Mar 05 2021
Longtime residents of Colorado already know this, but Denver is a great city to be anytime of the year. March is no exception. There are so many amazing opportunities for Denver’s residents to get out and enjoy their community. From restaurant options to hiking trails, the options are limitless. Station A‘s luxurious apartments are just minutes away from it all. Take a closer look at these local events taking place this March that you won’t want to miss out on.
Month of Photography
Denver’s residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the Month of Photography thanks to Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC).The biennial festival is geared towards showcasing and celebrating the diverse medium while creating opportunities for up and coming and local artists. The exhibitions are dispersed throughout 75 museums and a great reason to get out and get exploring. Zanele Muholi, an activist who is well-known for her use of the body, is just one of the many talented individuals whose work will be on display. The great thing about this event is that it literally will be running this whole month. To see a map of the neighborhoods and exhibits check out CPAC‘s extensive guide.
Night Lights Denver
Night Lights Denver is a great reason to come out and enjoy The Denver Theatre District. The light-based art display that is breaking boundaries gives viewers a unique experience while being able to support the surrounding businesses and communities. The incredibly innovative art exhibits take place Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 11:00 PM. However, starting March 14th, the featured art will begin at 7:30 PM due to daylight saving. Interested individuals can watch this YouTube video to get a sneak peek of what everyone is talking about. Night Lights Denver has gotten the reputation as ‘the people’s projector’, and it definitely seems worth checking out.
On Sunday, March 21st Denver residents will have an opportunity like no other. Rainbow Militia and Prismajic are the forces behind Celestial Chaos. The event combines dancing, circus, and storytelling like never before. Decked out with visual arts, Celestial Chaos is a show about Greek mythology. The production tells the story of three gods who struggle to create a “perfect” world. The cast of Celestial Chaos encourages audience members to embrace the theme and fun and dress like the gods. Amber Blais, Cerene Shepard, and Staza Stone are just a few of the highly-acclaimed professionals who will be featured in the entertaining show. Saint Patrick’s Day Dance Performances
Of course, as many people are very familiar with, March is the month that is traditionally marked with lots of symbolic, festive, and green decorations in honor of Saint Patrick. There are plenty of ways to join the fun in Denver, Colorado. Wick School of Irish Dance is returning for another celebratory dance performance at Stanley. The first event will take place on Saturday, March 13th from 12:00 to 12:30 PM. Denver’s residents will have another opportunity to enjoy the exciting performances on Wednesday, March 17th from 4:00 to 4:30 PM. These exciting and festive events will be taking place both indoors and outdoors.
There is no question about it, Denver, Colorado has a ton of culture. With March just beginning, this is the perfect month to start enjoying everything the city has to offer. The abundance of events and opportunities make it a great place to live. Contact us today to find out more about Station A’s contemporary housing options, amazing amenities, and our one-of-a-kind community.
Jan 08 2021
What is winter weather like in Denver? In a word, changeable. Denver’s weather can change rapidly, especially in winter. It can be blisteringly cold one day and in the mid-50s the next. In fact, many of our worst late winter or early spring blizzards follow several hours of gentle rain. A rainstorm followed hours later by a howling, raging blizzard? Welcome to the vagaries of Front Range weather!
But don’t worry, a week later you’ll probably be enjoying a cup of coffee on the private balcony at your Station A apartment. We did mention that the weather is changeable, didn’t we? And don’t worry about those blizzards, either. Denver’s weather is actually relatively mild. We get snow and even occasional blizzards in Denver, but it varies widely year by year.
When Most of the Snow Falls
Most of Denver’s heaviest snowfalls happen in the months of October, November, and December, and then again in March and April. Snow can occur throughout the winter, of course, but these months are when the heaviest snowfalls tend to happen. Fortunately, the white stuff generally doesn’t stick around for long. Unlike in the Midwest and Northeast, you can usually see the ground in Denver between snowstorms.
The lack of lingering snow is due in part to our approximately 300 days of sunshine a year. Snow doesn’t stand much of a chance against our dazzling, high-altitude sun! The other reason for its quick departure is a Chinook wind. These warm, dry winds may cause temperatures to rise by 50 degrees or more. No wonder these winds are known as ‘snow eaters’!
Average Temperatures in Denver
Winter temperatures in the Mile High City can go from blisteringly cold to a balmy 50° F overnight, and vice-versa. Here’s a list of average Denver temperatures year-round. As you can see, our average temperatures are generally fairly moderate for the time of year.
