With summer over, it’s time to get into the fall sprint. Aka, you can now fill your soul with all the tiny pumpkin and spiced flavored drinks. Here is a list of some of the many activities you can do this fall.
1. Haunted Tour
One of my favorite things to do any time of year is a scavenger hunt. I love using the “Let’s Roam” App to explore the city! This particular hunt starts you near the Capital building and takes you all around Denver. You can learn about the history of this spooky area and answer fun questions along the way.
This activity is free if you sign-up for the one-week FREE trial.
2. Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns
At Hudson Gardens & Event Center, you can see 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins, which if you have ever tried to carve a pumpkin, you’ll know takes some real skill. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the creativity of all the artists as you walk around these beautiful gardens.
3. Larimer Square – Pop up
Larimer Square is one of my favorite places in Denver! It offers fun and unique spots, from Garage Sale to Drunken Bakery, and now a pop-up bar called “Spirits”. “Spirits” can be found on 14th street near Bao and Hidden Gems Ice Cream. At this pop-up, you’ll find Halloween-themed drinks and decorations, make sure to visit soon, you don’t want to miss out on it before it’s gone! This popup only runs until October 31, 2021.
This bar brings creepy vibes all year round! Slashers just opened this summer after redesigning the former “Horror Bar”. Slashers is now a horror-themed bar that serves drinks and scary movies every day of the week. Don’t forget to take an IG-worthy pic with there stunning, yet horrifying, wall mural outside.
5. The Denver Game Lounge
The Denver Game Lounge has been transformed just for October/Halloween! Here, the decorations definitely fit the theme! You can also order themed cocktails that are served in a blood bag, get lit on fire, or a bunch of other spooky drinks. If you get hungry, you can also order starters and appetizers to get the munchies out of the way.
6. 13th Floor Haunted House
While you might catch me out and about at these other activities, this is one you won’t see me at. This activity is for those of you that love a good scare. 13th Floor Haunted House offers two haunted houses as well as a speakeasy, ax throwing, food trucks, and many more fun activities. Get ready to have a scary night filled with drinks, screams, and scares lurking around every corner.
7. Pumpkin Patch
There are tons of options in Colorado when looking for a pumpkin patch, it all just depends on how far you are willing to drive. Rock Creek Farm, in Broomfield, requires tickets before visiting but is definitely worth the extra time. Rock Creek has 6 miles of corns mazes to check out, and around 100 acres of pumpkin patches, so you can truly find the perfect one. Not to mention caramel apples, a petting zoo, and more! .http://www.rockcreekfarm.com/
If you’re looking to go a bit further out, then check out Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze (about a 2-hour drive from Denver). This family-owned patch offers several acres that include both a pumpkin patch and a corn maze. Not to mention a delicious homemade pumpkin pie. While you are here, make sure to stop by the Royal Gorge Bridge and Swing for some extra excitement.
8. The Golden Hayride
Sorry kids, but this hayride isn’t for you. The Golden Hayride is a brewery tour in Golden that stops at several local craft breweries. It costs only $50 per person and includes a free sample at 8 different breweries, a swag bag, a souvenir Beer Tour cup, a food tasting from 49 Cidery, a slice of pizza, and more. There is no doubt you are getting your money’s worth here!
9. Hot Springs
Not to sound like a Game of Thrones character but, winter is coming. If its’ starting to get too cold for you to take a hike this October, don’t worry! You can still enjoy the outdoors while staying nice and warm at these hot springs. Most hot springs are quite a drive from Denver, so I suggest looking into staying in the area for a relaxing weekend. Strawberry Park Indian Hot Springs Glenwood Hot Springs
Desert Reef Hot Springs – Here clothing is optional 😉
10. McGregor Square
McGregor Square has become one of my newfound favorite blocks in downtown Denver. Activities range from live Band, Pumpkin Decorating, Tarot card reader, Trick-or-Treat on the Street, Yard Games, and a free movie Saturday nights at 7 PM. Make sure to check out the full schedule at McGregor Square
On Saturday October 30th, 2021, Coloween is happening in Stanley Market. Coloween is a popular Halloween party that has even been voted the number one Halloween party in Colorado! Check it out –