Denver Colorado Things To do

We’re in the ‘mile high city’, if you don’t know where that it is then it’s about time you find out. Located in Colorado and it is the capital city know as Denver. 

I may not be from around here but I’m now going on my 3rd year and I can guide through amazing spots that I just have to share with you guys for when you come to visit!

First Off:

Denver Botanical Garden

A wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate a Western identity, unique high altitude climate, and geography.

It took us about an hour to walk around the garden and that’s including stopping to take picture. There’s also a bistro where you can sit along side there pond and enjoy lunch.

Larimer Square

1430 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1739

Named for the pioneering General William Larimer, it was the city’s first block, its first commercial district, home to its first residence and first City Hall, and was the city’s first designated historic district.

Denver got its start on Larimer Square between 14th and 15th Streets and Larimer Street in the late 1800s. It is the site of the original pioneer camp, then known as Auraria, where a group of American Indians and settlers struck gold in 1858.

It is an iconic, lively and pedestrian friendly.

Visitors can choose from dining to shopping to nightlife and entertainment. Larimer Square offers something for everyone.

Union Station

Denver Union Station is an urban transit hub and a high-energy, mixed-use destination featuring James Beard, award-winning chef-driven restaurants, locally curated retail shops, and the luxurious Crawford Hotel. Union Station is Denver’s most iconic gathering place for locals and visitors alike.

The original Denver Union Depot opened its doors for the first time in 1881. At the time, it was the largest building in the West, spanning 500 feet with a 180-foot clock tower at the center. After a fire in 1894, the city quickly rebuilt the station – this time, 40 feet taller. 

Featuring Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection presents about 50 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, and several artworks never before displayed at the museum.

Lares Feliciano’s Memory Mirror is an immersive installation that invites visitors to explore their relationship with memory through animation, dioramas, and interactive storytelling.

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tour

Stranahan’s Colorado whiskey is Colorado’s first legal whiskey distillery since Prohibition. This Rocky Mountain single malt is handcrafted from grain to glass in Denver, Colorado. 

The story of Stranahan’s started when volunteer firefighter Jess Graber responded to a neighbor’s barn fire in 1998. He never imagined that any good would come of it. But the barn he made an effort to save belonged to Woody Creek local George Stranahan, a long-time brewery owner, and whiskey connoisseur. When the fire settled, the two discovered a shared passion for the Colorado outdoors and a good pour of fine whiskey.

River North Art District AKA RiNo

In “RiNo” it’s alleys painted are with graffiti art and reclaimed warehouses splashed with vibrant murals. 

The Woods rooftop restaurant, located at The Source,  has sweeping views of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains. 

At Nocturne, Jazz fans can unwind nightly with delicious food, an extensive wine list, and smooth sets. the club hosts an artist-in-residency program, giving young musicians a chance to stride and stroll. Seating is limited, so you’ll want to make a reservation.

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The Cruise Room

Since our founding in 1891, The Oxford Hotel has seen Denver through high and low moments, persevering through it all. Beginning with the elegance of Gilded Age, our historic Denver hotel has always adapted to the changing world.

Want a night out?  Grab a drink at Denver’s original Prohibition-era speakeasy.

Located inside The Oxford historic hotel, the art deco windowless interior of The Cruise Room was inspired by the Queen Mary.

Stepping inside will transport you to the 1920s, when this bar illegally served up gimlets and martinis to Denver’s elite.

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The list isn’t over yet. Constantly adding to the list!

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