Denver June 28, 2016
10 Surprising Things You Never Thought About Doing In Denver
Looking for incredible, unforgettable things to do in Denver that are a little outside the box? We’ve got some unique ideas that are just perfect for your next date night, group hang, or family adventure. Learn how to make your own stained glass, take an improv comedy class, scoot around the city on a vespa, and more at these magnificent Mile High attractions that await you!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. ScooTours Denver Scooter Rental
Take in the most marvelous Mile High sights and historic landmarks on a motorized Vespa-style scooter or moped with
, located across from the Colorado Convention Center. You can "rent and ride" or take a guided tour of the city (which includes riding lessons), and the only requirements are that you are at least 18 years of age, have a valid Driver's License, and an adventurous spirit.
2. Byer-Evans House Museum
In the heart of the city is one of Denver's oldest and most historic landmarks built in 1883, which was once home to two of the Mile High's most prominent families. Today you can experience the beautifully restored home, museum, and gallery by guided tour ONLY to get a glimpse into Denver life as it was 100 years ago.
Grab a group of 2-8 friends and embark on an unforgettable private mission tailored to you and your team at
! This high-tech interactive adventure is one of the city's true hidden gems and an experience you won't soon forget.
4. Canvas and Cocktails
Explore your artistic side in the company of friends and libations at
Canvas and Cocktails
, with locations in Cherry Creek and SouthGlenn. They offer a wide variety of fun-filled classes and events, including Paint What You Love, Open Paint, Specialty Classes, and family friendly events like Mimosa Mornings and Sangria Saturdays.
5. Bella Glass Studios
Another great place to kick back and relax with friends and family and try your hand at artistic endeavors is at
Bella Glass Studios
. This local, family-owned operation in the heart of RiNo offers a plethora of creative fun, including fused and stained glasses classes, paint your own pottery, Boards-N-Brews, Creations & Libations, and more!
6. The Infinite Monkey Theorem
Denver's most hip, urban winery is the perfect spot to take a date or group of friends interested in learning more about the wine-making process through tours, tastings, and food pairings. They also host all sorts of booze and fun-filled events, including live music, outdoor yoga, and food trucks extravaganzas.
7. Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
in LoDo is a nightclub offering riotous laughs and one-of-a-kind acts that will have you in stitches. Their improv and sketch comedy, karaoke, and fully-stocked bar will keep you coming back for more!
8. 16th Street Mall Pianos
Perhaps you'd like to try your own hand at the performing arts by tickling the ivories on the pianos at the 16th Street Mall. The "Your Keys to the City" public art program will be on display at the pedestrian paradise until September 30th.
9. Swallow Hill Music
Or perhaps you'd like to learn more about music by enrolling in a class, workshop, or private lesson at
Swallow Hill Music
? There are many educational and cultural opportunities available for children and adults at this fantastic grass-roots nonprofit organization. (Pictured is their roving Instrument Petting Zoo, which travels the state and is available for your event by request.)
10. Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
Located in the basement of the D&F Clocktower is a dimly-lit, intimate club with wildly entertaining acts which include burlesque, comedy, magic, and live music of all genres. For over three decades Lannie has been selling out shows and wowing audiences with her charismatic stage presence, and she will show you and yours an evening of entertainment that you'll never forget!
For more memorable Mile High fun, check out
10 Underrated Places in Denver To Take An Out-Of Towner and 22 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In Denver.