Whether it is the beautiful parks in the city, the outstanding craft breweries, or the Rocky Mountains calling, there are plenty of reasons to visit Denver.
At Valley International Airport, you have the chance to fly with Frontier Airlines non-stop to the Mile High City itself. Today, we will list 10 of the major reasons Denver is a must-visit. Planning a trip in the RGV? Fly with VIA at Harlingen for your very own quality traveling experience.
Take it easy at the beautiful parks
The city of Denver has multiple parks all over downtown and surrounding regions that offer a relaxing break to both residents and tourists. Rent out a bike and go for a ride on the Cherry Creek Trail that goes right through the heart of downtown.
Or stop by Confluence Park and bask in the South Platte River. The expansive City Park has various playgrounds, picnic areas, and sporting fields, along with the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. While there may be city life, there are plenty of parks to choose from – it’s never hard to find a little patch of green.
Enjoy craft brew for a few
The Mile High City is also known for its delightful craft beer. In fact, Colorado has 348 breweries, the second top number out of any state, and most of those breweries just so happen to be located in Denver.
If you like to experiment with your brews, Wynkoop Brewing Company has been known to play around with their brews using green chilies and oysters. If atmosphere is what you’re looking for, then Raices Brewing Company is the place to go. It won Denver’s Best 2021 for Taproom and Atmosphere.
Let The Art Take Your Breath Away
Denver has a vast art scene. The Denver Art Museum and The Clyfford Still Museum are only a couple of the art attractions worth seeing. The Santa Fe and RiNo Arts Districts are home to several contemporary art galleries and artist studios.
Look Around The Union Station
The century-old Union Station is far more than solely a hub for transportation. From the outside, you’ll be able to see one of Denver’s most important historic landmarks constructed in the Beaux-Arts architectural style. However, when you step inside, Union Station is actually quite luxurious, with 10 chef-owned bars and restaurants to upscale shops, as well as the Crawford Hotel.
Walk around Larimer Square
Larimer Square is a block that is rich in Denver’s history; as it is the oldest commercial block in the city and the very first historic district. Larimer Square is currently the place to shop ‘til you drop and wine and dine.
The now refurbished Victorian buildings bring light to the night with string lights crisscrossing the street, bringing more vibrance to the atmosphere all year.
Check Out the 16th Street Mall
This pedestrian mall stretches a number of city blocks and features all kinds of shops and eateries, including over 42 cafés where you can lounge outside.
Take advantage of the free MallRide shuttle throughout the mall to the DenverPavillions, with more than enough shops and a big movie theater, or go for a horse-drawn carriage ride or pedicab. By the time it gets dark, the mall is lit up with almost a million lights in 200 trees that line the pathway.
Jam out with the Denver music scene
Denver prides itself in its extremely passionate and bold music scene worth experiencing.
There’s a handful of venues to choose from. If you prefer a more intimate setting like small bars and jazz clubs, stop by Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club for cocktails, food, and music. If larger concert halls are what you’re looking for, check out the Mission Ballroom and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, an outdoor music venue commonly rated as one of the best in the country.
Take some time to stop and smell the flowers at Denver Botanic Gardens
It’s no surprise that the Denver Botanic Gardens falls as one of the select top five in the nation. Not only do the gardens provide programming all year and special events, but the two locations also have art exhibits, live concerts, and even wine festivals.
The Denver Botanic Gardens is full of many activities if you’re looking to do more while you explore.
Time Travel back to Western history
There are a plethora of opportunities to uncover more about the West in Denver. Visit The History Colorado Center for interactive exhibits that feel as if you are revisiting the past.
Request a guided tour at The Molly Brown House and learn about Denver’s own Titanic heroine. If you’re looking for some culinary history, treat yourself to a fine meal at Denver’s original steakhouse, the Buckhorn Exchange, open since 1863, and give frontier delicacies like alligator tail, buffalo sausage, or Rocky Mountain Oysters a try.
Adventure is Calling (and so are the Mountains)!
Your Denver experience is not complete without your personal journey into the breathtaking scenery that is the Colorado mountains. The Red Rocks Trail boasts a six-mile hike with a view of the red monoliths. For a view of the Green Mountains along with beautiful meadows, you can check out Green Mountain Trail located just outside Denver.
If hiking isn’t your thing, there is also white water rafting with Ava Rafting & Zipline. This is a perfect activity to do in the summer when the water is cool and fresh.
Experience What The City of Denver Has To Offer When Booking Your Flight at Valley International Airport
Make the best out of your adventure this summer when you fly to the Mile High City.
Our team at Valley International Airport is dedicated to ensuring the safety of our passengers and travelers. Face masks are mandatory while boarding on the plane. With Frontier Airlines, baggage claim is downstairs and gate 1 can be found upstairs.
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