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Top Reasons to Visit Denver This Year

There's no shortage of reasons why a visit to Denver deserves a spot on your travel bucket list. This amazingly scenic city features stunning mountain views, bold culinary flavors, a booming craft beer industry, ample outdoor recreational opportunities, and a thriving arts scene. Here are three of the top reasons to visit the Mile High City this year.

The Art Scene

The art and cultural scene of Denver is alive and well thanks to myriad world-class museums and vibrant art districts scattered throughout the city. Doorsteps explains, from contemporary galleries to intricately designed street graffiti, the city has everything an art lover could ever want or need. The venerable Denver Art Museum features a variety of exhibits in multiple genres. A bevy of art districts provides a gathering place for local artists to display their work and bring people together. The Arts District on Santa Fe is a particularly busy hub of activity, boasting the distinction of having the largest concentration of galleries in the state. The lights of the city and a unique backdrop of graffiti makes it an ideal location for photographers to capture low-light nightscapes and make some art of their own.

Unique Places to Eat and Drink

Denver has a seemingly never-ending amount of options for unique eateries. Dairy Block recommends that if you want something eclectic and flexible, then the Denver Milk Market has a wonderful mix of restaurants and bars to visit. Located in the heart of Denver's LoDo district, this eating venue offers something for every taste. Named the Buckhorn Exchange, Denver's original steakhouse has plenty to offer as well. In addition to a variety of prime grade beef steaks, this classic establishment offers exotic food such as alligator tail and buffalo sausage. Of course, you'll need something to wash down all of this delicious food. The booming Denver craft beer scene has an abundance of options sure to please any palette. From the legendary Breckenridge Brewery to the award-winning Great Divide Brewing Company, beer aficionados will delight in all of the vast offerings of this city.

Outdoor Adventure

The Mile High City boasts an amazing number of opportunities to connect with the great outdoors just right outside of the city. During the winter months, Denver is less than one hour away from some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the nation. During the summer months, visitors can embark on a variety of adventures from hiking to river rafting. Just outside of Denver is aerial adventures, land-based adventures and watersports in the form of ziplines, hiking, paddle boarding, and rafting and kayaking. All of these outdoor activities are set against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. This unparalleled beauty is simply unmatched.

Regardless of how you choose to spend your time while in Denver, you're sure to find something to please everyone in your travel party. The friendly and welcoming vibe of the city will make it hard to leave!

Check out one of our popular tours to the Grand Canyon that takes us through Denver!

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