January The average high is 44° while the average low is a cold17°.
February The average high is a bit warmer at 46° while the average low is still chilly at 20°.
March It’s starting to warm up. The average high is 54° and the average low is 26°.
April Still warming, with an average high of 61° while the average low is above freezing at 34°.
May Now it’s getting balmy! The average high is 71° while the average low is 44°.
June Now that summer has officially arrived, the average high is 81° while the average low is a fairly warm 53°.
July Whew! It’s really getting hot with an average high of 88° but an average low of a refreshing 59°.
August The average high is 86° while the average low is 57°.
September It’s starting to cool down with an average high of 77° and an average low of 47°.
October The average high is cooler at 65° while the average low is getting chilly at 36°
November The average high is a brisk 52° with an average low of a cold 25°.
December It’s definitely colder with an average high of 43° and an average low of just 17°.
According to the National Weather Service, 1.4″ of snow fell on September 21, 1994. One week later, on September 29th, the temperature was a scorching 91 °F. Such radical changes aren’t too uncommon in fall and spring, although they aren’t always quite so dramatic.
The biggest single-day change in temperature occurred on January 25, 1872. The high that day was 46°, then the temperature dropped… The low that night was -20°. That’s a 66° change in temperature in less than 24 hours!
Enjoy Denver’s Weather at Station A
Whenever the sun is out in the winter, you’re apt to see people in shirtsleeves or just a light jacket. You’ll probably even enjoy sitting out on the patio at Station A, enjoying the sunshine and the wonderful amenities available to residents here. If you aren’t a resident yet, what are you waiting for? Contact us to request a tour today!
Jan 01 2021
In Denver, Colorado, January may be chilly, but the city is never short of fun opportunities for couples, friends, teams, and families. With 300 days of Sunshine, the Mile High City presents many adventures no matter the season.
Sprawled before the city is breathtaking mountain scenery from where you can see over 200 snowcapped peaks. Add the hundreds of parks that stretch over acres of land and loads of other family-friendly events around town, and your family will be spoilt for a choice of exciting adventures.
Below are our top six ideas of exciting things to do in Denver in January.
1. Winter Wanderland Light Walk
Light Walk is a spectacular event taking place in Cherry Creek North. Here you get to enjoy a ‘light walk’ through 16 sparkling blocks lit with half a million lights. To crown the fun is music choreographed eight twinkling displays and an outdoor holiday market. This event end-date is scheduled for early January, so you don’t want to miss out.
2. Blossoms of Light at the Botanical Gardens
The dazzling display of lights isn’t limited to Cherry Creek North. The Botanical Gardens has established a three-decade tradition of creating a twinkling winter wonderland at York Street. What’s more exciting about this event is that they have a new feature every year, so it’s never dull for repeat guests. With warm drinks and exciting holiday treats, your family or date will have fun relaxing or taking a walk under the magnificent lights that make you forget the winter chill.
Botanical Gardens also offer special packages for hosts seeking exceptional holiday party venues, as well as lovers looking for the ideal location to pop the question, so check them out if you’re interested.
If snowboarding and skiing don’t excite you much, you may want to try snowshoeing on the excellent Denver trails. The good thing with snowshoeing is that you don’t need much preparation. All you need to do is fit into snowshoes and venture out.
Some of the exciting snowshoeing trails include the Mill Lake trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Dream Lake trail, etc. They have well-maintained trails and offer breathtaking scenery of the snowcapped mountains that your family will enjoy.
Now, for skiing lovers, Denver has a handful of great skiing places for you. Some of the closest skiing resorts include Echo Mountain, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, etc. Each resort has unique offerings that you will love sampling – adventurous terrain, night skiing, uncrowded runs, free cat-skiing, delicious food and refreshments, friendly staff, etc.
5. Make a Snowman
Snowstorms transform Denver into a winter wonderland. You can treat your teams or kids to some fun by taking them out for snowman building contests. With hundreds of parks available, there’s more than enough room to enjoy some hours of entertainment while developing your creativity.
6. Visit Golden
Golden is a history-rich that is never short of attractions and festivities. Explore famous places like the Colorado Railroad Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Golden History Museum, Lookout Mountain, or visit the National Earthquake Center to get reports on the earthquakes that have rocked the planet. While at it, be sure to stop at the Table Mountain Grill & Cantina for the popular flaming cheese appetizer and delicious southwestern cuisine to warm the January chill.
