Kids are often tough to please, but they’ll be grinning from ear to ear when they’re in The Mile High City, thanks to Denver’s wide array of kid-friendly activities. Interactive museums, incredible zoos and aquariums, wide-open parks — they’re all perfect ways to entertain your little travelers!
Rolling Stone magazine calls it America’s best amphitheater. Musical legends including the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones have raved about it. And many a music fan will wistfully recount their first-ever Red Rocks concert.
You can’t have bragging rights from a Denver vacation until you see these sights. Warning: it may take more than one visit! Here are some of Denver’s Mile High Must-Sees, arranged by location. And be sure to check out our Neighborhood Guides to discover Denver’s must-see neighborhoods and find the perfect Denver hotel for your vacation.
From native Colorado species to exotic creatures from the other side of the globe, from delicate butterflies to lumbering elephants, The Mile High City is filled with amazing animals in state-of-the-art habitats.
Looking for romantic things to do in Denver? The Mile High City and romance go hand in hand. Whether you’re on your first date or your 50th, here are some of our favorite spots for starry-eyed romantics in Denver.
Denver is a vibrant, active city with 300 days of sunshine, brilliant blue skies and breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery. Founded in 1858 as a gold mining camp, Denver is located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 5,280 feet (1,609 meters) above sea level — exactly one mile high. Denver welcomes you to experience, explore and discover why visitors feel at home in The Mile High City. Prepare to shop, take in the sights and see the best of Denver with our itinerary designed around three days in Denver.