Looking for something new and exciting? Denver has a host of adventures planned for the new year. Where else can you see a vast collection of artwork from Edgar Degas, explore Dead Sea Scrolls, hop on the Winter Park Express ski train for a perfect day in the mountains, dine at the city's finest restaurants during Denver Restaurant Week and take in a Broadway show?
And there's so much more! Check out special hotel deals for great weekend getaways.
See Blockbuster Exhibitions
Explore more than 100 works from prolific French artist Edgar Degas at Degas: A Passion for Perfection (2/11-5/20); be amazed by living things that blink, glow and flicker at Creatures of Light (2/23-6/10); and see 2,000-year-old biblical documents at Dead Sea Scrolls (3/16-9/3).
Find a Special Event
Honor a Colorado tradition that goes back to 1906 at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (1/6-1/21); check out a world of outdoor gear from hundreds of vendors at the Denver International Sportsmen’s Expo (1/11-1/14); go ice skating at the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park (thru 2/14); be there for the Martin Luther King Marade (1/15), the largest parade and rally of its kind in the country; release your inner child by playing on world-class (and normally children’s) exhibits and sampling local craft beer at Ales, Apps & Barrels of Fun (2/1); find inspiration for your home projects at the Colorado Garden & Home Show (2/24-3/4); and celebrate Irish culture during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (3/17).
Explore Family-Friendly Activities
See adrenaline-charged family entertainment during Monster Jam: Triple Threat Series (2/9-2/11); explore the West in vivid detail through paintings, sculptures and artifacts at Backstory: Western Art in Context (thru 2/11); see five ordinary teens morph into super heroes during Power Rangers Live! (2/21); view Amur tigers up close at the Denver Zoo's latest exhibit, The Edge; and cheer on the Colorado Rockies at the team's home opener (4/6).
Dine (and Drink) Like a Local
Dine on multicourse meals at the city’s best restaurants during Denver Restaurant Week (2/23-3/4). Tasty dinners are available at three price points. Denver’s culinary scene is thriving and is the focus of the latest season of Bravo's hit TV show "Top Chef". Dig in by checking out these Must-Try Restaurants. And if you love beer, you won't want to miss Collaboration Fest (3/31), where breweries from around the world form teams and create special brews for one day only.
Plan Ahead for Red Rocks
Get your tickets now for the Red Rocks Amphitheatre Concert Series this summer. You won’t want to miss a chance to see your favorite bands at this acoustically perfect, naturally formed marvel. For a truly unique experience, visit the amphitheater during winter at Icelantic Winter on the Rocks (1/26). Of course there are more ways to fall in love with the venue and its surrounding park, year-round.