If you’ve recently moved to the Denver Tech Center, you may be looking for a taste of what this vibrant part of Denver offers. Just 10 miles southeast of downtown, the DTC has quick access to the plethora of attractions that draw so many to Colorado. Whether you’re new to Colorado entirely, or just new to the DTC, here is our Newcomers Guide and 5 of our favorite local attractions.
Just because you’re in Denver doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Only 2 miles East of the DTC sits Cherry Creek State Park. Formed in 1959, this gorgeous 4,000-acre park offers outdoor activities for every season.
Fish, sail, swim, waterski, and ice skate on the idyllic Cherry Creek Reservoir. At the reservoir’s south end, a preserved wetland area gives you great opportunities to see songbirds, waterfowl, and shorebirds, alongside the red-tailed hawks, northern harriers, and bald eagles that patrol the skies and nest in the park’s trees.
Bike, hike, and go horseback riding on the 12 miles of trails that weave through the park. These paved and dirt multi-use trails are easy rolling, which means the park is a fantastic outing for the whole family, no matter how you want to explore. Have a dog? Well, no need to leave your furry companions at home, as a number of the trails allow pups, and the park has a 107-acre off-leash area complete with water access to Cherry Creek.
Camp and picnic at 135 newly renovated sites at Cherry Creek Campground. Camping is open year-round, offering both basic and full hook-up sites, as well as 3 large group sites, all of them dog friendly. With many of the sites hugged by trees and flanked by the reservoir, you’ll hear songbirds, the lapping of water, and feel sequestered from the city, all just 10 minutes from the DTC.
If you’re feeling the shopping itch, then head just 5 miles south, to Park Meadows Mall — one of the best shopping centers in all of Colorado. This stylish, expansive mall offers over 185 restaurants and retailers spread through both indoor and outdoor wings. With so many options, this really is a one-stop location sure to accommodate every taste and need. It’s worth seeing, especially during the holiday season, when the decorations come out in a bountiful glory.
For the thrill-seekers out there, iFLY Indoor Skydiving offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience sky-diving at a fraction of the cost, and just 10 minutes south of the DTC. Over the course of two hours, you’ll train, gear up, and enter the state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel, where you’ll float, suspended in mid-air. iFLY even offers various training levels where you can learn the more advanced maneuvers of a growing sport called Bodyflight. This is a highly unique experience that you can’t miss.
Everyone knows about Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but that’s not the only impressive outdoor concert venue that takes full advantage of Colorado’s beautiful weather. Tucked into the south side of the DTC, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre is etched into a wide, grassy slope that comfortably seats 17,000 people. Offering fantastic sound, a stage offering a backdrop of the Rockies, and beautiful architecture from renowned landscape architect, George Hangreaves, this award-winning venue is a gem of the DTC community.
Best of all, the Amphitheatre hosts a truly diverse variety of performances. Whether you love classical symphony, hip-hop, or indie rock, Fiddler’s Green is sure to offer a show in your favorite genre. Be sure to check out their concert schedule, and mark your calendar.
As the second location of one of the country’s most celebrated comedy clubs, ComedyWorks South brings nationally touring comedians right to the heart of the DTC. From Whitney Cummings to Dave Atell, this venue brings the laughs, no matter what kind of comedy you like. Check out their calendar.
From outdoor exploration to live entertainment to thrill-seeking adventures, there’s a little bit of everything just steps from the Denver Tech Center. If you’re looking for a luxury home set right in the heart of this great neighborhood, The Flats at VillaRosso offer a variety of modern floor plans and all the amenities to match. Reach out to us today and learn about pricing and availability.