Tucked 5,280 feet up into the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado is not only one of the highest elevated major cities in the world, it's beloved for its combination of outdoor activities and metropolitan entertainment. Places like the Colorado Convention Center (where a giant blue bear statue can be seen peering through the Center’s glassed ... Read more
exterior) demonstrate the fun personality of this vibrant modern city. With a growing population of over three million, many like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, Denver is the hub to some of the best and biggest places to enjoy your favorite winter sports (and in the summer, catch a baseball game at Coors Field.) When the weather's good (which is usually is), walk around the boutique shops of Larimer Square, or tiptoe through the tulips in the Botanic Gardens.

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Denver things to do and experiences

  • Coors Field
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    Sports, Baseball Stadium
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  • Denver Botanic Gardens
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    Outdoors, Garden
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  • 16th Street Mall
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  • Denver Zoo
    9.694 reviews
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You may think of Denver as more of a winter destination, what with the plethora of ski resorts that surround it, but the city is actually pretty great at any time of year. Temperatures start to climb above 60F ... Read more
(16C) in April and stay warm through late October, which provides the perfect climate for getting outdoors under the blue skies for a hike or a picnic. Fall plays host to a number of popular annual festivals, many of which include imbibing (beer, wine, etc.), but do bring layers, both to put on when the weather gets chilly and to take off when the beer sweats kick in.

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Lived here twice in my life. I miss It immensely! Travel up into the foothills to hike. Tour and eat in Boulder. Attend a concert in the natural Amphitheater.

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i went last summer in order to move in my sister, my siblings and i had an amazing time! we hiked at the red rocks, ate great food and had a blast.

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Denver has some of the best views and ways to experience the Rocky Mountains within a metropolitan city

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Had a great time will be back. July 4th in the mountains sounds cool to me. Really nice vibe good people that love brews.

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Great time celebrating Halloween there! Lots of outdoorsy things, upcoming foodie city, and lots of good herb.

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The atmosphere was great and the downtown area is very walk-able! My friend and I also visited Boulder nearby and did a hike. We had an awesome time!

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you don't have to have extremely warm clothes if you plan to hike, you'll see amazing sites and warm up!

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Such an incredible place. There really is something for everyone!! I can’t wait to return

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Downtown is the place to go to for the best food and drinks with different neighborhoods each with their own unique style, such as LoHi, RiNo, LoDo

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