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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.

Bar
“The Tavern is a bar in DTC. few other bars in this location. and restaurants. ”
7 locals recommend
Route
“Great restaurants and drinks, walkable, family friendly, Cesar Chavez Park, shopping, breweries, and so much more!”
9 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Federal Boulevard is a little rough around the edges, but it is where you'll need to go to experience the very best (and most authentic!) Vietnamese and Mexican food in Denver. There are restaurants on almost every block that serve pho, and Pho 96 is one of the best. ”
9 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Great menu and eats, budget friendly, but take a sweater. They crank up the A/C.”
4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Walking distance (10 blocks?) with good coffee and pastries and even ice cream!”
5 locals recommend
Cinema
“Theater complex with multiple screens featuring new release films, plush seating & concession stand.”
3 locals recommend
Bar
“An Egyptian-themed O.G. is resurrected and better than ever On a recent visit to Oasis, I got to chatting with the fellow next to me and he started talking about how, as a child in Colorado, he always remembered Oasis’s well-designed, Egypt-centric beer labels. And I was like, “Same!” Even though we couldn’t drink it at the time, many youths of the ‘90s remember well Oasis beers in the fridge. And, now, Oasis is back. Re-launched in November, the sleek space in the belly of an old church is a must-see. And the beers? The old recipes have returned -- as have some new ones -- and you’d be wise to try the Capstone E.S.B. and Tut Brown Ale.”
4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A trendy, quite coffee shop that serves up cold brew, lates, and matcha. Come here to get some work done or just grab some good brews.”
5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Don't be fooled by the word Bar, this place is no dive. It is a swanky, hip, urban enclave for younger folks that enjoy craft beer. Nice selections on tap and a dance floor. The owner completed yoga teacher training with me- so sometimes this nerdy history teacher drops it on the dance floor. Only one person has fainted due to my incredible dance moves. ”
6 locals recommend
Winery
“If you're sick of beer, check out the local wine scene. Bonacquisti wines is also in the neighborhood, right next door to Ryker's Cellars - both offer tastings and Bonacquisti has a fun Friday night scene with live music, food and good wine!”
3 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Really nice vegan, asian, travel themed place with nice cocktails & atmosphere”
7 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
Café
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“I think they're pretty decent! The salad I had was fresh and had more than just romaine. The latte was decent and balanced! Haven't tried them for breakfast yet but I think they're a safe bet!”
3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Authentic Italian food, has a casual vibe, but could easily feel sophisticated enough for a business dinner as well.”
9 locals recommend
Route
“This is a path for bike riding, walking, running, enjoying nature or commuting to work or to school.”
8 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“We love the sausage and dumplings here. They also have Bocce Ball you can play while you have a beer or two.”
7 locals recommend