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Mile High Adventure: 5 of the Best Things to Do in Denver

Want to make sure you have an incredible experience in Colorado? We can help! Read on for the best things to do in Denver!

Every year, around 32 million tourists visit the beautiful city of Denver. 

No matter whether you’re interested in drinking alcohol and relaxing with friends or going on a long hike, this city has something for everyone.

Are you planning a trip to Colorado? In this article, let’s dive into all the things to do in Denver and make your trip a complete success. 

1. Enjoy a Drinking Tour

If you love alcohol, then you’ll know that Denver has hundreds of fantastic microbreweries.

But, no matter whether you’re a wine or beer drinker, you’ll find a tour that matches your tastes.

Don’t miss the Balistreri Vineyards. Here, you can sip wine at a vineyard in the center of the city!

2. Explore the Air & Space Museum

Are you traveling with kids? Then don’t miss this museum. They have many aircraft vehicles to explore. 

Better yet, kids are encouraged to touch and explore which means they’ll come away having learned a lot!

Not interested in space or aircraft vehicles? Why not visit the Children’s Museum of Denver? Again, you’ll find many interactive activities to keep kids entertained for hours.

You and your children will learn about things such as rockets, woodworking, climbing, and nature.

3. Relax in the Botanic Gardens

When the weather is clear, there is nothing better to do than to enjoy a stroll in these beautiful gardens. 

Don’t miss the Japanese garden and definitely don’t forget to bring a few sandwiches so you can while away the hours.

If you forget to bring food, there are two restaurants you can enjoy. The Hive Garden Bistro offers seasonal salads, burgers, fries, and other snacks. Alternatively, try the Offshoots at the Gardens Café for a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.

4. Read a Book at the Public Library Friends Foundation

If you’re a bibliophile, then you’ll definitely have added this building to your list. But, for those who don’t love reading, this spot is worth a visit. 

The library looks beautiful from the outside and is a very unusual structure. If you’re lucky, you’ll visit during a book sale! Otherwise, it’s not possible to take out books.

5. Don’t Leave Without Going for a Climb or Hike

While traveling, it can be difficult to make time to workout. But, while in Denver this shouldn’t be a problem.

Within an hour, you can reach many fantastic climbs and be in the countryside! You simply can’t leave this city without going for a hike.

For example, The Rocky Mountain National Park is absolutely stunning and only an hour and a half away from central Denver. To reach it, make sure you rent a car.

Still Looking for Things to do in Denver?

Once you’ve completed everything on this list, you are likely to be exhausted. But, you’ll certainly have seen a lot of the city and will certainly be back! 

Have you enjoyed reading this article about things to do in Denver? Check out the rest of the website for more tips and travel tricks.


  • Dana Rodriguez

    I lived in Denver for about a year. Red Rocks is a great place to visit too. They also have a great museum.

  • Linda Linneman

    I have never been to Denver but it is on my bucket list. I have heard so many great things about vacationing there. Thank you so much for sharing this great information. Thank you so much for sharing

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