Denver Colorado Attractions & Fun Things to Do in Denver
Cherry Creek Art Festival
Add the Cherry Creek Art Festivalto the top of your Fun-Things-to-Do-in-Denver list. Marketed as Colorado’s signature cultural celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, this annual event is held at the Cherry Creek North Shopping District with over 230 juried visual artists, culinary artists, culinary demos, over 25 performing artists and a big helping of fitness instructors. Free car and bicycle parking, farmer’s market, art auction and more. Book your hotel rooms at the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport and you’ll have Cloud Nine bedding to carry you through all your days at the Festival! Find out more at http://www.cherryarts.org .
A popular local attraction, the Denver Zoo’s animal exhibits are created to improve and enhance the lives of their resident animals. It’s more than a fun thing to do in Denver – your visit to the Zoo will showcase more than 3500 different animals, over 180 of them on the threatened or endangered wildlife list and three species that arealready extinct in the wild. Talk about fun things to do with your kids: visit Predator Ridge, Tropical Discovery, Primate Panorama and Dragons of Komodo. Drive 14½ miles from your room at the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport to discover this fascinating zoo, and visit http://www.denverzoo.org for more information.
Sparkler Firecracker Softball Tournament
Here’s some real fun for you in Denver: over 40 years of Triple Crown sports held right down the road from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport. This annual tournament now hosts over 500 Girls Softball teams from all over the US and Canada.If you’re looking for something fun to do in Denver, visit http://www.triplecrownsports.com/tourny_detail.asp?tournyid=4483 for more information.
Cherry Creek State Park & Reservoir
With its 880-acre reservoir and gently rolling prairie, we call this fun, exciting attraction Denver’s natural and spacious backyard! Located in Aurora at the southeast corner of Denver and near DIA, Cherry Creek State Park is popular for exciting and fun outdoor activities in the Denver area: biking, birding, boating, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, ice skating, sledding – the list goes on! But Cherry Creek offers activities you’ll be hard-pressed to find at other parks, like horseback riding, model airplane flying, volleyball, snow shoeing, a dog off-leash area and educational programs – bring the kids for a fun time at Cherry Creek State Park & Reservoir.For a hotel near the park and DIA, the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport is just 18 miles from Cherry Creek State Park & Reservoir. Find out more about all the fun your family will have at http://www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/cherrycreek/Pages/CherryCreekHome.aspx.
Buckley Air Force Base
Are you here to visit someone at Buckley AFB? Be prepared to be awed and have fun in Denver while you’re here!Home of the 460th Space Wing, 460th Medical Group and the 140th Wing Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley is nine miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport. Find out more about Buckley Air Force Base athttp://www.buckley.af.mil/main/welcome.asp .
Aurora Fox Arts Center
Look out – you’re in for some great fun in Denver, where you’ll find the Aurora Fox Theater Company, the Aurora Fox Studio Theater and the Aurora Fox Children’s Theater Company at the Aurora Fox Arts Center. Bring the family to a show for some of our best local entertainment. Housed in an historic landmark building in the East End Arts District, the Center makes its facilities available to other local groups that represent “Aurora’s many ethnic communities,” and is also available for meetings, seminars and workshops. Find out more about all the fun near the DIA at http://www.aurorafoxartscenter.org/ and plan to visit the Center, located just 10 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport.
Did we say fun for kids in Denver? Well, we were wrong – it’s fun for all at Elitch’s Gardens! A 70-acres theme and water park located on the edge of downtown Denver, you’re just 18½ miles from Hampton Inn Denver International Airport. Take the family for a day of fun outdoor play, or book a meeting or event on the gardens grounds – whatever you do, visit Elitch’s Gardens for family fun in Denver and to find out more athttp://elitchgardens.com .
The Denver Center for Performing Arts
Not just for arts and fun in Denver near the airport, the Denver Center for Performing Arts also has space for meetings, events, weddings and other special occasions. If you’re itching for great entertainment and lives performances, you’ll have even more family fun with tickets starting at just $20! Located 17 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, find out more at http://www.denvercenter.org/home.aspx.
Downtown Denver City Center
Whether you want to shop, live, work or play you can head right for downtown Denver. Located on a fast and direct 18-mile route from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, you’ll find anything and everything for a full and healthy life – oh, and the view’s pretty spectacular too! For our kind of downtown fun in Denver, learn more at http://www.downtowndenver.com.
Water World means just one thing: loads of fun in Denver! What more can you say about one of America’s top ten waterparks? Do you like adventure and thrills, or a slower, more enjoyable ride? No matter what your style, you will find all the fun in Denver at Water World. Bring the kids for fun things to do in Denver –with 46 attractions, picnicking areas and separate children’s play areas you’ll need all day to explore and experience Denver’s Water World. Located 19 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, find out more at http://www.waterworldcolorado.com .
Family fun in Denveris spelled Denver Aquarium, and this underwater adventure facility is a public aquarium and restaurant sitting right on the South Platte River. But wait until you see the special North America Exhibit, In the Desert Exhibit and Rain Forest Exhibit. (Psst:Heran the Tiger is trained on Tuesdays – be sure to bring the kids to this fun event in Denver!). Located 17 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, find out more athttp://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/default.asp.
Denver Natural History Museum
Make a plan to take in all the fun things to do at the Denver Natural History Museum: the iMax theater, the Planetarium and all the exciting exhibits. Just 14 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, book your rooms and bring the kids for plenty of fun in Denver at our own Museum. Find out all about this family-friendly museum athttp://www.dmns.org.
- Professional SportsThings to do in Denver, you ask? There’s nothing like a pro sporting event to rock your idea of fun in Denver. And what a sports fan’s heaven we are: no less than seven professional sports teams in Denver!
