If you have never been to the Mile High City, it’s time to plan a trip! There is so much to see and do in and around Denver, and several things that make our city unique!
The Denver Beer Trail
Forget wine trails, if you are a fan of craft beer you can hit the Denver Beer Trail where you can sample Stouts, Lagers and specialty brews from over 20 local breweries. Or venture out on your own. There are over 300 breweries in Colorado, 70 in or around the city. Pace yourself though as the high altitude will make you feel it faster.
300 Days Of Sunshine
It may not be warm 300 days of the year but expect blue skies and sunshine almost every day you are in Colorado. This just makes everyone feel better!
Colorado is one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana and also a pioneer in cannabis cuisine. Think beyond pot brownies to cannabis and THC-infused coffee and cocktails, 5-star meals, and decadent desserts.
Red Rock Canyon And Amphitheater
One of the most breathtaking places you will ever go to a concert. Check their calendar for other events and activities or just go hiking for the day.
The Outdoor Adventures
It easy to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without going too far. You are never more than an hour or two from skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, natural hot springs, camping, and more.
Union Station 2.0
Union Station was built in 1881, but the train station underwent a major overhaul in 2014 and is now one of the hottest spots to hang in the LoDo (lower downtown) district. Hop the train from DIA to Union Station when you arrive to town. Enjoy the food and the shopping in the Great Hall and throughout the station. It’s home to some of the best local bars and eateries in the city.
The Culinary Scene
Denver’s culinary scene is starting to gain nationwide attention. We mentioned cannabis cuisine above, but the growing list of local farm to table restaurants, casual dining, fusion, fine dining, and innovative chefs have made Denver a food tourism destination!
LoDo may be the current hot spot but Larimer Square is the most historic block in town. It was the original downtown strip, home to the first saloons and business. At least take a stroll through to enjoy the Victorian buildings, quaint cafes, locally owned restaurants, bars, boutiques and more.
The Growing Art Scene
A city who supports local innovators Denver has a growing art community. The Art District on Santa Fe is home to over 100 galleries and art studios. If you are in town on the First Friday of the month you can head on an evening art walk. This is in addition to the many museums in town.
Everyone Is Welcome
If you dread big cities because they are too impersonal, you will love Denver. Locals are friendly and happy to help. You will find all the perks of city-life, without the pretense.
There are of course far more reasons you should plan a trip to Denver, but these are some of our top picks!