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Explore Denver's Creative Side

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.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local:

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.

Insider's Tip

Get Around Via Denver B-Cycle:

All the places listed below can be reached via bicycle. Don't have your own? Hop on the city's B-Cycles, with stations all over town to make hopping on and off easy.

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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Activity

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

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Nocturne is a modern jazz and supper club that celebrates Denver's rich jazz heritage through the art of hospitality. 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

Activity

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

Civic Center Eats Food Trucks

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Delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, live music. Metro Denver's largest gathering of gourmet food trucks and carts runs most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays May 1 through October 5, 2018.
Activity

Denver B-Cycle Tour

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Denver B-cycle is the Mile High City's shared bicycle system. Denver B-cycle has B-stations throughout Downtown Denver, the Highlands, Capitol Hill, Uptown, Cherry Creek, Congress Park, City... 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

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

Panzano

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The award-winning Panzano, right on the corner of 17th and Champa Streets, has become a true local favorite. Exceptional Northern Italian cuisine matches the warm and inviting setting,the result... Read More

Activity

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. Eat at Steuben's. Take-Out at Steuben's. Drink at Steuben's. Feel at home at Steuben's.

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Activity

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

Acorn at The Source

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Located within the Source, a reclaimed 1880's foundry turned new epicurean marketplace in Denver's River North District, Acorn boasts Chef/Owner Steven Redzikowski's eclectic, contemporary... Read More

Activity

Hear Local Music on East Colfax

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See what's showing at the Fillmore, Ogden or Bluebird theaters along East Colfax.
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