The Mile High City has a lot to offer, including great food and breathtaking nature! Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Denver, Colorado.
Our first visit to Denver was in 2010 to visit some friends. Since then, we’ve visited again and even lived there for a few months. Colorado’s capital has a lot to offer and is also a great jump off point for some other nearby adventures. Here are our favorite things about Denver and why we think you should visit.
There’s a lot of great food in Denver. From classic American fare to Middle Eastern food, Denver has it all. We’ve had Greek burgers with gyro meat, feta, and tzatziki sauce. We’ve had amazing hummus. We’ve had to die for crepes. You name it, they’ve got it. Breakfasts in Denver are also a pretty big deal!
Denver has world class museums. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Art Museum are probably the city’s most popular museums. With permanent and rotating exhibits, everyone can find something that will peak their interest.
If you love to watch a good game, then Denver is for you. With a football, baseball, basketball, and hockey team, sports fans will always be entertained. We love sports, so we tried to go to as many different games as we could. And yes, we did root for Denver. Unless they were playing a Florida team. 😉
For such a metropolitan city, Denver has a lot of green space. Visitors can enjoy over 4,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways around the city. Our favorite is City Park, considered Denver’s version of New York City’s Central Park.
And last, but certainly not least, one of the best reasons to visit Denver is to enjoy the great outdoors. No matter where you are in Denver, you’re within a short driving distance to mountains, state parks, and plenty of other areas that nature lovers will love.
It’s a hikers paradise, especially because hikers of all skill levels can enjoy their surroundings. Even this city girl was able to climb to the top of two 14ers! You can always venture a little further out as well. We recommend a visit to Garden of the Gods. It’s about an hour and a half south of Denver and you can see really cool formations, including two kissing camels!
So there you have our top five reasons to visit the Mile High City. We think Denver is great and it’s become a second home for us. We hope that this post has inspired you to visit. Maybe we’ll see you there!
Have you visited Denver? Would you add anything to our list? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂
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