This is going to be a list of things to do in Denver when you are very much alive and kicking – not as the movie tells us, Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead! In this movie, an old man says “Life is like a mustard burp, momentarily tangy and then forgotten in the air”. For this reason, travel is something we should embrace as often as we can, and the Mile-High City with the Rocky Mountain backdrop is an excellent place to visit. Lonely Planet describes it as where “Old West blends effortlessly with cosmopolitan hip” so without much further ado, here are some awesome things to do in Denver.
1. Get Neighborly in Larimer Square
Larimer Square is where the Mile High City breathes that thin mountain air in deep. One of the most historic things to do in Denver is to explore Larimer, in which, a little over a century and a half ago, the whole community of Denver was housed. Though Denver’s grown taller and wider, the child’s heart and soul still pumps in this historic downtown neighborhood, where visitors can start by eating in one of the fine restaurants in the area’s historic buildings or go on a shopping spree in a series of hip Denver shops. Better yet, drop by Larimer at night, when it ceases to hit the snooze alarm and starts to buzz with life. Countless festivals play out upon the square year-round, the most popular of which is La Piazza dell’Arte in June, where you’ll see hundreds of artists converge and paint away in the square as if it were a canvas.