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.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Linger
2030 W 30th Ave
237local recommendations
Tammy says “Used to be Olingers Mortuary Building and the decor utilizes some of the original architecture. Supe...” ·
2. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
388local recommendations
Christine says “Not just a music venue, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre offers a variety of recreation options for e...” ·
3. Root Down
1600 W 33rd Ave
164local recommendations
Marc says “This has been a staple in the neighborhood for years, and is always a lively scene. The bartenders a...” ·
4. Little Man Ice Cream
2620 16th St
164local recommendations
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred says “Identifiable by the 28-foot tall milk can, this Denver classic rotates a great mix of classic ice cr...” ·
5. Williams & Graham
3160 Tejon St
150local recommendations
Tyler says “Top 50 bar in the U.S. This speakeasy is sure to impress with hand crafted cocktails and a prohibit...” ·
6. Avanti Food and Beverage
3200 N Pecos St
149local recommendations
Andy says “Imagine a food court as designed for hipsters. Avanti is a fantastic place to dine and drink with a ...” ·
7. Steuben's Uptown
523 E 17th Ave
129local recommendations
Jeremy says “Part of the 17th Avenue Restaurant Row in Uptown, Steuben's offers gourmet comfort food in a fun ret...” ·
8. City O' City
206 E 13th Ave
120local recommendations
Carrie says “This quaint little vegan restaurant offers a variety of delicious vegan options and is also a cool p...” ·
9. Punch Bowl Social Denver
65 Broadway
113local recommendations
Vic says “Bowling, ping pong, arcade games, shuffle board, pool tables, food, and drinks. You can order a larg...” ·
10. Crema Coffee House
2862 Larimer St
106local recommendations
Mike says “Coolest looking coffee shop in Denver for sure AND great coffee/espresso, great simple food items - ...” ·
11. Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
316local recommendations
Beverly says “Noted as one of the most culturally significant and original art venues in the country, the DAM (as ...” ·
12. Snooze an A.M. Eatery
2262 Larimer St
108local recommendations
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred says “Snooze is known for their unique take on breakfast staples. The lines are typically long but efficie...” ·
13. Vine Street Pub & Brewery
1700 Vine St
108local recommendations
Lynsey says “Vine Street is close to our house and one of our favorites. The atmosphere is casual and fun and the...” ·
14. The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
101local recommendations
Joe says “Several guests in town to attend a convention stay at the Square. It is a 15-20 minute walk to the ...” ·
15. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High
1520 E Colfax Ave
100local recommendations
Amy says “If you've been to Portland, you may have been to the original Voodoo Doughnut. Denver is one of the ...” ·
16. Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
249local recommendations
Jamie And Maia
Jamie And Maia says “The Denver Botanic Gardens have an extensive collection of plants from around the world and feature ...” ·
17. The Populist
3163 Larimer St
97local recommendations
Charles says “At The Populist we firmly believe that dining is a communal act. Owners Jonathan Power, Noah Price, ...” ·
18. The Source
3350 Brighton Blvd
121local recommendations
Margo says “Artisan market in an 1880‘s foundry building in the RiNo District. A collective of food artisans & r...” ·
19. Ogden Theatre
935 E Colfax Ave
96local recommendations
Andy says “The Ogden is just about the right size to catch a show with good space and visibility. It is definit...” ·
20. Work & Class
2500 Larimer St
91local recommendations
Jordan says “A top Denver restaurant. The restaurant is built out of shipping containers in Denvers main arts dis...” ·
21. Jelly Cafe
600 E 13th Ave
89local recommendations
Joe says “This is one of Denver's hottest brunch places. On the weekends you're looking at a 60-90 minute wait...” ·
22. Sushi Den
1487 S Pearl St
83local recommendations
Jamel says “This is hands down the best sushi that I have ever had. They have fresh fish flown in every day. I h...” ·
23. Watercourse Foods
837 E 17th Ave
87local recommendations
Jimbo says “All Vegan, Vegitarian and probably some other twist of non-meat eating dining. Look I eat a steak n...” ·
24. Coors Brewery Tour
82local recommendations
Nick says “Bus tour of Golden, a self paced walking tour of the brewery, highlighting the malting, brewing and ...” ·
25. Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St
207local recommendations
John says “The Denver Zoo started the shift toward keeping endangered animals in normal habitats. I like this z...” ·
26. Bluebird Theater
3317 E Colfax Ave
84local recommendations
Grace says “The Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado was designed by Harry W.J. Edbrooke and built during 1913–1...” ·
27. Landmark's Mayan Theatre
110 Broadway
83local recommendations
Alice And Jack
Alice And Jack says “Cool historic movie house, trends toward Indie films. Fully restored to it's original glory. Histori...” ·
28. Denver Beer Co
1695 Platte St
80local recommendations
Emma says “Tasty beer, dogs allowed, board games available, and outdoor seating - what more could you want? Par...” ·
29. The Thin Man
2015 E 17th Ave
80local recommendations
Bridget says “Belly up to the bar at this small, narrow neighborhood place with rotating themed art. House-made in...” ·
30. Forest Room 5
2532 15th St
86local recommendations
Alena says “You could blink and miss this really intimate artsy bar that boasts year-round outdoor fire pits, lo...” ·