Often we see yearly memberships to museums or cultural attractions and wonder if it’s worth it to subscribe, or simply pay the cost of admission. If you aren’t a local (or visit Denver on a regular basis) or only aren’t an attraction’s repeat visitor, chances are the membership isn’t for you. But, if you have kids, like to check out the latest exhibit, or can’t get enough of that soothing blue sea life, well…maybe paying a chunk of change for the membership will save you money in the long run. [Read more…] about Are Museum Memberships Worth It? We Break It Down For 12 Top Local Spots
Have a child or two or an entire squad? Time to start planning for the summer break. For a lot of Denver/Boulder area families that means summer camps, and there are so many to choose from. Some are all about getting outside and exploring, while other focus on different art aspects and some get your kid moving. [Read more…] about Denver Area Summer Camps For 2024 – Updated!
As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air. But just because you ♥ someone the most, that doesn’t mean one has to break the bank. There are plenty of cheap, free and fun ways to celebrate the day of romance, from photo opportunities to inexpensive tasting menus to something sweet. Read on for tips and tricks, and some good deals worth making googly eyes over. [Read more…] about How To Have A Romantic Valentine’s Day in Denver On The Cheap
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, commences this year on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. But while the New Orleans holiday and the city’s famous parade prove far from Denver, the Mile High City has plenty of ways to celebrate right here.
For starters, get a king cake. Next, hit up a crawfish boil and dig in like they do in the South. Or, join one of the many fetes around the city, beads and masks encouraged. Laissez les bons temps rouler! [Read more…] about Free & Cheap Mardi Gras Celebrations In Denver, Also Where To Get King Cake
With the cold temperatures, you may find yourself trapped with some rowdy young ‘uns and need some fun places for the kiddos to play. This list of indoor play areas around Denver should come in handy.
I’ve included all sorts of activities, some free and some with an admission fee. For some of the pricier attractions, I noted if there’s a Groupon available (and you should always check Groupon yourself for those not marked, as new Groupons pop up from time to time). Also keep in mind memberships are a great way to save big.
This list is by no means comprehensive as there are a gazillion spots across the metro area. A few spots have closed in the last year, others are still to re-open. Know of something that should be in the list? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read more…] about Indoor Play Areas for Kids Around Denver
As a family of four, going out to eat gets real pricey, real fast. Worst part, half the time my 9-year-old is still hungry after that $10 (or more) kids’ plate. But now with Mici’s new $2 kids’ meal deal, not only can we afford to eat out as a family, but there’s plenty of delicious Italian food on the plate to satisfy the hungriest of children. [Read more…] about $2 Kids’ Meals at Mici, Yes Please!
Get out on the ice and skate around this winter. Plenty of places across the Front Range have outdoor ice rinks, perfect for gliding, twirling, or, if you’re a first timer or haven’t done it in a while, holding on for dear life while children zip by you.
Many of these places offer skate helpers for little kids, and all have skate rentals available. Of course, feel free to bring your own skates. At some locations donning your own laces means FREE skating. [Read more…] about Best Places For Outdoor Ice Skating In & Around Denver
For Denver area parents the holidays are a special time full of cookies, Santa, twinkling lights, and quality time with the kids. A whole lot of quality time in fact, since most school-age children are home for at least two weeks during the season.
While we may think getting presents and doing special holiday things would entertain them, any seasoned mom or dad or caretaker knows there comes a time when you just need to get out of the house.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy play parks in order to have fun. There are plenty of cheap, FREE and exciting things to do. [Read more…] about Best Ways To Entertain Kids On The Cheap This Winter Break
Bug lovers and the insect curious should head to The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. Not only can one frolic with arthropods, which includes insects, spiders, centipedes, crabs and barnacles in water (to name a few), but learn all about them at the same time.
The non-profit zoo has been running since July 1995, and while it’s changed over the years the institution still holds a lot of joy for insect fans. Programing changes often, so even if favorite residents remain, there’s something new to see too.
The lights! The music! The pure Christmas joy! These are all things you may think while cruising through Christmas In Color, an outdoor extravaganza of animated holiday lights that you can see right from your car. The event runs until January 1, 2024, in three spots in the Denver metro area. [Read more…] about Save 37% Off! Christmas In Color: Drive Through An Extravaganza Of Animated Holiday Lights
Amid the lights, feasts, parties and seeing Santa this holiday season, there’s also the live shows to consider. For example, a period-perfect rendition of A Christmas Carol, children singing holiday songs, and a variety show all about Santa. Book a ticket for a holiday concert, festive play, dazzling dance performance, larger-than-life Christmas movie and more.
We have already covered the Nutcracker and how to save on this iconic ballet.
Some shows are a bit pricey, but worth the splurge. We’ll keep looking for ticket deals, but you should always the venue’s web sites for last minutes discounts. You can save money by becoming a member or getting theater subscriptions. Many places also have discounted children’s tickets. [Read more…] about Holiday Shows In The Denver Area – Concerts, Plays, Movies, Dancing & More
It’s not everyday you get to pet a goat, feed a giraffe or hold a furry tarantula. But when these animal encounters do happen, it’s pretty special. Lucky for us, there are plenty of ways to get close and personal with a variety of creatures. From petting farms to unique zoo experiences to a place to pet kitties, here are some of the best ways to get some quality time with animals, especially ones that aren’t always found in the home. [Read more…] about Animal Encounters: Where To Visit Elephants, Donkeys, Sharks, Tarantulas And More
With all the rain this year, the Colorado growing season has been a bit wonky. But, it’s finally time to enjoy a bright burst of sunflowers. Best part, sunflower season starts now and goes until late August or early September.
While plenty of these golden beauties can be found along the roads as you drive toward the eastern plains or towards the southern areas of the state, make a plan to visit a field of sunflowers either for an epic photo shoot or just to get a little fresh flower magic in your life. [Read more…] about Where to See Sunflowers Near Denver and Pick Them Too
The idea behind the American Museum of Western Art (AMWA) is to showcase the American West and what made it such an amazing and important part of history. All through art of course.
The museum features The Anschutz Collection, which consists of over 600 paintings, drawings and sculptures spanning the 200 years of Western expansion. Of these works, more than 180 artists are represented, and showcase the American West from the early 19th century up to today. [Read more…] about American Museum of Western Art
Imagine a place where everything is made out of trash. Or more, really cool stuff that other people may look at as trash. With a towering, life-sized giraffe constructed of random things, giant swings, toy trains, digging tools and plenty of arts, crafts and things to explore, Junkyard Social Club in Boulder has become a magical place for kids and parents alike. [Read more…] about Junkyard Social Club – Unique Playground For Kids & Parents