Things To Do In Denver

One-Hour of Laser Tag for Four, Six, or Eight at American Paintball Coliseum (Up to 57% Off)

American Paintball Coliseum

Park Hill

Players face off inside an indoor or outdoor arena using a laser system that attaches to paintball guns

$80 $40

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Christmas Trees at Tree Town Wonderland (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tree Town Wonderland

Southwest Denver

Selection of lush Christmas trees includes pines and firs measuring up to 15 ft. in height

$40 $20

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Social Painting Class for Two or Four at Vino & Picasso (Up to 54% Off)

Vino & Picasso

Vino and Picasso

Two-hour classes included all art supplies, and students can order drinks from Vinue Wine Bar’s menu

$70 $35

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Puddle of Mudd at Cassleman's on Friday, January 16, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Puddle of Mud

Cassleman's

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Alternative-metal quartet behind the smash hits “Blurry” and “She Hates Me” deliver a set of vitriolic grunge classics

$50 $30

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$12 for Two Tickets to the 2015 Denver Boat Show ($24 Value)

The Denver Boat Show

Colorado Convention Center

30th annual Denver Boat Show fills the Colorado Convention Center’s halls with purchasable vessels and kid’s activities

$24 $12

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Haunted Holiday Tour for One, Two, or Four from Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society (Up to 45% Off)

Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society

Wild Women Wine

Sample local Wild Women wines before touring the holidays lights of Denver and hear creepy tales of Christmases past

$75 $45

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$14 to Take Part in "Trapped in a Room with a Zombie" from Room Escape Adventure Series ($28 Value)

Room Escape Adventures

Five Points

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

$28 $14

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Murder-Mystery Dinner Show with Drinks for Four or Six at Lumber Baron Mystery Mansion (Up to 45% Off)

Lumber Baron Mystery Mansion

Highland

Historic-landmark mansion filled with laughs from comedic whodunits and aromas from Chef Julie Keller’s cooking

$319.96 $179

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"To Broadway With Love" at The New Elaine Wolf Theatre, January 17–25 (Up to 54% Off)

"To Broadway With Love"

The New Elaine Wolf Theatre

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The best of Broadway comes to Denver in a glittering new revue starring the region’s top singers and dancers

$39.90 $19

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Half-Price Movie Admission Coupon with Drinks and Popcorn for Two or Four at Elvis Cinemas (Up to 59% Off)

Elvis Cinemas

Multiple Locations

A trio of theaters show films a few weeks after their initial release dates; includes a 32-oz. drink and 85-oz. popcorn

$19.50 $9

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Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Denver Improv Through March 28 (Up to 70% Off)

Denver Improv

Improv Denver

Established comics perform at the Denver outpost of the famed comedy-club chain

$41 $15

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Four-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner from The Dinner Detective at Embassy Suites Convention Center (Up to 39% Off)

The Dinner Detective Denver

Embassy Suites Convention Center

Four-course chicken, pork loin, or veggie meal accompanies humorous modern mystery theater as guests scramble to find the killer among them

$104.95 $64

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$159 for a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne from Denver Hot Air Ballooning ($289.99 Value)

Denver Hot Air Ballooning

Denver

Passengers take in the sunrise from more than 1,000 ft. in the air, enjoying sweeping views of the scenery and a toast; makes a great gift

$289.99 $159

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4, 10, or 20 Classes at Samadhi Center for Yoga (Up to 59% Off)

Samadhi Center for Yoga

Uptown

Welcoming center hosts vinyasa, yin, and power yoga classes for practitioners of all skill levels

$239 $99

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$195 for 2-Hour Private Happy-Hour Party for Up to 50 People at The Drink ($500 Value)

The Drink

LoDo

The bar stays open for just you and your friends for 2 hours, when you get to enjoy well drinks, domestic beers, and house wine

$500 $195

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Party Package with Reserved Table, VIP Waitress, and Bottle Service at LaMark15 (Up to 64% Off)

LaMark15

Denver

Become a lounge VIP with a reserved table complete with a devoted waitress, one bottle of Svedka vodka, and one bottle of bubbly

