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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.

“It's a beautiful place to enjoy the out doors. If at all possible, we recommend that you attend a concert.”
  • 661 locals recommend
  • 9 Experiences
“If you can catch a Red Rocks concert while you're here, you won't regret it. Hands down the best concert venue! You get to watch music and watch the sun set on the city. If you can't get tickets for a concert you can still visit, walk the stairs, see the view, or do a hike nearby.”
  • 220 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
“Easy access with handicapped facilities. Gorgeous views and hiking from easy to moderate. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Although Casa Bonita is a restaurant many locals will tell you it is an experience not known for its food. Personally I have had a great time here when I came for the experience. Casa Bonita has enjoyed a renewed interest in it’s provided entertainment since being featured in an episode of “South Park”. It is truly a restaurant experience like no other. Watch out for the pirates and gorillas roaming around. Any local will tell you the sopapillas are worth sticking around for. Indoor cliff diving show all year round. For lovers of all things camp and kitsch!”
  • 68 locals recommend
“There are a few pubs and some shopping at this out door mall as well as a movie theater.”
  • 55 locals recommend
“We are about 10 min from the butterfly pavilion, which is a lovely little conservatory that you can go see hundreds of butterflies and other critters at.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is one of the larger indoor malls in the Denver area. It has shops of all varieties from Target to Wilson's Leather.”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Cool brewery within walking distance. Lots of beers to choose from. Usually a food truck outside on 25th that will deliver your food to you inside.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Lakeside is an historic amusement park that will make a little bit of $$ go a long way. It’s truly an old-school theme park with rides suitable for all ages (even toddlers). A great alternative to Six Flags for those looking to spend less money, wait in shorter lines, and are up for a little character and charm (and a little nail biting on the older wooden coasters!). Take the little train ride around the lake after dark to get a great view of the park all lit up! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
“If you find yourself in Evergreen, then definitely pop into the Little Bear. Another local legend, this bar has seen it's fair share of movie stars and musicians over the years including Willie Nelson, Bob Seager and Johnny Depp.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Best Thai food in metro Denver area! The dining room is no frills so we recommend carrying out and taking it across the street to enjoy with at beer at Joyride Brewing Company - they allow you to carry in since they don't have a kitchen. Joyride has a great atmosphere, great view of the lake, board games, not to mention beer. If you'd like to branch out from your typical Thai staples, this place is exceptionally good at making 1) Pad See Ew with tofu and 2) Fish Curry. They are very generous with chili pepper so choose your level of spiciness with caution!”
  • 51 locals recommend
“Easily accessible from downtown Denver. Activities include hiking, mountain biking and cycling up Lookout Mountain. The summit is also the home of the the The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave site.”
  • 39 locals recommend
“Skate The Lake is a nighttime ice skating event to benefit several worthy local charities every New Year's Eve. You will enjoy skating, fireworks, music and a host of other fun events. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
“not really a park but has a great scenic drive up the mountain, you can see to the end of the earth on a clear day. really fun to drive at night and see the lights of Denver, just don't get caught necking. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great breakfast place after a night on the town, amazing bloody marys and mimosas. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
“Historic, and now trendy, downtown area that is nearby, accessible by Lightrail and bus, variety of restaurants and shops.”
  • 25 locals recommend