Things to do in Denver
Beer’s good, right? Yeah! Beer! At the Coors Brewery, you can follow the entire brewing process - from roasting barley to bottling - of Coors beer. The 30-minute tour (www.millercoors.com) has free sampling opportunities and an impressive collection of historic beer cans, bottles, and memorabilia. Happy days indeed.
Get on Arkansas River’s finest white water
River Runners Colorado (+1 800 723 8987; www.riverrunnersltd.com) is an experienced company that takes thousands of adventure lovers down the Arkansas River every year. They’ve got an array of options available, so whether you’re beginner, advanced or somewhere in between they’ve got something that’ll suit.
Go play some of the finest exponents of arcade games’ past
If there’s a part of you that longs for the days of sweaty joysticks and power-ups, then the 1up (tel: +1 303 736 2230; www.the-1up.com) is the perfect bar for you. The 1up now offers two locations for fun: LoDo or Colfax. With over 45 classic games, including Donkey King and Mortal Kombat II, plus 15 pinball machines, it’s a nostalgic delight.
Puff out some smoke on a cannabis tour
Possession of limited amounts of marijuana is now legal in Colorado, and the aficionados amongst you will enjoy spending the afternoon on a tour. Colorado Cannabis Tours (tel: +1 303 420 8687; www.coloradocannabistours.com) will take you around a vast growing facility and some dispensaries, give you a glass-blowing demonstration and no doubt allow you a toke or two of the green stuff.
Visit the ghosts of Mustangs past
If classic cars are your thing, then a trip to Colorado Mustang Specialists (tel: +1 303 343 7024; www.coloradomustang.com) will have you revving with excitement. The salvage yard has been open since 1977, and has over 2,000 cars piled up in differing states of condition and repair. Owners Dan and Mike have been there since the beginning, so come armed with your hardest Mustang trivia.