Things to Do in Denver
With breathtaking mountain views, a full range of cultural attractions, and over 300 days of sunshine each year, Denver, CO is one of the country's most unique and exciting cities. Denver's thriving dining and brewing scenes, energetic sports arenas, and world-class museums provide visitors a glimpse into the Mile High City's relaxed but vibrant culture. Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the High Plains, Denver also offers easy access to some of the country's very best hiking, biking, skiing, and fishing. Whether you're in town for a convention or for a show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver promises fun and unique experiences for everyone.
1430 Larimer Street #200, Denver, CO 80202
Located in Downtown Denver, the iconic Larimer Square offers some of the best shopping, dining, and nightlife in Colorado. The historic cultural district showcases chef-driven restaurants like Tag, Osteria Marco, and Rioja, while Green Russell and the Crimson Room serve outstanding craft cocktails. Take a stroll beneath Larimer Square's unique, hanging lights and enjoy some of the finest local haunts that Denver has to offer.
2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, CO 80204
For over 125 years, the Elitch Gardens have been providing fun and excitement for visitors from around the country. Located in the heart of Denver, the historic theme park features roller coasters, thrill rides, a waterpark, live concerts, and fantastic family restaurants. The Elitch Gardens are open seasonally and offer group rates for parties, church trips, and corporate outings.
Denver boasts one of the most popular and prolific brewing scenes in the entire world. Home of the Great American Beer Festival, Coors, and to over 200 brewpubs, microbreweries, craft breweries the Mile High City offers something for everyone. From the casual sipper to the serious hophead, Denver is one of the best cities in America for good glass of fresh suds. While in town, make sure to visit some local favorites.
Great Divide Brewing Company
2201 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205
Home to Hercules Double IPA and the internationally-acclaimed Yeti Imperial Stout series, Great Divide is a darling among beer geeks around America. With a bustling taproom and daily brewery tours, visitors to Denver can see what the award-winning Great Divide is all about.
471 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80204
Breckenridge Brewery is the largest craft brewery in Denver. With a full range of session, seasonal, and specialty beers, Breckenridge guarantees something for everyone. Favorites like their Agave Wheat, Lucky U IPA, and Vanilla Porter have helped to establish Denver as a worldwide beer destination.
Dry Dock Brewing Company
15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Explore Dry Dock Brewing Company, the speakeasy that never grew up! Dry Dock put itself on the map when it won a gold at the 2006 World Beer Cup, just 6 months after opening! Since then Dry Hop has expanded by opening a brewhouse and tasting room at their South Dock location and a "Canoe Room" at their North Dock location.
Other Great Local Breweries
New Denver breweries seem to be opening up every month. Many of these brewpubs specialize in European, historic, traditional, experimental, or American styles and highlight the diversity and passion of the city's up-and-coming brewers. Stop in at any of these local favorites, grab a pint, and enjoy Denver's finest.
Prost - 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211
Crooked Stave - 3350 Brighton Blvd Denver, CO
Bull and Bush - 4700 Cherry Creek Dr S, Denver, CO 80246
Wynkoop - 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202
Denver Beer Company - 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
In addition to having an exciting beer scene, Denver is also home to some excellent distilleries. Check out our favorites below!
5285 Joliet Street, Denver, CO 80239
Leopold Bros. Small Batch Distillers of Fine Spirits crafts award winning whiskeys, gins, vodkas, liqueurs, fernet, and absinthe. They distill everything onsite and never use artificial ingredients. Book a tour and all proceeds will go to a local non-profit organization of your choosing.
200 South Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80223
Visit the home of the first Colorado-Born Whiskey! Stranahan's features a unique one-hour tour, an intimate on-site whiskey lounge, and general store.
Catch a Game
It's no secret that Denver is home to some of the most dedicated and animated sports fans in America. All -time greats like John Elway and Peyton Manning have dazzled fans on the gridiron, while Colorado Avalanche have built quite a legacy over the past 20 years. Head on over to the stadium and see what the hype is all about!
- Denver Broncos - Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
- Colorado Rockies - Coors Field
- Colorado Avalanche - Pepsi Center
- Denver Nuggets - Pepsi Center
- Colorado Rapids - Dick's Sporting Goods Park
2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO 80205
Hear the tiger's roar and the vulture's caw at the Denver Zoo. Featuring primates, birds, bears, big cats, penguins, pachyderms, tropical reptiles, and more, the Denver Zoo combines fun and education for visitors of all ages. Stroll around the beautiful park grounds or join a guided tour with a trained zoologist. The zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and offers discounted rates for children and seniors.