Denver is a stunning city no matter what season you choose to visit. The state capital of Colorado, and by far and away the largest city in the state, there is a lot more to do during the winter then watch professional sports teams like the Broncos, the Nuggets, and the Avalanche (although there’s certainly nothing wrong with that if that is your thing!). The truth is that Denver is not a city that shuts down because of a few blizzards and some cold temperatures. Quite the contrary, this city has proven to be quite the winter wonderland! The key is to understand what all your options are and to take advantage of the time that you have there.
For families were looking for something fun or educational, downtown Denver’s Skyline Park offers free ice skating through out a good portion of the winter. Located on the corner of 16th and Arapahoe, you often find dozens upon dozens, if not hundreds, of individuals of all talent levels enjoying what ice-skating has to offer.
On the educational side, there are many fantastic museums and educational centers that frequently have special events or occasions going on during the winter months. The History Colorado Center for example, often has multiple specialized displays that really dig into local history and help it come to life in an interesting and fun way.
You also will want to take some time to visit the Denver Botanical Gardens. This incredible greenhouse area features magnificent plant life for many different parts of the world, and bring something special and different to tourists and residents alike. Sometimes during the coldest winters you just need a little bit of that tropical flavor to make it through.
On the other hand, if you are looking for fun that is a little bit more geared towards adults feel free to take part in one of the many different pub crawls that are featured throughout the city, which is famous for its large number of high quality microbrews.
For many this evening culminates with the annual Winter Brew Fest, which brings many of the best and most renowned microbrews in town together so beer fans can enjoy them all in one place as they celebrate another winter in Denver.
As you can see, there are many options for enjoying the best this city has to offer no matter how cold it is outside!