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Best things to do in Denver

Discover the city through the eyes of 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
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
Neighbourhood
“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
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
Art Museum
“The Museum of Contemporary Art, in Denver, Colorado, was founded in 1996 as the first dedicated home for contemporary art in the city of Denver. A 12 min drive from our house”
158 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This is a speakeasy tucked away in lower highlands. You usually need to put your name on the list and wait, and then you will be taken behind a bookcase and down to a dark and moody bar with great cocktails. ”
221 locals recommend
Bakery
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“You won't regret stopping in for breakfast. It's definitely a good idea to call ahead, because there's usually a line out the door.”
149 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Work & Class offers delicious share style plates and cocktails. The location is rather small and off of the very lively Larimer street in RiNo ( River North Arts District) and I don't believe they offer reservations so go early or prepare to wait. ”
130 locals recommend
Plaza
“Denver's historic district has plenty of bars, restaurants, and local boutiques to choose from. ”
120 locals recommend
Bar
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“A fun little quirky bar in Lowe highlands. The inside looks like a log cabin and the backyard has a teepee and fire pits and feels like a little campground in the city. ”
126 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The beer is very tasty and it's a fun space. There's usually a food truck outside, as well. ”
115 locals recommend