Hosting a birthday party for your Denver tween or teen can be a challenge. They’ve outgrown the themed party, are too cool to play in kids activity centers (although they secretly still love it), and even if they are having a sleepover they want to host a main event. Here are a few ideas.
Rent A Movie Theater
Kids of all ages love movies so why not rent a movie theater? What to play? For a pretty penny you can rent out a brand name theater and have a private screening of an in-theaters-only movie or for a more affordable price you can head to the Oriental Theater and play any movie that is already out on DVD.
Book A Mystery Dinner
Adams Mystery Playhouse™ hosts interactive mystery dinner theater events that are kid-friendly, and more importantly, kid approved. The house itself is something special, as it’s a colorful mansion that was once a mortuary. The goal of the evening is to solve the murder mystery but it’s done in a fun and engaging manner. A buffet dinner is included.
Milkbox Ice Creamery Denver
Not only do kids love to eat but with the popularity of Kid’s Baking Championship, MasterChef Junior, Chopped Junior, and even the adult cooking competitions and TV series—a pizza party just won’t do. If your teen is a foodie or simply wants a unique birthday party you can book a fully-customized private food tour. We’ll meet at the flagpole outside of Union Station and stop at 6 spots along the way. We will walk about one mile between stops—which is good as it will burn off some of their energy along the way!
Teens and tweens still love to play, they just need something a bit more age-appropriate. There are several options to choose from in and around Denver. Adventure Golf and Raceway in nearby Westminster is a top pick. They have several party packages to choose from including miniature golf, go-karts, bumper cars, and a maze and ropes course. Also consider Boom Sports in Parker for a fun-filled obstacle course, indoor rock climbing at Earth Treks in Golden, or indoor skydiving at iFly in Lone Tree.
Also, consider personalizing your teenager's party around their personal preferences. For example, a mani-pedi party or a video game day with their friends might be their dream come true!
Denver’s food scene is attracting attention from around the nation making food one of the top things to do when in Denver. In fact, food has become the primary motivating factor for many first-time visitors. Here’s why.
Fruition Farms Fresh Harvest
Denver might be the largest city in Colorado but you don’t have to drive too far to find farmers who cater to the locals. This makes it easy for local chefs and restaurants to create their menus around farm-fresh seasonal ingredients. This is why many restaurants change their menu every 4 months or so. Fruition Farms is one such farm created specifically with restaurants in mind. They grow fresh produce and specialize in sheep milk cheese and dairy products—and are the only creamery in Colorado. Fruition Farms currently provides their products over 12 farm-to-table restaurants.
Blue Agave Grill Seasonal Dish
Whether it’s food fusion, elevated comfort food, culinary marijuana, or authentic international food the chefs in Denver know that they have the freedom to innovate. This might sound a bit odd to state, but not every community likes to go too far off the local culinary status quo. Colorado is neither west coast or deep south and has diversity from around the world—so chefs pull from a wide-range of mouthwatering influences.
Mercantile Dining and Provision
Local Is Better
Whether speaking of restaurants or retailers, Denverites support our locals. Yes, we have our fair share of chain spots to dine and shop but we are a community who champions innovation and entrepreneurship. From our chefs to artists, furniture makers, craft breweries, and artisans of every kind we shop local first. This gives visitors a nice mix of one-of-a-kind options to choose from. Each of our neighborhoods has a unique vibe and an excellent list of places to choose from.
We Love To Eat!
Last but not least, we are a city who loves to eat! Deciding where to have dinner, date night, or to host our next office outing or birthday bash is something we put thought in to. While we each have our favorite spots we see dining out as an activity and are always in search of something new. This is one of the many reasons why a growing number of our food tour guest are locals—both foodies and anyone looking for something fun to do. Book with one or two friends or family members, or schedule a private tour with your colleagues or loved ones.
If you are in Denver don’t leave your dining choices to chance and really put some thought into which chefs and restaurants to try!
You aren’t alone if the only time you have ever booked a tour or excursion is while on vacation. However, the fastest growing demographic for tours around the world are locals. Even if you have lived in Denver or your city your entire life there is sure to be at least a few fun activities worth exploring.
With over 340 craft breweries in Colorado and 100 brewpubs, breweries and taprooms in the Metro Denver area, we attract beer enthusiasts from near and far. But have you ever wondered what the difference is between craft beer and your average store-bought beer?
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is there is always lots of fun things to do in the Mile High City. If you are a local looking for something unique to do to break the monotony or a visitor who will be in town for a few days—these activities top the list of things to do this summer in Denver.
Larimer Square is the heart of the Mile High City. Founded in 1858 this historic district is the city’s oldest commercial block—and one of the most celebrated neighborhoods. We are a modern city but this is one place where the historic look and feel is maintained. With a commitment to one-of-a-kind and locally owned businesses, there is never a shortage of things to do and see. Here are the 5 best things to do in Larimer Square.
Food has always been part of the cultural draw to traveling internationally, but with the popularity of Food Network and the rise in cooking reality TV shows—food tourism has become a popular nationwide reason to travel. We are excited to be part of this growing trend.
The holidays are just around the corner, and that means that offices across the Mile High City are gearing up for their annual parties and outings. Rather than the standard cocktail hour with bad wine and awkward conversations, what about trying something new this year? Here are our top picks for fun and unique office holiday party ideas in Denver.
While the mountains are always a go to for hiking, camping and skiing, Denver’s growing downtown is starting to offer a host of fun and unique Denver date ideas. From cocktail tours to aerialist classes, here are our favorite Denver date ideas for couples in the Mile High City.
Denver is the fastest growing city in America, and that means lots of new visitors pouring in every day. If you're looking for amazing things to do in Denver, check out our list below. This is an insider's guide to the best things to do in Denver without breaking the bank.