Spring in Denver: 5 Things to See & Do

Coors Field in Denver

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With comfortable temperatures now upon us, and while it’s just before the city’s very busy tourist season, May (and springtime in general) is an excellent time to be in Denver. The Mile High City is full of exciting things to see and do, boasting a lively downtown as well as close proximity to natural wonders like the Rocky Mountains.

Whether you’re here on business, relocating, or on a vacation, InTown Suites has you covered with insight into the top attractions and things to do in Denver, as well as affordable extended stay accommodations in both Denver’s East & West sides.

Discover our top 5 recommendations on things to do in Denver this spring.

Wander Through Washington Park.

A favorite for many visitors to Denver, Washington Park is an ever-popular public urban park located just south of central Denver. Home to fascinating displays of historic and contemporary styles of architecture, the Park also features lakes, tennis courts, flower gardens, and more.

Pick a sunny morning or afternoon to stroll through the Park – you’ll be glad you did!

Browse the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Stop in to learn something new about the natural history of Denver, Colorado, Earth and the universe! Chock-full of exhibitions, programs, and activities for all ages, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science houses over one million objects – there is much to be discovered!

In particular, be sure to check out the dinosaur bones, Egyptian mummies, and the wildlife exhibit (offering 90 habitat scenes and information about animals from around the world).

Take In a Game at Coors Field.

Named after Denver’s popular beer, Coors Field is the home turf of Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies. With capacity to hold over 50,000 people, watching a ball game has never been so exciting. And if you’re not able to make a game, it’s still worthwhile to take a tour of the stadium (guided tours are available for about $9 each).

Marvel at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

A public botanical garden situated in the Cheesman Park neighbourhood, the Denver Botanic Gardens are a stunning sight to see, including gorgeous garden displays, outdoor art exhibits, gardening classes, and more. Take your pick of multiple gardens, including York Street, the Mordecai Children’s Garden, Chatfield, and more.

Take a Tour of the Coors Brewery!

Brewing since 1873, Coors is a beer well known to many. Located about 15 miles outside of Denver, if you can make the trip, the Coors Brewery is an iconic attraction. Take a tour through the facilities, and learn everything there is to know about how the beer is produced, from the malting and brewing processes to how it’s bottled and packaged.

For more ideas on things to do in Denver this spring, including other amenities, restaurants and shops nearby, check out the Area Guide tabs on the properties listed on our Denver Apartment Style Accommodations page.

Enjoy your stay!

Packing Tips & Tricks

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(Photo c/o Pinterest.com)

Packing for a trip is always a bit of a daunting task. On the one hand, you’re trying to make sure you’ve covered all of the essentials, and on the other, trying to avoid lugging around more than you really need.

Needless to say, when it comes to packing, space is always of the essence.

Next time you’re packing for a trip, packing for your next visit to InTown Suites, or maybe even packing up your place to move, keep some of these handy tips in mind.

Roll your clothing.

Rolled clothing tends to take up less space than folded clothing, and still avoids unnecessary wrinkles. You’ll be able to fit more into your suitcase or moving box using this clothing storage method.

Avoid tangles & lost jewellery.

Longer jewellery and necklaces often become quite tangled in a suitcase or box. To prevent this, thread a straw with the chain of your necklace, or, lay necklaces out on a piece of material (fabric placements work well!), and then roll the mat and tie with a ribbon.

To avoid losing loose earrings and backs, grab a spare button and poke the stems of your earrings through the holes, ensuring matching sets stay together.

Capitalize on available space.

Getting creative with where you pack things (and how) will help you get the most out of your suitcase, tote, or box. Look for opportunities to fit more in, like:

  1. Putting socks or products that need a tiny bit of cushioning inside your shoes
  2. Placing a coiled up belt in the collar of your shirt
  3. Ditch the containers most beauty or bath products come in and replace them with smaller packages. Use old pill bottles, contact lens cases, and Tic Tac dispensers to store things like cotton swabs, hair pins, lip balm and concealer
  4. Place cords and cables inside a glasses case to keep them tangle-free and organized
  5. Opt to pack the most versatile versions of the products you love – like foldable water bottles that take up almost no room when not in use

Pack a few plastic bags.

It never hurts to have a couple grocery or ziplock bags around. You never know what you might need them for, but they sure do come in handy for things like shoes (and keeping dirt off the rest of the items in your suitcase), wet bathing suits, laundry that needs to be washed, and so on.

Prevent leaks.

With any toiletries (shampoos, gels, and other liquid-type makeup), be sure to place a piece of plastic wrap over the opening of the bottle. This will help prevent possible spills and leaks on your other packed items – especially on toiletry items that have a push top.

Freshen up.

Whether you’re traveling or packing to move, there’s nothing worse than the musty smell your belongings acquire after being stowed away. Keep things smelling fresh by placing a dryer sheet or lavender sachet at the bottom of your suitcase or box.

We hope these packing tips and tricks make preparing for your next trip or move a breeze. For more tips on moving, check out:

What are your favorite packing tips?