6 Great Things To Do In The Denver Area If You Didn't Have Back Pain - The Physio Revolution

6 Great Things To Do In The Denver Area If You Didn’t Have Back Pain

The Denver area has so much to offer and is home to many outdoor opportunities and fun things to do.  From mountainous slopes and magnificent views, adventurous hikes through the wilderness, to local bands and a food junkie’s dream restaurant.

Denver really is the place to live. Not only do we know it, but others are quickly learning as well, since we are currently one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.

Living in Denver means you can go snow boarding or skiing at a resort in the wintertime and bring your clubs for 9 holes at City Park or your favorite golf course afterwards. Not many places offer the greatness that we get to experience!

But if you’ve got back pain, then it becomes tough and nearly impossible to enjoy all that Denver has to offer.

Just the other day, I literally had 2 people call the clinic to tell me their back pain has returned AGAIN!

Unfortunately, these “flare-ups” most commonly mean that we have to unwillingly take a rain-check for another day while the beautiful fall days and sunshine are slowly slipping away from our grasp and we begin to look forward to winter snow…

Until their back pain goes away again.

Unfortunately, we don’t typically see it go away on its own all too often, and if it does, it usually means a quicker “flare-up” again.

Anyway, here are 6 great things to do in Denver if you didn’t have back pain intruding on our beautiful Denver weather.

1.  Botanic Gardens

Located in the Cheesman Park area of Denver, this is a “must do” in Denver.  Bring your own food or enjoy a meal inside the restaurant while walking around this amazing little (not so little) gem! Many roar and rage about the Japanese garden area, which I have to put myself in this category as well. We go every year and it never gets old!  The best part is how they rotate an artist’s work each year and place the work throughout the garden for all to see and enjoy. What a treat this is!  Parking is easily accessible across the street in their under-ground parking area.

2.  Union Station

Union Station has really exploded since their renovation happened back in 2014. They offer multiple dining options with Stoic & Genuine being one of their top favorites most choose to go to, pairing with dessert at the Milkbox Ice Creamery. It’s a great opportunity to take a “vacation” in Denver (even if you live here!) and stay at The Crawford Hotel in order to hop around DT Denver and explore for more than just a few hours.

3. Parks, Parks, & Parks

What can I say, we all love our parks!  Washington, Cheesman, Congress, and City Park to name a few. Take a lunch, picnic with a friend or your loved one, or bring your dog to enjoy some quality time in a scenic and populous area of these parks. Throw a blanket down and read a book while watching the clouds pass. Or enjoy a brew (3.2 cans only!) or throw a frisbee in the park with a friend. These parks are great for people watching and who knows, you may end up meeting a new friend along the way!

4. Segway Tours

Have you REALLY seen ALL of Denver? If you haven’t and you’re feeling adventurous, try the segway tour. Yep, you know that image of Kevin James as Mall Cop on his segway… Now just imagine, if you will, yourself traveling up and down the streets of Denver and learning about all that Denver really does have to offer.  We all know it’s ever changing with new restaurants, new stores popping in and out. This is a great way to get a little bit more out of your day, enjoy a few (probably more) laughs, and possibly challenge your balance.  🙂

5. Avanti’s

Denver’s biggest, newest event spot!  Think of this as a big, upscale food court. Order food from various venders of your choice. Pick one, two, or if you’re like me, three different options to have a nice variety of food options for the evening and then sit with your friends/family and enjoy the atmosphere.  This outdoor patio on the 2nd floor has a fantastic view of the city line and a great photo opportunity!  Great weeknight outing with the family, co-workers and friends! Weekends can be very busy there!

6. First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe

This is a free and enjoyable way to enjoy the arts of Denver on a Friday evening. There are sculptures, food trucks, restaurants, jewelry, paintings, and so much more! Most of the art galleries are open to the public eye, free and accessible to enter. This is a great way to explore more on culture, ideas, creativity, and various perspectives of art work. Parking can be difficult, think about parking off-street, being dropped off (Uber), or take a light rail and walk. Someone noted to have seen the VFW offices sponsor art that they in turn donated money to their fellow veterans in need. That’s my kind of scene! There’s quite a bit happening at this one!

If you have been dealing with a bad back that has “flared up”, has come on literally out of the blue, or you have been suffering for a while and now it’s just a part of you – it doesn’t have to be this way.

Here’s a free guide that you can start using as soon as today to help ease your back pain quickly.

Visit here to download it: Click Here To Download The Free Report

Here’s to your health and happiness,


Brooke Olsen

Brooke Olsen

Co-Founder, Director of Physical Therapy
Brooke is a physical therapist, director of physical therapy, and co-founder at The Physio Revolution. She has worked with professional athletes from Olympic level and recreational weekend warriors to others who are in need of regaining their independence and mobility back in their everyday life. Brooke works extensively with all of the PT’s and spends a vast amount of her time ensuring our treatment plans keep pace with the rapid advancements that make physical therapy so effective and such a ‘go-to’ profession for people aged 45+.
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