What’s the point of spending a winter enjoying Denver’s idyllic snowy beauty if you can’t share those glorious scenes with all your followers. Whether you’re stopping by town for a ski vacation or you get to enjoy Denver year-round, there are lots of wintery experiences to explore when the weather turns chilly and the snow begins to fall. Here are our favorite, scenic spots around Denver in the winter.
Union Station in Full Christmas Mode
While the stunning train station is worth a snap all year round, Union Station is especially worth Instagram gold during the holiday season, when green and red lights illuminate the grand exterior, a massive tree dominates the interior floor, and smaller decorations abound.
1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202
Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs
Skip the ski slopes in Steamboat and head instead to these natural hot springs, the perfect snowy escape for anyone who could do without winter sports or frostbite. The 104 degree mineral water at Strawberry Park will soothe away any muscle soreness or seasonal affective disorder, especially when a selfie lounging in the steamy water racks up crazy likes.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
44200 Co Rd 36, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Blossom of Lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens
You won’t believe the incredible array of lights decorating the trees at the Botanic Gardens’ annual Blossom of Lights installation, and neither will your followers. The event has been running for over three decades, making it a Denver tradition, and the newest iteration includes a “360-degree immersive light experience” as well as fan-favorite lights. Grab a complimentary cup of hot cocoa and start exploring for the most picturesque spot in a garden full of ‘em.
Blossom of Lights
1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
Civic Center Park
Right by the Capitol Building and the Denver Art Museum, Civic Center Park provides many snowy scenes for snapping, especially among the classical arches of the pavilion. Try to capture the Capitol Building’s beautiful golden dome during the day, or revel in the rainbow lights on the City Council building at night.
101 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
Denver Zoo Lights
Over 80 acres featuring 2 million beautiful lights aught to be enough to garner a few likes. The Denver Zoo’s annual lights instillation features light art in the shape of animals as well as their real nocturnal counterparts, as well as a light up train. Join the festivities and let your followers come along for the ride.
Denver Zoo Lights
2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205
This article is sponsored by Downtown Denver Partnership. To learn more about this year's holiday events in Downtown Denver, visit downtowndenver.com/winter.