Explore Denver's Creative Side

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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

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 Central Market; photo by James Florio Photo
Lunch
The Denver Central Market

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

Located just north of Downtown Denver, RiNo includes a remarkable concentration of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries,…

Activity
Chocolate Lab
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…
Lodging
the ART, a hotel
The ART, a hotel in Denver, CO, is an award-winning boutique property offering guests a unique experience unlike anyone else.
Day
2
Breakfast
Snooze

Picture breakfast and lunch crafted from scratch recipes focusing on the highest level ingredients; a setting filled with energy and pouring over…

Activity
Golden Triangle Cultural Campus

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

Lunch
City O' City

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

Activity
Tattered Cover
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…
Dinner
Mizuna

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

Activity
The Cooper Lounge at Union Station
Situated in the mezzanine of Denver Union Station, the lounge offers inspiring views of vibrant downtown Denver.
Lodging
the ART, a hotel
The ART, a hotel in Denver, CO, is an award-winning boutique property offering guests a unique experience unlike anyone else.
Day
3
Breakfast
Mercantile dining & provision

Offering Chef Alex Seidel's signature take on elevated comfort food, the restaurant follows in the footsteps of the award-winning Fruition…

Activity
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Inspire, Surprise, and Entertain All in One Setting

Multiple unique settings that accommodate 15 to 3,500 guests

Inspiring views of…

Lunch
Steuben's

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

Activity
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Five galleries display a constantly refreshed series of exhibits showcasing innovative artists with a bold way of seeing the world.  A serene…

Dinner
The Woods at the Source
The Woods is a full service restaurant, bar and beer garden featuring dishes collaboratively paired with New Belgium Brewing craft beers.
Activity
Tennyson Street

Take a stroll down the adorable Tennyson Street.

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