Denver is an outdoor city with a vibrant, walkable downtown offering urban adventures for all ages. Within a one-mile radius, you can kayak on the Platte River; explore some of the city's best museums; shop at art galleries and boutiques; see a Broadway touring show; enjoy live music; ride a rollercoaster or cool off in a water park; and experience exciting professional sports. Experience Denver's top chef-driven restaurants and innovative craft breweries. The Denver Beer Trail is a great guide to sampling those local brews.

Downtown's free 16th Street Mall shuttle makes it easy to get around. Visit Larimer Square and the renovated Denver Union Station in historic Lower Downtown (LoDo), where Victorian buildings now house restaurants, galleries, shops, bars, brewpubs and coffee houses, or head to Denver Pavilions where you'll find shops, restaurants, bars and a movie theater.

Discover the downtown area, and don't miss the chance for a photo with everyone's favorite Blue Bear public art sculpture at the Colorado Convention Center.

See the neighborhood map below to start exploring.

Explore downtown Denver

Family-Friendly Attractions

Enjoy 70 acres of fun and thrills at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, and visit the Downtown Aquarium and the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus.


Denver Art Museum's Indigenous and Western art collections are renowned, not to mention its bold Daniel Libeskind architecture and the museum's traveling exhibitions. Next door, Clyfford Still Museum showcases the work of this important Abstract Expressionist artist in a uniquely designed building. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art features works by its namesake, Vance Kirkland, as well as a collection of decorative art. MCA Denver, designed by David Adjaye, hosts exhibitions throughout the year and features a rooftop café; and the American Museum of Western Art has an impressive collection that spans decades of artists.

Experience the history of the west at History Colorado Center and the Center for Colorado Women's History at Byers-Evans House Museum. The CELL educates, empowers and engages visitors on the role of terrorism. 

Denver Union Station

Located in the heart of downtown, the renovated 1914 Beaux-Arts train station is the new home to 10 chef-owned restaurants and bars, boutique shops and a 112-room hotel, The Crawford. The A Line train from Denver International Airport will take travelers straight to Denver Union Station. 

Tattered Cover Book Store

Browse the towering shelves of this independently owned bookstore, or sip a cup of coffee as you peruse rare magazines and newspapers. 

Rockmount Ranch Wear

Visit this iconic shop where the first snap-button cowboy shirt was invented and movie stars and legendary musicians shop even today. 

Denver Performing Arts Complex

The largest performing arts complex under one roof and home to ballet, the symphony, opera, traveling Broadway shows and local theater productions.

Craft Beer

Sip fresh samples at downtown's legendary breweries, such as Jagged Mountain Craft BreweryOskar Blues Grill and Brew and Wynkoop Brewing Company (founded by former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper). Taste other local brews at Tap Fourteen

Bike Paths

Ride along the paths by the riverfront and near Confluence Park that are part of Denver's 85-mile network of trails.


From the luxury of the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, The Ritz-Carlton, Denver and the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, to unique accommodations like The Crawford Hotel at Union Station, The Oxford Hotel or, one of the city's newest additions, The Maven, downtown has more than 11,000 hotel rooms with all the major brands represented. 

Larimer Square

Victorian buildings house specialty boutiques and unique chef-driven restaurants with one-of-a-kind stores and distinctive fashion and exclusive offerings in this urban shopping and dining district.

Denver Pavilions

This one-of-a-kind retail, dining and entertainment center is located in the heart of downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall.

Dairy Block

Find and celebrate the artful and unexpected in this vibrant, walkable district that is dedicated to quality in all things, from delectable bites and beverages to personalized retail and small-batch goods.

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Public Art

Established in 1988, the Public Art Program stipulates that 1 percent of any capital improvement project over $1 million undertaken by the City be set aside for the inclusion of public art in the design and construction of these projects. Notable pieces include the Blue Bear, "I See What You Mean," at the Colorado Convention Center, the Blue Mustang at Denver International Airport and the Bucking Bronco in Civic Center Park.

Take a Public Art Tour to experience the art firsthand!

Coors Field

Located in the heart of LoDo, Coors Field creates a baseball experience like no other. Enjoy the view with a brew at The Rooftop in the Tavern Ballpark, or watch the action on the field from the upper deck's purple-painted 20th row, which is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level.

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Denver Day of Rock

Rock out free, live music on five stages during Memorial Day weekend. 

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Enjoy the magnificent work of chalk artists at this event hosted by Larimer Square every June.

Slow Food Nations

Don't miss this food festival for all in September with a Taste Marketplace, family pavilion, cooking demos and more. 


Experience this German tradition over two weekends every fall in the Ballpark area of downtown.

Downtown Denver Neighborhood Map
Start your neighborhood adventure at this suggested spot! This is a centrally located position that you can input into your GPS to get started exploring.

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