For those in search of the Rockie Mountain experience, one of the best places to start of from is Denver. But those visiting the area should not rush off to the mountains immediately – there are plenty of things to do in Denver that will delight the entire family.
The Mile High City has attractions that will delight and educate – as well as provide a whole lot of fun for young and old.
For those who want to explore Denver nightlife, there can be no better place to start than the historic Larimer Square. This area is full to the brim with wonderful shopping possibilities, as well well as some great restaurants and bars. It’s a one-stop attraction that has been called the heart of Denver.
While you are there make sure to visit Green Russell, a ‘speakeasy style’ bar where the cocktail menu is simply incredible. Or grab a pizza at Osteria Marco – the choice is unbelievable and they have a wine list to match.
For a day out with the whole family take in the sunshine and the over 50 different garden areas at the Denver Botanic Gardens. 24 Acres of fun everyone will enjoy exhibitions such as the ‘South African Plaza’ where the flora of this fascinating part of the world can be explored. The numerous sculptures also make a meander through the gardens even more fascinating. Guided tours are also available and there are a number of festivals throughout the year.
For a fun and educational excursion don’t miss out on the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This is a venue that will delight the younger members of the family. Everything from Dinosaurs to Egyptian Mummies and habitat exhibits that explain the environments of countries as diverse as Australia and Alaska (and that’s only the A’s) will surprise and delight.
Compliment a museum trip with a visit to the Denver Zoo where 4,000 animals await. Rhino and Tigers are only a few of the animals that make their home at the zoo with the Tropical Center an exhibit that should not be missed. Feeding time is also fascinating and timing your visit to coincide with this event is highly recommended.
Denver has a wealth of experiences, ranging from the cultural and educational to the downright fun. It is a city with many hidden depths. If you are in Colorado take some time to explore – you will not regret it.