How to Spend a Day in Denver, Colorado, USA

When you arrive in the picturesque city of Denver in Colorado, you will be in awe of the sheer diversity around you. It’s a huge city that works hard to party hard in the downtown offices, yet enjoys a calmer side too as it sits against a magnificent backdrop of the famous Rocky Mountains. For your perfect day in Denver, here is a plan of what you can check out, time permitting of course. You can hopefully fit all of these into your day.

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Start with breakfast in your Denver Hotel before heading out ready to explore the city. In the morning, you can visit the famous Colorado State Capitol building which is made from Colorado white granite and dates back to 1894. This magnificent building is at 200 East Colfax Avenue and houses the main offices for the Governor of Colorado. The building is very similar to that of the United States Capitol and has a stunning gold dome, which is made partly of real gold leaf, which is there to signify the Colorado Gold Rush. After your tour, have a walk around the pleasant Denver Botanic Gardens. There are statues, leafy gardens, and some great photo opportunities.


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You can grab lunch downtown before getting ready for more sightseeing in the afternoon. Even if you cannot catch a baseball game during your trip, you can eat in the restaurant at Coors Field. Live baseball is right here in Denver in this stadium which holds over 50,000 spectators. You can arrange a guided tour of the stadium, which is home to the Colorado Rockies, a Major League Baseball team in the US. The Colorado Rockies were winners of the National League Championship in 2007. After that, head to Denver Museum of Nature and Science before grabbing an afternoon coffee downtown somewhere like the Denver Bicycle Cafe, or a Happy Hour beer in one of the best bars in Denver before sunset.


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By night, Denver rocks a lively beat and a pub crawl is a great way to visit a few of the city’s best bars over a period of a few hours. For a hearty feed, try the Buckhorn Exchange which holds the accolade of being the oldest restaurant in Denver, dating back to 1893. It is famous for its steaks and is also situated in Denver’s oldest neighbourhood. Next up, try sampling a few of the finest beers in the city at Falling Rock Tap House. The coolest thing about this place is that there are over 2,200 beer bottles on the walls of the bar. After that, try an Irish pub for some good old “Irish Craic” and Katie Mullen’s is highly recommended. Later at night try some whiskey in Pints Pub or visit one of many live music venues in the city before calling it a night.

This should have you satisfied with your day in Denver!

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