Things to do in Denver

Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities in Denver

Denver is an old cowboy city in the USA where mining had been one of the past sources of income. Now, Denver has become a bustling and modern city that is popular for its performing arts scene and various museums.


Things to do in Denver

Denver is known as the ‘Mile High City’ and is located in the state of Colorado in the USA.


Denver Art Museum

You wouldn’t want to miss visiting the Denver Art Museum which houses a massive collection of arts from across the globe.


Denver Museum Of Nature And Science

The Museum Of Nature And Science is another place that you should include in your tour itinerary. You can get to explore how life and science work together in this museum.


Denver Zoo & Denver Aquarium

If you love animals, don’t forget to visit the Denver Zoo and Downtown Aquarium. The huge zoo is dedicated to conserve the wildlife creatures in their best possible habitats. Plus, you have the chance to feed a myriad of aquatic animals and sea creatures in the aquarium.


When To Visit Denver

The best time to visit the city of Denver, USA is between May to August as it is the summer period where temperatures run from 10-32ºC (50-90ºF). Autumn is another great time to visit, when the Taste of Colorado is held in September and The Great American Festival is held from September to October. In autumn, temperatures are between 10-27ºC (50-80ºF).


Denver Restaurant Week

The Restaurant Week is an ideal time for you to visit if you are a food lover. Plan your trip in August if you are looking forward to joining the Restaurant Week.



During winter time, on of the best things to do in Denver is to go skiing or snowboarding so plan your visit between December and April, if you love skiing. Most skiers and snow boarders take their vacation this time of the year and enjoy the snow-related sports activities available in and around the Denver area.


Things to do in Denver

Denver Facts

Population634 265
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportDenver Intl, United States (DEN)

Denver average temperatures

2~9 °C 5~9 °C 14 °C 18 °C 17~23 °C 23~29 °C 26~33 °C 25~32 °C 22~27 °C 16~20 °C 7~13 °C 3~9 °C


Denver Opera House

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Located in the cultural center of Denver, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House has been the home of opera in Denver since its inauguration in 2005. While the exterior of the building doesn't look like much, the old saying "it is what's on the inside that matters" rings true in this scenario. Inside you will find one of the most beautiful auditoriums in the world. Be sure to not miss it when you are visiting Denver!

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The Denver Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Denver Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The Denver Marathon features many different distances including a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k and a 5k, making sure that everyone has a distance that they can run. The run starts at the Adams County Regional Park where you will have to be alert for stray golf balls from the surrounding golf courses. The route travels south through the suburbs until it finishes in central Denver. If you are a fan of rock 'n' run, make sure to not miss this great marathon!

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Denver ski vacation - Longest season in the state

Within 35 miles (56km) of Denver you find the closest ski resort, Echo Mountain, where you can go night skiing if you like. Here the season starts in mid December and continues on until late April or early May. Echo’s best feature is its terrain park and free- ride terrain where you can use the rails and jumps located all around the mountain. At 10 500 ft (3 200m) you have Echo’s base elevation and the vertical drop falls at 660 ft (201 m). The whole area has a total of three lifts and 15 trails. 52 miles (85 km) away from Denver you find Loveland which is a good place for the intermediate or expert skiers since 87 percent of the trails are made for that degree of difficulty. The remaining 13 percent is for beginners. You can choose out of 93 different trails and 10 lifts. The season is one of the longest in the state, early October until mid May. 67 miles (108 km) northwest of Denver you have the closest major ski area called Winter Park. This is the place to go if you are a beginner or an intermediate since the area offers many cruiser trails that are well taken care of. You can also try some of the Colorados most popular tree skiing here. As a total the ski area offers you 143 trails to choose from and the season most often starts mid November and continues on until mid April.

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Cat Company - Cat Cafe Denver

The concept of Denver Cat Company is easy; You pay a small entrance fee to enjoy the company of the café's cats while having a snack or some coffee. Play with them, pet them and love them as much as you want. It’s all for a good cause.

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Golf in Denver

There are many places to play golf near Denver. City Park Golf Course and Park Hill Golf Club are two great 18 hole courses located in the middle of the city, perfect if you don't want to leave the busy inner city. If you want something more scenic and exclusive you can go a couple of kilometers west to Hiwan Golf Club, an amazingly beautiful course with the surrounding mountains ever present.

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Water Parks in Denver - Unique water attractions at Water World

Just outside of Denver you will find one of the largest water theme parks in America, Water World. It is a part of the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District and it offers you a lot of fun! Challenge yourself in the wave pools, swoosh down water slides or just float around and enjoy the day in the lazy river. The park features several unique water attractions that gives you a lot of fun to choose from! You can also visit the water park that is a part of the theme park Elitch Gardens if you want to have the best out of two worlds!

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Theme Parks in Denver - Great rides and shows at Elitch Gardens

When you are looking for a fun place to spend your day together with family or a group of friends, the place to go is Elitch Gardens. It is a combined amusement and water park that offers you exciting rides for all ages tasted. There are thrill rides, family rides and kids rids spread over the area and everyone in the company will be pleased. Don’t forget to catch one of the entertaining shows while there!

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