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The Denver Blog

Denver Botanic Gardens Sets the Bar for Sustainable Horticulture

When it comes to sustainable horticulture, Denver Botanic Gardens is leading by example. Take green roofs, which ease the urban heat island, provide wildlife habitat and offer other environmental benefits. There are two at the York Street location: a display roof atop the Boettcher Building and…

Denver Zoo Sets Ambitious Goals for a Greener Future

Home to more than 3,000 animals, Denver Zoo has gotten greener in recent years. This has nothing to do with the resident pythons (green tree pythons are known for their vivid emerald color): Sustainability has been front and center at the zoo for more than a decade. “We’ve really been able to…

Denver’s Biggest Events for 2024

Start planning now for exciting events and festivals in Denver. Scroll down our month-by-month list andchoose from annual favorites, splashy debuts and exclusive showings. Make a night of it and take advantage of great hotel deals. …

Best Birding Spots Near Denver

Birding can be a valuable introduction to nature and ecology for children. Birds are not as elusive as other wildlife and can be viewed safely. Combined with your favorite hiking spots, it can be a welcomed addition to a day out on the trails. Bring a bird identification guide and encourage kids to…

Downtown Denver Holiday Lights Tour

Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, Downtown Denver will be twinkling like never before. Take an evening stroll through the heart of the city by following this self-guided tour. All of these attractions are free and can be experienced throughout the holiday season. You can start the tour at any point…

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Denver This Winter

Looking for something new and exciting? Denver has a host of family-friendly adventures planned for the holidays with special hotel deals for weekend getaways. Mile High Tree Presented by Xfinity Denver’s holiday season will once again be bigger and brighter with the spectacular (and free) Mile…

How to Plan an Exciting Outdoor Trip to Denver This Winter

Denver is a magical place to visit in wintertime, especially during the holidays. The city is the cultural capital of the Rocky Mountain region while the mountains offer world-class skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re planning a short trip or longer sojourn, spending some time in Denver is a…

How to Have a Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Trip to Denver

When it comes to sustainable travel, few places do it better or greener than The Mile High City. Denver made National Geographic’s 2021 list of sustainable destinations, thanks to its support of solar power and bike lanes, as well as the city’s Certifiably Green Denver program. While businesses all…

Denver Hotels with Rooftop Pools and Bars

Several hotels in downtown Denver and Cherry Creek had visions of flip-flops, rubber duckies and pure relaxation in mind when transforming rooftops into places for mixing and mingling. With 300 days of sunshine annually and blissful summers and autumns, Denver is a paradise for rooftop pools and…