4 Tours You Don’t Want to Miss in Denver

Denver Microbrew Tour

Beer is the quickest way to a Denverite’s heart, haven’t you heard? Experience why Colorado has been named the “Napa Valley of Beer” on one of two guided walks—amble through the historic LoDo and Ballpark districts on the first tour, or choose the second and explore RiNo’s lively art district. Each tour includes free beer samples at each of 4 stops, beer trivia, the stories behind the neighborhoods, and the definitive answer to the real question here—what exactly is a microbrewery?

When: LoDo Route—Friday – Sunday: 3:15 – 5:30PM; Saturday: 12 – 2:15PM

RiNo Route—Sunday: 12:15 – 2:30PM

Where: The LoDo tour picks up from Rock Bottom Brewery (1001 16th St) for the Friday and early Saturday tour, Wynkoop Brewing Company (1634 18th St) for the Saturday afternoon tour, and Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery (1139 20th St) for the Sunday tour.

The RiNo tour picks up from Ratio Beerworks (2920 Larimer St).

Cost: General Admission: $35, GA + Pint Glass: $40

Learn more and book tickets at http://www.denvermicrobrewtour.com

 

Mile High Wine Tours

Perfect for a bachelorette party, birthday party, or just a fun day out, Mile High Wine Tours is the leading tour company for those who want learn more about winemaking (and wine drinking). A private driver will take you to a handful of local wineries and wine bars, where your tour guide will teach you about the winemaking process. Enjoy wine tastings at each stop and a delicious wine/food pairing at one of the wineries. Each tour package is 3-5 hours and also includes lunch or dinner.

When: Daytime tours begin at 11AM, Thursday – Sunday; evening tours begin at 6PM, Thursday – Saturday; private tours offer flexible start times.

Where: Pickup is within a 10-mile radius of Wild Women Winery (1660 Champa St).

Cost: See website for winery tour packages.

Learn more and book tickets at http://milehighwinetours.com

 

Rocky Mountain Hot Air, LLC

For everyone who likes to go with the flow, sail over the Mile High City and get a birds-eye view with a tour from Rocky Mountain Hot Air. Check out the Denver skyline as you hover far above the tree tops, and enjoy a deep sense of calm as you drift over reservoirs and rivers. Although the tours typically take off from Chatfield State Park, special requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

When: Contact Rocky Mountain Hot Air for tour times. Each tour is approximately one hour long, but the entire experience is at least 3-4 hours (including safety briefings and setup).

Where: Most tours take off from Chatfield State Park (11500 N Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton).

Cost: $225 per person, including a certificate of ascension and balloon pin

Learn more at http://www.rockymountainhotair.com. To book a tour, call 303-936-0292 or email outlaw@rockymountainhotair.com

 

Hammond’s Candies

A family-owned Denver staple since 1920, Hammond’s is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get a peek into the steps that go into making your favorite taffies, candy canes, and marshmallow caramels. The tour ends at the famous candy store, where you can pick out a few pieces to take home. And don’t worry about finding a candy you’ll like—at a factory that produces 4,000 pounds of candy every day, you’ll surely find something you’re sweet on.

When: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 3PM; Saturday: 10AM – 3PM; closed Sundays

Where: Hammond’s Candies (5735 N Washington St)

Cost: Free! And no need to book a tour in advance (except for large groups)

Learn more at http://www.hammondscandies.com/factory-tours-parties

 

**Bonus: Celestial Seasonings (Boulder)

Fancy some free samples and an exclusive look at where one of the most popular tea companies in the country makes its tea? Stop by the Celestial Seasonings factory in Boulder for a 45-minute tour, which includes an introductory video and a 30-minute walk through the factory. Learn about each step of the tea making process, from drying to packaging, and sample all the tea you want at the sampling bar before and after the tour!

When: Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM; Sunday: 11AM – 3PM

Where: Celestial Seasonings (4600 Sleepytime Dr, Boulder)

Cost: Free! And no need to book a tour in advance (except for large groups)

Learn more at http://www.celestialseasonings.com/visit-us/tea-tour

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