Presidents’ Day Weekend Activities in Denver

Did you know that every U.S. President has visited The Brown Palace Hotel since Teddy Roosevelt (1905), with the exception of Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama? That’s pretty impressive if you ask us. Now with Presidents’ Day right around the corner, have you decided on how you are going to spend this 3-day weekend?

If you’re still unsure about how you are going to celebrate this holiday and your time off, have no fear, we at The Brown Palace have taken the luxury of outlining a few ways to occupy your Presidents’  Day weekend.

Washington Park. Get out and get a little exercise this Presidents’  Day weekend. Wash Park boasts a 2.6-mile jogging path, soccer fields, 2 playgrounds, a basketball court, horseshoe court, 10 tennis courts and a lawn bowling green. As temperatures are looking to get warmer leading up to Presidents’  Day, you have no excuse to not take advantage of this gorgeous park located in the heart of Denver.

Stay at The Brown. Honor this nation’s great leaders by staying in one of our hotel’s suites named for their presidential residents: Eisenhower Suite, Reagan Suite, and Teddy Roosevelt Suite. If you can land the Eisenhower Suite look for a dent in the fireplace mantel. This dent marks where President Eisenhower hit a wayward golf ball while practicing in the room.

Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens. On Presidents’  Day, Monday, February 20, the Denver Botanic Gardens will once again be offering free admission to all of their gardens to Colorado residents. Get together with your friends or family, to take a leisurely stroll around these beautiful and flamboyant gardens which offer up a few of Denver’s most spectacular art exhibits.

Westword Artopia. On Saturday, February 18 Denver’s Westword Magazine will be hosting their annual Artopia celebration. Westword’s Artopia will feature Denver’s finest musicians, culinary creations, local fashion and art at 5 different venues on South Broadway. All guests must be 21 or over.

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5 Must-See Places in Denver

Denver is home to the Rocky Mountains, over 300 days of sunshine a year, and a culture that mixes rich history with a young, vibrant and active population. In other words if you ask us, it’s the perfect place to be. So whether you’re traveling to Denver for business or leisure, or you are simply looking for a way to get out and about this weekend, these are a few of the places you must check out in order to get that true “Mile High” experience.

Public ArtThe city of Denver has some incredible and highly unique pieces of art displayed around town. We suggest that you explore the city by foot or bike to see what you can discover.

16th Street Mall. Running directly through the center of downtown Denver, this pedestrian mall offers a variety of historic buildings, shops, retail stores, outdoor patios, restaurants, and scenic views with it’s trees, art and fountains.

The Molly Brown House Museum. Home to “the unsinkable Molly Brown,” a survivor of the Titanic disaster, this gorgeous stone 3-story home is located right on Capitol Hill. The Molly Brown house is one of Denver’s best reflections of history and architecture.

The Capitol BuildingBuilt as a replication of our nation’s Capitol, the Capitol Building in Denver displays a gorgeous gold dome with the city’s skyline directly behind it. You can also find a brass plaque at the entry way stair that indicates you are exactly 5,280 feet or one mile above sea level.

Washington Park (Wash Park). Wash Park is the largest parks and recreation area in the Denver Metro area with a countless number of picnic spots, a 2.6 mile running trail, and two lakes—and that’s just scratching the surface. This area has become a staple to Denver’s young and unique culture.

A Must-See Bonus!

Red Rocks Park & AmphitheatreIf you are visiting Denver or live here and haven’t been here before, we urge you to check out Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre for a concert, show or event. Just a short drive from Denver, you don’t know what you’re missing out on until you’ve experienced it!