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Best 7 Things to Do in Denver Colorado in the Summer

Best 7 Things to Do in Denver Colorado in the Summer featured by top US travel blog, Walking in Memphis in High Heels

1.) Catch a Concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

There weren’t any that worked out while we were in town for only a couple free nights, but they usually have a great line-up of concerts there, and I hear it is such an experience you just have to try for yourself!

2.) Go for a Hike.

There is an abundance of great hiking in and around Denver, but we went to Boulder. We did the East Ridge Trail at Mount Sanitas. I have also heard amazing things about hiking in Estes Park and Idaho Springs. Bring some water and be prepared for incredible views!

3.) Go Kayaking.

We didn’t get to cross this off our list this spring, but we have a gift certificate and will be cashing it in sometime with the next year at AVA. Not only do they have great kayaking in Idaho Springs, they also have camping trips, ziplining tours, rock climbing, horseback riding and more!

4.) Visit a Brewery in Town.

There are COUNTLESS numbers of breweries in the Denver area! If you’re looking for the best, definitely check out Yelp for reviews on ones in the part of town you’re in. We had family in Golden, so we went to Barrels & Bottles Brewery. We sat outside on the patio and had such a great view on a pretty day.

5.) Do some Local Shopping in Town.

From Golden to Idaho Springs, there are so many cute little towns just a short drive from Denver. You will definitely want to check them out for some great dining and shopping while in town. Don’t just stay in Denver; venture out!

6.) Get a Massage.

Massages aren’t just for the skiers in winter! I got a massage at Relache Spa, and it was amazing! It was for a full hour, and I added the hot stones. Trust me, add the hot stones or some of the other add-ons like aromatherapy. It made such a huge difference, and I left feeling so relaxed!

7.) Check out Gaylord Rockies.

Gaylord Rockies is the newest resort to open in the Gaylord family of hotels, and just like the others, it definitely doesn’t disappoint! It is filled with lots of stained wood and other cozy accents that fit in perfectly in Colorado.

The lobby isn’t on the bottom floor like most are, and it actually overlooks the rest of the hotel and restaurants. There is a gorgeous wall of windows where you can see the mountains and see each restaurant right there centrally located in Gaylord. I love how all the dining options, shops and bars are right there in one spot and you don’t have to walk from one end to the other to experience them all.

If you have some good weather while you’re there, you’ll have to check out the outdoor pools and hot tub and the water slides. They also have an indoor pool with water slides that is great for the kiddos. And next to it is the pool bar. I got the boneless chicken wings, and they were SO good!

From the food to the entertainment to the atmosphere, I absolutely loved this new hotel. The rooms were spacious and cozy. I usually love an interior atrium view room, but at Gaylord Rockies, I recommend an exterior room with a view of the mountains. While you’re dining, you can always check out the pretty atrium with rocks, water fountains and a gorgeous view of the mountains. If you’re in the Denver area, I definitely recommend checking it out.

What about you? Have you been to Denver in the summer before? What is on your top list of things to do while in town? Let me know in a comment below!

  1. Morgan

    I love how grand everything is there! Denver has been on my travel list for a while now!

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  2. Kileen

    Colorado looks so beautiful and definitely need to check out this resort! Looks like an amazing place to visit!

    cute & little

  3. Mariya Zafirova

    Beautiful place!

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  4. Hillary Conheady

    I’ve been dying to go to Colorado! Need to save this for the future!

  5. Greta

    I’ve never been to Denver but have always wanted to visit! Sounds like so much fun.

  6. Laura Leigh

    My husband and I are dying to go to Denver! Definitely bookmarking this for the future!

    xo Laura Leigh

  7. Lizzie

    I’d love to go there for summer! It seems like an adventurer’s dream!!


  8. Jackie

    That resort looks absolutely fabulous. If I ever go to Denver, that’s where I’ll stay!!

  9. Lydia

    What a stunning hotel! I’m sure Colorado is just as beautiful in the summer as it is in the winter!
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  10. Anabelle

    So many good ideas – I’ve always wanted to go to Denver!

  11. Candace Hampton

    Colorado is so beautiful. I’ve been there a couple of times and I always have such a great time! Beautiful photos btw.

    Candace Hampton

  12. Jessica

    Such a charming place. Red Rocks Amphitheater is a must-see indeed. And yes, can’t go wrong with some local shopping!

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  13. Anna English

    Pinning this for later, I’ve only been in CO briefly for training!

  14. lee

    so fun! I still need to visit Denver!

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