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Nothing beats a Mile High Summer! And after a year in lockdown, you might be itching to get out and explore. (We sure are!) So we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite roommate bonding activities to help you celebrate the season.

Grab your roomie and hit the town together with our top picks:

1. Farmers’ Markets

Locally grown, farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods and good-to-the-last bite prepared foods — just a few things you’ll find at the many farmers’ markets spread throughout the city. Learn more.

2. City Park Jazz

Now in its 35th season, this free family-friendly community event features only local musicians along with carefully curated food trucks and vendors. Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. — through Oct 21, 2021. Learn more

3. Denver Botanic Gardens

One of America’s top 5 botanic gardens, this 23-acre park boasts a conservatory, themed gardens, and a sunken amphitheater that’s open for summer concerts. Learn more

4. First Friday Art Walks

Explore the vibrant creative communities of Denver every first Friday of the month! Art galleries, studios, and cultural attractions stay open late with complimentary drinks and snacks. Learn more.  

5. Denver City Parks

One of the best things about living in Denver is having free access to over 100 city parks! That’s 5,000 beautiful acres for urban recreation from sunrise to sunset. Learn more.

6. Victor, Colorado — The Black Monarch Hotel & Venue

This breathtaking mining town, just two hours outside of Denver, is home to a newly renovated casino-brothel-turned-haunted-boutique-hotel — full of rich history, intrigue, and Instagram-worthy backdrops. Learn more

7. Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Explore the cosmos, uncover ancient fossils, watch an IMAX film or immerse yourself in a hyper-realistic virtual world. Learn more

8. The Wild Animal Sanctuary

Did you know the world’s largest carnivore sanctuary is right here in Colorado? This non-profit rehabilitation center is home to nearly 500 rescued animals including lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!). Open daily 9 a.m. to sunset. Learn more

9. Trading Post Loop Trail at Red Rocks Park

If you’re looking for a short day-hike near Denver, this simple 1.4-mile loop is only 25 minutes from downtown. Learn more

10. Civic Center EATS

Head to Civic Center Park for Denver’s largest food truck gathering! Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the summer. Learn more

Questions about homesharing in Colorado?

Contact Erin Loughrey, Director of Colorado Development, at (303) 913-9421. Or visit our FAQs.