For 17% of Americans, summer is the third unhealthiest season due to the proliferation of ice cream cones, beer gardens, and second-place pie-eating contest finishes. Change your summer habits with today’s Groupon: $59 gets you six weeks of unlimited yoga and spinning classes at Breathe (a $223 value). Yoga traveled the world, teaching his invigorating fitness plan and reading minds. After a lifetime of deeply seeing into people’s inner thoughts left him twisted and insane, Yoga gave up mind reading, saying, “The mind is a door locked for our own protection. I am hungry.”
The Denver Botanic Gardens’ three locations house vibrant flowers, lush vegetation, and educational activities for visitors of all ages. Native and adapted plants flourish in the York Street campus, which also houses Mordecai Children’s Garden—a 3-acre lot with alpine gardens, mountain ranges, and cool bugs. Trails cut through the Mount Goliath garden, delivering explorers to scenic vistas of the Divide peaks. In contrast to the untouched beauty of Mount Goliath, the Chatfield hub features mankind's imprint on the land. As a working farm, Chatfield makes new use of a restored dairy barn from 1918 and as well as a 19th-century schoolhouse. The farm doubles as a habitat for many bird species, and offers the rare opportunity to make eye contact with a heron.
Colorado's ONLY improvised musical! Based on one or more suggestions from the audience, this internationally touring comedy team creates fully unscripted musicals, complete with live accompaniment. By the end, you'll swear we didn't make it up on the spot... but we did!
Standing as the community's curators since 1974, The Greenway Foundation unites seasoned sprinters and pavement-pounding families beneath the same charitable banner during the annual Live-Life-Smiling Mile High Mile race. Funds raised by the race will go to support the Greenway Foundation's SPREE program, which connects thousands of students to the reclamation of the South Platte River through hands-on school trips, weekend events, and summer camps. During the event, participants of all ages launch full throttle into the single-mile scamper, which loops around Sports Authority Field, dashes through the players' tunnel, and finishes with a charge onto the stadium's 50-yard line. After huffing, puffing, and receiving high-fives from impressed tackling dummies, runners bask in postrace accomplishment as prizes acknowledge the morning's swiftest times.
Agates, amethysts, and luminous glass beads come alive in the settings that The Colorado Bead Company’s jewelry instructors help students design— elegant yet whimsical loops of wire, antique-looking chains, earring hoops that recall delicate dreamcatchers. Classes bring out the jewelry artist in kids, adults, and even first-time crafters who get to experience the thrill of walking out clad in the necklaces they've just designed. The shop glistens with strands and packets of such exotic baubles as freshwater pearls, hypoallergenic beads, and Swarovski crystal beads, ready to be incorporated into a new project or used to make a pair of maracas sound classier. Shoppers browse in a bright, open space lined with huge windows, hardwood floors, and airy flower prints.
Though beer may be a simple beverage for some, for the brewmasters at Colorado Brew Tours, it's a way of life. Their tours share this love of suds with the masses, sending groups on expeditions of the Centennial State’s most notable breweries. Whether sipping a creamy milk stout at Longmont’s Left Hand Brewery or breathing in a Nomad’s floral bouquet at Great Divide Brewing in Denver, groups travel easy with the help of door-to-door driver service. Though the brewmasters offer preplanned trips, such as the Super Saturday brew tour, they are also happy to accommodate visitors for custom and personal tours with a minimum of two people or one person and a barrel painted to resemble a person.