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Denver's Hidden Gems & Neighborhoods

Denver's Hidden Gems & Neighborhoods
5 days
Explore Denver's hidden gems and neighborhoods — where you can party like famed Beat Generation Writer Jack Kerouac, eat in a converted mortuary and enjoy bluebird skies.

Sustainability Activity

Groundwork Denver:

Volunteer with Groundwork Denver whose mission is to bring about the sustained improvement of the physical environment and promote health and well-being through community-based partnerships and action.

Sustainability Activity
Day 1
Activity

Rockmount Ranch Wear

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Find authentic old-West gear — from boots to snap-button shirts — at this Colorado institution that's been family owned since 1946. Read More
Lunch

Linger

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Linger embraces diversity - of food, people, ethnicities, cultures, and life. It's all about the street. Dishes from all over the world. 75% of Linger's menu is organically sourced.

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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

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Ophelia's serves as a restaurant, bar, and live music venue, with a boudoir-style décor that honors the building's past, and Ophelia, the muse. Read More
Dinner

Tag Restaurant

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TAG represents a culmination of Chef Troy Guard's travel experiences from Singapore to Japan, New York to Hawaii- he showcases it... Read More

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Little Man Ice Cream

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At Little Man, we strive to bring you the best ice cream experience in town. Our ice cream is hand-made with some of the finest, local ingredients and in small batches to ensure quality.

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Lodging

The Oxford Hotel

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The Oxford Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in the heart of downtown Denver! Come enjoy all we have to offer in a comfortable and classic hotel! Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

The Woods at the Source

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The Woods is a full service restaurant, bar and beer garden featuring dishes collaboratively paired with New Belgium Brewing craft beers. Read More
Activity

Five Points Historic Walking Tour

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Follow the footsteps of the people who brought the power of Denver's African-American community to life on this self-guided walking tour. Along the way you'll find signs and historic markers that... Read More
Lunch

Zeppelin Station

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A lively food hall in Denver's artsy RiNo district, with vendors serving everything from banh mi and fried chicken to gelato and cocktails. Read More
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Denver Graffiti Tour

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Explore the explosively technicolor murals and street-art pieces of the RiNo Arts District on this guided walking tour. 

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Dinner

Beckon

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A unique, pre-paid and ticketed dining experience where you'll indulge in internationally inspired multiple-course meals, with expertly paired drinks. Read More
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Ratio Beerworks

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Ratio started in the punk scene back in the late 90's. We cut our teeth by touring, playing out, creating zines, and working at labels. That DIY mindset prepared us for the challenges of... Read More

Lodging

The Ramble Hotel

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A 50-room hotel located in Denver’s River North Art District and featuring Death & Co,... Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Death & Co. Denver

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Like its New York flagship, though with a completely new and unique menu, Death & Co Denver offers warm hospitality, attentive, full-table service, knowledgeable staff and uncompromising quality in... Read More
Activity

Tattered Cover Book Store -- LoDo

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Established in 1971, locally owned Tattered Cover Book Store has four unique locations in the Denver area, and satelite stores at the airport. We sell new, used, & bargain books, magazines &... Read More

Lunch

Atelier by Radex

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French-influenced with a casual, friendly vibe, Atelier by Radex is a spectacular choice for lunch or dinner. Read More
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Relax at City Park

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Unwind at sprawling City Park, where you'll find picnic spots, lakeside trails and stunning Rocky Mountain views.
Dinner

Ace Eat Serve

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Inspired by the comfort foods and shop houses of Southeast Asia, Ace combines Asian inspired cuisine with an expansive indoor/outdoor bar, year-round patio, and Denver's only dedicated Ping-Pong... Read More

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d bar Desserts

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We have designed D Bar to be a favorite getaway for those who love dessert, food, wine and living life. Read More
Lodging

The Warwick Denver Hotel

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Combining the finest in comfort with unmatched hospitality and service. Read More
Day 4
Breakfast

Denver Biscuit Company -- Broadway

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Locally loved biscuit sandwiches and platters served in a rustic cafe with a biscuit bus. Read More
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Clyfford Still Museum

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The award-winning Clyfford Still Museum is one of Denver's newest and most popular cultural attractions. Conveniently located next to the Denver Art Museum in downtown Denver, the Clyfford Still... Read More

Lunch

100% de Agave -- Mexican Grill & Cantina

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Contemporary Mexican dishes and refined tequila drinks served in a vibrant, trendy space with a bar featuring more than 100 different tequila varieties. Read More
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Museo de las Americas

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Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to... Read More

Dinner

Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant

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Denver's oldest restaurant, with "Colorado's #1 liquor license," serving prime beef steaks, buffalo, elk, baby-back ribs and other fabulous game specialties. Magnificently decorated with over 500... Read More
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Denver's Art District on Sante Fe

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Denver's Art District on Santa Fe is a unique, nationally known art and cultural district with over 60 galleries, restaurants and shops located a few short blocks from downtown Denver, Colorado.... Read More

Lodging

Element Denver Downtown East

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Located in the Golden Triangle Art District this Downtown Denver hotel is right around the corner from the Colorado Convention center, Cherry Creek Shopping Center and plenty of restaurants and... Read More
Day 5
Breakfast

Local Jones -- Halcyon

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Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails in this neighborhood eatery that dishes out delights like avocado toast, local striped bass, green-chili breakfast burritos and hearty cheeseburgers.... Read More

Activity

Cherry Creek North BID

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Cherry Creek North is a 16-block, pedestrian-friendly, premier outdoor shopping and dining neighborhood that is home to hundreds of galleries, boutiques, restaurants, spas and much more. And, it's... Read More
Lunch

Cherry Cricket -- Cherry Creek

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We've been slinging brews, burgers and good times since 1945. Very little has changed inside the neighborhood's favorite spot.

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Activity

Laws Whiskey House

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A great whiskey, like a great story is meant to be shared.At Laws Whiskey House our whiskey is our story.

But exactly what is a whiskey house? To us it's a place dedicated to whiskey, a... Read More

Dinner

Beatrice & Woodsley

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Created somewhere between the wilderness of the forest and the solitude of the city, Beatrice & Woodsley brought the Colorado wilderness into Denver's heart to celebrate the history of restaurants... Read More
Activity

Dos Luces

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Dos Luces serves up gluten-free beer (made with corn!) as well as plenty of non-alcoholic beverages in a warm and inviting space. Read More
Lodging

HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek

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Combining the ease of Colorado's lifestyle with the air and grace of a great hotel, Halcyon Cherry Creek is luxury served on the unassuming side. Read More