When you think of Denver or the state of Colorado, you probably think of the Rocky Mountains. Then you probably imagine cold, miserable winter weather with cars buried in snow and pets and children trapped indoors, right? Well…you may need to reconsider a few of these misconceptions and see what Denver and the surrounding areas have to offer in the beautiful, sunny season of winter, that most Coloradans look forward to with great anticipation.
As you may already know, Colorado is extremely popular with outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers from around the world. What many people don’t realize is that winter is one of the best times to visit Colorado. Just an hour’s drive from Denver you will encounter world-class skiing, snowboarding, luxury resorts, and relaxing natural hot springs. There are dozens of “ski towns” where you can spend the day in the winter sunshine and relax by the fire at night. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, many towns and resorts offer fine dining and evening entertainment from concerts and clubs to art walks and ice sculptures.
If you’re still not convinced that you want to spend your time in the great outdoors, Denver offers all the entertainment of a major city with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Denver’s professional hockey and basketball teams play throughout the winter during the week and on weekends. Grab some dinner in the historic LoDo district of Downtown Denver and see some of the country’s top athletes compete. There are over 65 bars, brew pubs, and restaurants in LoDo alone! When the weather really is wintry, visit one of the 40 art galleries around town, or the many museums and cultural attractions like the Denver Mint, where money is actually made!
If you’re looking to experience one of the best American winter atmospheres, it’s time to enroll in our General English Program! Visiting the Rocky Mountains and Denver during the winter could be one of the best decisions you ever make!