Denver Lifestyle
Feb 02, 2024 • 5 min read • By: Polly Clover

Spring Break in Denver: Best Activities and Helpful FAQs

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Spring break in Denver is perfect for outdoor adventures, relaxing, and unique experiences. In this article, we’ll share the best activities for any spring break trip. Whether you're taking a solo, friends, or family spring break vacation, there’s something for everyone.

As the snow melts and afternoons warm up, it’s fun to spend time inside or outside in Denver during spring. You can enjoy food tours, spring break camps, a beer spa, sports events, and more.

Things to Do in Denver for Spring Break

Denver is an incredible spring break destination because there are so many city life and nature activities to enjoy. It’s also the perfect home base for day trips to other iconic locations outside the city, like Rocky Mountain National Park and ski resorts.

1. Go to a Museum

Denver has many museums perfect for exploring art, history, and culture. This is an excellent family-friendly activity to enjoy during your spring break trip, no matter what the weather is like.

Some of the best museums in Denver include:

2. Take a Food Tour

Join a food tour to eat your way through Denver at award-winning local restaurants. Denver Food Tours has various options to fit any group’s preferences, with a RiNo (River North Art District) food tour, wine walk, and cocktail tour. 

During your tour, your guide will also teach you fun facts about Denver and show you popular and historic spots throughout the city.

3. Hit the Slopes for Snow Adventures

One of the best ways to enjoy your Spring Break in Denver is by hitting the slopes! Snow usually remains through March and April, making for an adventurous experience. That said, snow may melt when it warms up in the afternoon, so it’s best to aim for early morning.

One of the best places for snow adventure is just outside of Denver at Winter Park Resort. The resort offers several activities, including ice skating, snow tubing, snow bike tours, and skiing. You can rent your gear at the resort for a self-guided adventure or lessons.

4. Appreciate Marine Life at the Downtown Aquarium

The Downtown Aquarium in Denver is one of the city’s best attractions. With over 500 animal species, a restaurant, and a lounge, there’s fun for kids and adults of all ages. There’s also a 4D theater with daily showings.

5. Enjoy Spring Break Camps (for the kids!)

If you’re looking for something for the kids, Denver has several Spring Break camps. Whether you’re visiting or local, this is the perfect option for keeping little ones busy.

Denver’s spring break camps take place over a few days or the course of the week. You can find camps for different weeks throughout spring, mostly from mid-March to early April. 

6. Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa (for the adults!)

couple relaxing in a beer bath at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver
Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa

While the kids are at camp or if you’re taking an adult's trip, unwind at Denver’s award-winning and most unique day spa. Oakwell Beer Spa is a relaxing spa and craft beer taproom, where you can enjoy a beer-inspired spa day.

The cozy taproom is the perfect place to relax and enjoy local craft beer and other drinks, including wine, tea, and kombucha. Oakwell Beer Spa’s signature spa service is the Beer Bath Hydrotherapy, where you can sit back in a bubbly beer bath. You can also treat yourself to an Infrared Sauna and Zero Gravity Massage.

Book a spa day online or walk in to enjoy the taproom.

7. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park

Just under an hour and a half from Denver is one of the nation's most picture-perfect national parks. Rocky Mountain National Park offers miles of dramatic beauty, large rugged mountains, and sparkling lakes. It’s an incredible place to spend a day on your spring break trip to hike, rock climb, and explore wildlife. 

8. Go to a Colorado Rockies Game

Colorado Rockies playing at Coors Field in Denver
Colorado Rockies at Coors Field

Seeing the Colorado Rockies play in Denver is an iconic experience, and spring break is the perfect time to catch a baseball game. Games are at Coors Field, conveniently located in Downtown Denver. Check out the Colorado Rockies schedule here.

9. Play at Urban Air Adventure Park

While outdoor amusement parks in and around Denver are still closed in the spring, Urban Air Adventure Park is an indoor park that’s open year-round. This park offers endless adventures for people of all ages, including climbing walls, trampolines, and dodgeball.

10. Soak in the Mount Princeton Hot Springs

If you’re up for a day trip during your spring break, head to Mount Princeton to relax in natural geothermal hot springs surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. The resort is gorgeous and offers day passes for a unique and relaxing experience. 

11. Explore Street Art

Denver street art
2314 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80205, USA

Denver’s vibrant street murals are one of the most fun things to explore. Most areas of the city have colorful art on buildings and walls, making for perfect photo ops.
You can join a guided walking tour with Denver Graffiti Tours or go on a self-guided tour of the best Denver murals.

12. Enjoy a Show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

If you enjoy live music and picturesque scenery, be sure to check out a show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre during your spring break in Denver. Whether you’ve been or not, this open-air amphitheatre offers an experience like no other. Best of all, concerts start back up for the season in early spring, making for a fun Spring Break activity.

13. Spend the Day in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is another popular spring break destination, and you can get the best of both worlds by taking a quick trip for a few hours or the day. Colorado Springs is just an hour south of Denver and offers some of Colorado’s best outdoor attractions, including the Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon.

14. Take an Overnight Trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park

If you’re interested in finishing off your vacation exploring an epic park off the beaten path, head toward Great Sand Dunes National Park in San Luis Valley. It’s about 3.5 hours from Denver, so it’s best to stay the night. You can either camp at the park or stay at a hotel just outside the park.

Spring Break in Denver FAQ

Make the most of your Spring Break in Denver with answers to common questions.

Is Denver good for Spring Break?

Denver is an excellent place for Spring Break because there are so many activities for children and adults. From fun summer camps and outdoor activities to a beer spa and activities for foodies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Denver during spring. There are also many places nearby for day trips during Spring Break.

Where to stay for spring break in Denver?

Our favorite places to stay in Denver for spring break are The Crawford Hotel and the Thompson Hotel. Winter Park Resort is an excellent option if you're interested in staying at a ski resort.

  • The Crawford Hotel: located in the heart of downtown Denver above the bustling Denver Union Station, surrounded by many things to see and do
  • Thompson Hotel: a boutique hotel in Lower Downtown (LoDo) with an on-site restaurant
  • Winter Park Resort: an award-winning ski resort about an hour outside of Denver
front of Denver Union Station with cars and people
Denver Union Station

When is spring break in Denver, Colorado?

Denver public schools have spring break March 25th - 29th, 2024.

Does it snow in Denver during spring break?

It usually snows in Denver through April. That said, snow flurries may be lighter during spring. Since afternoons warm up during March and April, the snow melts. If you want to enjoy snow in Denver during Spring Break, head out early in the morning.

Is Denver better than Colorado Springs for vacation?

Denver is better than Colorado Springs if you want a wider range of activities. While Colorado Springs is great for nature lovers, we think Denver offers the best of both worlds – nature and city life.

Spring Break in Denver: Final Thoughts

Denver offers a memorable spring break experience, whether you’re a local taking a staycation or taking a vacation. There are endless experiences to enjoy, from snow activities and relaxing at a beer spa to a fun indoor amusement park and Spring Break camps.

If you’re ready to start planning your Spring Break, book a spa day for the ultimate relaxation at Oakwell Beer Spa.

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