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Best things to do in Denver

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Museum
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“Art lovers rejoice. This is an amazing museum that always has great exhibitions. ”
438 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“Natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and lectures that explore the wonders of science, Colorado, Earth, and the universe. Fun for ALL ages. They always have incredible visiting exhibitions. Located within City Park- 15/20min walk, 3 min drive from the house”
338 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Be sure to stop in during Spring or Summer for some gorgeous gardens in bloom.”
382 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Home of the Colorado Rockies. There's nothing better than a baseball game and a beer in the Denver sunshine. Plus the sunset behind the scoreboard is a must-see. An 12 minute drive (3ish miles) from the house.Check out the rooftop bars at the game!”
330 locals recommend
Zoo
“Sprawling facility with animal exhibits, shows & demonstrations, plus venues for eating & shopping. Located within City Park (15-20 min walk and 3 min drive from the house)”
227 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“Tons of great shopping as well as many, many restaurants and bars. It is located less than a 10 minute walk from the townhome!”
334 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The central part of downtown. Larimer Square is historic with lots of charm and some great restaurants (we love Osteria Marco and Euclid Hall). Union Station has a huge area with seating and free WiFi If you’re looking to take a rest while exploring. There are some excellent restaurants in union station as well. Market street is the typical scene for early 20-somethings. We recommend skipping the 16th Street Mall- it’s nothing to write home about. ”
368 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“If you want to be a real Denver tourist - spend some time strolling the 16th street mall. It’s a pedestrian street in downtown Denver with a lot of shopping and food. It’s an easy walk from Union Station and there’s a free mall ride shuttle that takes you from one end to the other all day. ”
321 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hip restaurant with the best rooftop bar in the city and great food and drink. ”
362 locals recommend
Lake
“The Denver Zoo, Museum of Nature and Science, and Ferril Lake can all be found in City Park”
352 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Gorgeous green space. Trails surround Smith Lake and there are chic shops nearby”
299 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Stop in with the family for lunch at the aquarium restaurant and be sure to catch the mermaids!”
120 locals recommend
Stadium
“Denver Nuggets Basketball, Denver Avalance Hockey, and many concerts and conferences are held here.”
203 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Best ice cream in a giant iconic milk can. There can be a line around the block even in winter, that is half the fun. You can visit with the locals and tourists alike while you wait. Not to be missed!”
232 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“hip hangout/ collective eatery w/ restaurants for every taste, upstairs and downstairs bar.”
293 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you are vegetarian or Vegan, this is the restaurant for you! They serve wonderful craft cocktails as well. Just a 20 minute walk from the Casita. ”
239 locals recommend