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The leaves are changing and the temperatures are cooling. Right now is a great time to grab your pumpkin spice latte and spend the day enjoying time with your special someone and/or your kids!

Here are 7 ideas you can do this weekend in the Denver area or on Columbus Day when your kids are off from school!

1. The Butterfly Pavilion. They are offering $5 admission today! Visit http://www.butterflies.org.

2. Elk Fest in Estes Park, Co. This gorgeous town is open and ready to heal after the floods! Head up to see the trees changing while supporting this wonderful town! Visit http://www.visitestespark.com.

3. Denver Zoo. So many baby animals have been born this year including a baby snow leopard and a baby zebra. Visit http://www.denverzoo.com. Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per child.

4. Denver Aquarium. Check out more than 100 varieties of fish including tons of baby Nemos and Dorys (clown fish and blue tangs). Visit http://www.aquariumrestaraunts.com and select Denver. Tickets are $17.99 per adult and $11.99 per child. Have an appetizer by the shark tank!

5. Heritage Square-Alpine Slides. They have live music and free admission to the park. It’s like stepping into one of our old Wild West towns. Check out the Alpine Slides!! The view of Denver is amazing from the gondola ride up and the giggles and smiles are worth every cent on the race down the mountain! Visit http://www.heritagesquarealpineslide.com. Rides are $8 each. Trust me, you won’t want just one!

6. Denver Museum of Science and Nature. They have an exciting Great White Shark iMax movie and weekend fall workshops for kids. Tomorrow, Sunday, September 29, 2013, DMNS is hosting an Astronomy Day that is free with admission! Visit http://www.dmns.org. Tickets are $13 per adult and $8 per child 3-18.

7. Oktoberfest. Send the kids to play with grandma or auntie today with any of the above activities and you can head downtown for beer and random celebrations. Expect live DJs and…well beer. Visit http://www.thedenveroktoberfest.com

Enjoy your weekend!!


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