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What to do this weekend

As the weather takes a turn for the better after last weekend being pretty snowy it offers a great opportunity to get outside and get that tan before summer. However, that doesn’t mean one can’t utilize some of the great opportunities in Denver this weekend. There are a lot of cool things you might miss out on if you just focus on getting that summer bod’.

  1. Doors Open Denver

This is a yearly event that lasts two days, April 23 and April 24. It is a cool way for Denver residents to see various historical sites of Denver such as homes, hotels, churches and other historical architecture. It costs 10 dollars to get the insider tour and it is necessary to register before going.

  1. Light Rail to the Airport finally opens

The University of Colorado A Line, also known as “train to the plane” formally opened this Friday, April 22. This Saturday, there will be free rides to and from the airport from 5 am to 10 pm. The train leaves from Union Station and on Saturday there will be station parties with food and entertainment.  These will be at various stops along the University of Colorado A Line.  For people heading out of state for college this new line will be a great addition to Denver’s transportation system.

  1. Free admittance into all National Parks

Until Sunday April 24, anyone with a car and a will to see some of the most beautiful parts of the nation can for free! This is a great deal and what better way to celebrate a belated Earth day than visiting one of Colorado’s National Parks? The closest park is Rocky Mountain National Park, but if you’re feeling like taking a road trip others include Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.