You have just one day in Denver? Not to worry, you can still check out the must-see attractions and sounds in the vibrant Queen City of the West. Denver is full of amazing culture, art, dining, shopping, adventure and more. There are plenty of things to do and see, but it can be a bit overwhelming without adequate planning. Here’s the guide to get the real taste of the city in 24 hours!
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9:00am- Breakfast at Pete’s Kitchen!
Kick off your day with a scrumptious breakfast at the Pete’s Kitchen. Have the very famous burrito and gyros here. The food served here is delectable, flavorful and quick, and you don’t need a fat wallet either. Address
: 1962 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, United StatesPhone
: 1 303-321-3139Opening hours:
Open 24 hoursWebsite
10:00am- Art Exploration at Denver Art Museum!
Head over to explore the Old West and Contemporary Art from all the continents. The museum houses an unparalleled selection of Native American and Western art, several contemporary masterworks and many amazing touring exhibitions. Address
: -100 West, 14 th Avenue Pkwy, Denver- 80204, CO United StatesPhone
: 720-865-5000Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pmWebsite
: www.denverartmuseum.orgDistance from Pete’s Kitchen:
1.8miles or 7 minutes drive
11:00am- Explore the Mile-High City History at Colorado State Capitol!
Just a short walk from the Denver Art Museum is the Colorado State Capitol. Ascend to the 13th step to pose for photos while standing exactly 1 mile above sea level. Take a free tour of the iconic 24-carat gold-domed building spectacular interior. Stroll through the building and see the fascinating art and other things. Address
: 200 E Colfax Avenue, Denver-80203, USPhone
: 303-866-2604 Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am-5:00pmWebsite
: https://www.colorado.gov/Distance from Denver Art Museum:
0.4 miles or 2minutes drive
12:00pm-Catch a glimpse of the coin-making procedure at the Denver US Mint!
See how a dull metal is turned into a sparkling pocket change at the Denver US Mint. This spot features an interesting insight and facts about the coin production history and money-making process. Do drop by the gift shop which sells educational items and bonafide currency and coins. Address
: 320 W Colfax Ave, Denver- 80204, CO, United StatesPhone
: 1 303-405-4761Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10:00am-5:45pmWebsite
: www.usmint.govDistance from Colorado State Capitol:
0.5miles or 4minutes drive
1:00pm- Fuel your body with scrumptious food at El Taco de Mexico!
Head over to the El Taco de Mexico for some traditional Mexican food. This eatery also serves the best green chile, delicious and zesty. Other notable Mexican staples served here include tacos, burritos, pozole, and more. Address
: 714 Santa Fe Dr, Denver- 80204, CO United StatesPhone
: 1 303-623-3926Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-10:00pmWebsite
: www.eltacodemexicodenver.com Distance from Denver US Mint:
1.8miles or 6minutes drive
2:00pm- Bygone eras art at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art!
Stroll through the art collections from yesteryear to the 20th century at the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art
. The museum features a great assortment of modern art, pop art, art deco, furnishings and western landscapes.Address
: 1311 Pearl St, Denver- 80203, CO, United StatesPhone
: 1 303-832-8576Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pmWebsite
: www.kirklandmuseum.orgDistance from El Taco de Mexico:
1.9miles or 9 minutes drive
3:00pm- An hour with the animals at the Denver Zoo!
Head over to the Denver Zoo which features several exhibits, such as Primate Panorama, Discovery, Toyota Elephant passage, and more. Catch up colorful and bright critters, such as green tree pythons and Panamanian golden frogs, predator ridge, and more at the zoo. Address
: 2300 Steele St, Denver- 80205, CO United StatesPhone
: 1 720-337-1400Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pmWebsite
: www.denverzoo.orgDistance from Kirkland Museum:
2.8miles or 10 minutes drive
4:00pm- Prehistoric journey at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature!
For Science exploration, head over to the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. The museum has an array of interactive exhibits, such as minerals and gems, prehistoric fossils, Egyptian mummies, workings of universe, space, and many more. Address
: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver-80205, CO United StatesPhone
: 1 303-370-6000Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pmWebsite
: www.dmns.orgDistance from Denver Zoo:
0.9miles or 5minutes drive
5:00pm-Joy of Shopping!
Go on a shopping and outfit yourself with style of Denver. Drop by the Peak Meadows
which includes some big brands, such as JCPennet, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s and more. Get yourself a makeover at this shopping spot. This shopping complex holds events, such as makeover days, trunk shows, fashion shows and stylist tips.Address
: 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124Phone
: (303) 792- 2999Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pmWebsite
: www.parkmeadows.comDistance from Museum of Science and Nature:
2.7miles or 9 minutes drive
Up for some more shopping? Head over to the Denver Pavilions
which houses many stores, such as Bath and Body works, Banana Republic, Gap, Forever 21, Talbots, Victoria’s Secret, Niketown, and many more.Address
: 500 16th St, Denver- 80202, CO, United StatesPhone
: 1 303-260-6000Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pmWebsite
: www.denverpavilions.comDistance from Peak Meadows:
1.1miles or 6minutes drive
7:00pm- Catch a game!
Queen City of the West is a serious sports city. Cheer for the Denver Broncos at the Sports Authority Field
(1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204, United States) from September to January. Catch a basketball or hockey game at the Pepsi Center
(1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204, United States) from October to June. If you’re a huge baseball fan, then head over to the Coors Field
(2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205, United States), the home to Colorado Rockies.
8:00pm- Beer for all at Prost Brewing!
Denver is popular for its local beer; there is multitude of brewpubs in this city. The city is brew lover as well. To get the real craft-brew experience, head over to the Prost Brewing. Enjoy the German-style beer, friendly vibes and magnificent city views at this brewpub. Address
: 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211, United StatesPhone
: 1 303-729-1175Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm; Friday: 12:00pm-12:00am; Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am; Sunday: 12:00pm-8:00pmWebsite
: www.prostbrewing.comDistance from Coors Field:
0.9miles or 3minutes drive
After grabbing a few drinks, head over for dinner at Rioja
(1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, United States). Rioja serves Mediterranean fare prepared from fresh products. For some Latin and Southern American fare, drop by Work & Class (
2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, United States).
10:00pm- Hit the dance floor at Club Vinyl!
The night has just started in Denver. Head over for some great music and dancing to the Club Vinyl. Dance to some greatest music that ranges, from hip-hop and Latin to Salsa, bachata, to 1980s and 90s top hits. Dance the night away!Address
: 1082 Broadway St, Denver, CO 80203, United StatesPhone
: 1 303-506-8078Opening hours:
Friday & Saturday: 9:00pm-2:00amWebsite
: www.coclubs.com/club-vinylDistance from Rioja:
1.7miles or 7minutes drive
12:00am- Super dance and drinks night at Beta Nightclub!
The night is still young in the Mile-High City. Head over to the Beta Nightclub. There’s an interesting lineup of DJs which keeps you dancing all night long. Dance to some awesome techno and house music while sipping drinks. Address
: 1909 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, United StatesPhone
: 1 303-383-1909Opening hours:
Thursday to Saturday: 9:00pm-2:00amWebsite
: www.betanightclub.com/ Distance from Club Vinyl:
2.0miles or 8 minutes drive
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