Denver, Colorado is an RVer’s basecamp dream. Whether you’re here to visit downtown, hike the trails, or ski, Denver, and the surrounding areas have something to offer every traveler. The city often becomes a stopover point for RVers looking to venture off the beaten path or take a break on a longer trip. If Denver is your destination, there’s plenty to do so stay for a while! Here are five of the best places to see in and around the Mile-High City.
5 of the Best Places in Denver, CO to See
Technically, Red Rocks is in Morrison, Colorado, about 20 miles southwest of Downtown Denver. Red Rocks is one of the most beautiful and musically inclined outdoor concert spaces in the world. With artists like The Beatles, Tom Petty, The Grateful Dead, U2, and more taking to the stage, you couldn’t ask for better music or a better view. Sprawling over 900 acres, you’re literally sitting on a mountain for concerts.
Local Tip: Make sure you bring a poncho! Colorado’s known for frequent thunderstorms in the late afternoon from spring to fall. Red Rocks is rain or shine for events.
While the Colorado Rockies leave something to be desired in the way of a baseball team, Coors Field is one of the most amazing ballparks in the major leagues. With a beautiful view of the Rockies Mountains, The Rooftop party deck, and a Blue Moon brewery inside, who wouldn’t want to go catch a game? If baseball isn’t your sport, guided tours of the ballpark start at $9 for adults and is worth the price tag to see one of the most beautiful locations for baseball in the nation.
Local Tip: The Helton Burger combo – even with the hefty price tag – is the best meal and value at Coors Field.
The Denver Zoo hosts 4000 animals housed on 75 acres of land in City Park, one of Denver’s largest open air parks. Originally modeled on Kenyan nature preserves, Denver Zoo offers a journey through areas of the world most Denverite’s and travelers will never venture to. Whether it’s Predator Ridge where you can watch tigers eat or the Giraffe Encounter where you can feed giraffes, you’ll find something for everyone when strolling through the Denver Zoo.
Local Tip: Get here shortly after the zoo opens and you’ll see animals active before they’re fed.
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens in Cheesman Park features 15,000 species of plants sprawling over 24 acres. The gardens snag big-name exhibits and specimens, including a rare Corpse Flower in 2016 and Dale Chihuly’s exhibit in 2014. Not only will you see some of the most interesting and beautiful plants, flowers, and more when venturing through the gardens but you’ll be treated to artwork from local, national, and international artists alike.
Local Tip: Concerts are held throughout the summer months at the Botanic Gardens. Check the schedule before your trip to see if someone you’d love to see live is playing there.
Molly Brown House Museum
“The Unsinkable” Molly Brown is a historical legend and one of Ms. Brown’s homes is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver – the Molly Brown House Museum. If you want a first-hand look at her life and the Victorian life and culture of when she lived, this house-turned-museum visit is for you. While here, you’ll learn about Molly Brown’s life, her experiences onboard the Titanic, and her role in the suffragette movement in the United States.
Local Tip: This isn’t an all-day stop, you might spend a few hours here, then be ready for the rest of the day. There are great restaurants throughout Capitol Hill for lunch or early dinner.
If you’re driving through Denver, consider staying for a while to explore some of the above and everything the Colorado capital offers.