City Park

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Many of Denver’s most popular attractions, including the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature & Science, are located within this city hub.

City Park refers to both the park itself and the surrounding neighborhood. The neighborhood is east of downtown and is filled with bookstores, restaurants and cafés. The park covers 330 acres (130 hectares) and is easily accessible by public transport. Head to Colfax Avenue on weekends to browse shops and people watch from cafés.

The park itself is another good people-watching spot, as well as a great escape from city life. The City and County of Denver acquired the land in 1881, and it’s since become an integral part of daily life for residents and visitors to the city.

On weekends in the warmer months City Park is full of families, couples and groups of young people picnicking or exercising. Spread out on a blanket under tall trees or beside one of three man-made lakes and enjoy views of the city and surrounding mountains. There are trails to walk, jog or cycle around. Sit under the Shakespeare Elm, the perfect place to read a book. This tree was grown from a cutting of an English elm at the site of Shakespeare's grave. It was planted at City Park three centuries to the day from the date of the Bard's death.

In summer, hire a pelican- or duck-shaped paddleboat, or catch one of the free jazz concerts held on a number of Sunday evenings between June and August. The jazz concerts are part of a popular series that draws thousands of locals and visitors. Details and a schedule can be found on the official City Park Jazz website.

Both the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science are located in the park. For golfers, there’s an 18-hole course that dates from 1913. Today, the perfectly manicured, tree-lined fairways are accompanied by a driving range, clubhouse, pro shop, lake and restaurant. The golf course is open during daylight hours year round, weather permitting.

Top Hotels Close to City Park

Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is $79 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Civic Center Park and Denver Art Museum ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,591 reviews)
"I didn’t like the view of a parking garage ."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is $84 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater, Colorado Convention Center, and 16th Street Mall. Wells Fargo Center ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,392 reviews)
"It was great"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Hilton Denver City Center
Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver
4 out of 5
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO
The price is $109 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Uptown, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wells Fargo Center, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and Paramount Theater. Colorado ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,432 reviews)
"Boo"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Warwick Denver
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Best Lodging Options Near City Park

Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is $79 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
Sonesta Denver Downtown
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver, CO
The price is $84 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Hilton Denver City Center
Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver
4 out of 5
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO
The price is $109 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Warwick Denver
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1845 Sherman St, Denver, CO
The price is $91 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Downtown
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
The price is $125 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
333 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO
The price is $101 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Staybridge Suites Denver Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Loftium | Cute Suite In City Park with a Chic Full Kitchen
Loftium | Cute Suite In City Park with a Chic Full Kitchen
Denver, CO
Loftium | Cute Suite In City Park with a Chic Full Kitchen
Steps to City Park & Mountain Views--Minutes to Downtown!! MANY AMENITIES!!
Steps to City Park & Mountain Views--Minutes to Downtown!! MANY AMENITIES!!
Denver, CO
Steps to City Park & Mountain Views--Minutes to Downtown!! MANY AMENITIES!!
Charming Studio in Heart of City Park--Minutes to downtown!! MANY AMENITIES!!
Charming Studio in Heart of City Park--Minutes to downtown!! MANY AMENITIES!!
Denver, CO
Charming Studio in Heart of City Park--Minutes to downtown!! MANY AMENITIES!!
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