- Colorado RockiesDenver’s pro baseball team plays at Coors Field. Have fun in Denver watching a game with our own Rockies team. http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=col
- Denver BroncosYou all know how much fun in Denver the Broncos provide with Denver’s professional NFL football team – ‘nuf said! http://www.denverbroncos.com/
- Denver NuggetsPro basketball at its best, played at the Pepsi Center – what a great, exciting day of fun in Denver! Find out schedules and more at http://www.nba.com/nuggets/.
- Colorado RapidsThis pro soccer team plays at the world’s largest soccer stadium and complex – the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.Like so many other countries already know, there’s nothing like a soccer game that spells fun in Denver! http://www.coloradorapids.com/
- Colorado AvalancheIf you’re looking for things to do in Denver, go to a Colorado Avalanche hockey game. Winner of two Stanley Cups, the Colorado Avalanche team plays hockey at Denver’s Pepsi Center. Come on down for the best ice entertainment in pro sports in Denver. Find out more at http://avalanche.nhl.com/
- Colorado MammothWe know how to have fun in Denver near the airport, and the Colorado Mammoths lacrosse team is proof. One of Colorado’s hottest indoor sports teams, they average over 15,000 fans every game indoors at the Pepsi Center. Want to know more? Visit http://www.coloradomammoth.com/.
- Denver OutlawsIf you can’t get enough fun at the Mammoth indoor lacrosse games, try Denver’s outdoor Lacrosse team for more fun than you can shake a stick at.The Outlaws play at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Learn more at http://www.denveroutlaws.com/.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Not just for Denver Outlaws and professional entertainers, you too can book an event at the Sports Authority Field for both business and fun in Denver! Recently voted Best Meeting and Event Venue in the Denver area, book with confidence and enjoy Denver at its best! Located just 17½ miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, find out more at http://www.sportsauthorityfieldatmilehigh.com.
Great fun in Denver cheering for our pro baseball team – witha fantastic view of the Rockies – that’s what Coors’s Field offers its fans. Oh, and did we mention all the sporting fun in Denver any true-blooded baseball fan can have? And there are plenty of fans: Coors’s is a league leader in game attendance. Located 16 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, find out more at http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/col/ballpark/index.jsp .
We pack plenty of activities, events and other things to do in Denver into this one location: the Pepsi Center. Located 17½ miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport and at the edge of downtown Denver, the Pepsi Center is home for the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, the Colorado Mammoth and the Colorado Rapids. Oh, and you can get tickets for great national and international entertainers at the Pepsi Center too. Wow – that spells a whole lotta fun for kids, moms, pops – well, the whole family in Denver! Find out more at http://www.pepsicenter.com.
Aurora Sports Park
Our many athletic facilities are proof that we have plenty of sporting fun in Denver. The Aurora Sports Park is a major Denver player, boasting 23 full size soccer fields and 12 baseball/softball fields on 220 acres. It also includes five concession areas with restrooms, four picnic shelters and four playgrounds. (The concession areas and picnic shelters are wheelchair accessible.) That means you and the kids will have plenty of sporting fun in Denver, and won’t run out of things to do. This amazing park is located just 6 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, and you can check it out online at https://www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Departments/ParksRecreationAndOpenSpace/AuroraParks/Sports_Park/index.htm.
University of Colorado Denver
With a diverse student population, a 15:1 student/teacher ratio and an envious downtown location, earning your UC degree will be an exciting experience. Imagine pursuing your future path in the heart of international action and plenty of fun in downtown Denver. Just 18 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, parents can visit their college kids in comfortable, affordable rooms. Find out more about UC Denver at http://www.ucdenver.edu/pages/ucdwelcomepage.aspx.
If you’re in the Denver area to visit a local hospital or clinic, you’ll want to stay at the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport – we’re close to the three largest medical facilities in the Denver area. And although you may not be in Denver for fun, we have plenty of fun and entertaining distractions while you’re here – just ask our staff at Hampton Inn Denver International Airport for something that fits in your schedule.
The Children's Hospital
With over 300 beds, the Children’s Hospital in Denver consistently rates in the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation. That means the Children’s Hospital may not be a very fun place to visit in Denver, but will provide one of the best medical experiences in the nation. Just 8½ miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, find out more at http://www.childrenscolorado.org
University of Colorado Hospital
Named the #1 hospital in the Denver metro area, the UC Hospital is a full service research hospital and the central hub for specialty clinics around the state. Another top-ranking hospital in the nation, the UC Hospital is at the cutting-edge of modern medicine. Find out more at http://www.uch.edu, then book your rooms at the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, just 9 miles from the hospital – anddon’t forget to ask our friendly staff about fun things to do in Denver too!
The Denver VA hospital is part of the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, providing health care to veterans since 1951. The new 1.1 million square foot VA Hospital complex provides necessary care to our vets, allowing them to live fuller, normal lives filled with more fun with their kids and families.Located 15 miles from the Hampton Inn Denver International Airport, find out more at http://www.denver.va.gov.
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- Interested in knowing more about things to do in Denver and Hampton Inn Denver International Airport’s neighborhood? Here are some sites to visit for more fun and interesting events and activities:
- For more about things to do in Aurora, Hampton Inn Denver International Airport’s home town: www.aurorachamber.org
- For more about fun things to do in the parks and recreation in and around Aurora: www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Departmhhtments/ParksrecerationsAndOpenSpace/AuroraParks/Sports_Park/index.
- From the Aurora Convention & Visitors Bureau, even more things to do in Aurora at: www.enjoyaurora.com