2017 Top 5 Things You Can Do In Denver Today

Things to do in Denver, CO

Denver has numerous sites and places that are sure to offer you great and memorable experiences. Denver is home to many galleries, restaurants, and museums. Sports fans are also covered by the Sports authority field as well as the lights at Coors field. The next time you visit or are planning your trip to Denver, below are some places you should visit:

1. Denver Botanic Garden

The Denver botanic garden sits on over 24 Acres and is home to about 15,000 plant species from across the globe. Located in Cheesman Park, the garden is subdivided into 41 individual gardens and offers an array of environments to visitors.
Art lovers will also find the gardens appealing as it features a variety of sculptures. The garden also hosts numerous festivals throughout the year with the most common being the Christmas concert and summer festival.

2. Coors Field

This is home to the famous Colorado Rockies who play in the Major League Baseball. Located on 76 Acres, the stadium has a capacity of 50,000 people. If you don’t get to catch a game at the stadium, you get to spend time in the Interactive Area. You can also visit the rooftop and sample some local beers with views of downtown Denver and the pitch below. You may also opt to visit the Blue Moon Brewery that is on site.
If visiting with kids, you can take a guided tour of the stadium and visit areas that you wouldn’t get access to if you only attended a game. Tour times vary depending on whether it's baseball season or not.

3. United States Mint

Taking an hour’s tour around the United States Mint branch in Denver is sure to be interesting even if you don’t like the rattling of excess change in your pocket. Established in 1863, the purpose of this mint was to transform nuggets and Gold Rush’s dust into bars. Four decades later, the mint started producing copper, silver, and gold coins. Currently, the mint has a capacity of producing 50 million coins every day.
The tour around the mint is free and offers the opportunity to learn about the different stages of coin production from design through sculpting all the way to the cutting of each piece.

4. Washington Park

Washington Park is located south of central Denver and is praised by visitors as well as locals for the ample atmosphere and ample facilities. Sitting on over 165Acres, the park boasts of two massive lakes, swaths of gardens, and miles of jogging paths. The park is an ideal weekend hang out spot.
While at the park you can take advantage of the rental boats, tennis courts, and the recreation center that houses a pool or simply relax on the grass.

5. 16th Street Mall

This location can only be compared to the Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. The mile long stretch is dotted with a variety of stores, entertainment venues, and restaurant alike thus is a place you can visit any time of the day.
The 16th street can be visited at any time and has no entrance fee though keep in mind that the businesses have different hours of operation.