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New Year, New Things to Do in Metro Denver

It’s a new year, the perfect time to explore the Metro Denver area. Whether you’re a long-time resident or just visiting, you’ll find plenty of new and exciting things to do in the Mile High City. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

1. Visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s new exhibit, “Unseen Oceans.” This exhibit takes you to deep into the sea to help understand how scientists are preserving our underwater ecosystems and habitats.

2. Head to RiNo and make a candle. If you like arts & crafts, you’ll love Paddywax Candle Bar. Gather with friends or family and take a candle pouring class. At these workshops you will select your favorite fragrance, a candle vessel and learn all about candle pouring. Take the results of your inspiration home with you and count this as a fun Denver experience.

3. Check out the renovated Denver Art Museum campus. The DAM campus fully reopened in October 2022 after several years of renovations and the addition of the Anna & John Sie Welcome Center. The museum features over 50,000 square feet of additional exhibition space and is home to the museum’s collection of indigenous art. In May 2023 three reimagined permanent collections will reopen: The African Arts, Modern & Contemporary Art and the Arts of Oceania collections will be on display for the first time since 2016.

4. Take the Ski Train. The Winter Park Express took a pandemic hiatus and reopened in 2022. This seasonal train between Denver’s Union Station and the Winter Park Resort operates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January 13 through March 26.

5. Plan for the Casa Bonita Grand Reopening. Casa Bonita was renowned among locals for the worst Mexican food and the nuttiest entertainment, including indoor cliff divers. The cuisine is likely to improve under new ownership and Casa Bonita is scheduled to reopen in May 2023. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have invested heavily into renovations and a James Beard Award nominated-chef, Dana Rodriguez.

5. Try a new outdoor activity or attend an outdoor celebration. Denver is home to a variety of year-round sports and activities. If you aren’t a skier, you might try ice climbing or snow shoeing. Other great activities are listed on the Denver.org site.

So why wait? Start the new year off right with some exciting new experiences throughout Metro Denver!