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Denver: Downtown Aquarium All-Day Pass

1. Denver: Downtown Aquarium All-Day Pass

Enter the Downtown Aquarium in Denver and discover all the attractions with an all-day pass. Get up close and personal with the aquatic animals and learn about the marine creatures. You will see the galleries, pools, and other areas which are home to over 500 species of animals. Discover Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, and more.  You will get the chance to touch and learn about various marine animals like stingrays, horseshoe crabs, and starfish. Watch the incredible marine life while enjoying some snacks at the restaurant. Experience a unique way to understand underwater life while exploring the museum at your own pace throughout the day. 

Denver: Cannabis Tour

2. Denver: Cannabis Tour

Immerse yourself in the cannabis industry on this original tour. Enjoy transportation via a luxury party bus limousine, get exclusive access to a state-of-the-art cannabis growing facility, and visit two of Denver's best dispensaries on this guided tour. Learn about the industry and the plant from our expert guide while having a blast with new friends. Be amazed by a live glass-blowing demonstration with an opportunity to purchase the piece directly from the glass artist afterward. Tour start times run throughout the day and run for 3 to 3.5 hours.

Denver Botanic Gardens General Admission Ticket

3. Denver Botanic Gardens General Admission Ticket

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate a Western identity and a unique high-altitude climate and geography. Don't miss the Freyer – Newman Center. The Center is a physical manifestation of the Gardens’ celebration of the fusion of science and art. The Center houses the Helen Fowler Library, the Sturm Family Auditorium, art galleries, herbaria, classrooms, the School of Botanical Art & Illustration and the Copper Door Coffee Roasters coffee shop. The Gardens’ holdings are unique because horticulture, plant conservation and preservation, mycology, and art unite to document human relationships with these elements and the larger environment. Housing each of these programmatic elements in a single facility makes these assets more accessible to the public.

Denver: BEYOND Light Show and Meditation

4. Denver: BEYOND Light Show and Meditation

Enjoy a fully-immersive experience with BEYOND: A Guided Meditation & Laser Light Experience featuring a guided mediation, enchanting music, wondrous sound, and an awe-inspiring laser and projection light experience designed to elevate the soul. See custom audiovisual art installations created by world-famous artists that explore powerful themes. For those who enjoy thinking and meditating while immersing themselves in music and visuals, this planetarium-style, classic rock laser light show is designed to electrify your consciousness. Each Beyond Light Experience starts promptly at 20 minutes past the hour, every hour, during operating hours. This is a non-consumption, family-friendly experience.

From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

5. From Denver: Red Rocks, Evergreen, and Echo Lake Tour

Discover the magic of Colorado's natural scenery on a guided tour through mountains, canyons, rock formations, and lakes. Take a break from the big city and dive into the wonders of the iconic Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the quaint town of Evergreen, and the pristine Echo Lake. Just a short drive out of the city, you'll come across an outstanding variety of untouched landscapes. Visit Red Rocks Park and see the famous amphitheater carved into the rocks. Then, drive into the mountains via Bear Creek Canyon and see many of the Denver Mountain Parks. Browse the shops or enjoy a quick drink in the small mountainous town of Evergreen. Witness beautiful hilltop views by climbing up a mountain pass to Echo Lake. Stroll around this incredible glacial lake sitting at 10,600 feet high and have a great chance to observe local wildlife.

Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 43% on Top Attractions

6. Denver CityPASS®: Save up to 43% on Top Attractions

Enjoy your choice of admission to 3, 4, or 5 of the most popular attractions in Denver at up to 43% off of regular combined admission. Marvel at the underwater worlds of the Downtown Aquarium, explore an urban oasis at the Denver Botanical gardens, and discover the wonders of nature at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Other attractions to choose from include The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, The Denver Art Museum, and The History Colorado Center. Reservations may be required at some attractions. Visit my.citypass.com for up-to-date attraction information including reservations, entry instructions, hours of operation and helpful tips to plan your visit.

Denver: Cannabis-Friendly Mountain Sunset Tour with Guide

7. Denver: Cannabis-Friendly Mountain Sunset Tour with Guide

Embark on a 420-friendly sunset bus tour and discover what makes Denver the Mile High City. Travel to Red Rocks Park and spot native wildlife from Lookout Mountain, travel along the Lariat Loop, and much more. Head to the meeting point and be welcomed with a complimentary pre-roll and gummy. Then, test your vintage gaming skills in a retro video game arcade while you wait for everyone to arrive for the tour. Once everyone has checked in, hop aboard the party bus and head off to Red Rocks Park. Marvel at the world-famous sight and see ancient rock formations. Next, make your way to Lookout Mountain where you'll have the opportunity to use your photography skills to capture amazing shots. Keep a lookout for wild buffalo and elk and soak in the panoramic mountain views. Make a quick stop at Buffalo Bill's grave before taking a drive along one of Colorado's best-known scenic byways, the Lariat Loop. Finally, make a stop at The Golden Mill, the perfect spot to satisfy that munchie craving that's bound to have kicked in by now. End your tour with a convenient return journey to the meeting point.

