The whole point of visiting Denver is to gather experiences you wouldn’t normally have, right? Of course it is! Denver is a very unique place, the perfect city to try something you can’t do anywhere else. If you’re due for a visit in the Mile-High City, here are five great things to do.
1. Catch a Concert at Red Rocks
It’s impossible to live in the land of the free and never go to a concert. Whether it’s held in a stadium, bar, or even a backyard, we’ve all been to one. However, if you haven’t been to Red Rocks, you’re in for both a visual and an auditory treat. On the outskirts of Denver lies a phenomenon designed by Mother Nature herself. The rocks, reaching high into the sky, create a natural amphitheater that inspires an amazing show. Many stars through the ages have performed there, and though the tickets can be pricey, they are well worth the cost.
2. Legally Light a Doobie*
As long as you’re twenty-one or older, you can walk into any of the 100+ dispensaries in the state and pick out a strand as easily and as legally as walking into a candy store and picking out a chocolate bar. For a price, you can even go on a smoke tour, in which you and your friends can be chauffeured in a private car around Denver’s highest-rated “greeneries” to have your chance to find the best Kush.
3. Drink a Beer
With over 200 breweries, Denver is the perfect place to grab an amazing and unique beer. Whether it’s pale ale, lager, or stout, there’s a brewery for that, ready to give their all. A personal favorite event is Denver’s Brew at the Zoo, in which dozens of vendors come to test their best among the exotic animals. It’s a great way to take in the crisp October air while indulging in Denver’s best brews.
4. Eat. A lot.
If you’re anything like me, good alcohol and good food go hand in hand. I could go on and on about personal favorites that I’ve found in the lovely city that is Denver, so I’ll limit it to just two; the pre-party tacos, and the after party brunch. Socorro’s, a hole- in-the- wall spot on Denver’s Broadway Street, is the perfect place to get some delicious tacos, tortas, and mouth-watering made-from-scratch horchata. Though there’s limited sitting room, it’s reasonably priced, unique, and absolutely delicious. As for brunch, Snooze is the place to be. Their food and breakfast cocktails are always worth the nearly-guaranteed wait, and its pleasant and spunky waiting staff is eclipsed only by the delicious flare of classic- turned- twisted brunch options.
5. Climb a mountain/ Dip into the hot springs
On the outskirts of the Mile High City lays an abundance of mountains and hot springs to explore. From Mount Evans to Idaho Springs, there’s a plethora of opportunities first to exercise on a mountain, then relax back down into Mother Nature’s bathtubs sprinkled all throughout the beautiful state of Colorado. Depending on your level of introversion/extroversion, a person can find an array of places to suit their adventuring needs.
Have you visited Denver? What was your favorite attraction?
The *: BE. Magazine neither condemns nor condones the legal use of marijuana, however, readers participate in this activity at their own risk.
Cassidy Pittman was born in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, and has lived in various parts of the United States and China. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Literary Studies and Writing Skills in May of 2012. Cassidy has worked as a ghost writer and editor for international companies.