Where should you take your family while you're in Denver? Check out a few suggestions for entertainment in this great city.
If you visit during spring or summer, go to Coors Field to take in a professional baseball game. One of the best things about watching the Colorado Rockies play is that, because the stadium is at such a high elevation, baseballs tend to travel farther. Your chances of seeing a super-long-distance homerun are better than at other ballparks across the nation. There are also some great restaurants near the stadium, so you and your family can fill up on a hearty meal before you watch the game.
You can't miss the 16th Street Mall, which isn't what you may think of first when you bring malls to mind: This is a mile-long pedestrian promenade. If you don't feel like walking, hop on and off the free shuttle bus that makes it easy to save your energy for exploring all the shops along the mall. There are 42 outdoor cafes, so bring your appetite. Also be sure to check out the D&F Tower, which is a partial replica of the Campanile of St. Marks in Venice. When the tower was first built in 1909, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
Want a thrill? Check out Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, where you'll find the Half Pipe, the only ride of its kind in the United States. It sends you racing up and down a huge half pipe at 60mph. Also take a ride on the Mind Eraser, a suspension coaster that carries you along at speeds over 60mph.
Be sure to spend some time at Denver Union Station, a historic landmark. This beautiful building has some fantastic places to eat and shop. During the summer, head there to score fresh produce at the farmer's market.