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Family Fun Things to Do in Westminster CO

Leisure time with family is a precious commodity. At the Denver Marriott Westminster, we make it easy for families to enjoy quality time together with spacious suites, personalized service, and access to a variety of fun, family-friendly Westminster, CO activities.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Denver has 300 days of sun a year? That’s more annual hours of sunshine than Miami Beach or San Diego. So, bring the family for the whole weekend. With our sunny climate, it’s a good bet you’ll enjoy Colorado’s Rocky Mountain beauty at its best.

Fun Activities for the Whole Family

There are so many fun things to do in Westminster, CO and nearby Denver, it can difficult to know where to start. To get your vacation planning off on the right foot, we’ve compiled some of our favorite activities below.

    • Rent a bike with our Zagster program:

      The trail system is a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and stay active. Big Dry Creek Trail is only steps away.

    • Go to nearby 2,321-acre Standley Lake Regional Park:

      With recreational activities, including wildlife viewing (bald eagles, prairie dogs, etc.), fishing, kayaking & waterskiing.

    • Butterfly Pavilion:

      This interactive exhibit is less than a mile from us. There’s a tropical rainforest with 1,600 butterflies. The attraction also features a nature trail and garden area.

    • Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park:

      Located in downtown Denver, this exhilarating theme park features both thrilling and family-friendly rides, a water park, concerts, games and more!

    • Water World Open May – September:

      Colorado’s premier water park features 50 aquatic attractions as well as three Children’s Play Adventures, Colorado’s only magnetic water coaster and special features like Cowabunga Beach (a unique boarding experience) and Turtle Bay (a special wave pool for younger guests).

    • City Park Recreation:

      The City Park and Recreation area is only 1.5 miles from our Westminster hotel and offers an array of family activities. There’s a picnic area, promenade, Frisbee golf course, and much more. City Park also connects to the trail system.


Parents with older kids and teens can enjoy the following nearby activities and attractions:

  • Taliesin Salon Spa at the Ranch – 10 minutes away
  • Spavia Day Spa – 8 minutes away
  • Walnut Creek Golf Club – .3 miles away
  • Legacy Ridge Golf Club – 2 miles away