Denver has come a long way from the rough mining town that it was once a century ago. Now, travelers look forward to visiting so that they can witness the sweeping views and partake in some of the amazing outdoor activities that the city has to offer. In addition to its captivating natural beauty, Denver also boasts a colorful history, mouth-watering food scene, and vibrant nightlife.
If you want some eye-opening experiences, check out these 5 amazing Denver tours the next time you’re in the Mile-High City.
Lower Downtown Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Instead of your typical city tour, consider mixing things up a bit and going on a scavenger hunt while you take in the hidden gems of Lower Downtown Denver. Start the day with plenty of brain fuel to help you tackle the clues and challenges alongside the historic landmarks like Coors Field and the iconic Dairy Block. All you need is a fully charged smartphone, money, pencil, paper, and a pair of comfortable shoes. Although it’s done at your own pace, it’s also a good idea to bring snacks and water to stay on the go, as well as and a city map in case your phone dies because it officially begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m.
Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour
If you’re a history buff, you’ll feel like you’re traveling through time on this bus tour as you dive right into Denver’s 162 years of history. While they also offer private tours with a couple of ghost and beer themes, Banjo Billy is very well-known for taking visitors time-traveling through different eras of Denver during their history tours. Some would say that simply calling it a bus doesn’t do it justice. Think about the yellow school bus from your childhood; now, take that and glue the front end to a hillbilly style house. Not only does this tour offer such cool aesthetics, instead of the uncomfortable school bus seats you might remember, they’re equipped with cozy couches, retro recliners, and sturdy saddles for people of all ages.
A Private Tour to Rocky Mountain National Park
If you want to do a full-day tour that helps you get your nature fix away from the urban landscape, Rocky Mountain National Park is certainly the way to go. You won’t have to worry about getting lost because you’ll have a local tour guide who knows the ins and outs of the park. To make it even better, this option allows you to avoid the touristy crowds. Although you pay premium prices for private tours, it’s well worth it because they provide the national park fees and other amenities like meals, transportation, and water refills. Colorado’s stunning wilderness is full of priceless views that you’ll treasure forever. If you’re lucky, you’ll even spot a grazing moose or an eagle soaring atop the chiseled Rockies!
Who doesn’t love trying new foods when traveling? After all, your taste buds deserve an adventure of their own! One of the best ways to try some of the most coveted meals in any city is through a food tour. If you’re not careful, you can find yourself taking hours to research and read reviews before settling on a restaurant — let alone choosing the meal itself. If you’ve hopped flights to Denver with the sole aim of digging into the city’s culinary scene, then this gastronomy tour can save you time by taking away all of the guesswork. Come prepared with an empty stomach and comfortable shoes. This amazing adventure lasts nearly 4 hours and promises that you’ll walk away fully satisfied after sampling several dishes at various places throughout Denver’s Arts District.
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Haunted Denver Evening Pub Tour
We couldn’t curate a cool list of Denver tours without including beer. And if you enjoy a nice cold brew over a few ghost stories, then bingo — have we got the perfect experience for you! This tour takes you around to visit some of the most popular pubs in Denver, AND they are all allegedly haunted. Your beer definitely won’t be the only thing that’ll give you the chills on this tour, but that’ll only make it even more memorable. If you want more encounters with spirits, pop over to Denver’s haunted Capitol Hill neighborhood for an extra-spooktacular night after the “BOO-zy” tour ends!
Whatever you decide to do in Denver, the Mile-High City really has it all. Their tours will satisfy your hunger, keep you in high ‘spirits,’ fuel your imagination, and enrich you with unforgettable moments. So, just follow our list of great Denver tours for the next time you fly into town!
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