Denver may be chilly in January, but it has loads of offers for fun-filled outdoor adventures. From the snowcapped mountains for skiing and snowshoeing lovers to the expansive parks for memorable snowman building contents, extravaganza lights events, and historical sites, the Mile High City is never short of fun activities, not just for you but the entire family.
If you would like to become a part of the vibrant Denver community life, visit us at Station A and let us can actualize your dream. We are committed to offering the best of contemporary Colorado living within a homey environment. Contact us today to learn more about our properties and amenities.
Dec 17 2020
Forget some exotic destination overseas — all the fun and excitement you need to make your December holiday unforgettable is right here in Denver. There are so many fun things to do that you will be spoilt for choice.
Here is an overview of eight events and adventures that are guaranteed to highlight your time in the city.
1. Festival of Wreaths
The Festival of Wreaths is an annual event that has been taking place for over two decades now. The festival brings together local individuals, businesses, and organizations in a competition to design the best wreath. These wreaths are then sold virtually at auction, and the proceeds support the Aurora History Museum and other local education and school programs.
Everyone is welcome to participate. The wreaths are displayed at the Aurora History Museum, and tourists are welcome to participate in the online auction.
2. ChristKindl Market
Have you ever wondered how they celebrate the December holidays in Germany? The ChristKindl Market is the next best thing after actually traveling to Europe.
The ChristKindl Market mimics German and European December holiday traditions so well that you will forget you are in Denver. Highlights include indulging in traditional European cuisine, experiencing European arts and entertainment, and a chance to meet historical figures such as St. Nikolaus and the ChristKindl. The event starts on the Friday before Thanksgiving and goes on to the 23rd of December.
3. Jackalope Virtual Holiday Market
The Jackalope Virtual Holiday Market takes place online, which is just ideal for the 2020 holiday season. The market exhibits a wide range of products, including artistic creations from some of Colorado’s finest artisans. Other products include fine ceramics, home décor, fine jewelry, family products, and more.
4. Penny Saturday at the MCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver is Colorado’s leading exhibit of exotic contemporary works of art. The museum showcases some of its finest works during the December holiday, and you can explore all of them for just one penny. The offer is only available for the first Saturday of December.
5. Free Day at the Museum of Nature & Science
You will find some of the most interesting science and nature concepts on full display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The museum has a collection of more than one million exhibitions. The exhibits are as diverse as your imagination, and examples include depictions of black holes, impressively intact fossils of dinosaurs, and more.
6. Free Day at the Clyfford Still Museum
The Clyfford Still Museum is one of the world’s top destinations for fans of Abstract Expressionism paintings. The museum is, in fact, named after Clyfford Still, who is credited with discovering this new style of art. The museum opens its doors for free once every year, usually in November, just as the December holidays start. However, tickets are limited and issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.
7. First Friday Art Walk
Denver has a soft spot for art, and the First Friday Art Walk brings together art enthusiasts from all over the country. This massive event takes place on the first Friday of August, and it occupies a large area between the 5th and 11th avenues. Some of the best artists from all over the state and country exhibit their artworks on the roadside street galleries, inside alleys, along walkways, and virtually anywhere with an artistic appeal.
8. Downtown Denver Skyline Park Skating Rink
Located at Skyline Park, the Downtown Denver Rink is the perfect venue for ice skating. It is spacious and picturesque, and anyone can skate for free. It is also close to some of the city’s most popular eateries.
Denver has everything it takes to give you a memorable December holiday. There is a celebratory mood in the air, and there are dozens of fun things to do. These events will give you an intimate experience of some of the city’s most pleasing aspects, so start here and don’t mind losing yourself in the fun.
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Nov 02 2020
Denver offers excitement and enchantment in November, as only autumn in The Rockies can. The culture of the city is on full display in Denver, with some of the most anticipated arts and social events of the year being held during November. Here’s some of what’s on our calendar this November.
Denver Arts Week
An annual arts extravaganza, Denver Arts Week offers hundreds of exhibits, both live and virtual, throughout the week. Sprawled across many types of venues throughout the city, this community event exhibits a very diverse selection of locally produced art. Dancers, musicians, performers, and visual artists schedule galleries and shows throughout the event. Film also takes a large role as Denver Arts Week is scheduled to coincide with the conclusion of the Denver Film Festival, a 43-year tradition!
