As the calendar starts nearing the warmer months, you may be thinking about where you want to spend your next getaway. A Denver summer vacation is an ideal option for fun activities, great local events, and unique attractions in a beautiful environment. Check out some of the best reasons why you should choose the mile-high city for your next trip!
When visiting us for your Denver summer vacation, let us help you decide how to spend your limited time here. In addition to reading this blog, we suggest you download our free Vacation Guide! This convenient guide is packed with useful information and offers the best options for outdoor recreation, local festivals, breweries, and more. It can cut your planning time in half and ensure you have a superb experience in Denver.
What to Do During Your Denver Summer Vacation
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Denver, Colorado, is a marvelous place to enjoy year-round, but is especially attractive in the summer months. When sunny skies and warm weather reach the city, you are able to view our beautiful scenery in a whole new light. It’s also an excellent choice for Colorado summer family vacations when school lets out.
Since Denver is a one-of-a-kind location with the Rocky Mountain foothills nearby, there are endless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and rafting. If you are feeling adventurous, be sure to dive into nature with one of these outdoorsy activities. You can even check out one of the several hot springs throughout our area. Feel free to ask us about our recommendations for the best spots!
Participate in One of Our Local Events
Among the fantastic things to do in Denver, Colorado, is attending our local events. In September, be sure to check out the Great American Beer Festival for quality craft beers, great people, and delicious food pairings. You can even taste some of the beers in the annual competition! Or, experience A Taste of Colorado during Labor Day weekend in September. Also known as “Denver’s ultimate music weekend”, this event includes free concerts, art, and kid-friendly fun. If you want another summer activity for your Denver family vacation, take a look at the Colorado Rockies schedule and bring everyone to a professional baseball game!
Catch a Show at Red Rocks
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a naturally-formed event venue located just 15 miles away from Denver in Morrison, CO. During your stay in the area, you absolutely must take a look at upcoming performances and enjoy an outdoor concert. Some of the most exciting events have taken place here, including live music from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, U2, and many more over the years. You are sure to have a memorable experience at Red Rocks.
Explore Summertime Attractions
Located in City Park, the Denver Zoo is another must-see attraction nearby. Perfect for animal lovers, this zoo houses a variety of fascinating creatures including bald eagles, penguins, kangaroos, elephants, lions, and grizzly bears. You can also go for a stroll through the Denver Botanic Gardens. Featuring a variety of flowers and sculptures, these gardens cover several acres of natural landscapes and breathtaking beauty.
Enjoy Luxurious Lodging at Castle Marne
Our historic bed and breakfast in downtown Denver is one of the best Colorado summer vacation spots. The elegant Victorian style of our guest rooms, combined with modern amenities, provides our visitors with extraordinary accommodations. Whether you are planning a Denver summer vacation or a weekend getaway, we look forward to having you!
While you’re here, consider taking advantage of our gourmet picnic package. We provide a delicious full meal and help you choose the perfect picnic spot! Don’t wait; book your stay now!