Denver, the Mile High City, has long been a popular destination well before state laws made the city’s nickname a potential pun, as well. Aside from the vibrant downtown, high-class shopping areas and wide array of museums and cultural destinations you would expect from a city of any decent size, Colorado’s capital has so much more to make it stand head and shoulders as a travel destination above so many other cities of similar or the same size.
Do You Like Professional Sports?
Denver is home to many iconic stadiums and fields that are home to various professional sports teams. Coors Field is home to Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies while the famous Mile High Stadium is home to the NFL’s Denver Broncos, one of the most successful teams in NFL history. Basketball fans can catch the NBA’s Denver Nuggets while the basketball season is on-going, and those are only the big three. Finally, the NHL’s Avalanche gives the Mile High city a pro hockey team.
There are many other professional sports teams there, as well. Denver is home to professional soccer, rugby, and two professional lacrosse teams.
A Rare Winter Paradise
Many cities struggle to break out of the mold in winter, but Denver’s location means sports fans will find skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and about every type of outdoor winter adventure you can imagine in the mountains and forests surrounding the city. The Elitch Gardens Water Park & Theme Park might be shut down for the winter, but if you love ice skating you can find rentals and some wonderful skating rinks at the popular Skyline Park and at various points by Evergreen Lake. The cultural center of the downtown is still alive and thriving throughout the winter months – see what events or festivals are there when you’re in town?
Purely Denver Experiences
The City Park is a jaw-dropper, and it’s not hard to spend an entire day there as a visiting tourist. This park not only has open spaces and running and biking trails but stunning views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains as well as entire lakes and even a public golf course.
Take a tour of the U.S. Mint in Denver for a truly rare experience to see the money first hand and get to see how money works, how it comes into existence, and enjoy a tour that is extremely unique. In modern times there are only three large active mints and even the San Francisco mint isn’t the same level as Denver or Philadelphia.
If you want a unique cultural experience, do yourself a favor and catch a show at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. A touch outside of town, the large sandstone parks include a natural amphitheater where long rows have been carved out of the stone and shows of all kinds are held there. This is one of those truly “Denver” experiences you won’t find elsewhere.
Plan Your Denver Vacation Tomorrow
Whatever the season, there is always something great going on in the city of Denver and whether you love the wilds of rural nature in the Rocky Mountains or consider yourself a true city-dweller, you will want to see what this jewel of a city has to offer.