Just east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, there sits a city full of wonderful experiences. Denver, Colorado has something for everyone: there are world-class museums, thriving craft breweries, relaxing city parks and majestic mountains. Full of western history and modern vibes, the Mile High City is a must-visit destination.
What to Do
The Mile High City has plenty of galleries and museum for visitors. In the Golden Triangle Creative District alone, there is the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, U.S. Mint, McNichols Building, Kirkland Museum, Denver Public Library, Byers-Evans House, and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
One of the most famous concert venues in the world, Red Rocks Amphitheater is only 30 minutes west of Denver. It is surrounded by pretty valleys, rock formations, and natural meadows. The Mile High City has access of a wealth of state and national parks, towns, and forests. Archaeologists will have fun at Dinosaur Ridge and Buffalo Bill’s on Lookout Mountain. There is also the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for those looking to explore the beauty of the world around them.
Other things to do include visiting a craft brewery or tavern and going on a guided tour to experience Denver’s wonderful beer scene, going to the State Capitol, Colorado Railroad Museum, City Park, Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, and the Denver Botanic Gardens. With plenty of things to do, visitors will never be bored in the Mile High City.
Where to Eat
With all the top chefs and restaurateurs coming to Denver, it is no surprise that the city has emerged as one of the premier eating destinations in the country. The neighborhoods that have the biggest variety of high-quality restaurants are Downtown, Larimer Square, Uptown, Cherry Creek, Union Station and Lower Downtown Denver. You will find grills, catinas, restaurants, clubs, bars, and bakeries. There are also Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian, Indian, American, and French cuisines to choose from. If you are staying in a place where you have your own kitchen, there are a few healthy farmer markets that pop up that offer shoppers art, music, and delicious food and drink.
Where to Shop
With plenty of souvenir and Western shops, malls, boutiques, outlets, and stores, fashion lovers have plenty of places to shop until they drop. With plenty of neighborhoods popping up all across the Mile High City, there are plenty of great finds out there. If you want something vintage, head over to Antique Row. This 18 block center has plenty of art galleries, antique shops, and independently owned boutiques for everyone. In the mood for something funky and unique? Highlands Square has more than 35 stores full of handmade goods and jewelry, hip clothing, gifts and more. The 16-block walk-able Cherry Creek district is known for being host to the latest fashion trends for home decor, clothing, and pretty much anything else. And if you’re still looking for places to go, Broadway Shopping District, 16th Street Mall, and Larimer Square have plenty of goods and gifts to choose from.
Where to Stay
You should pick a hotel in Denver based off of what you plan on doing and why you are there. There are accommodations available in downtown Denver, near the Denver International Airport (DEN), and outside the Denver metro for visitors. The city has bed & breakfasts, spa resorts, boutique hotels, guest ranches, and even haunted hotels. You can choose from historic or modern, industrial or rustic, and budget-friendly or high-end. Whatever you desire, Denver, Colorado has just the right place for you. Happy travels!