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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.”
  • 428 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“Very large museum with many high quality exhibits. Pick your passion and enjoy the experience! We used to be yearly members here because we liked it so much and wanted to show friends and family when they came to town. Highly recommend for families.”
  • 337 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful, peaceful gardens at any time of year. There is a children's garden above the parking garage.”
  • 369 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Cheer on the Rockies or just have a beer and enjoy the view of the Rocky Mountains from this incredible stadium! Definitely a worthwhile outing.”
  • 305 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“Cherry Creek is an affluent residential district with a vibrant shopping scene. Overlooking the creek itself, Cherry Creek Mall has department stores, high-end fashion boutiques and eclectic eateries. North of the Mall, chain restaurants, relaxed cafes and chic cocktail lounges line the surrounding streets, which are also home to small contemporary art galleries. The Cherry Creek trail is popular with cyclists. ”
  • 326 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. ”
  • 211 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This place is really fun to go to at night - sit on the giant patio (they moved everything outside because of COVID) and nosh or sip something delicious. ”
  • 402 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Specifically, we recommend going to City Park for one of the free summer jazz concerts”
  • 325 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!!”
  • 354 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Downtown Denver main shopping district. Great atmosphere for travelers. 25-30 minutes drive.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Our favorite park in town. Good for a stroll, and you can rent a paddle boat in the warm weather.”
  • 303 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cute restaurant and bar right next to Bamboo sushi, In the LoHi neighborhood. with a great rooftop patio ”
  • 307 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Nice walk through historic neighborhoods. Cheesman Park neighbors Denver Botanic Gardens. There are numerous restaurants and bars along the way.”
  • 229 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Fun local amusement park, only 5 stops away on the RTD W line from Perry Station!”
  • 158 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place has AMAZING cuisine and an incredible view of the city to boot! We always make it a point to take our friends and family here when they are in town. Book early in advance, especially if you decide to go on the weekend. You will not be disappointed! ”
  • 235 locals recommend
Art Museum
“With a rotating collection of thought provoking art and a sweet roof-top cafe, this museum is great place to spend a few hours questioning what art can be. ”
  • 157 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

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!!”
  • 354 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cute restaurant and bar right next to Bamboo sushi, In the LoHi neighborhood. with a great rooftop patio ”
  • 307 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This place has AMAZING cuisine and an incredible view of the city to boot! We always make it a point to take our friends and family here when they are in town. Book early in advance, especially if you decide to go on the weekend. You will not be disappointed! ”
  • 235 locals recommend
Aquarium
“A great place to explore with the family, a group, or to kill some time alone. It even has a restaurant!”
  • 109 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Enjoy incredible handcrafted cocktails, small plates, and desserts in this Prohibition-era speakeasy in Lohi. ”
  • 209 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“A Denver favorite for vegan dining. The bakery next door is also vegan with many gluten free options.”
  • 195 locals recommend
Bakery
“Whatever your breakfast vibe, Snooze makes it and makes it well. There are plenty of veggie/vegan options, and seven different Bennys. Plus, you can get a single pancake as a side, which is delightful if you can't choose between sweet & savory. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Good place for a rainy day. Lots of indoor games, bowling and pingpong and great menu too”
  • 173 locals recommend

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