Colorado Travel Planning Guides : Colorado Summer Vacation Planner : Denver

> Summer in Colorado

> Colorado Communities

Summer Activities

Groups & Functions



> Shopping

Deals & Discounts

> Getting Here

Colorado Maps


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Durango & Silverton
Narrow Gage Railroad

Hertz Car Rental

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Captain Zipline
Captain Zipline

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Fort Collins Museum
of Discovery

Leadville Race Series
Leadville Race Series

Colorado Adventure Center
Colorado Adventure Center

Mountain Resorts
Mountain Resorts

Royal Gorge Rafting
Royal Gorge Rafting

Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Delta County
Delta County, Colorado

The Greater Pueblo Chamber
Th Greater Pueblo Chamber

Kremmling Colorado
Kremmling, Colorado

Visit Fort Collins
Fort Collins
, Colorado

Town of Frisco
Frisco, Colorado

Soak it all in. Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Ouray, Colorado
Ouray, Colorado

Snowmass Village, Colorado
Snowmass Village, Colorado

Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado


Denver, Colorado

Restaurants, galleries and shops pepper
Denver's 20 diverse neighborhoods.

From the stately Victorian mansions of Capitol Hill and rich African-American culture of historic Five Points, to the quaint, tree-lined streets of Old South Gaylord and Old South Pearl, Denver's laid-back attitude and class are exemplified in the art districts and communities surrounding downtown.

Meanwhile, the heart of downtown Denver is still the 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade lined with restaurants, shops and seasonal programming. Free hop-on-hop-off shuttle buses leave either end of the Mall every 90 seconds, making everything downtown easy to reach.

At the end of the Mall is LoDo, a hip historic district with a vibrant nightlife. LoDo is overflowing with more than 200 bars, lounges, brew pubs, jazz cafés, restaurants and music clubs. In 2007, the neighborhood welcomed the stunning new Museum of Contemporary Art | Denver, attracting some of the nation's top talent and offering a staggering rooftop view of the Denver skyline.

Nearby, the Cherry Creek Shopping District is a village within the city, filled with nearly 500 shops, independent boutiques, cafés, restaurants and galleries. It's where Denver comes to browse, to sip, to see and be seen.

Check out Denver's music scene, with some of the best sounds - from top acts to independent artists - that can be heard across the nation. The world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre welcomes a new music season each summer along with weekly outdoor films from late May to mid August.

For the more sports-minded, Denver also offers MLB's Colorado Rockies who play at the centrally located Coors Field in LoDo. Denver hosts seven professional sports team in total, including the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, the NFL's Denver Broncos and the NBA's Denver Nuggets.

> Attractions

Museum of Contemporary Art | Denver » A spectacular new building designed by David Adjaye, Denver's newest museum offers five galleries with changing exhibits. (303) 298-7554,

Denver Art Museum » The largest and most comprehensive collection of art between Kansas City & the West Coast with more than 30,000 objects. (720)865-5000,

Denver Museum of Nature & Science » Incredible dinosaur exhibits, an IMAX theater, amazing gems and Egyptian mummies, Space Odyssey, and the world's most advanced digital planetarium. (303)322-7009,

Red Rocks » This natural amphitheatre and geological phenomenon is one of the most popular concert venues in the USA. From The Beatles to U2, music artists around the world aspires to play on this incredible stage. Red Rocks also offers a variety of recreation options including guided tours and mountain biking.

First Friday Art Walk » Galleries all over the city keep their doors open late and treat visitors to special exhibits, food, and music.

Coors Field » Come out and enjoy Colorado sunshine at a Major League Baseball game with the Colorado Rockies. Field tours also available.

> 2014 Event Schedule

Colorado Renaissance Festival » June 14 - August 3
Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.

16th Street Fair
» June 27 - August 16
The 16th Street Fair is a celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media. Admission is free.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
» July 4-6
This annual event is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the 3-day event.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
» July 19-20
2 days of action packed dragon boat racing highlighting Colorado's rich Asian Pacific American heritage. The festival features performing arts, a marketplace of arts and crafts and a range of cuisine.

Denver County Fair
» August 1-3
This annual event celebrates the creativity and personality of Denver, with events, exhibitors, blue ribbon competitions and more!

A Taste of Colorado
» August 29 - September 1
A Taste of Colorado stands proud as the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 250 marketplace artisans and vendors, seven stages, and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and western heritage of the region.

Related Articles:


Sponsored Ads