Scuuting through Colorado’s Capital
Denver is a city where you’ll want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the best way to travel is definitely by scooter. Here are some of the must-see stops around Colorado’s capital city.
Located in the heart of Denver’s downtown district, Union Station is affectionately called “Denver’s Living Room.” We recommend arriving hungry because there are plenty of restaurants to try from a pizzeria, to an ice cream shop, to a cocktail lounge there are truly options for everyone. Union Station also offers plenty of shopping, including the famed Tattered Cover Book Store.
Staying true to its roots, Union Station is still the home of trains and buses, so you can always pack your foldable scooter and take a trip to explore other nearby cities.
Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the city’s most unique attractions. Although not located directly in Denver, it’s worth the 15-mile ride to see the only naturally formed, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. The amphitheater originally opened in 1941 and was named as a national historic landmark in 2015. Musicians from all over the world have played at Red Rocks since it first opened including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Carole King, John Denver, and U2.
Concerts are still performed there today so it’s worth checking out their calendar of events and seeing if you can catch a show while you’re there! Many people also choose to exercise at the amphitheater, go for hikes in the surrounding Denver Mountain Park, and visit the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
Larimer Square is Denver’s oldest and most historic block. When Colorado became a territory in 1861, Denver was officially chartered as a city and Larimer Street became its main road. Larimer Street survived the Denver fire of 1863, housed the hottest speakeasy during prohibition, went through a revival in the 1960s to become Larimer Square, and eventually became Denver’s first historic district in 1971.
Strolling through Larimer Square today you would probably be surprised to learn about its shady past and speakeasy history. It is home to over 80 shops and restaurants, and an outdoor, rotating art gallery featuring local Denver artists.
Originally opened when the mayor of Denver was gifted a black bear cub, the Denver Zoo now houses over 4,000 animals, representing 650 species, all within 75 acres of land. You might not get to meet all 4,000 animals when you visit, but they do offer close encounters with some of their most interesting creatures. You can view a training session with tigers, meet penguins, hand feed giraffes, or take photos with flamingos! If you’re more interested in seeing animals in their natural habitats, then the zoo’s numerous exhibits are for you. You can drive on trails that weave their way through the habitat of elephants, rhinos, and tapirs. Or, if you’d rather see creatures under the sea, you can try to spot various fish and amphibians among the coral reef exhibit.
With sunny days all year-round traveling by electric scooter is the best way to explore all that Denver has to offer. Visit our site here to learn how Uber Scuuter can make your site seeing adventures as easy and fun as possible!