Things to Do in Denver
Explore the top attractions in and around Denver, Colorado during your stay at The Westin Denver International Airport. The Mile High City has no shortage of exciting things to do, including outdoor activities like hiking and biking, excellent dining, dynamic shopping and an ongoing assortment of special events and concerts. Review our favorite attractions, below, and begin planning your weekend escape today.
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Coors Brewery Tours
Denver is a top destination for beer enthusiasts and there's no place quite like the Coors Brewery. Spend a weekend afternoon exploring this legendary brewery, learn more about the brewing process and sample freshly-made brews.
Bring along the kids for an exciting day at the Denver Zoo, one of Denver's most family-friendly things to do. 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 Amphitheatre is a popular concert venue. Catch your favorite band play in this stunning open-air theatre, which offers spectacular scenery to enjoy a concert.
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens feature incredible art exhibits, garden exhibits and special events throughout the year. Headed to Denver in the summertime? 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 plenty of things to do, including great shopping, restaurants, bars and attractions. With local shops and name-brand stores alike, there's a bit of something for everyone.
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 MLB team, 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 NBA team, the Colorado Avalanche NHL team, and the Colorado Mammoth MLL team, the Pepsi Center also plays host to an array of concerts throughout the year.
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