Denver International Wine Festival
Every year in November, the Denver International Wine Festival wows attendees with wine offerings from all over the world. This 3-day event features a multi-course banquet to kick off the event, with an assortment of wine pairings to be enjoyed. The second day features top local chefs squaring off in a competition to create the best dishes to pair with this year’s winning wines. The third day’s event is a large-scale wine tasting with over 50 vendors in attendance. Whether you’re a sommelier or just a person with adventurous taste buds, this festival has something for you.
CRUSH is a beautiful tradition in Denver’s River North Arts District since 2010. CRUSH (short for Creative Rituals Under Social Harmony) is an annual street art event in which hundreds of walls all over the River North Arts District are given to local and guests street artists to paint as they wish. CRUSH leaves a living gallery on the streets of this Denver neighborhood, celebrating the local culture and talents. The colorful murals can create a wonderful day of an art walk through this open-air gallery.
United Way Turkey Trot
The annual United Way Turkey Trot is a well-known tradition to many. This Thanksgiving race is a huge part of the fund-raising efforts for the United Way all over the world, but in Denver it’s special. Denver was the first United Way chapter, originally founded in 1887. The United Way has since gone on to spread their community action and charity mission with over 1800 chapters worldwide. The Mile High United Way Chapter holds a special place in the hearts of locals and never is this more observable than at the annual Turkey Trot. For 2020, the Turkey Trot has gone fully virtual, but small community events are popping up all around the festivities as the people of Denver show that their unwavering support of the United Way.
Mile High Holidays
November in Denver offers enchanting Thanksgiving and Christmas attractions and activities. The city’s annual Mile High Holidays Numerous displays and workshops culminate in Thanksgiving weekend, when dozens of museums, businesses, and government buildings unveil breathtaking light displays. Included among these, is Denver’s famous “Mile High Tree”, a 110-foot light sculpture of a Christmas tree. This towering tree can be entered and observed by onlookers and flashes gorgeous patterns in a continual light show.
Colorado Country Christmas Gifts Show
Every year the Colorado Country Christmas Gifts Show brings excitement to the holiday season in Denver. This is a 3-day expo of crafts, furnishings, art, local foods, and gifts for the whole family. Seen by many as a kick-off to the holiday season, this show has been a fixture in Denver for 37 years. With some of the top local chefs, artisans, and artists in attendance, it features hundreds of exhibits, vendors, and displays.
Denver’s calendar is packed full of events like these in November. This city is bursting with social and cultural richness, and it’s exciting to be in the middle of it.
Here at Station A, we think it’s important to have a comfortable home, while still being close to the action. If you’re interested in moving towards contemporary, affordable living connected to all the celebrations Denver has to offer, contact us and maybe we can help get you where it’s all happening.
Sep 30 2020
Denver, Colorado, is a beautiful and action-packed place to be any time of year, and there is no shortage of activities in October. There is something for everyone, from nature lovers to those seeking a family-friendly experience to those who may just be looking for a way to let their hair down and their zombie flag fly. Check out some of our favorites and plan to meet us there.
If you want some gorgeous pictures in early October, take a hike up to Guanella Pass. You can climb up to over 11,600 feet to view the spectacular aspen groves as they change colors. Another must-see is Rocky Mountain National Park, where you can see the reflection of the aspens in Bear Lake. For a later October viewing, take a vintage steam locomotive on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, where you can see the aspen groves on the steep slope between Georgetown and Silver Plume.
Denver Beer Week
If you are a beer lover, for nine glorious days, you can revel in all things beer at Denver Beer Week. If that’s not enough, the week wraps up with the biggest beer competition in the country, the Great American Beer Festival. Even if you can’t make it to Beer Week, don’t worry. The Denver Beer Trail boasts over 100 brewpubs, breweries, and taprooms in the Denver metro area, open every month of the year!
Union Station Zombie Prom
For an adults’ night out, put on your best ghoulish outfit and polish up your dancing shoes. The Zombie Prom awaits! Dance the night away with a live DJ, spiked punch, and prizes for the best costumes. If you feel like upgrading your experience, grab some tickets to the VIP Teacher’s Lounge Experience.
