Denver Lifestyle
Jan 05, 2024 • 6 min read • By: Polly Clover

Girls’ Weekend in Denver: The Best Activities & Accommodations


How to Have the Best Girls' Weekend in Denver

Named one of the best travel destinations, Denver is an amazing place to spend a weekend with the girls. If you’re planning a girls’ weekend in Denver, you’re in the right place.

In this article, we’ll discuss the best activities and accommodations for your Denver girls’ weekend, with input from locals and travelers. We’ll also share the expected costs for a trip to Denver and how to get around the city. 

Is Denver a good destination for a girls' weekend?

With so much to see and do, Denver is the perfect place to spend a girls’ weekend. No matter what you and your friends enjoy doing, you can probably find it in Denver. From delicious food and drinks to relaxing spa treatments and beautiful outdoor scenery, it’s easy to have the best girls’ weekend in Denver.

The Best Activities for a Girls' Weekend in Denver

We’ve compiled a list of the best activities for your Denver girls’ trip. You can easily do most or all of these activities in one weekend, or you can pick and choose to create your ideal getaway.

  • Eat Delicious Food
  • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
  • Discover Unique Street Art
  • Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa
  • Get Crafty at Upstairs Circus
  • Visit Union Station
  • Catch a Sunset
  • Explore River North Art District (RiNo)
  • Go on a Brewery Tour
  • Enjoy Fun Cocktails (or mocktails)
  • Take a Day Trip to Garden of the Gods

Eat Delicious Food

If you and your friends are foodies, you’re in luck because Denver has no shortage of good food.

Some of our favorite restaurants are:

  • Bacon Social House: mid-century-modern space, delicious brunch, and full drink menu (reservations recommended)
  • Snooze, an A.M. Eatery: iconic breakfast and brunch spot, seasonal menu, full drink menu (reservations recommended)
  • Mister Oso: trendy vibes, unique tacos, and a South American-inspired menu (reservations recommended)
  • Tamaki Den: industrial atmosphere, sushi, and cocktails (reservations required)
  • Cart Driver: wood-fired pizzas, oysters, and cocktails (no reservations)
  • 54Thirty Rooftop: picturesque views, shareable plates, and cocktails (first-come, first-serve)
  • Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant: lively atmosphere, TexMex food, and margaritas (reservations available) 
  • The Denver Central Market: indoor marketplace, various food and drink vendors, and lively atmosphere (no reservations)

To satisfy a sweet tooth, check out Temper Chocolates in The Denver Central Market or visit Little Man Ice Cream for unique and fun sweet treats.

Explore Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

people at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is a 20-minute drive outside of Denver and well worth a visit. The atmosphere is stunning, with large red rock formations and mountain scenery. 

See a live show at the amphitheatre during your Denver girls' trip if you can. There's also Film on the Rocks and Yoga on the Rocks during summer.

Even if you don't attend an event, we recommend visiting the park and amphitheatre to explore and take pictures. Best of all, it’s free to visit Red Rocks if you aren't attending an event.

Discover Unique Street Art

street art in Denver Five Points neighborhood
Denver's Five Points neighborhood

Denver has some of the coolest street art, with colorful murals throughout the city. As you explore the city, it’s easy to come across street art, so have your camera ready.

To find some of the best Denver murals, check out:

  • Art District on Santa Fe: a nationally recognized art and cultural scene with museums, galleries, and street art
  • Confluence Park: a park in Lower Downtown (LoDo) with unique art and the perfect place for a walk
  • RiNo: the city’s lively beating heart, filled with vibrant art
  • Five Points: a laid-back area with colorful buildings
  • Sunnyside: a charming neighborhood with a couple of cafes and one of our favorite breweries, Diebolt

Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa

Two girls taking a beer bath at Oakwell Beer Spa for girls weekend in Denver

The best girls’ weekend in Denver activity is a spa day at Oakwell Beer Spa.

After you’ve done some exploring, the best way to relax is with a unique spa day. Oakwell is an award-winning day spa that offers a rejuvenating spa experience.

When you book a spa day, you get access to a private Beer Therapy™ Room for two. If you have more people, you can book a Garage Party for up to four people or a private party for a larger group.

With the Beer Therapy™ Rooms, you can enjoy:

  • Beer Bath Hydrotherapy
  • A rain shower
  • Infrared Sauna

Oakwell Beer Spa also offers a:

  • Zero Gravity Massage experience
  • Cozy taproom with local craft beer, wine, cider, tea, and kombucha
  • Fun photo wall
  • Vanity room, so you freshen up after your spa day

Get Crafty at Upstairs Circus

Upstairs Circus is a fun place to hang out, get creative, and enjoy drinks. You can choose a craft from the menu of DIY items, including home decor, jewelry, and pet accessories. While you’re creating, you can enjoy drinks from the full bar. 

