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Family Friendly Adventures to Try This Summer in Denver

By August 3, 2017 September 19th, 2019 No Comments

There’s never a lack of things to do in Denver. Regardless of the season, there’s a plethora of choices for you and the family. We wanted to put together a list of a few things you can do this season to have a great time around town – check them out!

CASA BONITA
Casa Bonita is a must-do for families. This huge Mexican themed restaurant is an experience like no other. Enjoy mariachis, flame jugglers, and a gorgeous 30-foot waterfall. The waterfall was designed to resemble the cliffs of Acapulco, with the pool being 14 feet deep. The best part about the waterfall? The cliff divers! The restaurant also features a small puppet theater, a “haunted tunnel” called Black Bart’s Cave, an arcade with a large skee-ball room and a magic theater. Your kids will absolutely love this place.
RED ROCKS PARK & AMPHITHEATRE
Red Rocks is well known for not only being a geological wonder, but is one of the most famous concert spots. They have a huge array of concerts and shows, so you’re bound to find something you and the family want to see. The sandstone cliffs that surround the stage and make up the park are an amazing site. There are trails surrounding the park so you can explore the area without seeing a show, but still get the views during your short hike. If your kids enjoy science and history, then they will really like the dinosaur tracks and fossil fragments dating back 160 million years.
DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM
More than one million gallons of fresh and seawater exhibits offer an awesome view of ecosystems from around the globe at the Downtown Aquarium. Set off on your own tour to view the hundreds of species, mammals, and plants. These species include eel, rainbow fish, sharks, stingrays, and more. No matter the age of your child, there’s something that will captivate them, and you as well. There’s also an interactive stingray touch tank. Everyone in the family will love the interactive Sting Ray touch tank. It allows you to not just look, but participate and get involved in the brilliant surroundings here. If you aren’t into petting and touching the stingrays, there’s also an option to snorkel and scuba alongside other animals such as Moray eels, sand tiger sharks, and green sea turtles. If this doesn’t sell the family, what will?
CONFLUENCE PARK
Confluence Park is a great stop for the warm season, and is one of the most frequented parks in the city. There are kayak chutes which are man-made, and prove entertaining for kids as they get to watch adventurers brave the waters. The chutes are man-made. The kids will experience quite a rush watching adventure seekers brave the rushing waters. If you yourself decide to explore the kayak chutes, the Confluence Park paddling shop offers rentals, lessons, outfitting, and retail sales.

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