A Day in Denver: Indoor Things to Do During Winter

While our Colorado winter has been on-again/off-again this year, we know that for the colds days, it’s often hard to know what to do. Besides the regular activities like skiing, which are expensive and require extensive travel, are there other things that would be fun to do in Colorado in the winter? Things that don’t require a large coat or heavy costs?

We rounded up some fun ideas for you to do in the colder months—and we decided to focus on Denver. It’s only an hour away, and the city offers quite a few interesting things to do that will keep you both warm and entertained indoors.

Go to Denver’s Downtown Aquarium or Butterfly Pavilion

If you want a bit of a taste of outdoors, then places like Denver’s Downtown Aquarium are a fun excursion into the outdoors inside. The aquarium has an indoor theater, lots of exhibits, and even a restaurant. The Butterfly Pavilion is an exhibit that is always warm, humid, and full of colorful butterflies. What more would you want in the midst of snow and cold?

For more info: www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/exhibits.asp


Watch Denver’s Sports Teams

Denver is the smallest city with four major league professional sports teams, so that should tell you how much Coloradans love their sports. In the winter, go check out a Colorado Avalanche hockey game or a Denver Nuggets basketball game—both of which play out of the Pepsi Center. Cozy up with your family and enjoy some rousing live action!

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Check out a Museum or Two
Denver has a plethora of great museums, including the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, the Children’s Museum of Denver, the Denver Art Museum, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Most of these places have free days, so be sure to call and ask when those will be.

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These are only a few suggestions, as there are so many amazing things to do—even during the winter. Hopefully this will spark some curiosity and get you excited for adventures in Colorado!