BOOnion Station Trick-or-Treat Parade
Gather up all your little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins and head down to Union Station for a free parade and festivities. After the BOOnion Station Trick-or-Treat Parade, you can watch live entertainment, get a balloon animal, have your face painted, and more. Make sure the whole family is in costume because you’ll have a chance for not only the best individual costume but the best family or group costumes, as well.
Every year in downtown Denver, zombies take over. If you think you have what it takes to stay alive on streets swarming with the undead, check out the Zombie Crawl. Brush up on all your Zombie Apocalypse techniques and make plans to show them off.
There are never any shortages of pumpkin patches in and around Denver in October. Take family pictures against the colorful backdrop of fall foliage and pumpkins, take a hayride, and taste some fall treats without the tricks. Get lost in the 25-acre corn maze at Anderson Farms or visit the Denver Botanic Gardens for a haunted maze. Check out all the options here.
Taps & Tails @ The Denver Zoo
Grab your favorite brew and spend a day sipping and strolling while admiring the animals at Taps & Tails at the Denver Zoo. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! It will all take on a whole new relaxed vibe when you meet your favorite people at the zoo.
From free events to those requiring advance tickets, there is something for every taste and budget in Denver. Come spend your October with us and see what we have to offer.
At Station A, we don’t just believe in work/life balance, we believe in living life to the fullest, taking advantage of all the natural beauty and fun activities around us. If you are interested in contemporary living connected to it all, contact us today for a tour.
Sep 01 2020
It’s been a long summer of sheltering in place. September brings the promise of cooler weather without the threat of snow. It’s a great time to go out and do something fun in Denver. The city has a lot of great options for everyone.
You can try something new or explore one of your favorite activities from going to the park to shopping at the local farmer’s market. Here’s a look at some of the best things to do in Denver in September. Just remember that some or all of these events and locations might be canceled or closed due to COVID-19.
Do you love art? Then CRUSH Walls is the event for you since it brings you the work of local, regional, and national artists. From September 14th through the 20th, the RiNo Art District gets a fresh coat of paint. Using spray paint, artists display their talents and vision on walls and doors.
The entire district comes alive with creativity and cutting-edge art. You can enjoy an afternoon walking around the district watching the artists at work. If you get hot, stop by the Spray Can Bar and grab a frosty beer and watch the artists working.
Denver Startup Week
In 2020, Denver Startup Week is going virtual. This event celebrates all things innovative and entrepreneurial in the Mile High City. This year, you can sign up for online sessions for free. It’s a great way to learn new things about running a business.
If you own a business or are thinking about starting a business, this event is a must, so mark your calendar for September 14th through the 18th and register for the sections that interest you today. There are more than 300 sessions, and each one is free.
Denver Food and Wine Festival
With tickets available online for the best events, the Denver Food and Wine Festival is sure to be a great time. You can dine under the stars or party on the patio. Festival events start on September 4th and run through the 8th with the Grand Tasting on the afternoon of the 7th.
This is the one event you don’t want to miss with more than 40 area restaurants handing out samples to sink your teeth into along with wine and spirits. There’s even a culinary demonstration from a renowned chef.
Local Farmer’s Market
You want to eat healthier and visiting a local farmer’s market can help you meet that goal. There are several farmer’s markets in the Denver area, and each has its own unique flair. Of course, you’ll find more than fresh produce. There are weekly events, live entertainment, and the best home-cooked food in the area.
You’ll find different farmer’s markets open on different days of the week and a large variety open on Saturdays. You can find anything from locally-made butter and cheese to homemade pies and jam. Many of the farmer’s markets have a festival feel.
Take a Walk in the Park
Denver is home to many parks. Whether you’re looking for walking trails or a picnic area to grill up a meal with family and friends, there’s a park close by. City Park is the largest with a museum, zoo, and golf course. You can walk by the lake and view the City Park Pavilion, a 19th-century landmark built in the Spanish style.
You can take your pup to the Carla Madison Dog Park for an afternoon of fresh air. With so many parks in the area, you can visit a different one each weekend.
At Station A, we love the Denver area and the fall weather. We also enjoy sharing our knowledge of local events. When you’re looking for a new apartment to call home, contact us for a tour.
Aug 26 2020
Welcome to Denver, home of Titanic Survivor Molly Brown and various 19th century landmarks. While the city is filled with restaurants, local shops, and exciting activities, there are so many incredible places to get outside and enjoy nature. For the best hiking trails, places to picnic, and prime playing grounds for your favorite sports, check out the 8 best parks here in Denver.
