When it comes to things to do in Denver, there is certainly no shortage. From cultural treasures to a range of opportunities under a near-always sunny or starry sky, there are amphitheaters, theme parks and water parks to thrill visitors of all ages and interests.
Denver has no less than seven professional sports teams: lacrosse, basketball, hockey, soccer, football, Major League Baseball and rugby. For visitors keen on baseball, a trip to Coors Field is a must. It’s a great stadium and is also a place to find locally crafted brews and great food.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival
The season runs for just two months for this festival and a handful of plays are staged at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Half the productions are usually staged at the indoor theatre, too and shows go on even during the summer showers.
United States Mint
This venue is worth a tour to see where coins are produced and silver and gold bullion stored. The tours offer insight and interesting facts about coin production history and how money is made.
Denver Art Museum
The museum is highly regarded for its Native American art collection that comprises more than 16,000 pieces from over 100 tribes around the country. The seven-story building is also home to an impressive display of Central American and Pre-Columbian textiles and art as well as a fine assortment of modern European and American paintings.
Thrill seekers will find paradise at Elitch Gardens, but there’s still something for everyone. From a 10-story wooden coaster to a water park and wave pools, this is a venue worth adding to the “things to do in Denver” list.
History Colorado Center
The Center replaced the Colorado History Museum in 2012 and today it has created new ways to experience Colorado history. The exhibits at the center highlight the persistence, courageous tragedies and triumphs of those who first settled in Colorado, such as Caucasian and African American settlers as well as Native Americans.
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
This venue has been referred to as the most acoustically perfect and natural amphitheater in the world, but it’s not just the music played at the venue and the brilliant acoustics that make Red Rocks so amazing. It is said that dinosaurs used to roam the geographically compelling landscape. Today, people come to the site to sit among the gigantic sandstone formations and watch the sun as it dips below the horizon. Guests can really soak up the atmosphere of Denver twinkling below as bands continue to play in the Amphitheatre. Red Rocks isn’t just about music, though, it also offers a yoga series, film series, hiking trails and much more.
Visitors are certainly spoilt for choice for things to do in Denver and there is bound to be something everyone of any age can enjoy in the city.