Denver, Colorado Top 10 Attractions

You simply can't think of Colorado without thinking of wide-open spaces filled with majestic beauty and Denver lives up to these visions. Don't just think of the Rocky Mountains when visiting, consider other peaks such as Mount Evans while staying in the area. You will also want to take in one of the most unique historic sites around- the Molly Brown House Museum. She was one of the famous Titanic survivors and her home is an interesting destination to spend an afternoon visiting. For something a little more metropolitan you can visit Lodo Historic District, Larimer Square or Downtown Denver.

1: Mount Evans

Mount Evans

Everyone thinks of the Rocky Mountains when they think of Colorado, so how could you miss out on the scenic beauty that this state is famous for when you're in Denver? Take the Mount Evans scenic byway, one of the most memorable drives you'll ever make through pines and lakes and wildlife- all surrounded by the snowy peaks around Mount Evans.

Address: Mt Evans Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439

2: Lodo Historic District

Lodo Historic District

This district is filled with beautiful warehouses that now house all the nightlife, pubs, rooftop cafes, restaurants, and sports bars you could ever ask for in one place. There are more of the best venues for jazz, handcrafted beer and shops selling authentic Colorado clothing in the Historic District than there are anywhere else in the city so pick your first venue and get started!

Address: 1536 Wynkoop St #108, Denver, CO 80202

3: Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver

Denver was recently ranked as having the 4th most walkable downtown by the Brookings Institution. That means you've got your afternoon or evening of fun completely covered by Denver's downtown! You can save even more time if you're in the shopping mood by taking the free shuttle bus on the 16th Street Mall.

Address: 511 16th St #200, Denver, CO 80202

4: Larimer Square

Larimer Square

The square is perfect for a day or nighttime visit. If you go during the day you'll be able to appreciate the stunning Victorian buildings on the block as well as the square's excellent shopping venues, plus over a dozen of the city's best restaurants. If you're there at night you can hit up the cafes or any of the dance and comedy clubs. For over 40 years this has been THE place to be in Denver, and it only seems to get better at the square!

Address: 1430 Larimer St #200, Denver, CO 80202

5: Colorado Convention Center

Colorado Convention Center

Although there are plenty of things going on in the Convention Center itself, one of this venue's biggest attractions is actually the giant blue bear outside of the building who appears to be peeking into the center's interior. This 40 foot tall bear is a great photo opportunity while being a great representation of Colorado's artistic minds, as he was created by Colorado-based artist Lawrence Argent.

Address: 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

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