As one of the most beautiful states that I have personally experienced, Colorado has so much to offer in terms of quality of life. Denver has one of the most naturally visually striking landscapes coupled with a plethora of attractions. These are some of the locations you cannot miss out on when you are in the city.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
This is one of the most famous venues in the United States, comparable to Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl. The most famous and prolific musicians have played on this stage. The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the Grateful Dead are just some of the notable bands. The red rock monuments provide a beautiful setting for a venue and the acoustics are exceptional.
There is a museum and Performer’s Hall of Fame in addition to hiking trails and recreation activities. The venue is booked every year with some of the hottest artists and most popular festivals. Even if you are not going to see someone perform, it’s worth the stop to see this historical location.
There are even art exhibits throughout the year. You can even book private events such as weddings or other events. The venue is constantly making improvements to better serve its visitors. They are also committed to sustainability as nature is close to their heart.
Denver Botanic Gardens
We love talking about botanical gardens and this is another one that we love to gush over. There are 43 individual gardens with a focus on native plants to Colorado. If you have researched Denver houses for rent and looked at some of the fun things to do in town, this is one you’ve probably seen suggested over and over.
Sometimes the gardens hold musical events, workshops, and other educational experiences. For example, there was a Young Writers Group for teen writers to attend that is free of charge. Many art classes visit here due to the abundance of breathtaking floral scenery. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing than art and writing, consider taking a yoga class at the Gardens.
There are classes for residents and visitors of all ages. It’s one of the city’s most prized locations. There are some affiliated locations as well that hold other types of events such as stargazing, photography, and chi kung classes.
A commonplace to visit when you go to a new city is the zoo. The Denver Zoo is pretty popular and is home to over 3,500 specimens. When this zoo was created in1896, it was the first to use natural zoo enclosures over cages and bars. There are birds, fish, primates, mammals, reptiles, and pachyderms. There are over 80 acres dedicated to giving the animals the best living conditions.
Throughout the park, there are many educational opportunities to learn about every animal and the conservation of these species and their environments. The Denver Zoo has a history as one of the first zoos to assist with the preservation of American bison. They no longer have any bison at the zoo but they manage a wild herd in New Mexico.
All three of these must-see attractions are nature-based and that is essentially what Colorado represents. As I stated in the beginning, this state is one of the most naturally beautiful in all of the U.S. Outdoor lovers, campers, snowboarders, and hunters alike can all find a home in Denver.