Denver

Denver

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Arid and dry, Denver enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. Expect warm summers (highs averaging 30 degrees), a cool fall (highs averaging 20 degrees) and cold weather (highs averaging 8 degrees) in the winter months.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Denver, CO

Some say a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a Denver must do. It’s the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world.

There is something for children of all ages at the recently restored Children’s Museum . Everyone can enjoy the Adventure Forest, cooking classes, and a 2300-sq-ft art studio.

MCA Denver has an impressive collection of exhibitions and their Octopus Initiative, offering any resident of the Denver metro area the chance to borrow and live with a work of art made by a Denver-based artist, is something to brag about.

The Denver comedy scene consistently attracts the biggest names in comedy and Comedy Works is a great place to start.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts hosts include Broadway touring productions, dance and ballet, a symphony orchestra, and operas.

The Denver Art Museum is home to one of the largest Native American art collections in the USA and the Western American Art exhibit in its permanent collection is famously known and loved.

Hiking

Denver’s extensive and gorgeous trails and parks vary from difficult hikes and bike trails to stroller and wheelchair friendly places to picnic and enjoy the day.

Skiing

Amtrak Winter Park Express Ski Train First thing in the morning, you’ll be taken from Union Station to the base of Winter Park Resort and enjoy 360-degree mountain views along the way. You’re dropped off 100ft from skiing and mountain activities. The best part is that you can return to your Denver lodgings that evening.

Prices vary throughout the season, but die-hard Colorado skiers know that you can buy discount lift tickets for most ski areas at King Soopers grocery stores.

Mountain biking

Winter Park boasts 965 km of single-track trails and two downhill park.

Golf

The short and sweet golf season runs from April-October. You can play classic parkland courses or majestic mountain ones, with enough variety to suit any budget.

Denver boasts a variety of professional sports teams including

  • Denver Broncos
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Colorado Rapids
  • Denver Barbarians (Rugby)

At the spectacularly restored Union Station you’ll find RTD light-rail lines, commuter buses and Amtrak. This friendly meeting place is also home to bustling bars, a hotel and on summertime Saturdays you’ll find a farmers’ market and urban sprinklers

The Molly Brown House Museum tells the story of Titanic survivor, Unsinkable Margaret “Molly” Brown and her fascinating history of activism, philanthropy and passion.

From the airport: The A Line runs from Union Station to Denver International Airport, stopping in different suburbs along the way.

You can enjoy the city by bike, bus, light rail, car, taxi, and ride share services. For a comprehensive list of how to get around, visit Denver’s transportation guide.

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