Sixty three days. That is how many days my children have off of school this summer. We are all itching for summertime. We are ready to sleep in. I am ready to be finished with lunch packing, homework time and more.
This is a year of firsts for us. We are so excited to be spending our first summer in Denver. We have lots of people coming to visit us and we can’t wait to spend the summer exploring Denver and the surrounding areas. We have put together a list of things to do for each day of our summer. We probably won’t get to all of it (probably won’t even get to half of it!), but we are certainly going to try. As we explore, I will try to find time to write about some of our adventures and I will come back and link to them here.
If you know of something we should add to our list, leave us a comment.
1. Ride the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster and see what Breckenridge looks like without all the snow.
Visit The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
3. Hike around Rocky Mountain National Park and drive the famous Trail Ridge Road.
Learn how money is made at the Denver Mint.
Drive to the top of the highest paved road in North America – Mount Evans.
Ride the train in Georgetown and pick up some caramel corn at Georgetown Valley Candy Company.
Study science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Try to catch a fly ball at Coors Field while the Rockies play.
9. Have afternoon tea at the Brown Palace.
Visit a haunted hotel in Estes Park.
11. Tour the Molly Brown House Museum.
Dig for dinosaur bones at Dinosaur Ridge.
13. See a movie at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
14. Learn more about homesteads at Plains Conservation Center.
15. Visit Colorado’s newest state park, Staunton State Park.
See the flowers bloom at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
17. See the fish at the Downtown Aquarium.
18. Learn fly fishing.
Ride the rides at Elitch Gardens.
20. Hike at least ten hikes in our Hikes with Kids Colorado book.
Ride the cog railroad to Pike’s Peak.
22. Try indoor skydiving at Skyventure Colorado.
Tour the Stanley and see if it is really haunted.
Look for elk in Estes Park.
Tour the Celestial Seasonings factory and learn about how tea is made.
See the flowers at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center.
27. Hike at Eldorado Canyon State Park.
Check out some backpacks and explore the exhibits at the Denver Art Museum.
Do the scavenger hunt at The Wildlife Experience.
30. Pick strawberries at Berry Patch Farms.
31. Hike Lair o the Bear with the kids.
Taste some fancy fudge at Seasonally Yours.
33. Learn more about trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
34. Hike at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
35. Hike up to Castle Rock.
36. Drive to Colorado Springs and visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
37. Explore a ghost town.
38. Go on a zipline tour.
39. Visit Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
40. See Seven Falls.
41. Visit South Platte Park and the Carson Nature Center.
42. Visit Littleton Historical Museum and and have lunch in downtown Littleton.
43. Tour a mine.
44. Go horseback riding.
45. Hike Chautauqua Park.
46. Visit the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
47. Ride the light rail to somewhere new.
Take a lesson.
49. Go to a water park.
50. Ride the Platte Valley Trolley.
See the butterflies at the Butterfly Pavillion.
52. Tour Sports Authority Field.
53. Learn about firefighters at the Denver Firefighters Museum.
Take a weekend getaway to Great Sand Dunes National Park.
55. Explore Cave of the Winds
56. Find a waterfall.
57. Learn about farming at the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum.
Wander around Larimer Square and buy a treat at Rocket Fizz.
Try a restaurant that is new to us.
Buy the ingredients for dinner at the farmer’s market. Make dinner together.
Paint some pottery or canvas at a local art studio.
62. See a play.
63. Go to an outdoor concert.
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