Top Attractions for Groups in Denver

From world-class museums and family fun parks to historic sites and breathtaking natural scenery, Denver offers something for travelers of all ages and interests. Here are some of my top picks for group-friendly things to do in the Mile High City:

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park

If you’re looking for thrills and family fun, you can’t go wrong with Elitch Gardens. This massive downtown amusement park features rollercoasters, thrill rides, kids’ attractions, live shows, and a huge water park. Groups love the variety of rides for all ages and ability levels. Be sure to catch a show at the historic Elitch Theatre, which dates back to 1890! Elitch Gardens offers group packages with discounted admission, meal vouchers, and more when you book in advance for 15 people or more. Your charter bus can drop you off right at the park entrance, then park nearby for easy pick up when your day of fun is over.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Meander through 24 acres of gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens. Open year-round, the gardens showcase a variety of themed areas like a traditional Japanese garden, a tropical conservatory with exotic plants, and an extensive bonsai collection. It’s an oasis in the middle of the city! Groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted admission. Guided tours are available for an additional fee. Ask about reserving a picnic spot or private room for a group lunch or event while you’re there. Parking for buses and large vehicles is available near the York Street entrance.

Denver Zoo

Home to over 4,000 animals, the Denver Zoo is a must-see attraction. Get up close to elephants, lions, polar bears, gorillas and more! Interactive exhibits like the Primate Panorama and Predator Ridge allow for some serious animal watching. Groups can take advantage of educational programs, specialized tours, and behind-the-scenes animal encounters with advance planning. Parking for buses is available in the Zoo’s main lot off of Colorado Blvd. Have your driver drop passengers at the bus parking entrance, then meet you back there when your zoo adventure is complete. Discounted group rates are available for groups of 20 or more when booked online in advance.

Coors Field

Catch some major league action at the home of the Colorado Rockies! Coors Field is renowned for its hitter-friendly atmosphere at high elevation. Take in gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains from the stands while you cheer on the home team. Group ticket packages include game tickets plus perks like t-shirts, caps, or concession credits starting at just 20 people. Your charter bus can drop off right at the bus/limo parking lot on Park Avenue and pick up there after the game. Just be sure to call ahead and reserve your group’s bus parking in advance.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Red Rocks is a spectacular natural amphitheater surrounded by towering red sandstone formations just 15 miles outside of Denver. This iconic concert venue has hosted legendary musicians from The Beatles to U2. Even if you aren’t catching a show, it’s worth visiting the park’s Visitor Center and taking a short hike around the otherworldly landscape. Buses can park for free in the Upper South lot. Make sure to note when the Visitor Center and trails are open, as hours vary seasonally. Guided group tours are available with advance planning.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

With beautifully-curated exhibits covering everything from ancient Egypt to wildlife dioramas to a planetarium and IMAX theatre, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science entertains visitors of all ages for hours on end. Visiting with an educational group? Take advantage of specialized school tour programs, hands-on classes, and behind-the-scenes experiences for students. Discounted group rates are available when you book visits for 15 or more. Your bus driver can drop off passengers near the museum entrance along Colorado Blvd before parking the coach.

How to Get Around Denver

Denver offers several transportation options for getting your crew around the city efficiently. Here’s a look at some of the most popular modes of group travel in Denver:

Light Rail

Denver’s Regional Transportation District operates a network of public light rail trains and buses around the metro area. With stops serving popular attractions like the Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens, and the airport, the light rail is affordable and efficient. Fares start at just $3 for a 1-way ticket. You can purchase individual tickets or day passes depending on your plans. While the rail network is user-friendly, large groups may have trouble staying together, so it works best for smaller groups and couples.

Taxis and Rideshares

Taxis are plentiful in downtown Denver and rideshares like Uber and Lyft operate throughout the city. This can be a flexible way to get around, especially for small groups. With rideshares, you can even split up and take multiple cars simultaneously. Just keep in mind that costs per ride can really add up, especially during busy times when surge pricing is in effect. And you’ll have to split up if your group exceeds 6 or 7 passengers. When you’re traveling with a really large group around the city, a charter bus is usually the more seamless option.

Charter Buses

For ultimate convenience, flexibility and comfort, a charter bus is the way to go for group transportation in Denver. When you reserve a private coach through Charter Buses Denver, you get to create a custom itinerary that works for your specific group. Your professional driver will expertly navigate Denver’s streets and be where you need to be right when you need to be there. Charter buses offer plenty of room for large groups to stretch out and relax. Amenities like leather seats, TVs, WiFi, power outlets and restrooms onboard many coaches also keep groups connected and comfortable on the road. No need to worry about route planning or parking – your driver handles it all while you enjoy your Denver adventure! Whether you need a 56-passenger motorcoach or an intimate 18-passenger minicoach, our fleet offers the perfect vehicle for any size group. Let our transportation experts simplify your Denver travels while you concentrate on creating amazing memories. Ready to start planning your group’s big Denver getaway? Call Charter Buses Denver at (720) 315-7956 for a free, no-obligation quote designed just for you. We look forward to helping your Denver dreams come true!