The City of Denver was founded as a gold mining town, but its place at the foot of the Rockies helped it become one of the main stops west for travellers. With the Broncos, the city and franchise developed a love affair like no other. With the second most Super Bowl appearances of any NFL franchise, the winning tradition turned Denver into a big time football town.
What to Eat
If you are visiting Denver and going to a Broncos game, then you probably should make time to enjoy a nice dinner at Elway’s. The food there is some of the best you’ll find in the area and there is always a chance you might catch former or current Broncos dining at Elway’s steakhouse.
If you like great ambiance and a steak to go with it, Shanahan’s is the place to go. Former Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan built a long history of success on the field, and his steakhouse certainly rivals Elway’s.
Biggest tourist attraction
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
One of the best things you can do in Denver before the big game is to take the family to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Founded in 1900, the museum has a host of permanent and temporary exhibits. The most popular is likely to be the Prehistoric Journey that boasts a wide range of skeletal remains from millions of years ago.
Under the radar attraction
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater
Located just outside of Denver, the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is an open air amphitheatre that hosts all sorts of concerts and events. You might even catch a Broncos player doing some sprints preparing for the season on an off day here.
Game day experience
Take the RTD Broncos Ride. They have pickup points located all over Denver that will take you to the game. You don’t have to fuss with paying for parking or worry about your beer intake for the drive home. The busses pick you up and drop you off right in front of the stadium, so no need to do any pregame calisthenics for the long walk from the car to the stadium. Plus, everyone on the bus is a like-minded Broncos fan on their way to have a good time. It puts you in the perfect mood for a great game when you arrive.