Explore the Gateway to the Rockies and discover the best senior-friendly activities to enjoy during your visit. From top-rated restaurants and free things to do, learn more.
6220 S. Main St. | get directions
Explore Aurora on a bike! Pedgeo Electric Bikes reach speeds up to 20 MPH with pedal assist features. Rent them from a location in Southlands Lifestyle Center and take off on the trail that leads to the nearby Aurora Reservoir. This 8-mile paved loop is ideal for bikers of all speeds. Pedgeo Southlands also rents helmets and additional add-ons to the bikes, like cup holders and more. Check out their hours on their website.
Aurora History Museum
15051 E Alameda Pkwy | get directions
Open Tuesday through Sunday; the Aurora History Museum is the perfect activity for an afternoon. This admission-free museum highlight’s Aurora’s development as a city while offering rotating exhibits that provide a unique take on Colorado, including features on craft beer and Colfax Avenue. Step aboard the Trolley Trailer no. 610 and explore the Hometown Pride exhibit before stopping by the gift store for an Aurora souvenir.
Colorado Freedom Memorial
756 Telluride St.| get directions
A truly unique monument, the Colorado Freedom Memorial is a must-see. Located near the Buckley Air Force Base, the Colorado Freedom Memorial is the only memorial, ever, to honor all Coloradoans missing and killed in action from every war. The towering glass panels showcase a soft water feature surrounds the names of fallen heroes. Walk around the 4-acre park – it’s open every day from dusk until dawn.
Central Recreation Center
18150 E Vassar Pl. | get directions
Looking to add a little fitness to your visit? Stop by the newly built Central Recreation Center for fitness classes, whirlpools, a lazy river, basketball courts and workout machines. Drop-in rates for seniors 62-years and older are $4.00 and include fitness classes and so much more. The ACAA has dozens of weekly fitness classes in addition to massage and relaxation services. Check out their website to book your appointments or learn more about rates.
2501 Dallas St. | get directions
Discover a place with great dining and beverage options that everyone can enjoy. Stanley Marketplace, Colorado’s largest indoor market, is filled with a variety of award-winning eats that showcase unique flavors. Biscuits and gravy, BBQ, deli sandwiches, pasta, street tacos, sushi, and more lines the halls of this one-of-a-kind community space. Save room for dessert – Sweet Cow Ice Cream is a major hit.
15200 E Iliff Ave. | get directions
This American classic caters to seniors looking for a wholesome, casual, and tasty breakfast. Their menu typically includes a 62+ breakfast menu or a 10% discount. Diners can also enjoy lunch and dinner options, even though breakfast is served all day. On Wednesdays, head over for a free slice of pie with any purchase of an entrée.
14015 East Evans Ave. | get directions
Have a light lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, a local chain that’s filled with healthy soups, salads, and other veggie entrees. Enjoy hand-crafted focaccia bread and other savory eats. Sweet Tomatoes offers a senior’s discount as well as a 15% Yelp coupon for all diners, which keeps lunch tasty without breaking the bank. Get the discount on Yelp.
Cherry Creek State Park
4201 S Parker Rd. | get directions
Explore the hundreds of acres of open space that is Cherry Creek State Park. Open year-round, Cherry Creek State Park in an ideal location for mountain views, short hikes, paved biking trails, and wildlife viewing. Many areas of the park are accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. In the summer, enjoy the beach area or give paddle boarding a try. Three season biking is also very popular among visitors. Explore more things to do on their website.
Arapahoe Springs at Gaylord Rockies
6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd. | get directions
Fun to enjoy with the grandkids, Arapahoe Springs is an indoor/outdoor pool and lazy river. Spend a night at Gaylord Rockies to gain full access to three water slides, splash pads, heated pools and lazy river. In addition to the pool, guests can enjoy outdoor fun including, mini-golf, tennis, pickleball, and even basketball (season depending). Gaylord Rockies is also host to a variety of seasonal activities, like ICE! and summer scavenger hunts, read more on their website.
Create Cooking School
Inside Stanley Marketplace | get directions
Book a special cooking class and share the joys of cooking with your grandkids. Create Cooking School, located inside Stanley Marketplace, offers a handful of classes each month designed specifically to get kids introduced to cooking. Learn breakfast dishes and sweet treats inside a friendly, and fun atmosphere. Enjoy your creation and maybe burn off some energy at the Bounce Stapleton for open gym sessions ages 0-5 on Saturdays and Sundays.
2300 Steele St. | get directions
Spend the day getting to know the wild animals at the Denver Zoo. Wander through different exhibits housing African lions, gorillas, tropical fish, tigers, and more. Or schedule an Up-Close Animal Encounter to see sea lions, rhinos, and even elephants right in front of your nose. The Denver Zoo is also host to a variety of seasonal events and activities. They also offer discounted pricing
from adults 65+.