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My Denver Guide

Destination(s): Boulder

Union Station

Union Station

  • 1625 Broadway Suite 700
  • tel:+1 303 322 3320
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80202
Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO

  • Pearl Street & 14th Street
  • tel:800-444-0447
  • Visit website
  • Boulder, 80303

Located a short 20-minute drive northwest of downtown Denver, Boulder is so full of personality and natural beauty it practically begs a day trip. Clean and laidback, Boulder is located against scenic foothills with a nature-focused vibe and forward-thinking residents. Home of the University of Colorado, a trip through campus is a visual treat. Downtown's focus is the Pearl Street Mall, a promenade full of boutiques, galleries and locally owned restaurants—as well as a daily cast of street entertainers. Boulder Creek runs alongside the downtown area, complete with kayakers. Chautauquah Park is an open-space area on the west end of town, full of easy hiking trails, an onsite auditorium for lectures and concerts, and a comfortable, home-style restaurant. While in Boulder, look for Celestial Seasonings Tea Company factory tours, and towering Flagstaff Mountain with nature center, outdoor activities and respected restaurant for fine dining. The City of Boulder sponsors outdoor ice skating downtown during the holidays, as well as the Boulder Creek Festival every Memorial Day weekend. read more about Boulder, CO

City and County Building

City and County Building

  • 1437 Bannock Street
  • tel:+1 720 865 7500
  • Denver, 80202
Daniels and Fisher Tower

Daniels and Fisher Tower

  • 1601 Arapahoe Street
  • tel:+1 303 913 8200 (Mayor's Office of Art Culture)
  • Denver, 80202
Downtown Denver

Downtown Denver

  • 16th Street & California Street
  • tel:303-534-6161
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80202

The City of Denver constructed the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in the 1980s—it symbolizes the revitalization of downtown and has remained a popular, convenient passage to dining, shopping and the arts. One mile in length, visitors either walk its wide sidewalks or hop on free shuttle buses that stop at every block. Where to go? The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is home to the symphony and ballet, local theatre troupes and touring Broadway shows. Historic Paramount Theater, built as a silent-movie venue, morphed into an intimate venue for nationally known musicians and performers. Restaurants and retail shops line the Mall with accompanying patios and seating areas ideal for people-watching...luxury hotels, with their own restaurants and lounges, are a short walk away. The Pavilions houses familiar retail stores, along with commercial movie theaters, a jazz club and a bowling alley. The Colorado Convention Center, site of some of Denver's favorite annual events, added a cozy concert hall for well-known talent. Downtown Denver sparkles during the holidays—the City and County Building has a legendary light display so popular that it stays up through mid-January. read more about Downtown Denver

Lower Downtown (LoDo)

Lower Downtown (LoDo)

  • Market Street & 17th Street
  • tel:303-628-5428
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80202

What's the difference between downtown Denver and "lower downtown"? More than just geography. Life in LoDo (north of Larimer Street) is a bit edgier than downtown: more bars and clubs than restaurants, more independent shops than chain stores. This is the place for nightlife, with trendy clubs and boutique hotels. In 2006, the cast of MTV's "The Real World" stayed in LoDo and visited nightclubs in the immediate area, documented on the series. On the western edge of LoDo, historic Larimer Square has its own upbeat vibe with a slew of unique shops, eateries and winebars. Locals love The Market, a perpetual favorite for coffee and hanging out, plus The Capital Grille steakhouse. The place to catch touring standup comedians is longtime Larimer Square icon, ComedyWorks comedy club. When Larimer Square throws a block party, everyone's invited and everyone shows up. read more about Lower Downtown (LoDo)

16th Street Mall

16th Street Mall

Pismo Gallery

Pismo Gallery

  • 122 East Meadow Drive
  • tel:970 476 2400
  • Visit website
  • Vail, 81657

Pismo Gallery has some of the most amazing glass art sculptures in the world, designed by such world class glass-sculpting luminaries such as Stephanie Trenchard and Dale Chihuly. Besides the collection housed in the gallery, traveling exhibits are regularly feature and showcase the finest glass art along with jewelry, furniture and other forms of artistic expression. Pismo Gallery is located in the heart of Vail Village; it is recommended you call ahead for appointments to view the collection. read more about Pismo Gallery

Mountain Musher Dog Sled Rides

Mountain Musher Dog Sled Rides

  • 122 East Meadow Drive
  • tel:970 653 7877
  • Visit website
  • Vail, 81658

If you're looking for a unique way to see the mountains of Vail, a thrilling ride on the back of a dogsled is the way to go! Mountain Musher features dog teams of 10-12 huskies that pull sleds with 2 passengers into remote mountain areas, far away from the noise of traffic and snowmobiles. A snack and hot drinks mid-day help recharge you for the ride home, where you can try your hand at mushing a real dog-sled team. Exploring the wilderness behind a powerful team of huskies is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that creates unforgettable memories. read more about Mountain Musher Dog Sled Rides

The Back Bowl

The Back Bowl

  • 50 Chambers Avenue
  • tel:+1 970 328 2695
  • Visit website
  • Eagle, 81631

The Back Bowl can best be described as luxury bowling; the lanes are surrounded by plush couches, a carpeted floor and excellent food and drink. Unlike the smoky dives of most bowling alleys, the Back Bowl is more like the comfortable confines of a rich uncle's game room. Don't be scared off by the cozy setting, prices are still on par with most bowling alleys. A full service gourmet cafe and lounge is great for adults who want to relax while the kids knock down the pins. Live entertainment and a fully stocked game room round out the fun at the Back Bowl! read more about The Back Bowl

Mount Of The Holy Cross Overlook

Mount Of The Holy Cross Overlook

  • 24747 US HWY 24
  • P.O. Box 190
  • tel:970-827-5715
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  • Minturn, 81645

The Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Julia's Deck, is located off the Shrine Pass Road between Redcliff and Vail Pass. Julia's Deck was constructed as a handicapped accessible facility.

Denver Mint

Denver Mint

  • 320 West Colfax Avenue
  • Between Cherokee and Delaware Sts
  • tel:303 405 4761
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80204

Before Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Mint in Denver was known for long, long lines as visitors walked up and waited for regularly scheduled tours to begin. Things are a bit different now since reservations are required, but the 45-minute tours are still free and just as interesting. Visitors get a look at how the coins are made—from inception to striking. Guides also present related facts about other U.S. facilities along with historical anecdotes. The onsite gift shop is full of books, DVDs and games, as well as a variety of collectibles. read more about Denver Mint

Denver Firefighters Museum

Denver Firefighters Museum

  • 1326 Tremont Place
  • Located 2 blocks west of Civic Center Park on the north side of Colfax
  • tel:+1 303 892 1436
  • Visit website
  • Denver, 80204