• Jill Collins

The Best Free Things to Do in Denver for Visitors

Traveling and touring gives you those unforgettable memories, but when you’re on a budget, sometimes you need to get creative. People travel and explore to enjoy, to learn new things, and to see new places, cultures and communities, which is why Denver should be on the top of your list this year. But, how do you stretch your money as far as possible in Denver and have the best experiences possible while you’re in the Mile High City?


We know the importance of saving every penny possible in these uncertain times when searching for things to do in Denver. Denver is an amazing and super fun city here in the beautiful state of Colorado, and the Mile High City attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world each year because we have so many things to do in downtown Denver.


Knowing how tough it can be wanting to visit a place as attractive as Denver but not having enough money to do everything is what makes our free walking tour of Denver [JC1] such a fun, memorable experience. This free tour on foot of Denver gives everyone the opportunity to explore downtown Denver on foot and enjoy one of the best things to do in Denver, Colorado.


But don’t stop there, red on for the top 10 best things to do in Denver...


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Your Denver Things to Do List Should Include the Skatepark

1. Visit Denver’s Skatepark for Free:

This might seem like a strange one to kick off our list of the best free things to do in Denver, but read on and you’ll see why it made the list...


The Denver Skatepark offers visitors and locals of all ages the opportunity to engage in safe and adventurous trips down concrete lanes and our Denver Skatepark is considered one of the best concrete skateparks in the country with awesome views of downtown Denver. If you’re adventurous or have kiddos who are, then your top 10 things to do in Denver list definitely needs to include getting a skateboard or scooter, rushing for the ramps, and feeling the wind on your face.


No worries, even if you do not have any cool moves. The Denver Skatepark is a ticket to free Denver fun; designed to satisfy your adrenaline needs or a place for great people watching by the river and a great place to take in those amazing views of downtown Denver to the east and the river and The Highlands to the west. The park has well thought out curves and bumps, with a smooth “snake run” of rails, transitions, and ramps. The skatepark also brings in several food vendors, offering mouth-watering delicacies and refreshing drinks to cool you on a hot day.


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The Tattered Cover bookstores are one of the best things to check out in Denver on a rainy or snowy day.

2. Spend Some Time in one of our Tattered Cover Book Stores:

If you love reading and have always wanted to sit in those cozy reading nooks that can only be found in movies, then visiting the local Tattered Cover Book Store should be at the top of your free things to do in Denver list. Shelves laden with hundreds of old and new books, the Tattered Cover Book Store has a cozy corner where you can take a seat, pick out a book, and read to your heart’s content.


It also has free Wi-Fi, so if you need to connect or are worried about your companions being bored, they can sit about and enjoy some scrolling. The Denver Tattered Book Store is a dream come true for many bookworms, so if you are one, do not miss out on this, especially if you’re looking for something free to do in Denver on a rainy or snowy day!


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The money Museum = another fun Denver free thing to do

3. The Money Museum; Believe it or not, it’s Free!

For a totally unique experience, one of the top 10 things to do in Denver, Colorado, includes visiting the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas’ Denver Branch, also known as The Money Museum.


Visiting is definitely a fun experience, you don’t need a lot of time and it’s right on Denver’s 16th Street Mall. This place is perfect for visiting if you really love finances (just kidding on that one… outside of accountants) or are looking for something unique to do in Denver, then this is where you can get the inside scoop on everything there is to money.


Kids (or adults channeling their inner child) can participate in interactive activities to spot counterfeit bills, and engage in other fun experiences. Plus, if you do join in on the free walk, it goes right by the Money Museum!