Denver, Colorado has one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes. From the lush green vegetation to the majestic Rocky Mountains set against the open blue skies, the Mile High City is rich with aesthetic beauty and breathtaking views of natural wonder. Once you do catch your breath, there are a variety of ways you can further explore this gorgeous city.
Denver’s Elitch Gardens amusement park has been enchanting visitors for over 120 years. It has over 50 rides, including a water park, and live entertainment. One of the rides is the Tower of Doom, from the top of which you can take in a thrilling view of the city before plunging 200 feet to the ground below. Alternatively, you can go up 20 stories to the top of the Observation Tower to see the city from steadier ground.
The History Colorado Center is a real treat, a place where you can both step back in time and glimpse the future. You can participate in programs and trace our progress through history via interactive exhibits that use some of the most developed modern technology. One interesting exhibit is “Denver A to Z: Adrenaline to Zombies and (almost) Everything in Between.” Here you can learn about Denver Broncos fan Tim McKernan, also known as the Barrel Man who for 30 years straight, from 1977 to 2007, showed up at every Broncos home game, regardless of weather, wearing only an orange barrel and matching cowboy hat and boots.
The City Park is a wonderful place to go for a walk or enjoy a picnic. You also take a detour to some of Denver’s famous attractions within the Park, such as the Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Zoo. The latter houses over 4,000 animals, including rare and exotic species. Amur leopards, vampire bats and Komodo dragons are some of the featured animal exhibits. If you need a more vigorous activity to burn off energy, you can avail yourself of the Park’s tennis courts, playgrounds and fields for baseball, football and soccer.
For an outdoor woods or camping experience, you can visit the Colorado State Parks. These 42 State Parks might as well be heaven for the nature and outdoor enthusiast. You can hike, fish, engage in a variety of water sports and, at the end of a long day you can cozy up in one of the 58 cabins on site. If you prefer to sleep in your own tent, you can pitch it on one of the over 4,000 campsites.
Finally, a trip to Denver cannot be complete without a stroll along the 16 Street Mall. A little over a mile long, this tree lined Pedestrian Mall offers trendy outdoor cafes, variety of street performances, countless restaurants and, of course, an endless shopping experience. A free shuttle bus can save you some walking, especially if you’re weighed down with shopping bags.