The youthful, carbon-neutral vibe of Denver is beckoning travelers the world over and for good reasons. Boasting some of the nations top-rated craft breweries and seemingly endless outdoor adventures, it’s no surprise that Denver tourism is on the rise. With new Denver-based restaurants, breweries, and activities popping up every day, let us help you plan your next Denver excursion with these must-visit attractions.
If you are into the craft beer scene, Denver’s River North District (RiNo) is an area for which you will want to reserve an evening or two. This renovated warehouse district has been transformed into Denver’s capital for microbreweries, beer gardens, and artistic taprooms.
With the popularity of microbreweries, the resurgence of craft cocktail bars is often overshadowed by the sheer number of craft beer options. However, a trip to Denver isn’t complete without stopping by Poca Lola Cocktail Bar in part of the historic Dairy Block. Poca Lola Cocktail Bar’s 20th Century American soda fountain theme inspires their craft cocktails, and the bar boasts a vibrant atmosphere from happy hour until the last call.
Denver was built around the Rocky Mountains, and any tourist would be remiss not to include a day exploring the magnificent mountain range. There is a reason Mount Evans is Denver’s most popular Rocky Mountain day trip. Located on the Rocky’s Front Range, Mount Evans is home to breathtaking views, nationally preserved forests, and boundless wildlife.
Denver may not be the first city that comes to mind when it comes to premier shopping destinations; however, the mile-high city houses the mile-long 16th Street Mall – home to more than 300 shops, 50 restaurants, and cafes, and the open-air Denver Pavilions. With many of the shops at 16th Street Mall belonging to local owners, this is the perfect stop to bring a taste of Denver home with you.
Your trip to the mile-high city is not complete without experiencing the energetic cultural vibe of Denver’s artistic districts. The Golden Triangle, arguably Denver’s most vibrant arts district, houses more than 50 independently owned galleries along with the nationally recognized Denver Art Museum. If your Denver trip includes the third Friday of the month, the Golden Triangle offers an intimate meet-and-greet with local artists which gives SoHo galleries in New York a run for their money.
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