72 Hours in Denver
Denver, the Mile High City, is known for being an outdoor lover’s paradise. It’s the ideal mix of beautiful nature and scenery and indoor activities as well, with so much to do that you can be busy for days. But what if you only have a weekend in Denver and need to choose what to do? Here are some ideas on how to maximize your 72 hours in Denver and have a whirlwind of a trip.
Colorado has a lot of beautiful mountain ranges, so you can’t go to Denver without experiencing at least one of them. Head to the top of Manitou and Pikes Peak on the COG Railway, going up 14,115 feet. What a view!
Denver’s known for it’s street art, consisting of murals and graffiti that needs to be seen to be appreciated. Scattered throughout several neighborhoods in the Denver area, you will find them as you travel. You won’t be able to miss many of them and they are definitely worth the time to stop and take photos.
If you’re more into water than mountains, consider a whitewater rafting adventure. There are several options and based on your experience level, you can find just the one that suits you and your family. This will be a memory for a lifetime!
If you need a break and want to sit down for a while, consider one of the many theater productions or concerts. Red Rocks Concert Series starts in April and offers a wide array of choices. Currently, Mamma Mia! is playing downtown and National Geographic is hosting an Extreme Weather 3D show that the kids may really enjoy.
The kids may not be as interested, but there are brewery tours; many don’t know that Denver is a craft beer haven.
There are many museums and tours available, but a visit to the U.S. Mint should be at the top of the list. You can purchase your tickets same day so it’s easy to squeeze into your 72 hours. The Denver Zoo is well-known for its Primate Panorama. Swing by the Denver Botanic Gardens and wrap it up with some shopping over at Cherry Creek.
Last but not least, take a road trip over to Rocky Mountain National Park. About 71 miles west of Denver, it’s 350+ miles of trails through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Then visit Estes Park, at the gateway to the park, and catch a glimpse of the building used in the Shining movie.
Food opportunities are everywhere, so you can get in a little bit of everything with just the three days in Denver. Fox is available at the Denver Airport so as soon as you land, you can pick up your rental car and get on your road trip throughout the Mile High City and the beautiful state of Colorado. Our daily Hot Deals change frequently, so keep an eye out and get the lowest rate possible on the vehicle you need to carry everyone in style. Enjoy your Denver travels!