Things to Do Around Denver
Explore the best things to do around Denver, Colorado. Catch a concert in the heart of Downtown Denver or spend a day shopping on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. The Mile High City has no shortage of things to do, from outdoor activities like hiking and biking, to indoor activities like special concerts and events, Denver provides the perfect atmosphere to suit your travel needs.
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Coors Brewery Tours
Denver is a top destination for beer enthusiasts. Walk around and explore Coors Brewery, and get a taste of where the beer is made, how it is brewed, and understand the brewing process.
Take your family and spend a day at the Denver Zoo! Located in City Park of Denver, the zoo covers 75 acres of land and includes rare and unique species.
Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Located 10 miles west of Denver in Morrison, Colorado, Red Rocks Ampitheatre is a popular concert venue. Catch your favorite band play in this open-air theatre, with stunning scenery and a venue like you've never experienced before!
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens feature incredible art exhibits, garden exhibits, and events year round. Headed to Denver in the summer time? Check out the summer concert series lineup, and enjoy an afternoon with live music!
16th Street Pedestrian Mall
The 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver is a mile long mall filled with great shopping, restaurants, bars, and attractions. With local shops and name brand shops alike, you'll find that the mall is easy to get to, and you could easily spend all day exploring.
Arts and Culture
Denver Art Museum
Explore the Denver Art Museum and discover exceptional exhibits and masterpieces. The Denver Art Museum also offers free admission for youth under the age of 18! Bring the family and experience one of the largest art museums in the West.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Interested in natural history? This museum is for you! The focus here is specifically on science of the surrounding Rocky Mountain Region. Featuring plenty of permanent exhibitions as well as special events, spend the day learning and exploring.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Enjoy a live show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, from Broadway musicals, to unique improv shows and plays of all kinds.
Sports and Entertainment
Home to the Colorado Rockies, Coors Field is a popular destination for sports enthusiasts, in the heart of downtown Denver. If you're visiting during the off-season, you can take a tour of the field during select days.
Home to several major sports teams, including the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Mammoth, this venue also will hold concerts and special events alike.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
Sports fanatic? Denver is the place for you. Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium is home to the Denver Broncos. The stadium will also hold large events and concerts here, so be sure to check out their upcoming events during your visit.
Local Area Map
- 16th Street Pedestrian Mall
- Coors Brewery Tours
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Zoo
- Red Rocks Ampitheatre
- Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium