“A wide variety of art displays for adults and children alike! Includes Western art/artists which you may not see in other venues. A good stop if you are Downtown or in need of an indoor activity during your stay. Convenient parking garage next to it. Check out their website for more details.”
“Lions and tigers and bears – and so much more, on lovely grounds make the Denver Zoo one of the most popular zoos in America. Go underwater with polar bears at Northern Shores, or eyeball-to-eyeball with a gorilla in Primate Panorama. Predator Ridge recreates the plains of Africa with a pride of lions, while Tropical Discovery is rainforest teeming with crocodiles and gila monsters. ”
“Layers! Welcome to colorado, where we can have 40+ degree shifts throughout the day and we can go from sun, to rain, to sun, to lightening, to snow....all in the same day! bring layers that you can easily put on and take off throughout the day.”
“Bring sunglasses and a water bottle The sun is bright and the altitude will get you (especially in the mountains), so drink lots of water.”
“Bring lots of layers! The weather in denver can change quickly and gets cool in the evening.”
“If you are here for skiing, check goi70.com for traffic info If skiing on a weekend, in general, leave before 7am to avoid the worst traffic on i-70, and leave the resort before 2 or after 5 (get dinner). weekdays are much better. make sure to have or rent a car with 4 wheel drive or at least good snow tires!”
“Local transit The local lightrail station is at 10th and osage. very convenient for getting around the region. there is also a b-cycle station right outside the building. i use it all the time, but pay attention to rates. can get expensive”
“Altitudes effect on alcohol There are lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes, which can impair the ability to metabolize alcohol, leading to quicker absorption and enhanced intoxication (in layman's terms, you may get drunk faster and have worse hangovers). drink lots of water!”
“Drink lots of water! You are in the high desert and at high elevation. drink lots of water (more than you normally would closer to sea level). if you start getting headaches, nausea, or dizziness, it could be due to the altitude.....take a break, sit down, and drink lots of water.”
“Drink extra water to avoid altitude sickness Being a mile above sea level means that you need to drink extra water to stay hydrated and feeling well!”
“You can bring your own food to breweries All breweries in golden allow you to bring in your own food, if you so choose. many offer food trucks and/or their own bites too.”
Ready for some altitude? Denver sits approximately one mile above sea level, which is how it got its “Mile High City” nickname. There are a number of ski resorts about an hour outside city limits, but it’s not just a winter city. Year-round, visitors of all ages flock to attractions like the zoo and the aquarium, while adults spark community in coffee shops, bars, and nightlife spots. A wide array of casual to fine restaurants provide American comfort food, craft beer, and cocktail options for gastronomic travelers. The city has many distinctive architectural styles that are fun to stay in, including charming bungalows, Victorian mansions, and playful mid-century modern homes.
Fly into Denver International Airport (DEN) and you can hop on a rail service operated by the Regional Transportation District (RTD) that goes to Union Station downtown. Taxis and rideshares are also an option. The ride to downtown is about 25 miles and typically takes about 45 minutes at non-peak hours. It’s wise to plan for additional delays during the evening rush hour.
Cold, snowy, and dry winters can bring up to 60 inches of snow yearly, which makes Denvera skiers’ and snowboarders’ paradise. The hot summer season is the time to visit for warmer outdoor pursuits, such as hiking and mountain biking. Aside from the occasional spikes that bring a heat wave or deep freeze, it’s pretty temperate and approachable for visitors year-round.
An indoor festival featuring activities and entertainment suitable for adults, kids, and even babies.
A fine-arts and crafts festival that places a special focus on Colorado artisans.
LGBTQ life and culture is celebrated at this festival, parade, and 5K race that annually attracts more than half a million attendees.
Beats bump at Colorado’s biggest music festival, which draws an international lineup of electronic dance music DJs and live performers.
The Denver Botanic Gardens light up in an explosion of colorful, luminous art.