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The Guide to Denver

Julia Paino, Contributor

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Welcome to the Mile High City. After following the Rockies up to the most exclusive ski resorts in the state, sometimes Denver is overlooked. But it shouldn’t be, as it’s a city with 300+ days of sunshine a year and near-perfect weather. Also, it’s a city that you may find yourself in for a work trip. Either way, there’s always a good excuse to spend a few nights exploring Colorado’s capital city. Its landmark buildings date back to the days of the Old West, and the city is rich with character. So, this is the ultimate guide for where to go in Denver for restaurants, hotels, and sites straight from the locals.

A Note about the Recommendations

Here is your guide for where to go in Denver. It is full of recommendations from locals with good taste. The Galavante Tastemakers network has people in every city, made up of social butterflies with a passion for the best accommodations and dining around the world.

These recommendations of where to go in Denver are thanks to local Karen, who has lived there for 10+ years. She shares her Denver restaurants, bars, hotels, and music venues.

where to go in Denver
Tavernetta Restaurant.

Restaurants

Tavernetta

Avelina Denver

Mercantile

The Pilmoth

Hop Alley

Bar Dough

duo

Ash’Kara

Beckon

Work & Class

Potager

Fruition

Death & Co Denver
Death & Co.

Bars

The Cruise Room at The Oxford Hotel

Noble Riot

The Cooper Lounge

Death & Co Denver

Middleman

Williams & Graham

Pon Pon Bar

The Crawford Hotel
The Crawford Hotel.

Hotels

The Crawford Hotel

The Ramble Hotel

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection

The Oxford Hotel

Kimpton Hotel Born Denver

The Four Seasons Denver

The Oxford Hotel
The Oxford Hotel & Spa.

Music Venues

Red Rocks

Mission Ballroom

The Bluebird Theater

The Ogden Theater

Red Rocks
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Colorado.

 

Galavante Tastemaker City Guides

After reading up on the top spots in Denver, check out our other city guides, including Charleston and San Diego.

FAQs

Q: Where should I go for Italian food in Denver?

A: Galavante recommends Tavernetta if you’re craving Italian.

Q: Which hotel best encapsulates the city’s history?

A: The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is best for those looking for a trip rich in history and tradition.

Q: How far is Red Rocks from Denver?

A: It is a 15-mile drive from the city. And there is a Red Rocks Shuttle to make the journey easier.

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