Featuring lakeside trails, City Park is one Denver’s prime locations. Within the park, you can spend your time freely enjoying the Denver Museum of Nature & Science while exploring the planetarium, catch one of the many shows, or take pictures of exotic reptiles at the neighboring zoo. Don’t forget about the playgrounds and trails when you feel like getting active.
This park isn’t as cheesy as the name makes it sound. It’s actually filled with green space to enjoy the sun to offer tranquil views. The trails are aligned with trees, offering shade for those that feel like walking, running, or biking. Whether you feel like having a picnic or playing a friendly game of kickball, there’s plenty of open space to do so while still practicing things like social distancing.
Get ready for some fun in the sun at Sloans Lake Park. Head on over to enjoy a day out on the water as you paddleboard or kayak across this gorgeous lake. With 177 acres of land and water, there’s plenty of room to spend your day relaxing. The great thing about Sloans Lake is that you’ll feel like you’re on vacation away from the city while still being in the city.
Originally known as Cemetery Hill, Congress Park earned its name in the 1890s. Senator Henry Teller requested the original land be redesigned into a park that the growing city’s population could enjoy, with the first plans including other local known parks such as Cheesman Park and the Denver Botanical Gardens. Today it presents itself as a city nursery where you can enjoy flowers and growing trees as you take a stroll through the trails.
Established in 1911 through the condemned property, Alamo Placita became one of the hidden gems in the city of Denver. The small area is known as a garden sanctuary, providing nurturing views. The park is the perfect place for getting fresh air on daily runs and is pet friendly.
Accessible by light rail, Confluence Park brings you urban vibes. Settled between Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, this downtown Denver Park is beloved for contemporary settings that house prime waterfront locations. Take a kayaking trip down the river as you float comfortably through parts of the city.
CHERRY CREEK STATE PARK
When it comes to state parks, Cherry Creek is one of the prettiest. Reserve a spot for a weekend of camping and enjoy a little bit of wildlife as you relax. Choose between activities like fishing, riding jet skis, or simply playing in the water. If you feel like exploring, grab your bike and ride through nature as you enjoy the cleanly kept trails.
Offering sporting facilities, blooming gardens, winding trails, and elegant views, Washington Park has it all. This Denver park spans 161 acres and provides you with plenty to do. Get some friends together for a game of volleyball or slam ball, and take advantage of all the adventurous opportunities at the park.
If you or a friend are looking for a new place to call home that offers your a prime location in the city of Denver, contact us today. The Station A Apartments are closeby all of the best parks in Denver, making it incredibly easy to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
Jul 30 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on summer travel plans for many Colorado residents. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of fun things to do in our community. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in Denver and the surrounding areas in August.
Museums and Zoos
Museum of Contemporary Art
MCA Denver provides a wide range of rotating exhibitions that explore the art and culture of today. There are educational programs for children and adults that showcase the work of regional and national artists. The museum is operating on a timed ticketing system to limit their guest capacity. The cost of admission is $10 and free for children under 18 years of age.
The Denver Zoo is offering family-friendly events throughout the month of August. Nature Connects® is an award-winning exhibit that features larger-than-life sculptures made of LEGO® bricks that are strategically placed throughout the zoo. Art With the Animals is offered Friday and Saturdays through August 15th. This socially distanced event includes arts supplies, instruction, and an exclusive animal feeding. Children can also join a painting class where they will use their handprints to create animals on a LEGO® brick. The Zoo is limiting the number of daily visitors in adherence with social distancing guidelines. Tickets must be purchased online.
Colorado Black Arts Festival
For the first time in 35 years, the Colorado Black Arts Festival will take place online. The virtual event is going to be available on YouTube at COLBAF on August 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7 pm. Enjoy this year’s theme of “Art Ovation,” designed to promote African arts and culture in Denver.
Sloan’s Lake is considered the biggest lake in Denver and offers ample non-motorized boating and fishing opportunities. There is a 3-mile paved path that surrounds the lake and is perfect for both bicyclists and pedestrians. The 177 acre park has plenty of room for picnics, with sheltered pavilions available for use. It’s the perfect spot for watching the sun go down with an incredible view of the Denver skyline.
