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Explore Denver's Creative Side

Explore Denver's Creative Side
3 days
Spend a few days exploring Denver's arts and culture scene, which runs the gamut from world-class museums to street art and walkable districts full of galleries, studios, music venues and arts events.

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Day 1
Activity

Tour Galleries in Art District on Santa 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.
Lunch

The Denver Central Market

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Denver Central Market brings a gourmet food emporium and community meeting place to the heart of Colorado's capital city.

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RiNo Art District

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Located just north of Downtown Denver, RiNo includes a remarkable concentration of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, ceramicists, designers, furniture makers,... Read More

Dinner

Work & Class

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Latin and American food and drink for people who can eat.

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Chocolate Lab

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Get your chocolate fix at Chocolate Lab, a local chocolate shop, restaurant and cocktail bar that combines art and science with out-of-the-chocolate box thinking! Read More
Lodging

the ART, a hotel

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The ART, a hotel in Denver, CO, is an award-winning boutique property offering guests a unique experience unlike anyone else. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Snooze

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Picture breakfast and lunch crafted from scratch recipes focusing on the highest level ingredients; a setting filled with energy and pouring over in creativity; service radiating fun and... Read More

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Golden Triangle Cultural Campus

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Take your pick from Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still, History Colorado Center or Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.
Lunch

City O' City

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A downtempo coffeehouse and bar, serving thin crust vegetarian and vegan pizzas and more.

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Tattered Cover

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A miniature version of Denver’s most beloved indie bookstore, The Tattered Cover Union Station offers a newsstand, new and used books, plus a cafe with free WiFi. Read More
Dinner

Mizuna

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Mizuna is where the service is understated and exemplary. It is an artist’s studio, a culinary think-tank, a food laboratory.

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The Cooper Lounge at Union Station

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Situated in the mezzanine of Denver Union Station, the lounge offers inspiring views of vibrant downtown Denver. Read More
Lodging

the ART, a hotel

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The ART, a hotel in Denver, CO, is an award-winning boutique property offering guests a unique experience unlike anyone else. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Mercantile dining & provision

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Offering Chef Alex Seidel's signature take on elevated comfort food, the restaurant follows in the footsteps of the award-winning Fruition Restaurant, creating seasonally-inspired dishes and... Read More

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Explore one of Denver's top family attractions. Experience ancient fossils, dazzling gems and minerals, majestic wildlife, recent discoveries from outer space, Egyptian mummies, exhibits about... Read More

Lunch

Steuben's

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Steuben's is a Denver restaurant recreating American regional classics.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

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Five galleries display a constantly refreshed series of exhibits showcasing innovative artists with a bold way of seeing the world.  A serene rooftop garden and cafe located high above the... Read More

Dinner

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
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Tennyson Street

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Take a stroll down the adorable Tennyson Street.
Lodging

the ART, a hotel

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The ART, a hotel in Denver, CO, is an award-winning boutique property offering guests a unique experience unlike anyone else. Read More