I don’t like to go with the crowd, and offering you a list of fun things to do in Denver that is the same as every other one on the internet isn’t much fun. Instead, I chose activities that I enjoy doing in Denver. Around the city, you’ll discover a combination of Denver experiences and delicious food and drink.
I have done everything on this list. I’m updating my list of the greatest things to do today in Denver as I discover more places, so check back often.
I’ve also included a list of Denver lodging options. These are places that I have stayed or visited. I try to choose ones that are more unusual, as well as those that support little local companies rather than large corporations. Click on Copa Flight Booking and book your flight tickets now.
6 Places to Visit in Denver:
1. Street Art in RiNo
Denver has many fantastic neighbourhoods with cool New York City-style names including LoDo (lower downtown Denver), LoHi, RiNo, and Uptown. I don’t remember what they all stand for, but I’m getting a sense of where they’re going. I adore street art and am fascinated by its evolution.
It went from being a blight on cities to something that cities now welcome and commission. It’s like if the Coyote became best friends with the Road Runner and began paying him to hang out with him. Denver has one of those stories, and you’ll learn about it on an interesting 2-hour walking tour.
2. Denver Botanical Garden
I’d driven by Denver’s Botanical Gardens more times than I could count. I even visited there for their Holiday lights last winter, but I had never been to the Botanical Gardens in the summer (or in daylight!) to see the flowers and plants…until lately. In every aspect, the Botanical Gardens exceeded my expectations.
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I was afraid it would be uninteresting, but the grounds were beautiful and expansive. They have many outdoor areas/gardens with various plant varieties, as well as inside gardens. I became a member because the entire neighbourhood was so soothing and gorgeous! It’s the best morning yoga in town, and anyone who wants a ticket can go!
3. Rooftop Bars
Sorry, but not that high… I’m referring to height. I attended the launch of the 54thirty rooftop bar, which made me miss New York for a brief moment. Around Denver, I usually dress and am seen wearing flip-flops. But this is one occasion when I felt the need to dress. The elegant rooftop bar 54thirty is on the top floor of the Le Méridien Hotel. It’s a fantastic spot for views and entertaining beverages. This is a summer spot, but the rooftop is open even in the cooler months for the hearty.
4. Denver’s Breweries
Looking for some Denver adult attractions? I’ve never lived in such a beer-crazed place; Denver alone has 72 breweries. And it’s beer-crazed for good reason: the breweries and brewing culture are fantastic here. Going on a beer tour is the greatest way to experience Denver’s cutting-edge beer scene.
The Denver Microbrew Tour is highly recommended. I went on their RiNO Beer and Graffiti Tour and was away by the tour’s quality, the amount of beer we sampled, and our guide’s knowledge. On this tour, you’ll visit four breweries and sample ten or more different beers.
6. Molly Brown House Museum Tour
I had no idea this little piece of history was there in my Capitol Hill neighbourhood! That’s the exciting thing about exploring a new city: there are always little surprises. Molly Brown was a tough lady, and her house was only a few blocks away from my tiny flat.
Not only that, but she was a Titanic survivor (played by Kathy Bates in the film). The tour was interesting, and the house was lovely. Other Denver Historic Walking Tours are available if you enjoy history and walking.
7. Larimer Square
Larimer Square is only one block long, yet it’s packed with history and delicious food. Lights are strung across the block, creating a gorgeous, warm, and friendly atmosphere. Tamayo Modern Mexican Kitchen and Tequileria is one of my favourite eateries in the area.
This corner restaurant on this upmarket neighbourhood also offers rooftop and outdoor dining. The dishes all had a spicy spice that was complemented by some form of sweet fruit – the flavours were light and pleasant. Learning about Denver’s Western and mining history is a fantastic thing to do with Copa Name Change.