Visit Union Station

Denver Union Station is a historical landmark in the heart of Downtown Denver. Not only is it a public transportation hub, but it’s also known as Denver’s living room, where you can eat, drink, and shop. Even if you don’t hang out inside, the large outdoor area is a popular photo-op.

Catch a Sunset

sunset at Sloan's Lake
Sloan's Lake

You can’t have a girls’ weekend in Denver without catching a gorgeous sunset, and we have a few go-to spots for incredible views.

  • Sloan’s Lake: the biggest lake in Denver with a large park, green spaces, and paved walking trails 
  • City Park: a popular area with greenspaces, lakeside trails, and nearby landmarks, including Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • 54Thirty: a rooftop bar above Le Méridien hotel
  • Coors Field: the baseball stadium and home of the Colorado Rockies

Explore River North Art District (RiNo)

RiNo is one of the best neighborhoods in Denver, filled with trendy restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. There's always something to do in RiNo, and spending an entire afternoon and evening here is easy.

If you want to check out award-winning restaurants in RiNo and learn local history on a guided tour, join Delicious Denver Food Tours.

Go on a Brewery Tour

Denver has over a hundred breweries and is known for its lively beer scene. Whether you’re a beer lover or like a reason to have fun, a brewery tour is one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours in Denver with friends. 

You can go on a self-guided tour or join a Denver Microbrew Tour to experience the best places and learn local brewery history.

A few of our favorite local breweries include:

  • Cerveceria Colorado: a unique brewery with Mexican-inspired beers
  • Wynkoop Brewing Company: Colorado’s first brewpub
  • Great Divide Brewing Company: Denver’s oldest and largest packing brewery, with a couple of locations

Enjoy Fun Cocktails (or mocktails)

Although Denver is known for beer, there are many places to enjoy a delicious cocktail (or a few) with the girls. 

The best places for cocktails or mocktails in Denver include:

  • Adrift Tiki Bar: an island-themed bar with drinks and food
  • Room for Milly: a bright, decorative cocktail bar with small bites
  • Millers & Rossi: a secluded, hip lounge with cocktails and snacks

Take a Day Trip to Garden of the Gods

rocks at Garden of the Gods and people walking on path
Garden of the Gods

If you have an extra day to spare, we recommend driving about an hour outside Denver to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

Garden of the Gods is a free public park and National Natural Landmark with gorgeous landscapes. The park offers stunning views of magical red rock formations, and you can walk around and explore via various hiking trails.

Plan to spend anywhere from an hour to a few hours at Garden of the Gods. You can also stop in Downtown Colorado Springs to eat, drink, and shop before or after your visit to the park.

Where to Stay for a Girls' Weekend in Denver

There are many places to stay for your Denver girls’ trip, including hotels and vacation rentals.

The most popular areas are RiNo and Downtown. You might also stay in charming neighborhoods like Sunnyside or Five Points.

A few great hotel options include:

  • Halcyon: a luxurious hotel in the Cherry Creek shopping district with a rooftop bar
  • The Crawford Hotel: the art deco hotel above Denver Union Station
  • The Art Hotel: a chic, beautiful hotel in the Arts District

How to Get Around Denver

The best way to get around Denver is by car. You can rent a car if you're flying in for your girls' weekend in Denver. You can also use rideshare services like Lyft or Uber.

Many areas in Denver are walkable once you’re there. For example, if you want to hang out in RiNo, you can drive and park, then walk around. 

We find it easiest to stay somewhere you can walk to some places, then get rideshare to busy areas like LoDo and RiNo.

Scooter and bike rentals are also available throughout the city.

Girls' Weekend in Denver Cost

Your Denver girls' weekend will cost $100+ per day for accommodations, food, and activities. Costs vary depending on your accommodations and activities.

While it's easy to splurge in Denver and spend a few hundred dollars per day, you can also enjoy your girls' weekend on a budget by renting a car and splitting the cost, staying outside popular areas, and eating some meals at your accommodation. Don't forget to enjoy some of the fun, free activities, like watching the sunset at City Park or Sloan's Lake and exploring street art.

Girls’ Weekend in Denver: Conclusion

We hope you’re excited about the best girls’ weekend in Denver, Colorado. Use this guide to help you plan the perfect trip with delicious food, nature, a spa day, and fun drinks.

If you’re ready to start planning your Denver girls’ trip, book a spa day at Oakwell Beer Spa. 

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