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Visiting Denver | Late-Summer/Early-Fall 2014

Sports fans in the Denver area have had the Colorado Rockies to satiate their thirst for action all summer long, but the Rockies’ 2014 season will draw to a close at the end of September. Baseball fans won’t want to miss the very last home games of the season when the Rox defend Coors Field against division powerhouses the LA Dodgers in a three-game series, September 15th through 17th, before hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks in a four-game series, the 18th through 21st.

Still, for Denver sports fans, the focus is set on the return of the NFL season and a chance at redemption for the Denver Broncos after a heartbreaking defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII earlier this year. Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium is set as the battlefield come September 7th, when the Orange Crush clash with the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 regular season opener. Home games continue through December 28th, as the Broncos close out the season against the Raiders.

To get involved in an athletic adventure of your own during a Denver-area visit, consider a day trip to Winter Park, just an hour west of the city. Winter Park Resort offers year-round fun – with or without snow – from over 600 miles of mountain biking trails stretching all the way to neighboring Fraser, to the bobsled-like fun of the Alpine Slide, to unmatched views of the Rockies aboard the Arrow chairlift.

Still, Denver is primed for a wild time without any time spent in the car. The highly walkable downtown area is perfect for a night out, thanks largely to the 16th Street Mall thoroughfare. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and entertainment at one-of-a-kind spots like Appaloosa Grill and Cook’s Fresh Market or cut loose at local-favorite haunts like Katie Mullen’s Irish Restaurant & Pub. To truly do as the locals do, venture down Broadway between Ellsworth and Alameda to explore a charming strip of restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, and dives.

All the excitement of the circus rolls into town when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents: Legends at the Denver Coliseum. Let the little ones experience unbelievable animal tricks, high-flying acrobatic stunts, and plenty of slapstick laughs during the show’s run, October 9th through 13th. Check the Denver Coliseum schedule during your visit; show times vary each day.

Boulder welcomes the Adventure Film Festival back for its 10th anniversay at Boulder Theatre. The three-day festival will screen a collection of award-winning outdoor- and environmental-themed films, bringing with it also the Adventure Street Fair, filmmaker and photographer workshops, the Family & Kid’s Film Festival, gear giveaways, celebrity appearances, and more.

The 2014 Colorado Springs Science Festival takes over Colorado Springs, around two hours south of Denver, October 11th through 19th. The nine-day festival is comprised of a variety of family-friendly and educational events held in venues all across the community. Ones not to miss include Science on the Screen, with screenings held in the West Wing Conference Room at the US Olympic Training Center, and the Smartphone SCVNGR Hunt, which spans the downtown area.

Denver Metro Area Hotel Map

15 Best Western Hotels
in Denver Metro Area

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    Gateway Inn & Suites

    Aurora

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    Boulder Inn

    Boulder

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    Brighton Inn

    Brighton

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    Vista Inn

    Buena Vista

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    Castle Rock

    Castle Rock

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    Executive Inn & Suites

    Colorado Springs

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    Denver Hotel

    Denver

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    Denver International Airport Inn & Suites

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    Ptarmigan Lodge

    Dillon

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    Firestone Inn & Suites

    Firestone

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    Antlers

    Glenwood Springs

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    Denver Tech Center Hotel

    Greenwood Village

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    Denver Southwest

    Lakewood

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    Louisville Inn & Suites

    Louisville

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    Alpenglo Lodge

    Winter Park

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Denver Metro Area Events

August 2014

August 30 - September 1, 2014
Colorado Balloon Classic Memorial Park in Colorado Springs hosts this family friendly hot air balloon festival.

October 2014

October 11-19, 2014
Colorado Springs Science Festival Venues across Colorado Springs fill with the fun that science can induce. The Science Festival is comprised of many different family friendly events such as Science on the Screen and a Smartphone SCVNGR Hunt through downtown.

December 2014

December 10-14, 2014
Jersey Boys Enjoy the story of Franki Valli and The Four Seasons as it is played out on the stage of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Performance times vary.

January 2015

January 8-11, 2015
Wintersköl Join in on Aspen’s “toast to winter”. Events include a canine fashion show, fireworks, and winter activities on the mountain. Event times vary.
January 22-25, 2015
ESPN Winter X Games Watch as over 200 of the world’s best athletes compete in various winter games in the ski-town of Aspen.
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