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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.
Botanical Garden
“Beautiful, peaceful gardens at any time of year. There is a children's garden above the parking garage.”
  • 360 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“If you are looking for a more typical, big shopping center, Cherry Creek Mall is the place to go. It has got Macy's, Nordstorms, Apple Store and an AMC Theatre. When it is cold and snowy, it is a better place to get your shopping down than the 16th street mall. ”
  • 326 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“155 acre of pleasant grounds including two lakes. Two flower gardens, one of which is a replica of George Washington's gardens at Mount Vernon. Interesting shopping and dining nearby on Old South Gaylord Street. We also got married here, so we're biased- but its the best park in Denver.”
  • 295 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The park in Denver for sightseeing and people watching. PrideFest starts in this park every year and it is located in CapHill. Can't miss it. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“"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”
  • 170 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Delicious flown in sushi and worth the price, long waits so reservations suggested”
  • 134 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Before multiplex, stadium style seating, there were beautiful movie houses and this is one of them. If you're a lover of Art Deco architecture this place is an absolute gem. Arrive a little bit early just to feast your eyes on all the beauty that you won't see once the lights go out.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“GREAT New Orleans style breakfast food! Staple breakfast/brunch spot. If you’re craving (or have never had) a beignet, you’re in for a treat! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bar
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“Impressive selection of Colorado beers on tap, amazing rooftop patio, good food, and a lengthy happy hour (M-F, 11-7)”
  • 83 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Artisan restaurant specializing in farm-to-table, with almost everything locally sourced.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“My favorite ice cream shop in the city because of their fun and unique selection of flavors. And it changes daily. Must stop when in the South Broadway neighborhood. Sweet Action Ice Cream is made by hand with the finest ingredients. We start with fresh natural Colorado dairy, and then we work with local purveyors, farmers, and bakers to source Colorado's best produce and products for our ice cream. It is our priority to run a sustainable business, and Sweet Action Ice Cream is entirely powered by wind. We use compostable and recyclable packaging in our ice cream shop.”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Come to this neighborhood institution before or after catching a flick at the Mayan. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“"Great date-night or special occasion, a little pricey and really small plates. Beautiful space with real Aspen trees inside." ~Candice”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looking for a dive bar with great food? This is the spot. Sputnik has many vegan options (I highly recommend their weekend brunch), as well as food for omnivorous diets. Located on South Broadway, there’s a lot to see in the area, and it’s a great place to start a weekend day in the city.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Chiropractor
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“Best coffee in Colorado! Close enough to walk. Great spot to chill and have coffee! :)”
  • 53 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Great family friendly burger joint with standard and unique burger recipes. Truffle and parmigiana French fries. Beer! Good prices too. ”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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”
  • 170 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Delicious flown in sushi and worth the price, long waits so reservations suggested”
  • 134 locals recommend
Bar
“Impressive selection of Colorado beers on tap, amazing rooftop patio, good food, and a lengthy happy hour (M-F, 11-7)”
  • 83 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“GREAT New Orleans style breakfast food! Staple breakfast/brunch spot. If you’re craving (or have never had) a beignet, you’re in for a treat! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Artisan restaurant specializing in farm-to-table, with almost everything locally sourced.”
  • 93 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Come to this neighborhood institution before or after catching a flick at the Mayan. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“"Great date-night or special occasion, a little pricey and really small plates. Beautiful space with real Aspen trees inside." ~Candice”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
“Looking for a dive bar with great food? This is the spot. Sputnik has many vegan options (I highly recommend their weekend brunch), as well as food for omnivorous diets. Located on South Broadway, there’s a lot to see in the area, and it’s a great place to start a weekend day in the city.”
  • 61 locals recommend

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