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Things to do in Denver

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
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“A wide variety of art displays for adults and children alike! Includes Western art/artists which you may not see in other venues. A good stop if you are Downtown or in need of an indoor activity during your stay. Convenient parking garage next to it. Check out their website for more details.”
  • 414 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“This is an awesome museum with lots of interactive exhibits and a planetarium! Also, who doesn’t love dinosaurs?!”
  • 328 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful, peaceful gardens at any time of year. There is a children's garden above the parking garage.”
  • 358 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“We love to catch a Rockies game during season! the Coors Stadium is a great place to spend the evening and catch some great views and Sunset ! Just an uber ride away from our Airbnb!”
  • 304 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“If you are looking for a more typical, big shopping center, Cherry Creek Mall is the place to go. It has got Macy's, Nordstorms, Apple Store and an AMC Theatre. When it is cold and snowy, it is a better place to get your shopping down than the 16th street mall. ”
  • 325 locals recommend
Zoo
“Lions and tigers and bears – and so much more, on lovely grounds make the Denver Zoo one of the most popular zoos in America. Go underwater with polar bears at Northern Shores, or eyeball-to-eyeball with a gorilla in Primate Panorama. Predator Ridge recreates the plains of Africa with a pride of lions, while Tropical Discovery is rainforest teeming with crocodiles and gila monsters. ”
  • 208 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Union Station is an iconic place to visit in Denver. It’s also a great place to eat, take pictures or catch a bus or train.”
  • 389 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Great open space close to museums and the zoo with lots to do. During the summer, expect lots of food trucks and live jazz music on some nights! See Jazz in the Park for details.”
  • 315 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Excellent sampling of world cuisines and a killer vibe. Same room for dessert and head to Little Man Ice Cream after!!”
  • 353 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Pedestrian mall with music, lights, great restaurants, bowling, music halls and more.”
  • 307 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“155 acre of pleasant grounds including two lakes. Two flower gardens, one of which is a replica of George Washington's gardens at Mount Vernon. Interesting shopping and dining nearby on Old South Gaylord Street. We also got married here, so we're biased- but its the best park in Denver.”
  • 295 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It's a food truck collective! All kinds of options, full bar, and great views of downtown. ”
  • 304 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The park in Denver for sightseeing and people watching. PrideFest starts in this park every year and it is located in CapHill. Can't miss it. ”
  • 224 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Summertime theme park that sits in the middle of Denver's busiest highways. Remarkable that it can even exist nowadays...get in before its gone”
  • 152 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Converted fire station , offering small plates and unique decor inside ! Fun spot with great food and staff. ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Outrageous, Innovative, & Fun With Weekly Events And Exhibitions On The Daily.”
  • 155 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Excellent sampling of world cuisines and a killer vibe. Same room for dessert and head to Little Man Ice Cream after!!”
  • 353 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a food truck collective! All kinds of options, full bar, and great views of downtown. ”
  • 304 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Converted fire station , offering small plates and unique decor inside ! Fun spot with great food and staff. ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Although a little spendy, the Denver aquarium is a peaceful and serene outing. Don’t eat at the cafe, although very cool- the food is meh.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Prohibition-era speakeasy in a corner bookstore with handcrafted cocktails, small plates & desserts.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Ok, I know it says vegetarian/ vegan but this place is sooo good! My carnivorous friends love this place too!”
  • 186 locals recommend
Bakery
“Super cool diner style breakfast restaurant. The pineapple pancakes are delicious!”
  • 141 locals recommend
Gastropub
“"Serious comfort food, pool, bowling, darts, arcade, upbeat" ~Candice and Lucas "Expensive but worth it if you're looking for a fun experience." ~son - 17 "Good arcade" ~son - 16 "Good games, good people" ~son - 14”
  • 170 locals recommend

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