$225 $82

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10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Let's Do This Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Let's Do This Fitness

Denver

High-energy Zumba workouts burn calories with moves set to Latin beats; BodyPump classes use barbells to tone the major muscle groups

$120 $20

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Ice-Skating Session for Two or Four Including Skate Rental at Big Bear Ice Arena (50% Off)

Big Bear Ice Arena

Lowry Field

Lace up a pair of rental skates and glide across the ice during open skate times

$20 $10

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$25 for Three Classes and a 30 minute Massage ($50 Value) — The Apprentice of Peace Wellness Studio

Apprentice Of Peace Wellness Studio

Cory - Merrill

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $25

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Owner and senior wine instructor Dani Cross created VinBoutique with a mission to introduce palates to the best French wines. A certified level-III sommelier, Cross personally travels to France to hand-pick vintages from small production companies and develop relationships with local vintners, ensuring her customers enjoy a collection of reds, whites, and bubbly that is exceptional not just in craftsmanship and taste, but also in value. "By tasting my wines, you can actually hone your palate way quicker because [the wines are] technically correct" in the way they are selected, shipped, and stored, she says. "If you're not tasting something that's proper, you won't know what chardonnay is supposed to taste like."

A strong belief that wine should be enjoyed and shared with others inspires VinBoutique's tasting classes, where Cross and other wine experts share insights into different varietals, food pairings, and wine-making techniques. Using an approach designed to be both fun and unintimidating, Cross also includes a question-and-answer section, as well as easy-to-follow tasting notes, making her classes accessible to everyone from the casual wine fan to the connoisseur who can uncork a bottle using only their mind. As Dani continued to try new wines and savor her favorite French vintages, she became dismayed. Often, the wines she bought had been stored improperly or for too long, destroying the bouquets and noses that she loved. "Born of frustration, I decided to start my own [wine boutique]." And thus she curated a selection of French wines for VinBoutique. "By tasting my wines, you can actually hone your palate way quicker because [the wines are] technically correct" in the way they are selected, shipped, and stored, she says. "If you're not tasting something that's proper, you won't know what chardonnay is supposed to taste like."

In addition to bottles of red, white, and bubbly, Dani and a team of instructors offer wine classes suitable for everyone from the casual wine fan to the connoisseur who can uncork a bottle using only their mind. Each class comes with notes and take-home materials, and is taught by a teacher who can both go into great technical detail or give thorough overviews so that student's don?t "get cross-eyed."

1776 Grant Street
Denver,
CO
US

Aviation Xtreme's simulators let land-locked folk fly aboard jetfighters and WWI- or WWII-era aircraft in aerial missions or close-range combat. Aspiring aces strap into the cockpit of their simulator and choose from aircraft such as an F-15A Eagle, F-4 Phantom, or P-51 Mustang. After a short instructional video, they take off into the realistic blue yonder on a chosen mission, which can include an anti-ship mission or ground-attack mission. Each simulator is part of a larger computerized network, allowing friends to go head-to-head in a dogfight or team up to carve clouds into self-portraits.

Aviation Xtreme is housed inside Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, the former locale of the 1930s-built Lowry Air Force Base that closed in 1995, reports Frommer’s. These days, the 150,000-square-foot hangar houses more than four dozen airplanes, including five Century Series fighters and one of two B-1A Lancers on display in the world. The museum is even home to a full-size X-Wing Starfighter from Star Wars and the Harrison Ford Welcome Theater, where the staff starts each day in hiding to surprise Mr. Ford in case he visits.

In addition to aircraft from films, the museum’s space and rocketry exhibits include full-scale replicas of boilerplate spacecrafts used to train Apollo missions to the moon. Others models recreate planes in all their glory, such as the 16-foot Titan II launch vehicle, while hands-on exhibits replicate the conditions of space travel.

