Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, and you can watch Denver come alive in the spring. The Mile High City brought new meaning to its name when it became one of the first places in the US to legalize recreational marijuana, but legal cannabis is not the only reason to visit this beautiful stretch of earth. In fact, it is probably not even any reason. What Denver is probably most proud of is its opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Watch the world begin afresh with a trip to Denver in the springtime. Wildflowers are everywhere in the great open air areas and the mountains surrounding Denver become canvasses for natural life that looks like artwork. Festivals are in abundance, as well. There is never a lack of something to do once the weekend rolls around. The RiNo Art District offers the Friday Night Bazaar where you will encounter dozens of craft beer stops, food trucks, and other local vendors. There is no charge to attend, so pack up the kids, go gather grandma, and head out. For a less formal good time, it pays to take a drive and stake out a good picnic spot. It’s also the perfect time to hit up the Denver Zoo and watch in wonder as the lions roar or the little animals frolic. For residents, the city of Denver offers plentiful league sports, as well. If you enjoy softball or sand volleyball, there is a spring or summer league for you to make friends, get exercise, and enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors.