Denver Destinations & Attractions
Oh, how it has grown! A cow town once known as the “queen city of the plains” is now flourishing as a diverse, worldly and fantastic city to live and play! Life is too short, not to build roots in an exciting place, makes you smile, and you love to live! Let us begin with the beauty! The Mountains are nearby, and you can enjoy the sight of them from Denver. Even better, in just about a 45-minute drive, you can be in them!
If adventure is on your list, we have it for you! Denver is about an hour and a half from Vail, a beautiful town in any season of the year. During the summer there is a smorgasbord of activities to choose, including golf, hiking, and biking (ranging from casual to extreme). Vail also offers amazing concerts spanning the top forties to a symphony. But there is an equally diverse range of activities in Winter as well! One can find anything from snowshoeing to shopping and everything in between! Snow lovers, put on your ski boots or snowshoes and get ready for an incredible adventure, with ski Apres to follow!
Vail is only one of the incredible towns to visit in the mountains of Colorado. There are so many inviting places that are in driving distance from Denver. Estes Park is another town very high on the list to visit that offers multiple festivals, activities, and the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park.
Central City is also a great little town that is near, for those who are interested in a bit of gambling with history and culture. This small local gambling town is home to a Renaissance architecturebuilding; the Central City Opera Housewhich was built in 1878.
Let us travel closer to home and see what we can find in our own back yard. If music is your thing, you are in the right city! There are incredible venues here to hear whatever type of live music you like! A fantastic experience that is highly recommended is to listen to music surrounded by nature at Rockin Red Rocks. You can always experience the combination of music and Botanical Beauty at the gardens during the summer. For fantastic food and fun, the Coohills Beats on the Creek a unique summer event that is free and is host to many fun and eclectic bands.
If you are more of the artsy visual type, the Denver Art Museum is an incredible architectural structure that hosts many exciting exhibits. Then for the more modern and edgy art connoisseur, there is the Museum of Contemporary Art, and they have the summer B-Side each year. The 2019 list has not been released as of yet, although rooftop music with mountain views and happy hour, life is good at the MCA. The Denver Performing Arts Complex aka “The Plex” is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States spanning four blocks or twelve acres. It is the home of ten different performance spaces and hosts Broadway plays, the symphony, ballet, contemporary dance, and much more.
Shoppers beware, there may be extreme mountain biking activities in Colorado, although there is also extreme shopping that can be a challenge. Located in the heart of Denver, The Cherry Creek Shopping Centeris enormous and has over 160 shops. One can even partake in incredible food and drinks while embarking on the shopping adventure at hand. Shhhh, I know this can be a distraction from the mission at hand, although variety is the spice of life!
Sports are in such high gear here in Denver where does one begin? It is definitely a Denver Broncos city! One can see a massive shift during the traffic since the majority of the city is focused and watching the game! We have a vast spectrum of teams, they are all fantastic, and there is something for everyone. Here is a few of them, although this does not exhaust the sports available to watch in Denver. They include, the Nuggets our NBA team, the Avalanche our hockey team, the Rockies our baseball team, Rapids our soccer team, Raptors the Rugby team and the Mammoth our lacrosse team, just to name a few.
This just an appetizer of the fantastic things that Denver and its surrounding areas have to offer. If you decide to plant your roots here in Denver, there are so many incredible adventures that can be easily found.