7711 E Academy Blvd.
Denver,
CO
US

Throughout the summer months, el Camino's rooftop garden blossoms with organic cilantro and mint leaves, providing ultra-fresh accouterments for the eatery's Mexican feasts. And though the small garden doesn’t cultivate all of el Camino’s ingredients, the rest of the bounty originates not too far from Highland. For example, the eatery's chefs stuff housemade tamales, tacos, and other lunch and dinner specialties with all-natural chicken, beef, and pork from local vendor Anderson Meats. They create guacamole, salsa, and each and every dessert completely from scratch, using produce supplied by two Colorado companies, Red Hat Foods and Arroyo Produce. Beyond supporting the local economy, el Camino tries to preserve the entire ecosystem by operating on 100% wind power and recycling all of its cans, bottles, and cardboard cutouts of Al Gore.

While satisfying hunger with decadent, locally sourced food, including a daily brunch, el Camino sates rippling thirsts for both beer and entertainment. The bar pours drafts from the likes of Del Norte, Avery, and Great Divide breweries, and mixes up potent bloody marys, mimosas, and sangria. Every night of the week brings a different treat, such as $1 street tacos on Tuesday and the Tito Del Barrio Malaga flamenco band every Saturday.

3628 W 32nd Ave
Denver,
CO
US

Lyle Phetteplace fell in love with the outdoors and his home state of Colorado at an early age. Today, he runs Renaissance Adventure Guides so he can pursue his passion and allow others to experience adventure, too. The excursions he curates include hiking, kayaking, climbing, backpacking, and even sea kayaking, a skill beginners hone on the lakes of Colorado before moving on to distant ocean destinations, such as Costa Rica. Lyle and his team also design guided travel tours of the country, which presents excellent terrain for hiking, backpacking, and other activities.

The staff at Renaissance Adventure Guides believe outdoor adventures can bring people closer to their fellow participants and to the environment, so they treat each experience differently. They customize adventures to suit the abilities and goals of their customers, while also keeping groups at a manageable size so everyone receives personal attention and a unique, secret high-five. Because safety is always at the forefront of any expedition, they also offer avalanche training with instructors qualified by the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education. Additionally, they pass along their love of exploring to children through kids camps filled with days paddling the river.

1777 South Harrison Street, #1500
Denver,
CO
US

John Hand had a theory: for any problem a person might have, someone in their local community has a solution. To that end, he founded Colorado Free University, continuing a tradition that began with the Denver Free University of the 1970s and early '80s. Whereas the Denver Free University was created as a political move to make education more accessible, the Colorado incarnation sets its sights on simple personal betterment, becoming more of a learning network than a school. All of its teachers are independent contractors culled from the local community, and together they helm skill-based and enrichment classes for adults, spanning a range of artistic, humanitarian, and business disciplines.

Students can receive training in foreign languages or ASL, business or digital marketing, or acting, visual arts, or woodworking. The school's facilities also accommodate CompuSkills computer-training classes, which progress from basic sessions in computer operation to advanced sessions in photoshopping a ghost out of a family portrait. There are cooking classes, foreign language courses, and style classes, all of which turn out well-rounded pupils. The campus's 89-seat John Hand Theater, meanwhile, hosts intimate performances from local Firehouse Theater Company and Spotlight Theatre Company.

7653 E 1st Pl
Denver,
CO
US

The instructors at L'Ru Studios—all of whom have undergone professional training or held careers in the dance industry—aren't afraid to mix things up. They lead a range of classes where fusion is key. For instance, in pole dancing and salsa, they combine cardio and strength-training exercises with sensual movements to create fun and unique fitness experiences. They even blend disciplines into entirely new styles—their vertical barre course mixes pole tricks with ballet techniques. For even more unconventional workouts, they lead circus and aerial yoga sessions that combine acrobatics with flexibility-boosting poses. In addition to offering private parties and lessons, they host workshops and class series designed to build a repertoire of dance or circus skills for use in full routines.

Though their curriculum is broad, their philosophy remains focused. They strive to cultivate a judgment-free area for guests of all fitness levels, builds, and ages. This ideology of accessibility and acceptance surfaces in their small class sizes and supportive attitudes.

7100 N Broadway, Ste 5R
Denver,
CO
US