Denver is an outdoor metropolis with a welcoming personality, hosting more than 30 million travelers annually. Discover the allure of this adventurous Colorado city in our 48-hour travel guide.
09:00 – Tour the U.S. Mint
Visit the Denver Mint and learn the rich, pun intended, history of the United States currency. This free, guided tour will give you a glance into the craftsmanship of the minting process.
11:30 – Enjoy lunch at Vital Root
Fuel up at the self-proclaimed “101% crave-worthy” Vital Root café. This Denver go-to is inspired by real food, real passion and real ingredients, and is 100% wind powered.
13:00 – Discover the Denver Botanic Gardens
Walk along Denver’s 23-acre botanical garden and discover a variety of themed gardens, local plants and educational exhibits.
16:00 – See the magic of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre
This open-air amphitheater was built into one of Denver’s rock structures in 1906, quickly becoming a must-see attraction and local favorite. If you’re not attending one of the many concerts at the venue, Red Rocks is open in the mornings for runners and visitors to explore.
19:00 – Dine at one of Denver’s local breweries
You can’t visit Denver without stopping by at least one local brewery (there are over 150 in the area to choose from). Whether you head to the Grateful Gnome or Briar Common, you’re sure to have a great time.
33:00 – Take a hike
Get outdoors and experience 415 sq. mi. of mountains, forests and alpine tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park. The park has five distinct regions to explore and offers everything from hot springs to geocaching.
36:00 – Grab a bite at Watercourse
After a busy morning of adventures, you deserve a warm meal. Look no further than Watercourse for delicious comfort food, draft beer, wine and cocktails.
37:00 – Experience the Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is the perfect spot to stop if you’re looking to learn more about Colorado’s creative history. Traveling with kids? The museum offers free admission to every person under 18, every day, to encourage children to grow their artistic minds.
46:00 – Stroll and shop along 16thStreet
Located in downtown Denver, 16thStreet is a mile-long pedestrian mall home to more than 42 cafes and a variety of local boutiques and stands. There’s no better place to grab a souvenir to remember your trip by than on 16thStreet.