Skip to content

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.

Yoga Studio
“LOVE this Yoga Studio. Located right across the street. Wonderful teachers and a serene, earthly environment to practice your yoga.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
$$$
“Whether you are here on business, pleasure or are a neighborhood regular, we encourage you to craft your very own urban adventure. Here before you is an ever-changing selection of some of the world’s finest spirits, brews, and wines from across the world. Many come for the steaks, but we invite you to seek out the perfect accompaniments to enhance your dining experience.”
10 locals recommend
Bar
“The Tavern is a bar in DTC. few other bars in this location. and restaurants. ”
7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“New American fare including wood-fired meats & seafood pairs with cocktails in a slick, hip space.”
7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$
“Old-time cafe, been around forever, best breakfast in Denver! Kyle will be there, and she'll take great care of you... bkfst and lunch, sit at a table or the counter on a twirly stool!”
7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Helikon Gallery & Studios: Sometimes overlooked by art-seekers in RiNo, Helikon Gallery offers two exhibition galleries on the ground floor and dozens of artist studios throughout. On First Fridays, most of the resident artists hang out in their studios so visitors can ask questions, commend their talent or chat over a free beer. Because so many artists are involved at Helikon, the genres range from photographic to digital to paint and many in between.”
5 locals recommend
Pharmacy
$$
2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Another grand 'old lady' Victorian house. Beautifully preserved and in a lovely neighborhood.”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Fantastic FREE live music all summer long. Great venue in Rosemont Park with the best grass (lawn in the ground I mean) in Denver.”
4 locals recommend
Brewery
$
“Great brewery located on the edge of Denver proper. In my opinion they have the best IPA in the city, which has also won Gold at GABF in their first year open. Their beers are stronger than your normal Bud as they emphasize bold flavors in all their beers. ”
5 locals recommend
Cafe
$$
“A staple in the neighborhood for the last 15 years! This location offers a historical ambiance and trademark coffee on your way to the Zoo, Museum of Natural History, City Park, and Cherry Creek!”
4 locals recommend
Bookstore
“The Tattered Cover is a Denver staple. They have a coffee shop, book readings, and other neat events listed on their website. ”
5 locals recommend
Airport
“It's now easier than ever to get from Denver International Airport (DEN) to downtown Denver with the opening of the new Denver airport train line. At a cost of $10.50 (with several discounts available Opens a New Window. ), travelers can use the rail service, known as the A Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Opens a New Window. , metro Denver's public transit provider. The A Line, which opened on April 22, 2016, whisks travelers to the heart of downtown, specifically the recently restored Union Station, which is the city's new transportation hub and "living room," thanks to its plush surroundings. From Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation services, such as light rail, regional and local buses, Amtrak rail service, taxis, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttle (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide buses that provides access to most downtown hotels. Union Station itself is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts building and the location of hip, locally owned restaurants, bars, shops and a boutique hotel. DAILY SCHEDULE FROM UNION STATION 3:15 a.m. - 4:15 a.m. - every 30 minutes 4:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. - every 15 minutes 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. (1 a.m. Fri/Sat) - every 30 minutes *Last train leaves Denver International Airport at 1:26 a.m. (1:56 a.m. Fri/Sat) FARES - A LINE $10.50 - each way to/from Denver International Airport to Union Station downtown Discounts are available Opens a New Window. WHERE AND HOW TO BUY A TICKET Tickets can be purchased on rail line platforms at ticket vending machines, in Union Station Underground Bus Concourse or at any RTD sales outlet. WHERE TO CATCH THE LIGHT RAIL Airport: The location is right by the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Downtown/Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop St. TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM UNION STATION TO YOUR HOTEL Download the Denver Union Station Arrival Guide here . PDF File for denver Opens a New Window. . LUGGAGE Rail vehicles on the A Line have overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks. Travelers must be able to handle their own luggage. ACCESSIBILITY Trains have level boarding at all doors of the train and have two wheelchair spaces per car. STATIONS SERVED BY A LINE The new A Line services eight stations: Denver Airport Station 61st & Pena 40th Avenue & Airport Peoria Central Park 40th & Colorado 38th & Blake Union Station QUICK FACTS Travel Time: 37 minutes Cost: $10.50 one way to/from airport to Union Station Speed: Up to 79 mph Capacity: 209 people per car (including seating for 91 people and two wheelchair spaces) Features: Overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks INSIDER TIPS Looking for hotels near the Denver Airport? Right next to the Denver Airport Station is the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel, which is connected to the airport. Have an early flight or late arrival? No problem, stay right at the airport! The recently remodeled Union Station, located at the other end of the line from the airport, provides easy access to the restaurants, bars, microbreweries, shops and attractions around Lower Downtown (LoDo), Coors Field and the bustling pedestrian 16th Street Mall.”
40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love the people who own and work at this place. It has a serene atmosphere and great food. Cocktails are good, too! Four blocks south on S. Pennsylvania and Alameda”
10 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
$$
“Great menu and eats, budget friendly, but take a sweater. They crank up the A/C.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
$$$
“Luca's is an elegant italian dining option with an open air eating experience.”
9 locals recommend