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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.”
408 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, Mordecai Children’s Garden, lifelong learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources.”
355 locals recommend
Science Museum
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“Fun museum to visit - check out their events for special stuff happening in the evenings geared for adults like 60 Minutes in Space.”
311 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
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
Neighborhood
“Fun place to hangout, dine, drink, eat ice cream, especially at night. Located downtown in LoDo.”
357 locals recommend
Lake
“great park to walk around and the view from the east side of the lake is incredible”
303 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
“Fun place to people and at h, sun bath or play pickup sports (mainly volleyball).”
289 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
Aquarium
“Really cool aquarium if you have a day where it's best to be inside...walking distance as well!”
98 locals recommend
Stadium
“Denver Nuggets Basketball, Denver Avalance Hockey, and many concerts and conferences are held here.”
180 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Best ice cream stand in town - you better be ready to wait what feels like a couple hours in line (if you cant bare waiting in the line the shell gas station on speer gets daily deliveries of pints and ice cream sandwiches .... shhhhhh) ”
227 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Edible Beats first restaurant- excellent menu and great patio and fun bar. Great for dinner, happy hour and brunch on the weekends. Housed in a rehabbed service garage. ”
223 locals recommend