Denver

Denver, CO

Denver is the capital of the State of Colorado and is nicknamed the Mile High City because of its elevated position exactly a mile about sea level. The city is surrounded by stunning natural surroundings and close to the downtown area Cherry Creek and South Platte River merge just 12 miles from the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Residents of Denver live an outdoor life with not only venturing into the surrounding countryside but also in the more than 200 urban parks. In Denver you can enjoy four distinct seasons each with its own charm but the city is always pleasant to visit as it sees approximately 300 days of sunshine a year.
Denver hosts several festivals throughout the year including the Denver Indigenous Film and Arts Festival, the Denver Beer Fest, The Great American Beer Festival and the Rock n’ Roll Denver Marathon. The abundance of beer festivals is because Denver has numerous craft beer breweries in the vicinity and a thriving beer culture. Many of the restaurants and pubs will offer you a wide selection of local craft beers.


Must Sees!


Denver Art Museum

100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
720-865-5000
Hours of Operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–8 pm
Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Entrance Cost:
$3 on-wards
 

DenverArtMuseum

This museum at 100 W 14th Avenue is renowned for its large collection of Native American art work. The museum covers seven floors and includes displays of Pre-Columbian art, Central American art, Asian art and modern European and American art. The building which houses the museum is an attraction in itself as it is an ultra-modern steel and glass structure designed by architect Daniel Libeskind.


History Colorado Center

1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
303-447-8679
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 12–5pm
Entrance Cost:
Adults-$10; Students (13-22)/Seniors (65+)-$8; Children (6-12)-$6; Children 5 and under-FREE
 

HistoryColoradoCenter

Find this attraction at 1200 Broadway. The history museum was only recently re-opened in a new state-of-the-art building in Denver’s museum district – the Golden Triangle Museum District. Through interactive and multimedia displays the museum tells the story of Colorado pioneers and the state’s early history. The museum takes you down a mine shaft, among African American Coloradans in Blackhawk and through the tragedies and triumphs of the state’s first settlers.


Colorado State Capitol Building

200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
303-866-2604
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 7am–5pm
Sat-Sun Closed
Entrance Cost:
Free
 

ColoradoStateCapitalBuilding

Situated at 200 E Colfax Avenue this stately building resembles the capitol building in Washington. There is a central ornate gold dome 180 foot high and on the underside of the dome are paintings of US presidents. It is possible to take tours inside the capitol building. The building dates back to 1890 and is constructed of white granite. This is where the Colorado General Assembly meets and where the office of the Governor of Colorado is located.


Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

18300 W Alameda Pkwy
Golden, CO 80401
720-865-2494
Hours of Operation:
May – September: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October – April: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entrance Cost:
Free
 

RedRocksParksAmphitheatre

At 2605 Red Rocks Park Road you will find this magnificent natural geographical site. The rocks themselves date back 250 million years and some of them reach a height of 300 feet. You can hike the trail through the area or take in one of the performance in the amphitheatre. In the summer there are movie nights and throughout the year top national and international performers appear here.


Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80205
303-322-7009
Hours of Operation:
Daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Entrance Cost:
Vary as per package
 

DenverMuseumOfNatureScience

At 2001 Colorado Boulevard you can visit this incredible museum. The exhibits span from the beginning of the universe through the dinosaur era up to the beginnings of North American Indian cultures. Not only dinosaurs feature here but also insects, minerals and local and global animal species.


Must Eats!


Sushi Den

1487 South Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
303-777-0826
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon – Fri: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Dinner: Mon – Thurs: 4:45 PM – 10:30 PM
Fri: 4:45 PM – 11:30 PM
Sat: 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Sun: 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Cost: $$$$
 

SushiDen

At 1487 S Pearl Street you can sample some of Denver’s finest cuisine. This restaurant serves Japanese food and especially sushi. On the menu you can find King Salmon, smoked Ankimo, egg rolls, Japanese eggplant and Sriracha garlic shrimps. They also stay open late at night. The décor is modern and sleek and because of the restaurant’s popularity tables are hard to get. The restaurant serves alcohol including the traditional Saki. Sushi Den is top of the Urbanspoon.com’s best Denver restaurant list.


Mediterranean

1002 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302
303-444-5335
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed, Sun 11 am – 10 pm
Thu-Sat 11 am – 11 pm
Happy Hour: Daily 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: $$$
 

Medditerranean

This restaurant at 1002 Walnut Street serves Mediterranean cuisine and specializes in Italian pizza and Spanish tapas. There is a tapas menu with 38 varieties and the other food on the menu is inspired mostly by Greek, Spanish and French cuisine. There are gluten-free options on the menu and there is a happy hour at the restaurant when tapas are half price. Diners can choose to eat indoors or out and the restaurant is considered romantic. In line with the theme of the restaurant the décor is white with accented bright colors and the dining area is spacious and light.


Steuben’s Food Service

523 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
303-830-1001
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu 11am–11pm
Fri 11am–12am
Sat 10am–12am
Sun 10am–11pm
Cost: $$
 

SteubensFoodService

This establishment is at 523 E 17th Avenue and serves classic American food. There are gluten-free and vegan options and kids are welcome to this family friendly restaurant. They also stay open late on Friday and Saturday nights. They serve some good comfort food like fried chicken, ribs, lobster roll, meatloaf and roast chicken. This is a hipster type place with a funky vibe! Locals line up for a table here and the huge menu selection confuses the non-aficionados!


Little Man Ice Cream

2620 16th Street
Denver, CO 80211
303-455-3811
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-10:30pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm
Cost: $
 

LittleManIceCream

This is the number one restaurant on the Trip Advisor list of best Denver restaurants. The restaurant is at 2620 16th Street and serves desserts, ice cream, sandwiches, soup and chips. On the menu you can find milkshakes, sundaes, brownies and banana splits. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and there are gluten-free and vegan options on the menu. The Little Man is kid friendly, they serve until late at night, there is often live music and you can choose to eat indoors or out.

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