Without a doubt, visiting Denver, Colorado, is a wonderful experience and a worthwhile destination for most travelers. However, here is a list of five things you must pack to bring along with you into the Mile High City, lest you immediately need to take a detour to the local market to purchase what you left at home!
What To Bring To Denver, CO: Your favorite lip balm – While you may think it’s an exaggeration, Chap Stick or protective lip balm is one of the most important things you must pack when visiting Denver, Colorado. Whether you’re visiting in the cold winter, or the sunny-sunny summer, lip protection is an absolute must; when I first arrived in the Mile High City, Chap Stick was the first purchase I made-as soon as possible, too.
What To Bring To Denver, CO: A pair of sunglasses or two – Everyone knows how easy it is to misplace sunglasses while traveling, but if you are visiting Denver, Colorado, you might as well plan ahead and bring an extra pair or two! While the 300+ days of sunshine a year is reason enough to list these on a things you must pack list, the altitude in the Mile High City is no joke-you can actually damage your vision, especially the reflection of light off the snow in the winter.
What To Bring To Denver, CO: A bottle of sunscreen – Even in the winter, the Mile High City’s sunshine is a cruel mistress, and skin protection is absolutely critical while visiting Denver, CO. Whether you carry a convenient spray-on style in your purse, or lather up with SPF 75 every time you leave the house, make sure that you’ve brought along at least one type of sunscreen.
What To Bring To Denver, CO: A camera of some type – While a camera may be a “given” on your list of things you must pack, no one should ever be visiting Denver, CO, and find themselves without some sort of camera to capture the tremendous beauty of the Mile High City. Head up the mountains towards Evergreen and view the Aspens in the fall, or visit the City Zoo cloaked in Christmas Lights in the winter-whatever you do, take care to make sure you have some means of capturing and sharing the incredible beauty.
What To Bring To Denver, CO: Bottled water, a canteen, or other water source – Dehydration is a serious risk in the Mile High City, and altitude sickness is a very real condition; you can read more about the medical concerns and symptoms at WebMD. Bottled water or another fresh water source is critical while visiting Denver, Colorado, especially if you are engaging in physical activities. Skiing, hiking, biking or simply walking the diagonal streets of the downtown area can quickly have properly hydrated visitors seeking water. As a bonus, this is one thing you must pack which allows you the freedom to purchase a reusable canteen or thermos-and Denver, Colorado, prides itself as for its “Going Green” endeavors!
WebMD, “Altitude Sickness- Topic Overview”