The beautiful city of Denver, Colorado has inspired many a song and if you get a chance to visit you’ll understand why.
In 2015 Denver set a record for the most visitors; over 16 million people visited for at least one night and in 2016 it joined Orlando, L.A. and Hawaii on AAA’s annual list of the nation’s top 10 summer travel destinations.
Given all the city has to offer we’re surprised it took this long for Denver to make the list.
So if you plan on stopping by the Mile-High City we suggest you put a little itinerary together to get the very best of out your stay.
Whether you enjoy art museums, historic attractions, outdoor activities or great shopping, you’ll definitely be able to do it in Denver. Also carry with you the best travel bags to make your journey smooth.
5 Must-See Places in Denver, according to us and 16 million other people
The 4th most popular zoo in the nation, it’s an eye-opening experience for the entire family. Set in beautiful surrounds there are more than 4000 animals across 750 species and there are loads of special attractions. We suggest setting a few hours aside to see lions, orangutans, polar bears, Asian elephants, to name a few.
Tip: Use the Pioneer Train, the first natural gas zoo train in the States, for a fun trip around Pachyderm Park to see hippos, rhinos and a whole lot more.
- The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Museum of Nature & Science was established in 1900 and is possibly the most popular museum in the city, with over a million visitors every year. There are more than million artifacts and specimen, with an in-house planetarium and an IMAX theater.
- The Sports Authority Field, Mile High Stadium Tour
You cannot visit Denver without seeing the Sports Authority Field at Mile High that was built to honor the original stadium. The state-of-the-art aluminum, glass and steel structure seats more than 75,000 spectators and is arguably the most recognized of sporting venues in the world.
- The Mount Evans Scenic Byway Corridor
Known as the highest road in America, the Corridor starts near the Springs of Idaho and ends close to the peak of Mount Evans. From this vantage point you’ll be able to enjoy views of Rocky Mountain’s landscapes with gorgeous flora and fauna, including bighorn sheep and furry marmots.
- The Mountain Parks & Red Rocks Amphitheater
The parks spread out over 60 miles around the and you can see famous attractions including the grave of Buffalo Bill, Red Rocks Amphitheater, famous ski resort and Summit Lake. There’s a wide range of activities for everyone, from camping and biking to spotting herds of elk and buffalo.
There is so much experience in Denver; we haven’t even looked at the restaurants and breweries, the art museums and music attractions. If time does allow try and see other popular destinations including the botanic gardens, the Colorado Symphony, the well-known museum of transportation, the art museum and of course the museum for children.