Denver Lifestyle
May 10, 2024 • 4 min read • By: Polly Clover

The Perfect Summer Sunday in Denver for a Fun Experience

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Have the perfect summer Sunday in Denver with a delicious brunch, nature, and a unique spa experience. In this article, we’ll discuss the best things to do in Denver on Sunday and tips from locals.

Whether you’re a local or you’re spending the weekend in Denver and wanting to enjoy a nice Sunday, we’ve got you covered.

How to Have the Best Sunday in Denver

Our favorite way to spend a Sunday in the Mile High City is by experiencing the best of Denver’s food, outdoor, and beer scene.

Here’s a quick rundown of the best Sunday activities in Denver.

  • Have Breakfast at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
  • Go Hiking in Golden, CO
  • Enjoy Local Beer with Lunch
  • Hang Out at City Park (Picnic & Jazz Concert)
  • Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa

We’ll share more details below, plus other ideas for what to do on a Sunday in Denver.

Have Breakfast at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

The perfect way to start your Sunday in Denver is with a delicious breakfast or brunch. While Denver has countless restaurants, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is a popular spot and for great reason.

Snooze is a vibrant, retro diner that opens bright and early at 6:30 and serves various breakfast dishes with something for everyone. The menu includes french toast, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and benedicts. There are also many cocktails and coffees to choose from.

There are several locations in Denver, with popular ones in Union Station and on Larimer Street and Colorado Blvd.

Go Hiking in Golden, CO

After breakfast, we recommend taking the short drive to Golden to enjoy hiking in a beautiful setting. Golden is about 20 minutes from Denver, and it’s one of the best places in Colorado for hiking, with picture-perfect mountain vistas and a secluded feel.

There are many stunning hiking locations in Golden, including:

  • Genesee Park - various trails for beginner to advanced hikers in the largest park in the Denver Mountain Park system
  • Mount Galbraith Park - 5 miles of several rocky hiking trails offering views of the Continental Divide
  • Golden Canyon State Park - About 35 miles of pet-friendly hiking trails with beautiful scenery
views at Golden Canyon State Park
Golden Canyon State Park

Enjoy Craft Beer with Lunch

Appreciating Colorado’s vibrant beer scene is easily one of our favorite Sunday activities in Denver. What better way to cool down than with a cold beer? 

Denver has over a hundred breweries throughout the city. You can stop by one or take a tour of a few.

Here are some of the best breweries that also have an excellent lunch menu:

  • Oskar Blues Grill & Brew - a modern saloon setting serving American fare and craft beer
  • Odell Brewing Sloan’s Lake Brewhouse & Pizzeria - a brewery that also serves scratch-made pizza with a rooftop patio that overlooks the lake and mountains
  • Wynkoop Brewing Company - Colorado’s first brewpub with over 20 beers on taps and tasty bar food
  • Novel Strand Brewing Company - a funky brewery with daily food trucks
  • Great Divide Brewing Company - a pet-friendly space with regular food trucks and an expansive beer menu

Hang Out at City Park (Picnic & Jazz Concert)

One of the most fun, free things to do in Denver on Sunday during the summer is hanging out at City Park.

This trendy area is filled with green spaces, picnic spots, and lakeside trails. During the summer, there’s a free City Park jazz concert most Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

You can also bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while you’re listening to the music.

City Park and Denver scenery
City Park

Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa

What better way to end your perfect summer Sunday in Denver and get ready for a new week than by relaxing at Oakwell Beer Spa? It’s the ideal spot for a fun and relaxing date night or hanging out with friends.
Oakwell Beer Spa is a unique day spa that offers an unforgettable experience. It’s even been named TIME’s World’s Greatest Places

Enjoy beer-inspired spa treatments, including a rejuvenating beer bath, infrared sauna, and full-body massage. Oakwell Beer Spa also has a cozy taproom, perfect for unwinding and enjoying craft beer, wine, cider, tea, or kombucha.

You can book your spa appointment as late as 9:30 PM.

couple taking a beer bath at Oakwell Beer Spa
Beer Bath Hydrotherapy at Oakwell Beer Spa

Other Sunday Activities in Denver

Here are a few more of our favorite summer activities and places in Denver:

  • A baseball game at Coors Field
  • The Denver Milk Market, a bustling venue with various food vendors
  • Denver Union Station, a historic railway station with shops and restaurants
  • Lower Downtown (LoDo), a lively downtown neighborhood fun to walk around
  • Cherry Creek Regional Trail, a beautiful area for walking or biking
  • A drive along the Mount Evans Scenic Highway for incredible views.
  • River North Art District (RiNo), a fun area to see colorful murals, shop, and dine
  • A day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park or Red Rocks Park to explore nature

Sunday in Denver: FAQs

Make the most of your summer Sunday in Denver with answers to common questions.

What is Denver City famous for?

Denver is known for its beer scene and its ideal mix of city life and nature. While many people consider Denver the perfect winter location for its snow activities, it’s also a fun place during summer. The weather is beautiful, and there are many local events and great activities for relaxing.

What to do on Sunday in Denver?

There are many fun and relaxing things to do in Denver on Sunday. Our favorites are enjoying breakfast, hiking in Golden, having locally brewed beers, and relaxing at Oakwell Beer Spa.

couple in taproom at Oakwell Beer Spa
Taproom at Oakwell Beer Spa

What to do in Denver on Sunday night?

During the summer, the best Sunday night activities in Denver are going to a free jazz concert in City Park and then visiting Oakwell Beer Spa for a rejuvenating spa session and craft beer.

A Summer Sunday in Denver: Conclusion

We hope this article inspired you to enjoy fun things to do in Denver on Sunday, from a delicious breakfast and outdoor activities to jazz in the park and a spa day.

Start planning your perfect Sunday during summer by booking a relaxing spa day at Oakwell Beer Spa, where you can enjoy local craft beer and brew-inspired spa treatments. 

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