If you are looking for a new place to visit during 2021, Colorado is a stunning state to visit. Colorado has the most beautiful outdoor spaces that shine with color in the fall, and in spring the state is full of vibrant color and life.
Places to Visit in Denver
Denver in particular is a great choice for a vacation in Colorado, and this lively city is the ideal choice for a family this summer.
Today we want to talk about some of the things to do in Denver and reasons why you should make this your next vacation destination.
Denver has a lot of different activities to suit all ages, and one of the easiest ways for you to explore these options is to get your hands on an Attraction Pass. You can grab a Denver CityPASS and it will allow you to explore and enjoy some of the activities around the city at a discounted price.
During your stay this will allow you to visit a ton of amazing attractions that Denver has to offer such as:
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Museum of Nature & Science
- Clyfford Still Museum
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Denver Zoo
Whether you want to visit animals or learn about nature and science, this will give you all of the tools you need to enjoy some of the amazing educational premises in Denver.
The Beer Trail
What’s better than a regular trail? A beer trail.
For those of you coming on holiday with your other half for a romantic getaway, the Denver beer trail is the ideal activity for you. You will be able to take the tour along the beer trail through the city of Denver and try a whole host of craft beers from brewers and bars. If you appreciate a good hop, you’ll enjoy all of these amazing ales and beers crafted by masters in the field. It will be a fun way to spend a day and you can go and enjoy a good old pizza once you’re done!
Rockmount Ranch Wear
If you are a fan of western movies and enjoy the history of it all, you should take a visit to the Rockmount Ranch Wear shop and enjoy some of the classics. This store will allow you to see the first cowboy shirt invented by Jack A. Weil which have snaps instead of the buttons we would see today. For those of you who love that western feel as well as history, this is a gold mine of fun and you will be able to enjoy some rarities in store.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
This stunning feature is a famous place in Denver as throughout the summer months it puts on outdoor performances and concerts. This park and amphitheatre has some stunning natural rock formations that make it a unique and celebrated stage for these outdoor events throughout the year.
It is a unique experience and somewhere you should definitely visit if you want to experience something different. Musicians such as The Beatles have performed here in the past and it is a huge tourist attraction due to the stunning scenery around it. Only 30 minutes away from downtown Denver, it is the perfect way to get out of the city for a day trip.
Denver Union Station
Now, you might be thinking ‘what’s so special about a station?’ Well, this is not your average train station. Denver Union Station is indeed a transportation station, however it also offers dining as well as a club and the Crawford Hotel.
Far from a boring spot, it is actually a great place to visit if you want to experience shopping, dining, and entertainment all in one place. You can grab a burrito at Snooze, enjoy a few drinks at the bar and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere here.
If you are a bit of a history buff, Larimer Square is a must see destination during your visit. This is the oldest block in the city of Denver and is full to the brim of Victorian architecture converted into elegant restaurants and wine bars. For a historical experience you can enjoy in the modern day, it is the perfect place to stop for the afternoon during your trip to Denver.
Hidden art districts
If you love to experience art and culture you can enjoy exploring the art scene in Denver by hiring a bike and exploring on two wheels. You’ll be able to see the River North Art District (RiNo), the Art District on Santa Fe and more.
These parts of the city are full to the brim with murals and florists and galleries to treat your eyes. Enjoy vibrant colour and creativity at every turn in these stunning parts of the city and take a listen to some live music along the way.
You’ll be able to enjoy some unique clothing stores as well as inventive eateries along the way that will make you never want to leave this place.
The Denver Art Museum
If you enjoy art and history then you should visit this museum for a taste of real Indigenous art. You’ll be able to see some of the most intriguing art pieces you’ll ever see in this museum as well as enjoying some of the new up and coming artists.
Entry to this gallery is free and this means it is the ideal place to come with the kids for an enjoyable and educational day out.
History Colorado Center
If you are looking to learn more about Colorado as a whole and get to grips with its history; the History Colorado Center is the place to visit during your vacation. You’ll be able to learn some of the most exciting historical stories of Colorado and learn what made it the way it is today.
Enjoy some interactive displays such as the ski-jump simulation and enjoy exploring an 1880s style rock mine too. Really immerse yourself in the history of the state and learn how it came to be the vibrant and brilliant place it is today.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll visit again real soon . . . . Janice B