one-of-a-kind outdoor concert venue that is surrounded by giant, ancient rock formations. During the day, Red Rocks is a free city park with easy hiking trails and a visitor centre that includes a Performers’ Hall of Fame. The summer concert series runs from May through October and seeing a concert under the stars is a magical experience.
Visit Denver Art Museum, home to famous Western and American Indian art collections. The museum is free for kids 18 & under, exposing more kids to art than ever before. Enjoy interactive exhibits about the Rocky Mountain West at History Colorado Center and see works of Colorado artists and international design at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Take a trip to Meow Wolf’s immersive art experience Convergence Station, which transports participants into new dimensions of storytelling and creative exploration.
Denver’s farm-to-table dining scene is hot in places like Larimer Square where Victorian buildings are now home to boutique shops, wine bars and restaurants, or in historic Denver Union Station which has become a hotspot for innovative cuisine and old-fashioned elegance.
From dinosaurs at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, interactive exhibits at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus to America’s only downtown theme and water park, Elitch Gardens, there is no shortage of family fun in The Mile High City.
Explore Denver’s unique neighbourhoods! Check out Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Cherry Creek North in Denver’s premier shopping and dining neighbourhood. Or discover RiNo (River North) Art District. While retaining its industrial character, RiNo is filled with colourful street art murals and art galleries, unique restaurants, urban food halls and craft breweries featured on the Denver Beer Trail.
Denver is home to six professional sports teams that offer behind-the-scenes tours of their venues. Colorado Avalanche hockey team and Denver Nuggets basketball team play in downtown Denver’s Pepsi Center in the winter months. NFL fans can take a trip to Broncos Stadium at Mile High, the home of the Denver Broncos. During the summer, catch a Colorado Rockies baseball game at Coors Field in LoDo (Lower Downtown).
One of the U.S. National Park System’s crown jewels, Rocky Mountain National Park, is just 90 minutes from Denver. With miles of hiking trails, tranquil lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and horseback riding, visiting the Park is a truly unforgettable experience. See spectacular scenery on the Rocky Mountaineer train ride from Denver to Moab, Utah, travelling through Ruby Canyon, Mount Logan with the option to stay overnight in Glenwood Springs.
Explore Denver’s great yoga scene with amazing Fitness-Yoga Events that are the perfect thing to help you unwind and de-stress. Yoga on the Rocks at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga at Denver Botanical Gardens let you soak up Denver’s beautiful scenery while taking some time out for mindfullness. Find out more about Denver’s great yoga events here. Or just take some time out for some TLC at Denver’s Rooftop Pools and Bars.
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