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The Lowdown on LoDo

Things to Do in Denver

Find fun things to do in Denver

If you only have one night in town, go to LoDo. This neighborhood — just a short walk from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver — is how Denverites affectionately refer to the Lower Downtown Historic District and is where city settlers originally staked their claim. It’s since blossomed into the hippest place to pass an evening because of its animated nightlife, entertainment, and dining scenes. But it’s not just the later hours that attract a crowd — there’s plenty to do in the daytime, too, including:

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Colorado Ski Trips

The shortlist:

  • Echo Mountain
  • Loveland Ski Area
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Winter Park
  • Copper Mountain
  • Breckenridge
  • Keystone
  • Vail
  • Aspen Snowmass
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Denver Craft Beer

The shortlist:

  • Aspire
  • Denver Microbrew Tour
  • Denver Brew Tours
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Denver Sports Stadiums

The shortlist:

  • Coors Field
  • Mile High Stadium
  • Pepsi Center
  • Dicks Sporting Goods Park
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Denver Outdoor Adventures

The shortlist:

  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • Colorado Adventure Center
  • Ava Tours
  • Trouts Fly Fishing
  • ScooTours

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Denver Art Galleries

The shortlist:

  • Center for Visual Art
  • David B. Smith Gallery
  • David Cook Galleries
  • Great Western Art Gallery
  • Plus Gallery
  • Robischon Gallery
  • Visions West Contemporary
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Best Bike / Running Trails

The shortlist:

  • Cherry Creek Path
  • Bear Creek Trail
  • Platte River Trail
  • City Park
  • Washington Park
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Downtown Denver Shopping

The shortlist:

  • Bouquets
  • Little Raven Vineyards
  • Players Clothing Co.
  • Rockmount Ranch Wear
  • Scribbles
  • Tattered Cover Book Store
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center

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Denver Music Venues

The shortlist:

  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • The Fillmore Auditorium
  • Ogden Theatre
  • The Bluebird Theatre
  • Pepsi Center

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Denver Attractions

The shortlist:

  • Elitch Gardens
  • Children’s Museum of Denver
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Clyfford Still Museum