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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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“Great little art museum that's walking distance. They also have free days sprinkled throughout the year and admission is free for children under 18.”
407 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“"Denver Botanic Gardens is a first class place of its kind. It is known for the research and knowledge it acquires about plants and vegetation around the globe. It wins all kinds of grants and awards for the work they do, to further great science and knowledge about plant life. They also incorporate world class sculpture and art within the grounds. It is in the hard of Denver and a plant/nature lovers delight."”
354 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“History buffs, geological finds, dinosaurs and the Rockies, rare exhibits. Something for everyone.”
310 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“One of the best baseball venues in the US with the Rocky Mountains visible in the background outside the Rockpile!”
296 locals recommend
Zoo
“Entertainment for the whole family and one of the most modern zoos in America!”
190 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“Closest mall to Boston Street Manor. It has a variety of upscale shops. Parking is free for the first hour and $3/hour after that. ”
320 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Union Station has several bars and restaurants inside and has light rail lines leading all throughout the Denver Metro area!”
355 locals recommend
Lake
“great park to walk around and the view from the east side of the lake is incredible”
303 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This old mortuary is now a lively restaurant with a rooftop lounge & global small plates. Perhaps the most iconic restaurant in all of Denver, Linger is a must for first timers and veteran food-lovers alike! The menu is seasonal, constantly changing, and meant to be shared. Roof access is seasonal and worth it!”
342 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Walking mall through the Historic heart of Denver. Mall Ride is a free shuttle from one end to the other.”
306 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Wash Park as it is affectionately known by locals, is one of Denver's premier parks. It is a beautiful, open space with a huge play structure, pond with paddle boats, miles of trails, volleyball courts, and nearby restaurants. It's an an all-around fun way to spend a day in Denver!”
286 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Bi-level shipping container with a variety of vendors (pizza, sushi & more), plus a rooftop bar. The menu here is incredible; imagine a fleet of food trucks, huddled together inside a microbrew with a beer and wine list that would make anyone swoon. Avanti is often described as a staple establishment of the Denver Highlands.”
285 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Great park within biking or strolling distance. Great for frisbee, picnics, and biking. On a clear day, you can see the mountains in the distance and it's always super green. ”
223 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Really cool aquarium if you have a day where it's best to be inside...walking distance as well!”
98 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Milk-jug shaped shop scooping unique flavors of homemade ice cream & open until midnight. Arguably THE most iconic site in all of Denver.”
226 locals recommend
Stadium
“Denver Nuggets Basketball, Denver Avalance Hockey, and many concerts and conferences are held here.”
180 locals recommend