Whether it's your 30 day grace period, or you have some vacation time, there are lots of ways to experience the United States during your au pair year in America. This series will give you a head start of things to do and things to see in some of the most popular cities in the U.S.
Take advantage of a free weekend or add it to your list during your travel month because Denver, Colorado is definitely a top place to visit during your au pair year! Nicknamed the “Mile High City”, Denver is home to plenty of adventure-filled activities, delicious food, and beautiful sites - just stay hydrated and watch out for the altitude.
When to visit:
Any time! Colorado is known for its unpredictable and ever changing weather, but there are plenty of benefits of visiting any time of the year. Whether you feel like hitting the slopes in the winter season, or enjoying a park picnic in the high heat of the summer, Colorado has plenty to keep you entertained.
Things to do/see:
Spend time with your au pair friends or host family in the Rocky Mountains. If it’s snow season, then grab your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes.
Explore downtown- Eat and shop your way through Union station, 16th street mall, or the Rino District.
Attend a Red Rocks concert. Check out this geological wonder and enjoy some music in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater!
What to eat:
In recent years, Denver has really stepped up its culinary game. With so many people moving to the bustling city, you can find plenty of quintessential foods to please those taste buds.
Green chili on anything- but head to La Loma for some delicious green chili covered burritos.
Denver International Airport (DIA) with easy public transportation access to areas like downtown Denver, Boulder, and the mountains. Reach out to other au pairs in the Academy group and get yourself some travel buddies before you set out on this Mile High adventure!