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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.”
  • 416 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“From stunning prehistoric fossils to an exploration of outer space, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science never fails to astound and amaze with realistic visions of the past, present and future. The Gates Planetarium is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the country, giving visitors unparalleled insight into the workings of the cosmos, and the Phipps IMAX Theater features brilliantly filmed IMAX entertainment.”
  • 327 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful, peaceful gardens at any time of year. There is a children's garden above the parking garage.”
  • 366 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a baseball game here if you can - fun and friendly atmosphere in the heart of downtown.”
  • 312 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“You will find a little of everything here. Great restaurants, shopping, and several eclectic shops. Looking for things unique to Colorado? You will definitely find it here. Wonderful scenery as well”
  • 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. ”
  • 206 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Global fare with a modern spin. One of Denver's best restaurants and in the trendy LoHi (Lower Highlands) neighborhood. Next door to Little Man Ice Cream.”
  • 347 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Lower Downtown (LoDo) is full of restaurants, bars, art galleries and shopping. Do not miss the beautifully remodeled historic Denver Union Station--a beautiful melding of history with the modern; full of wonderful bars, restaurants and shopping. A must see in downtown Denver. ”
  • 384 locals recommend
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Pedestrian Plaza
“A mile-long pedestrian promenade is in the heart of downtown. Explore outdoor cafes, street performers and trendy restaurants. There is also a bowling alley on the 3rd floor of the Pavilions and a big arcade with one of the biggest Pac-mans ever. The free shuttle runs in the middle of the mall from the Civic Center to Union Station. ”
  • 311 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Central Park of Denver! Also right next to the Denver zoo and Science Museum!”
  • 314 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“CAN NOT BEAT THE DECK VIEW! Come for a drink and get some food from the wide variety of options - but head out on the deck for phenomenal views of the city!”
  • 297 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Head south on Downing to this expansive park, popular for outdoor recreation, child's play and lovely strolls through gardens and around lakes.”
  • 294 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Go for the aquarium, stay for lunch! Make sure to feed the sting rays on your way out! ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Denver's most-instagrammed location... because it's shaped like a giant milk jug. Expect a long line, but the ice cream is well worth it.”
  • 234 locals recommend
Stadium
“Denver Nuggets Basketball, Denver Avalance Hockey, and many concerts and conferences are held here.”
  • 180 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Every weekend in October, join the festivities of Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. From haunted houses to tasty treats and many spooktacular events, this thrilling attraction is fun for the whole family. All of the exciting rides will be open for you to enjoy as well. ”
  • 155 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Global fare with a modern spin. One of Denver's best restaurants and in the trendy LoHi (Lower Highlands) neighborhood. Next door to Little Man Ice Cream.”
  • 347 locals recommend
Restaurant
“CAN NOT BEAT THE DECK VIEW! Come for a drink and get some food from the wide variety of options - but head out on the deck for phenomenal views of the city!”
  • 297 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Go for the aquarium, stay for lunch! Make sure to feed the sting rays on your way out! ”
  • 104 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“At first, you are easily sucked into patronizing how ordinary and typical vegetarian food scene. But all of that is easily dust off the moment you step inside this place. Everything is orchestrated to deliver you the best experience from the food, drink, service, and just the ephemeral superb interior ambiance of the place.”
  • 228 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Worth the 15 minute drive if you like hipsters serving vegan cuisine :) Super trendy spot with all sorts of interesting characters & tasty food!”
  • 183 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Prohibition-era speakeasy in a corner bookstore with handcrafted cocktails, small plates & desserts.”
  • 208 locals recommend
Bakery
“Super cool diner style breakfast restaurant. The pineapple pancakes are delicious!”
  • 145 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”
  • 171 locals recommend

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