Cherry Creek Reservoir
This 880 acre recreational area is located outside of Denver but is accessible by Rail if you take a bike. The use of jet skis, kayaks, and paddle boards are allowed. Fishing is permitted with a valid license. The swimming area is currently closed but there are picnic tables and grills available. Camping is allowed with a reservation. The natural prairie creates a beautiful environment complemented by beautiful rolling hills. It’s a relaxing oasis worth checking out.
This urban park is one of the must-see places to visit in Denver. It’s the ideal location to relax by the river, grab a coffee on REI’s outdoor patio, or take a tube for a leisurely float down the South Platte. For those looking for more adventure, there are challenging whitewater chutes for kayaking the rapids. There is a well-kept hiking and biking path that follows the river along part of the Cherry Creek Regional Trail. The Platte Valley Trolley provides easy access to this Mile-High City favorite location.
Pedal Boat Rides
The best place to enjoy a pedal boat ride is in Washington Park. Wheel Fun Rentals offers reasonable rates for two and four-seat boats. The park is the biggest in Denver, with a beautiful 2.75-mile loop trail that is perfect for both walkers and bikers. There are ample wide-open spaces to enjoy a quiet afternoon enjoying the August weather.
Hiking the 14ers
There are 58 mountain peaks in Colorado that exceed 14,000 feet. Known as the 14ers, these ranges have hiking trails for all skill levels. The snow has melted, making August the perfect time to tackle a big hike. The 14ers for beginners include Greys, Torreys, Longs, and Bierstadt. Each trail provides a unique perspective of the beautiful scenery that surrounds our beautiful state.
Contact us today to find out more about what Denver has to offer.
Jun 24 2020
After being cooped up in the house for the last few months, COVID-19 restrictions have started to lighten up. With the city reopening, keeping social distancing practices in mind, there are a variety of fun activities to check this summer. Read on to learn about five fun activities every Station A resident can enjoy in Denver this July.
1. Dining Out at Restaurants and Bars
This July, many Denver restaurants and bars will be partially reopened or opened with restrictions in place. This summer is a great time to enjoy the food and drinks you have been missing for the last few months, while also supporting locally owned businesses. Many top restaurants and bars in the Denver area will be open for in-house dining this July. To see if your favorite restaurant or bar will be offering this service, be sure to check out their website for more information.
2. Enjoying the Great Outdoors
After being stuck inside the last few months, enjoying the great outdoors will be a real treat. Camping grounds, state parks, and national parks around the Denver area and throughout Colorado are all reopening. Some fun spots around Denver to check out this July are Red Rocks Park, Cherry Creek State Park, Mount Evans, and Rocky Mountain National Park. At these spots, you can partake in a variety of fun outdoor activities like hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, kayaking, camping, and more.
3. Viewing Denver Museums
Another fun activity to check out this July is the opportunity to view some of Denver’s greatest museums. Not all museums in Colorado are set to be reopened this summer. However, all eight of History Colorado’s museums throughout the state will be returning to in-person service. The History Colorado Center and Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum are two History Colorado museums that are located right in Denver. You could even plan an exciting road trip this summer and visit all eight History Colorado museums that are scattered throughout the state.
4. Visiting the Denver Zoo
One fun activity you can do this summer is to visit the Denver Zoo. The zoo has been closed since March 17, 2020, due to COVID-19 regulations. However, the zoo is now back up and running with multiple COVID-19 safety measures in place. All guests over the age of three are required to wear a face mask while visiting the zoo, to protect the health and safety of all employees and guests. The zoo’s newest attraction to check out this July is the Stingray Cove. Getting outside and seeing all the exhibits the zoo has to offer will be a fun activity to experience this summer.
5. Taking in the Denver Botanic Gardens
A final activity you might enjoy this July is experiencing the Denver Botanic Gardens. The public botanical garden is located in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver and spanning over 20-acres. There is much to see and experience at the gardens from nature to art to education to conservation to sustainable living practices. You won’t be disappointed with a fun trip to the gardens this July. Be sure to check out their website to learn more about their reopening plans and what precautions will be put in place this summer to practice proper social distancing protocol.
Station A Living
If you’re looking for a new apartment in the Denver area, check out Station A today. Station A offers residents a variety of perks like a resort-inspired entertainment plaza, a club-quality fitness center, a multifaceted resident lounge, and a great community atmosphere. Check out our blog to learn more about our community and apartment options. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!