Fun Things to do in Denver Colorado

There are many fun things to do in Denver Colorado on vacation outdoors and indoors.

For the outdoor enthusiast there is biking, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, and Jeeping in the spring, summer and fall.

In the winter there is skiing and snowboarding.

For those who enjoy the arts there are great museums, cultural events and glamorous nightlife.

Note: To learn about inexpensive vacation ideas for Cities in the United States see: Best US Cities.

Denver Skyline from City Park

Denver Skyline from the City Park

Spring, Summer and Fall Outdoor Activities
The Denver Colorado area is an excellent place for bikers and hikers. There are more than 850 miles of paved off-trail roads and hundreds of miles of dirt trails for mountain bikers. Rafting, horseback riding and Jeeping are also popular.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding are world-class in Denver. There are great slopes near Denver such as Winter Park, Loveland and Echo Mountain Park.


Cultural Things to do in Denver on vacation

Denver Museums
There are many fine museums to choose from. Here is just a handful.

The American Mountaineering Museum has interactive exhibits and high tech displays.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Sciencehas Egyptian mummies, space science activities, fossils, and IMAX theatre.

The Children’s Museum of Denveris a place where children learn by doing. There are exhibit, classes, programs and events.

The Downtown Aquariumhas an adventure exhibit that includes under the sea, at the wharf, the rain-forest, coral lagoon, sunken temple and a shipwreck.

The Denver Fire Fighters Museumis a place to explore the history of the Denver Fire Department, has hands-on activities as well as educational programs.

More fun things to do in Denver and surrounding areas on vacation

The Denver Zoo
Zoos are always a lot of fun. The Denver Zoo was the first zoo in the US to use naturalistic zoo enclosures rather than cages with bars. There are 80 acres with over 4,000 animals including mammals, fish, amphibians, birds, invertebrates and more. There are Child and Family programs, School and Teacher Programs, Teen Programs and Adult Programs.

Silverback Gorilla Denver Zoo

Silver-back Gorilla - Denver Zoo


Denver Micro-Brew Tour
For beer lovers this guided 1.5 mile walking tour of downtown Denver’s historic LODO district can be great fun. You will visit several microbreweries while sampling and learning about many different brands of beer.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Buffalo Bill Cody was an amazing human being. He was born in 1846 and lived a life of adventure. He mined for gold, rode on the Pony Express, scouted for the army and was a buffalo hunter (where his hunting skills earned him the nickname: “Buffalo Bill”).

Bill Cody is most noted for his Wild West shows that traveled the world imprinting a lasting vision of the American west on the world. At the museum there are Buffalo Bill Cody show outfits, and artifacts from the old west.

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave is located only 16 miles west of Denver.

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