Things to Do in Denver This October

With our quaint streets lined with golden and crimson trees, our bustling farmers markets selling freshly pressed apple cider and our nearby farmlands with corn mazes and pumpkin patches, it’s irrefutable: Denver is spectacular in autumn.

While you’re staying at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, make the most of this season with these fun things to do in Denver—we’ve got everything from Denver nightlife hotspots to must-see Denver attractions.

Plan a day in the great outdoors with a trip to Pumpkin Fest at Denver Botanical Garden at Chatfield, which takes place October 12-14. Here, you can bring the entire family to pick pumpkins, explore the eight-acre corn maze or take a tractor ride through the working farm. Looking to stay in the city? Spend a morning browsing one of our farmers’ markets, where you can fill your bag with Colorado-made goods, such as freshly pressed apple cider, artisan pastries and specialty honey.

What about Denver activities that are strictly for adults? Well, if you love beer, you’ve come to the right place. From the Great American Beer Festival to the Denver Beer Fest, October is all about the suds. We’re also home to a number of microbreweries, such as Wynkoop Brewing Company and Great Divide Beer Co., which offer free tours and a lineup of unique craft beers on tap.

After dark, you’ll see a whole new side of the city. Stroll down Larimer Square, an enclave of award-winning restaurants, chic lounges and cozy wine bars, all enveloped by an overhead canopy of twinkling, white lights. Whether you opt for a speakeasy-style cocktail at Green Russell, an avant-garde libation at TAG or unique champagne at Corridor 44, it’s hard to go wrong on this block. Besides, wherever the night takes you, you’ll always have a plush retreat to come home to at The Brown Palace.

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