Denver: Middle Clear Creek Beginners Whitewater Rafting

8. Denver: Middle Clear Creek Beginners Whitewater Rafting

Hungry for adrenaline-filled fun? Take on the Clear Creek in Denver for a beginners level whitewater rafting experience. Go through a safety talk with your guides before setting off into the beautiful canyon and make a splash as your crew paddle downstream. Make your way to the rafting center and meet your awesome crew for the day. Enjoy a short safety briefing and study the route you'll be taking down the middle Clear Creek rapids before getting wetsuited up and into the water. Encounter several continuous class I-II rapids and let the water carry you over the edge as you paddle to keep your raft straight. Lean into the thrill as you crash down Initiation Falls, Castle Falls, Mister Twister, Hightop, Speed Limit 55, and Mountain Lion. All the while immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains and admire the picturesque landscape surrounding you. Keep an eye out between the splashes for wildlife that makes its home in the canyon. Reach the bottom of the Creek and spend time celebrating with your crew and exchanging stories, realising that your adventure into whitewater rafting has only just begun.

From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

9. From Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip and Lunch

Explore the Rocky Mountain National Park on this day trip from Denver. See nature at its finest as you take in unspoiled views and magnificent peaks. Cruise down Trail Edge Road and through Estes Park in a comfortable and airconditioned van. Stop for a nice picnic in a stunning natural setting.  Meet your local guide at the Denver Union Station and climb aboard a spacious van with plenty of legroom. Sit back and relax on the drive to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Take in views of the city of Boulder on the drive.  Stop to see the iconic Flatirons red-rock formation. Admire views of this 300-million-year-old wonder that lies in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Feel as though you are on top of the world as you cruise down Trail Edge Road which offers plenty of opportunities for capturing breathtaking photos. Indulge in delicious picnic lunch as you enjoy views of the Rocky Mountains in the background. Visit the Stanley Hotel which was made famous as the shooting location for Stephen King's film 'The Shining.' Encounter marvelous views of the Rocky Mountains as you drive through Estes Park. Return to your meeting point in Denver at the end of your Rocky Mountain adventure. 

Denver: City Highlights, Views, and Secret Spots Bus Tour

10. Denver: City Highlights, Views, and Secret Spots Bus Tour

Join this fun bus tour with a local Denverite &  jump into exploring the Mile High City. Hop onboard our comfortable 14-passenger shuttle & enjoy taking in Denver's top sights as we wind through the heart of Denver & visit a great spot for views of the mountains. Denver's beauty shines year-round & experiencing Denver's top sights and discovering the stories behind them, is a great way to kick off your time in our Mile High City. Along the way, enjoy tons of fun commentary from your guide, ask questions, take pictures of Denver's amazing landmarks, and see & hear more about the Mile High City, past and present! Your tour kicks off at Union Station & then we'll hit the streets, rolling past some of our favorite highlights, including the iconic Larimer Square, the unique Denver Art Museum, we'll explore LoDo together, cross over the must-see 16th Street Mall, hear the U.S. Mint's heist stories, visit the Colorado State Capitol's famous Mile High Steps & much more! And best of all, we'll make 1-2 optional photo stops and there's plenty of time to ask Qs, get great local, off-the-beaten-track recommendations from your guide and more. You'll see and hear more than 90-minutes than you thought possible on this fun, light-hearted tour of our Mile High City!

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based on 21 reviews

The birding man adventures with Dr. Ryan Dibala was an incredible experience. Yes he has a PhD! Imagine taking an 8 hour jeep tour of the Rocky Mountains with an encyclopedia of the forest. Dr. Ryan has an incredible amount of knowledge of the area, the wildlife and its history. He picked us up from our hotel and we had the best experience on a mountain excursion we ever had. We have been to the mountains many times before but not like this. He is very friendly and caring. He even stopped at Estes Park and the Stanley hotel for a quick tour. He truly wants to teach you on your trip. he goes out of his way to make sure you see the wildlife. We saw, elk, sheep and lots of birds. His wife Angie also prepared a picnic lunch for us that was amazing. Dr. Ryan led us on an easy hike up some trails where we had a lunch overlooking majestic views of the mountains and wildlife. This would definitely be on my bucket list! We are planning on booking a camping trip with him this summer!

It was a good time. I was soloing but it was nice talking with other people on the tour with me. My tour guide let us wandered off but had a specific time to get back to the van/bus. I know a lot of people won’t like that but it was nice because while traveling to the other places he would talk about things we are seeing outside. I will say that hiking/snow boots would be best to wear when heading to the mountains! It also gets pretty cold. Overall, I had a great experience with the tour. Definitely worth checking out!!

Don’t even hesitate - this is one of the best tours I’ve ever taken! The Rocky Mountains are truly stunning in winter. Emily our tour guide was wonderful, had so many interesting facts to share and had boundless energy. The stop at the Stanley Hotel was a cool extra addition!

I enjoyed seeing Rocky Mountain National Park and all of the cute towns that surround it. Our guide Will was very knowledgeable and had plenty of great stories to tell us.

Will is an excellent guide, he has so much information to share I had a wonderful hike with a small group Lunch sandwich was excellent as well!