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7 Must Have Experiences When You Travel to Denver

Denver Insider Guides
by Tim Wenger Dec 16, 2016

A great city is one that doesn’t just draw in visitors, it boasts enough culture that residents often find themselves overwhelmed by options when considering how to spend an evening out or day on the town. Denver is growing into one of those cities. Here are seven must do’s for your next trip to the Queen City of the Plains.

Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.

Denver Microbrew Tour

 Denver Microbrew TourDenver, United StatesThe Denver Microbrew Tour shuffles patrons around several of downtown’s best breweries and beer hotspots including Wynkoop, started by now Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and Falling Rock Tao House, among others. Be prepared to get sauced – my dad was hooting at passing cars by the time we were halfway through.

Art Walk

 Art WalkDenver, United StatesOn the first Friday of every month, the art, fashion, and food truck scenes descend on the Santa Fe Arts District for an all out party. Steep discounts on everything from paintings to screen printed concert posters to hand-made clothes such as these from Elsewear Collective.

Coors Field

 Coors FieldDenver, United StatesThe Rooftop at Coors Field is the love child of a rooftop bar and a baseball stadium. What the Rockies organization did was take several sections of the upper right field bleachers, which were hardly ever used, and turned the area into a massive drinking and social area. Now, it’s possible to party, mingle, and watch Major League Baseball all at the same time.

Union Station

 Union StationDenver, United StatesThe Ski Train to Winter Park is back this year, providing a welcome relief from a clogged I-70 for those willing to wake up early and buy a ticket. Cocoa, breakfast, and a historical glimpse into Colorado ski culture make for an unforgettable experience.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 Red Rocks AmphitheatreGolden, United StatesNo discussion of Colorado music is complete without Red Rocks. Hands down the best live music venue in the world, attending a concert at Red Rocks is as much about the experience as the artist. Get there early to tailgate in the parking lot, walk up the intense stair climb to the theatre (being a beer for the walk, there are recycling stations on the way), and watch the biggest names in music with incredible views of the mountains, the red rocks, and the city of Denver.


 LingerDenver, United StatesBrunch at Linger is an incredible way to start a day, especially when bottomless mimosas come into play. If it’s your anniversary, the staff will even sign this nice postcard for you and your significant other to take home and post on the fridge,
promoting house guests to ask who the hell those people are, and why do you have a photo of them?

National Western Stock Show

 National Western Stock ShowDenver, United StatesThe National Western Stock Show is a Denver tradition each January. Rodeo, flea,
BBQ, entertainment, and of course, a stock show. Keep your wits about you, because it has a tendency to get rowdy – the beer flows freely, and cowboys are known for carrying a flask.

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