Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Denver? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Denver?”
It doesn’t matter if you’re outdoorsy, an avid concert-goer or an insatiable gourmand, Denver’s got its arms open wide, saying “over here. We’ve got something just for you.” And not in a “creeper drug dealer hanging out in a high school parking lot” type of way. More like “the super-fit personal trainer who spends all their time hiking and biking in Rocky Mountain grandeur” way. Like, come this way, it’s gonna be awesome because we have all these gorgeous landscapes and craft breweries. Point being: The Mile High City is a place where it’s sunny 300 days per year (close enough). Where the elevation causes home runs to fly farther and drinks to hit harder. Where there’s new development everywhere. There’s a reason people are currently flocking there. And it’s not entirely because of the weed-friendly laws. Denver’s got something for everyone. Here are some familiar and not-so-familiar essential attractions.