Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado offers many great attractions and landmarks to see. Perhaps one of the most surprising things about the Denver area is that the weather isn’t as bad as most would expect.
Locals enjoy at least 300 days of sunshine per year and the annual rainfall is only about 8 to 15 inches. Denver sits at exactly 5,280 feet above sea level and this makes for warm sunny days and cooler evenings. The average temperature is 45 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months and occasionally there will be days where it hits 60 degrees.
Although Denver does get snow, it never stays on the ground long in the city. If you want snow you’ll have to go higher up into the mountains near the ski areas. Speaking of skiing, Denver has many great ski areas including Aspen, Loveland, and Telluride. Here you can find all of the amenities that any other ski resort would have including shopping and lodging.
You can also visit Coors Field, which is the Colorado Rockies ballpark. Enjoy a visit to Elitch Gardens Theme park and take the kids for a carnival ride.
If museums are more your thing you can enjoy the Denver Art Museum as well as the Children’s Museum and The Denver Museum of Nature and Science. There’s something for everyone when you choose to visit Denver Museums. Denver also boasts a great aquarium and a zoo. Here you’ll find all sorts of fascinating creatures large and small. You’ll even find underwater creatures that will fascinate you and your children.
Don’t forget to visit the Denver Botanical Center where you’ll find all sorts of fascinating Botanical plants. You’ll have fun learning the various names and seeing the visually appealing displays here. If you, like many, are fascinated with the Titanic you may wish to visit the famous Molly Brown House that’s open daily from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Or perhaps you’d enjoy the Brown Palace Hotel.
If you’re into hiking you may enjoy a hike on the Dinosaur Ridge where you can see fossils from days gone by. The Denver Mint offers a fascinating tour where you can learn all about how money is made. Yes, that’s made, not earned. You’ll see how the money is minted and distributed to the public here.
Denver is also home to many famous historical buildings and you can get a guided tour of most of them by simply calling ahead. Denver is steeped in history from the gold rush era to modern day. You’ll enjoy a variety of attractions and things to do when you visit this famous area.
Whether you’re into outdoor activities or you prefer indoor, there is something for everyone in the family when you visit Denver and the weather is reliable and comfortable year around. From theaters to mansions you’ll have a wonderful visit and likely be planning your return trip before you ever finish with your first visit to the area.