Being one of the most popular and most visited cities in the country, Denver is never lacking on fun things to do. You can do anything from riding electric scooters down the 16th Street Mall, visiting the world famous Brewing Companies in the art district of RiNo, or even going to the Denver Zoo. Even if you don't particularly enjoy the city life, you can drive about 20 minutes west and find yourself in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. But what is there to do in the mountains in the summer, you ask? You have an abundance of fun things to do, such as white water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and visiting the historical mountain towns. The fun list of things to do in Denver could go on into INFINITI, but below are some of our favorite activities to do on the weekends here.
Go To A Concert At Red Rocks
Watching a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a summer weekend must-do for anyone in the Denver area. The drive is only about 15-20 minutes from Downtown Denver heading west, and even the drive is astonishing. Once you get on i-70 and get close to the Red Rocks exit, you'll see some of the best views of your life between the mountain range and the Red Rocks themselves. The legendary amphitheater has hosted world famous artists since its opening in 1906 such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and U2. Red Rocks puts on concerts every week during the summertime and tickets actually aren't too pricey for being one of the most popular concert venues in the world. Depending on the artist of course, the tickets usually range anywhere from $50 to $200, and what's great is they rarely even get to $200. In addition to seeing a concert at the amphitheater, you can also take part in Yoga On The Rocks, which typically takes place every Saturday morning during the summertime, and Film On The Rocks, which is where they play popular movies over a large screen. Red Rocks also has a fairly simple hike with fantastic views. Over all, seeing a concert at Red Rocks is a fun way to spend a Friday or Saturday night!
See A Rockies Game At Coors Field
Being one of the most fun and entertaining baseball stadiums in the country, Colorado Rockies games never disappoint. The atmosphere is unlike any other, between the huge rooftop bar (the largest in the city of Denver!) and the crazy fan base, it's rare that anyone has a bad time at Coors Field. As you might know, baseball has the most games per year than any other sport, so there's plenty of games for you to choose from and also a few games a week you can usually choose from. Average tickets run from as low as $16 and go up to about $150 for seats close to the field, but the games are always fun no matter where you sit! If you're unable to make a game, we recommend doing the Coors Field Tour, which lasts about 70-80 minutes and is an in depth tour of the entire stadium. In addition to being a great place to watch a ball game, Coors Field also offers some of the best breweries in town and some of Denver's most famous restaurants actually have booths there including Biker Jim's and Helton Burger Shack. Definitely try and make a game before the summer is over, you won't regret it!
Visit The Wildlife At The Denver Zoo
The Denver Zoo is another great way to spend a nice warm day in Denver. Right in the heart of Downtown on the North End in Denver's City Park, the zoo is a total of 84 acres and houses nearly 4,000 animals and serves over 2 million guests per year. They house everything from Komodo Dragons to Gorillas, and they even have a carousel and train for the kids. The summer hours for the zoo are 9:00 am-4:00 pm, and the tickets are more affordable than you might think. For adults it's $20 a person, seniors $17, children $14, and kids 2 and under get in for free! Other than carrying tons of species, the zoo also hosts fun events throughout the year as well. During the holidays, the zoo hosts its famous Zoo Lights, which is when they put Christmas lights throughout the entirety of the zoo and it's definitely worth seeing in person. Be sure to visit the animals at some point this summer, it's a great way to spend the day with friends or family at an affordable price!