Colorado is easily one of the most interesting places to visit in the US.
And the state’s most populous city is no exception. From breathtaking views to great local eateries and drinking holes, Denver is a great place to hang out.
If you’re thinking about checking out this scenic and quirky area, read on for a closer look at some of the best things to do in Denver.
#1. Best Things to Do in Denver: Get Outdoors
Whether you’ve lived there for years or are just visiting, if you’re in Colorado you have to spend some time outdoors.
With nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, the Rockies just a short trip away, and thousands of acres of well developed public park and land, Denver is every outdoorsy type’s dream come true.
Check out one of the many state or local parks in and around the Denver area for a healthy dose of the outdoors. Or, trip up to nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.
#2. Check Out the Local Food Scene
Checking out the local food scene is a must when visiting any new city. Nearly every city — in the US and abroad — has its own unique set of flavors and quirks that make the food worth a try.
In a city famous for its beer (we’ll get there soon!), you must check out a few of the local brewpubs and microbreweries that also serve up food.
#3. Catch Some Great Live Music
While Denver may not be famous for its live music, the city has developed a pretty good mix of venues over the years.
The world-famous Red Rocks venue almost always has a great band or two playing. But the city is also full of excellent smaller venues like Lost Lake or the city’s new Levitt Pavilion.
#4. Hit the Local Highlights
If you’re in the Denver area with family or friends, it’s also a lot of fun to visit some of the local attractions. Many of Denver’s most interesting highlights can be explored at a pretty low cost too.
Denver’s Art Museum, the Nature and Science Museum, and the Botanical Gardens are all great stops for a little local culture.
And if you’re visiting Colorado… be sure to check out one of this state’s most compelling attractions: recreational marijuana. Swing by a local hotspot like this Broadway Dispensary for a taste of the local fare.
#5. Don’t Forget About the Beer
It’s no secret that Colorado is known for great beer. The state is littered with microbreweries and Denver is home to some of the state’s finest.
Be sure to check out the legends like Odell’s, New Belgium, and Great Divide Brewing Company.
Some of the best things to do in Denver are pretty low cost and a lot of fun. Visiting the Denver area — or Colorado — is an experience you won’t soon forget.
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