What to do in Denver

Looking for some fun activities in the area during your visit?
We have a few ideas!

Go for a walk
Flora House is just a few blocks from 80-acre Cheesman Park, with shady trails, an expansive grassy lawn and picnic areas. On a clear day, the historic pavilion boasts a 150-mile panoramic view. Free, open 5am to 11pm. Find a downloadable map here. Closest pedestrian entrance is just south of High Street on 13th Ave.

Adjacent to Cheesman Park is the 24-acre Denver Botanic Gardens, a beautiful oasis that's perfect for a one- or two-hour stroll. Stone paths meander through a variety of different types of meticulously tended gardens. From June-August, DBG also hosts two separate music series in the open air amphitheater, where BYO al fresco picnics and wine are always encouraged.

The High Line Canal is a 71-mile trail that incorporates 27 walkable, equestrian and bike-friendly segments.

So much architecture, so little time. Take an expert-led historic walking tour of your area or neighborhood of choice to learn more about the city's most elaborate homes and buildings.

Prefer DIY walking tours? Denver Story Trek has a wealth of information that can be utilized by smart phone.

Arts & Entertainment
Denver Art Museum is located in the downtown Civic Center and one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago.

Molly Brown House Museum is a well-preserved brownstone mansion (built by the same architect as Flora House) and home to the infamous "Unsinkable Molly Brown" of Titanic fame, as well as a local women's rights activist and philanthropist in her own right.

Meow Wolf Denver/Convergence Station is a unique, immersive art experience within a four-story exhibition hall with 70+ unique installations.

Denver Comedy Underground is less than a half mile from Flora House, where adults 18+ can see local and national comedy acts.

Sie Film Center is home to Denver Film and the city's only year-round cinematheque showing indie and arthouse films. The Denver Film Festival is held every November.

Tattered Cover, a long time Denver icon, this locally owned bookstore sells new and used books, magazines and more. Routinely hosts live events featuring authors, illustrators and other public figures, known for cozy on-site reading spaces.

Twist & Shout is an independently owned music shop with a vast inventory from around the world, toys, gifts, stereo equipment and music-related accessories.

Interested in attending a show at the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre? Enjoy the evening responsibly and avoid parking hassles by hopping a round-trip shuttle bus that departs just half a block from Flora House, at Illegal Pete's on Colfax. $45 round-trip.

Westword is Denver's free weekly independent publication. Consult their listings to find live music, arts and entertainment events around the city.

Denver.org's Event Calendar is also a great resource to discover the best festivals, tours, events, arts/museum exhibits and so much more on any given day.