Things To Do In Denver

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Budweiser Events Center (Up to 46% Off). Three Games and Three Locations.

Harlem Globetrotters

Multiple Locations

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$59 $32

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Skeeball League Entry for One or An Eight-Person Team from Play Mile High (50% Off)

Play Mile High Skeeball League

Multiple Locations

The seven-week league gives players the chance to step up to the skeeball lane, meet new people, and enjoy drink specials each evening

$50 $25

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Entry to Urban Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from CityScape Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

CityScape Adventures

Lodo's Bar

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

$100 $40

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$89 for a Basketball Training Package for One Child at The National Basketball Academy ($165 Value)

The National Basketball Academy

Multiple Locations

Kids receive motivational and expert basketball advice from instructors and have the chance to attend an NBA game

$165 $89

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$22 for One-Day Admission for Two to the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo ($30 Value)

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo

Colorado Convention Center

22nd-annual expo presents snow-sport enthusiasts with demonstrations, activities, and deals on gear and lodging

$30 $22

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga (Up to $179 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$179 $69

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One-Day or Weekend Admission for Two, Four, or Six People to Self Reliance Expo November 7-8 (50% Off)

Self Reliance Expo

National Western Complex

Hear from experts on self-reliance and emergency-preparedness tactics like injury treatment, natural medicine, and solar-oven cooking

$20 $10

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$29 for a Wine Tasting for Two with a Take-Home Bottle at Wild Women Wine (Up to $55 Value)

Wild Women Wine

Wild Women Wine

Three-taste wine flight, plus an additional full glass of wine and a bottle to take home with a personal wine label

$55 $29

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Denver Urban Avengers Race Registration for One, Two, Four, or Six on October 25 (Up to 56% Off)

Denver Urban Avengers

Stoney's Bar and Grill

Clad in costumes, teams of two to six pursue clues and challenges as they race through Denver in a superhero-themed scavenger hunt

$44 $22

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Boulder Chamber Orchestra Fall Concerts (Up to 47% Off). Four Dates with Multiple Locations.

Boulder Chamber Orchestra: "Charisma", "Glamour", or "A Night of Spanish Piano Masterpieces"

Multiple Locations

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St. Martin's Chamber Choir joins the orchestra for Michael Haydn’s Requiem; Spanish pianist Victoria Aja plays two concerts

$25 $16

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Carnivale de Sensuale at The Oriental Theater on Saturday, October 25, at 9 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

Carnivale de Sensuale

The Oriental Theater

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A kaleidoscopic evening of burlesque, magic, and circus acts culminates in a dance party with German electro outfit Total Ghost

$17.50 $12

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Unlimited Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Putter’s Pride (Up to 58% Off)

Putter’s Pride

Southwest Denver

Waterfalls and tiny towns line the edges of three 18-hole mini golf courses with holes featuring windmills, dragons, and rocky outcrops

$20 $8.50

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$22 for One Asylum Haunted House Fast Pass ($39 Value)

Asylum Haunted House

Denver

Sinister doctors and tortured patients incite screams before patrons enter a second terrifying attraction

$39 $22

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$32 for Admission to Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens ($45.99 Value)

Elitch Gardens

Denver

Kids can explore a hay maze, go trick-or-treating, and play Halloween games

$45.99 $32

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Two-Hour Haunted Wine Tour for One, Two, or Four from Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society (Up to 53% Off)

Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society

Wild Women Wine

Sample local Wild Women Wines before touring a grave yard to hear paranormal tales, all rooted in Denver’s true yet unbelievable history

$120 $60

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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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Spotlight Theatre Company 2014–15 Season Pass, August 30–July 25 (Up to 45% Off)

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Spotlight Theatre Company - The John Hand Theatre

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2014–15 season includes farces such as The Foreigner, the thriller Rope, and the Aaron Sorkin story A Few Good Men

$89 $49

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

Denver Hot Air Ballooning

Denver

Passengers take in the sunrise from more than 1,000 feet in the air, enjoying sweeping views of the scenery and a champagne toast

$289.99 $159

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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
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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