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5 Reasons Denver Needs To Be On Your Schedule

 

A Must-Visit State Filled With Something for Everyone

Denver is full of outdoor adventures, a thriving cultural scene, and 300 days of sunshine! The Mile High City is a perfect host city for the players and families attending the CCM Denver this September, not only enjoying a premier hockey experience but also making memories outside of the rink. We would like to encourage attendees to make the most of their time in this growing city by experiencing  Denver’s must-visit attractions.

 

1.    Denver Food Tour

Come for the hockey, but savor the food! This culinary-themed walking tour is led by a local guide and hits some of Denver’s award-winning restaurants. You’ll visit five different eateries spanning from pizza to empanadas and everything in between. With sweet and savory dishes on the menu, this is the perfect way to experience all the delicious food Denver has to offer.

 

2.    Red Rocks Amphitheater

Designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service and Department of the Interior, Red Rocks Amphitheater is a top tourist destination. It’s a well-known concert venue, serving as host to world-renowned artists, and is also a park that is open to the public. The spectacular view and prime location make it a must-see during your time in Denver. Rumor has it Greensky Bluegrass will be making an appearance on September 16 and 17, which sounds like the perfect reason to visit Red Rocks!

 

3.    16th Street Mall

Located in the heart of Downtown Denver, 16th Street Mall has been around for more than 30 years. Stretching for over a mile long, this pedestrian-friendly tourist destination is packed with shopping and good eats.

There are free shuttle rides from end to end making it easy to access any of the 300+ stores. If people-watching is more your speed, choose from any of the 50+ cafes and eateries, all with outdoor seating.

 

4.    Union Station

This isn’t your average train station! Union Station has been around for more than 100 years and is one of the most historic and iconic landmarks in Denver. This renovated 1914 train station is now home to restaurants, shopping boutiques, and a 112-room hotel. If you visit on a Saturday, you might also experience the Union Station Farmers Market, packed with produce from local farmers. Dubbed the “crown jewel of the city”, Union Station is a must-see!

 

5.    Denver Zoo
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Stretching over 84 acres and home to 3,000+ wild animals, the Denver Zoo aims to provide visitors with an intimate, first-hand encounter with the wonders of nature. They have an award-winning education and outreach team that creates learning opportunities for all ages. Attend an animal talk or get up close and personal with some of your favorite animals!

 

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