Top-Rated Places to Visit in Denver, Colorado

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Colorado’s capital Denver is globally famous for its incredible national parks, wildlife species, high mountain ranges, exotic serene, winter sports, sightseeing activities, and cultural tours. It is home to several famous museums and contemporary art galleries featuring the historical and cultural events of the city. There is so much to discover in the city that you won’t feel like going home soon. The must-see places to visit in Denver, Colorado include bars and clubs in Lower Downtown, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Larimer Square, Denver Pavilions are great shopping spots, The Fort or Buckhorn Exchange to have great beers, food, and drinks.  

Plan your trip and get ready to explore the amazing spots in Denver with your family or friends and book Southwest Airlines Reservations in advance, and also check the airline’s site to get some exciting offers on early flight bookings. 

Here are some popular places to visit in and around Denver, Colorado – 

  • Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park – Rocky Mountain National Park comes under the bucket list of outdoor lovers. To experience the exotic beauty of nature and wildlife, you must pay a visit to this place that is packed with 355 miles of hiking trails, 147 lakes, and 77 mountains taller than 12,000 feet. The park offers camping, fishing, and trekking activities, you can come here for a day trip and derive the fun and adventure of these activities.  Its major attractions include Downtown Estes Park, Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Trail Ridge Road, Bear Lake, Emerald Lake Trail, and Moraine Park Museum.

  • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater – Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is a live music spot and a city park owned and operated by Denver. Every week they arrange interesting live music events for tourists and locals, the most famous is its acoustics. The place is about 15 miles from the city center, you can take shuttle services to reach here. 

  • Its top attractions include Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway, Morrison Natural History Museum, Denver Adventures, Dinosaur Ridge, Mount Falcon Castle Trail, Geo Tours Whitewater Raft Trips, Ilimo, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Mother Cabrini Shrine, Lookout Mountain, Bear Creek Lake Park, Golden Mountain Guides, Bandimere Speedway, Chapel at Red Rocks, Action Karting, Evergreen Lake, Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Hiking in the Rockies, Tiny Town, etc.

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science – The Denver Museum of Nature and Science lies in the city park’s southeast corner, it offers a wide variety of exhibitions, programs, gems and minerals, and activities. You can plan a perfect day trip with friends and family, and enjoy visiting some great spots like Denver Zoo, City Park, Denver Botanic Gardens, eTuk Ride, Delicious Denver Food Tours, Denver Brews Cruise, Denver Local Tours, Cerebral Brewing, Denver Mountain Parks, Denver Microbrew Tour, Bluebird Theater, Mile High Wine Tours, Pedal Hopper, National Ballpark Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine Decorative Art, Centennial Tours, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Coors Field, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tour, The International Church of Cannabis, etc. Plan a trip to discover Denver Museum, make Delta Airlines book a Flight and get exciting offers on advance bookings.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the largest gardens of the United States, covering 23 acres next to Cheesman Park. The main highlight of the garden is its musical events which happen throughout the year. Tourists across the globe come here to see nature closely and get connected to other people through art, events, and culture. Its attractions include Congress Park, Denver Mountain Parks, Washington Park, Molly Brown House Museum, Beyond Light show and medication, etc. 

  • 16th Street Mall – The 16th Street Mall is an Egyptian-style pedestrian surrounded by big trees, flower beds, and park benches. You will see so many department stores, boutiques, souvenir shops, restaurants, and the stalls of street traders in and around the mall. 

  • A free shuttle bus service is run and operated for passengers by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), known as the Free MallRide. These buses can cover a distance of 25mph (40km/h) on the street. There are 42 outdoor cafes offering palatable food cuisine, 12 movie theatres, more than two dozen shops and restaurants. The best time to come on the streets of the mall is at night when lights twinkle over large trees, it feels so great to see the city shine like glitter. 

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