Step by Step Planning Guide: Denver Edition

Denver, the capital of Colorado, is the go-to airport hub and the unexpected gem of Colorado. Discover all there is to do in Denver by following our step by step guide below…

Step one- Pack your bags accordingly… Denver is full of daytime outdoor adventures, so make sure to pack some tennis shoes, exercise shorts/pants and a comfortable t-shirt. When the sun goes down, Denver also offers awesome downtown entertainment! Be sure to pack your cute pair of jeans and favorite high-heels as well.

Step two- Plan your transportation… We only assume if you are traveling from afar you have already booked your flight into Denver International Airport. With that, you will need a ride from the airport to your Denver destination hotel or cabin. Luckily, SuperShuttle and ExecuCar serve DIA and will get you to where you need to be on your Denver vacation. Before you leave, be sure to download the SuperShuttle app to earn your summer discount and easy bookings!

Step three- Get settled in… When you arrive to your hotel or rental property, take a moment to take it all in. Reserve a few minutes to relax and get everything settled before you jump into your schedule of adventures.

Step four- Research what you want to do… you probably did some research before you even left home, but do some more if you are at a restaurant or even ask a local for suggestions, they know more of the insider spots.

Step five- Read our list of things to do in Denver… We put together a quick list of suggestions to help you get started on your Denver planning! We hope the list below helps you discover the true beauty of Denver and helps you find some fun things to do in this awesome city!

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Show off your adventurous side at Red Rock Park- This park is full of adventures that will last you the entire day. The park itself is 6,450 feet above sea level, so if you are looking to hike, run or bike be careful because this steep park will take your breath away, literally. Red Rock Park also features its famous amphitheater where various artists come to town to perform a show for all audiences. Check their website for upcoming shows during your visit!

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Strut your stuff in Downtown Denver- Downtown Denver provides entertainment all through the night. Take a stroll down Larimer Square and admire the fashion trends that are set there. Pick out your favorite outfit and rock the night away at the best happy hour spots, McCormick & Schmick’s and Wazee Supper Club.

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Wind your way down the Colorado River with White Water Rafting- Rip and roar down the steep white waters of the Colorado River. Enjoy a quaint river ride in the beginning, then hold on because it’s going to be a wild ride!


Feed Your Inner Foodie at The Source- featured in an 1880’s brick building, this place offers a collection of artisan foods and vendors. Get a fresh baked pastry, or handmade street taco and to top it off, order a craft cocktail for the ultimate food experience.

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Learn a Lifetime of Knowledge at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science- Learn all there is to know about nature and science at this museum. Various exhibits are displayed at any given time, so make sure to see the new shows, experiment and much more here!