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Your Ultimate Summer Bucket List: Denver

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When you live in the Mile High City, it’s tempting to flee to the Rocky Mountains every weekend to find some outdoor fun, but there are plenty of adventures to be had in Denver itself. From scooting around town on two wheels to catching a Rockies game at Coors Field, these are the items you need to add to your Denver bucket list this summer.

Cruise Around Denver with ScooTours

Wind in your hair. Cool summer breezes. Easy parking. What’s not to like about riding a scooter? ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental is here to offer you a different way to see Denver this summer. Located on California Street near The Colorado Convention Center, you can channel your inner tourist and hop on a small-group guided tour or rent your own ride and hit the open road for trip into the foothills. Take the back roads to Red Rocks or stick around town for a visit to RiNo Art District. While you’re there, head to Los Chingones for pig-ear nachos or try the seven-course chef’s tasting menu at The Populist. On the way back to return your scooter, take the long way home and cruise through LoDo for views of the South Platte River.

Cool Off at Elitch’s Island Kingdom Water Park

Feelin’ the heat? Cool off at Island Kingdom Water Park at Elitch Gardens, offering a selection of both thrill rides and family-friendly attractions. Our favorite is Tube Top, where you drop into a whirlwind of excitement and get drenched by 4,000 gallons of twisting, swirling water. Looking to do something a little more mellow with the kids? Hook’s Lagoon is a five-story treehouse that features 150 water gadgets, as well as a lagoon playground.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game! Coors Field

Nothing embodies the spirit of Americana quite like taking in a game at a Major League Baseball park. With baseball season in full swing, now is the perfect time to catch the Rockies in action. Charlie Blackmon has the hot bat so grab your glove, snag a seat in the Rockpile, and wait for him to hit his next dinger. Feeling a bit peckish? The food at Coors Field doesn’t disappoint. Try the Colorado Queso Stak – a mountain of waffle fries, home-made green chile queso, carnitas, pico de gallo, fresh jalapenos, and a drizzle of south cream – and then wash it all down with a Blue Moon Farmhouse Red Ale.

You can buy Colorado Rockies tickets here.

Denver Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station

While the Great American Beer Festival isn’t until October, there are still plenty of opportunities to imbibe in Denver this summer. Check out the 2017 Denver Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station on July 28th and 29th. With over 50 breweries slated to attend, you’re sure to find a beer –or seven–to whet your appetite. There will also be live music both days of the festival. Epic if you ask us!

General Admission tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. All proceeds benefit Swallow Hill Music.

First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe

If you live in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and love gallery hopping, food trucks, and live music, add the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe to your Denver bucket list. Happening on the first Friday of every month–rain or shine–this art walk offers you the opportunity to visit more than 60 different art galleries and runs a free guided shuttle to help you make the most of your time.

The First Friday shuttle runs from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and stops at the following locations:

  • 10th and Osage Light Rail Station
  • Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
  • Volvo Specialists & Baker Garage
  • Space Gallery
  • 6th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive
  • West High School

Need a pick-me-up before Art Walk? There is a food truck lot located on 7th Avenue, only a five-minute walk from StorQuest Self Storage on Kalamath Street. Stop in at your storage unit before any of your Denver adventures this summer, then venture out and make big things happen.

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