New Year’s Day in Denver: How to Start 2023 Feeling Refreshed
Are you looking for something to do on New Year’s Day in Denver? Look no further! Below, we’ll share some of the best ways to spend the first day of 2023 to help you go into the new year feeling refreshed.
Whether a delicious brunch with family or friends is your style, a spa day sounds like the perfect January 1st activity, or if getting active is how you rejuvenate, there’s something for everyone!
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What is there to do on New Year’s Day in Denver?
From a run & brunch and a guided winter hike to a calming spa day and sound baths, there’s a lot to do on New Year’s Day in Denver.
Here’s a quick list of the best ways to start the new year. We’ll share more details below!
- New Year’s Day Brunch Club at Linger
- 2023 New Year’s Brunch at The Bindery
- A guided winter hike to Eugenia Mine
- Intention Setting & Dynamic Meditation
- Spend New Year’s Day at The Beer Spa
- An at-home spa day
- Books and wine at BookBar
- A women’s gong sound healing
- Kapwa Sound Bath at Urban Sanctuary
New Year’s Day Brunch Club at Linger
Linger; 9:15 AM – 12 PM; $35 per runner
You can never go wrong with a New Year’s Day Brunch, especially if it’s after a 5k or 10k for a good cause. Brunch Club is the perfect way to sweat away 2022 and start 2023 feeling incredible. And funds go towards Still I Run, a fundraiser to provide programs that help break the stigma about mental health.
After you run along Denver’s Platte River and enjoy views of downtown’s skyline, head to Linger for a champagne toast and delicious brunch. Linger is an eclectic brunch spot in an old mortuary that serves small plates and urban street food staples with flavors from around the world. Best of all, their drink menu is one of the best in Denver!
Note: If you’re not up for the run, you can still book a New Year’s Day brunch at Linger.
2023 New Year’s Brunch at The Bindery
The Bindery; 8 AM – 2:45 PM
Another impressive brunch to start your new year in Denver is at The Bindery, where you can find creative plates in a relaxed setting. Grab your best friends or your family and celebrate the start of 2023 with one of Denver’s best brunches.
The Bindery is conveniently located in LoHi and close to other fun New Years’ Day attractions, including a couple of breweries and Union Station.
A Guided Winter Hike to Eugenia Mine
Meet at downtown Estes Park; 10 AM – 2 PM; $50 per person
Are you looking to get active for your New Year’s Day in Denver? If so, take a day trip and check out this hot chocolate hike to Eugenia Mine. Eugenia Mine is a historic site located in Rocky Mountain National Park, about an hour and a half drive from Denver.
For the hike, you’ll meet your guide in downtown Estes Park, go to the trailhead together, and set off into the woods. On your guided hike, you’ll learn the history of the Eugenia Mine and explore cabin ruins and mining equipment peeking out from the snow.
The hike is about 4 miles round trip. You can bring a picnic lunch to have at the mine and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate prepared by your guide.
Intention Setting & Dynamic Meditation
Nurture • A Wellcare Marketplace; 11 AM – 1:30 PM; $44 per person
Kick 2023 off with meaning and connection by attending this intention-setting and dynamic meditation. It takes place in Denver at Nurture, a Wellcare Marketplace.
On January 1st, join a sacred celebratory circle of healing activation, clarity, and love. Connect on what you’re releasing from 2022 with a burning ceremony, then participate in guided journaling prompts on the mind, body, spirit, and home to lend way to intention setting for the new year.
After the circle is over, you’ll journal about your experience and enjoy vegan and gluten-free refreshments.
Spend New Year’s Day at The Beer Spa
The Beer Spa; 8 AM – 10:30 PM; $499 for 2 people
What better way to start the new year off feeling rejuvenated than by enjoying a day at the spa? The Beer Spa is a unique day spa in Denver where you can experience beer-inspired spa treatments that offer various wellness benefits, including reduced stress, better sleep, improved skin and hair, and more.
The Beer Spa’s New Year’s Package includes complimentary drinks at check-in, a mimosa bar, a New Year’s photo booth, a charcuterie board, a $15 cosmetic mini-bar credit, a Zero Gravity Massage, and of course, access to your private beer therapy room. That sounds like the best New Year’s Day experience, right?
Enjoy the ultimate relaxation at The Beer Spa, an award-winning Denver day spa that offers an unmatched wellness experience. Begin 2023 feeling more refreshed than ever!
An At-Home Spa Day
If you’d rather enjoy your New Year’s spa day at home, grab a few items from The Beer Spa in Denver and create your own spa experience. You can order items right to your front door or pick them up at The Beer Spa.
A little self-care at home can go a long way! The Beer Spa’s shop features beer-infused hair and skin care products and home accessories.
Here are a few of our favorite at-home spa day items:
- Beer Shampoo
- Beer Conditioner
- Beer Body Wash
- Beer Body Lotion
- Herbal Beer Bath Tea
- Relaxing Beer Spa Candle
- Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
- Soft, fast-drying linens
Related read: DIY Spa Day: How to Have a Relaxing Spa Day at Home
Books and Wine at BookBar
BookBar; 10 AM – 8 PM; prices vary
Are you interested in spending your New Year’s Day in Denver on your own schedule with books, wine, or another tasty beverage? Look no further than BookBar! This indie bookstore and wine bar is the perfect place to kick back and unwind before starting the new year.
BookBar is a woman-owned independent bookstore with a curated selection of various books and a bar and cafe serving hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, tea, and coffee. Its quaint, cozy setting offers an ideal place to relax and spend time alone or with a friend.
A Women’s Gong Sound Healing
The Golden House; 10 AM – 12 PM; $35 per person
Spend your New Year’s Day unwinding, healing, growing, and thriving. This women’s gong sound healing takes place in Fort Collins, about an hour from Denver. This profoundly relaxing journey is worth the drive and will help you improve your well-being for the new year.
This gong sound healing experience can be done solo, with your sister or mom, or with your best friends. Whether you’re new to sound healing or you’ve done it before, this event is for anyone! It’s one of the best ways to relax deeply, reduce stress, and feel more connected to yourself.
Kapwa Sound Bath at Urban Sanctuary
Urban Sanctuary; 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM; $33 per person
To relax and receive a blissful healing and loving surrender on New Year’s Day in Denver, the Kapwa Sound Bath might be the perfect experience for you. The Kapwa Sound Bath takes place at Urban Sanctuary, a yoga studio in Denver.
Start the new year by connecting to your magic through meditation and sound. Intention setting is a significant focus during this ceremony, and you can bring a journal and pen to use during your sound bath.
During this intention-setting ceremony, you’ll go on a blissful journey of surrender using the alchemy of Koshi chimes, crystal sound bowls, and other healing instruments.
Enjoy Your New Year’s Day in Denver!
We hope you’ve found your perfect New Year’s Day in Denver activity to begin 2023 feeling revitalized and ready to take on a new year! From relaxing at The Beer Spa and sound baths to hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park to drinking wine and reading at BookBar, there are many unique and rejuvenating experiences to enjoy on January 1st in The Mile High City.
If you’re interested in booking the ultimate spa day experience for New Year’s Day, act fast before The Beer Spa is sold out!