Denver is a city full of opportunities for fun and exploring the outdoors. Due to the city being close to the mountains and having a slew of restaurants and shops, it truly is a city that offers the best of both worlds! You can go on a beautiful long hike and catch a celebrity concert on the same day. Of course with these all great excursions and foods, it is easy to quickly burn a hole in your wallet. If you’re not careful you can easily overspend in the city.
Luckily you don’t have to stay at home to save money in Denver. You can still have a blast in the mile-high city without breaking the budget. From cheap food to free museums days, there are plenty of cheap ways to enjoy your time in Denver. You’ll quickly find that the city is very budget-friendly and you won’t have empty your wallet to have a good time here. Here are 10 cheap or free things you can do in Denver!
1. Attend A City Park Jazz Event
Every summer, there are 10 free Jazz concerts you can go to in Denver. Located in city park, you can listen to some talented local jazz bands perform here free of charge. Since you’ll have extra cash to spend, you can go explore the food trucks lined up at the event. Grab a hot dog or two and listen to some great music free of charge.
2. Attend One Of The Free Museum Days
The museums in Denver are worth going to at least once, and luckily if you check the schedule online you can find days you can go without spending a dime. From Botanic Gardens to Denver Art Museum you can explore Denver’s popular attractions at no cost.
3. Tour Hammond’s Candy Factory
Hammond’s Candy Factory is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. The store has been in business since 1920’s and offers delicious sweets. You can tour the facility for free.
4. Visit Hudson Gardens
If you can’t attend a free day at Botanic Gardens and don’t want to spend the money on an admission ticket there, consider going to the lesser-known but still beautiful Hudson Gardens. The garden is free of charge all the time and even has a mini garden railroad.
5. Tour The State Capitol
You can tour the state capitol building free of charge in Denver. The capitol building is super beautiful and you’ll learn a bit along the tour.
6. Celestial Seasonings
The popular tea company is near Denver and offers tours of the facility for free. You can see how the tea is made and even try a few samples free of charge at the facility’s location in Boulder.
7. Take An Audio Tour Of Downtown Denver
You can get to know the city of Denver even better through a free audio tour of Denver. Just download the app NeighborWalks to take a tour of the city.
8. Tour Coors Field
For 6 to 9 dollars, you can tour the baseball field where Major League Baseball teams play. The tours are about 80 minutes and you can check out the visitor’s clubhouse and Press level.
9. Visit The Money Museum
Learn about the nation’s financial system and money for free at The Money Museum. You can redesign the currency here or see what $30 million dollars look like.
10. Tour Coors Brewery
For 5 to 10 dollars you can see how beer is made at the facility. At the end of the tour, you can have a fresh beer for yourself if you’re old enough.