There is never a wrong time to visit Denver – however, spring in the city is truly special.
Still feel like skiing? You can do that. Want to catch a Rockies game? Let’s go! Care to picnic at one of our many fantastic parks? You can do that, too. After Denver’s blustery weather this winter (we’re looking at you, ‘Bomb Cyclone 2019’), most of us are happily greeting the next season with open arms. If you’re coming to Denver, book a stay with us here at Magnolia and soak up the city’s springtime delights. We have a few recommendations for you below.
Spring in Denver signifies the start of baseball season. Opening Day in early April for the Colorado Rockies might as well be an observed holiday. Denverites love their Rockies! A variety of restaurants and bars surround the stadium, which makes it easy to grab some food or a drink before heading to the game. Coors Field is conveniently located less than a mile away from Magnolia and is an excellent spot to cheer the team on in beautiful spring weather.
Because flowers and spring go hand in hand, we highly recommend visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens this season! A more breathtaking display of botany doesn’t exist in the city. Leisurely stroll through the Western gardens, linger in the shady gardens, and admire the colorful ornamental gardens. The water gardens are beautifully serene. Take your time exploring all 24 acres of this horticultural paradise.
Denver’s fantastic festival culture really starts to hit its stride in the spring. The Five Points Jazz Festival takes place the third Saturday of May every year and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood (this district was once known as ‘Harlem of the West’ and was home to jazz clubs that hosted musical legends like Miles Davis & Thelonious Monk!) Another great upcoming festival is the Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square. More than 200 artists spend hours turning the streets of this historic square into a museum of chalk art. It is pure artistic magic. The festival is a free, two-day event on June 1st and June 2nd this spring.
For days when spring brings us lots of wet snow (which will happen…April is the 3rd snowiest month in Denver), stay warm and cozy inside at the Denver Art Museum. The DAM allows its visitors to explore creativity through its extensive art collections, world-class traveling exhibitions, and even some hands-on activities. The museum offers plenty of family-friendly programs that are sure to keep your kids entertained on a snow day. General admission is always free to all those 18 & under, which is also a plus!