Gourmet restaurants, shopping, and popular sights from 16th Street Mall to Paramount Theater—explore Downtown Denver, a destination also known for its entertainment.

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Top Hotels in Downtown Denver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver
$101/night
Jul 26 - Jul 27
4.6/5Wonderful! (5,053 reviews)

"Good location Welcoming lobby with refreshments. Staff available and helpful. The concierge was helpful and informative. The main floor restaurant served excellent meals with good service. Rooms were clean, quiet and very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
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Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
1550 Court Place, Denver
$111/night
Jul 26 - Jul 27
4/5Very Good! (2,094 reviews)

"It was a great hotel, great walking distance to 16th street mall and coors field"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
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Grand Hyatt Denver
4.5 out of 5
1750 Welton St, Denver
$110/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,609 reviews)

"Everthing was great we had a great time. The views are phenominal. Staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2019

Grand Hyatt Denver
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Hilton Denver City Center
4 out of 5
1701 California St, Denver
$142/night
Jul 26 - Jul 27
4.3/5Excellent! (1,433 reviews)

"Great location. Helpful front desk and bell-staff. Let us check in n early which was greatly appreciated. Clean rooms and bedding."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Hilton Denver City Center
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Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown
3 out of 5
401 17th St, Denver
$115/night
Aug 1 - Aug 2
4/5Very Good! (726 reviews)

"I liked the location but the service at the hotel was ok."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown
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Crowne Plaza Denver
3.5 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver
$149/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.2/5Very Good! (890 reviews)

"Location was excellent. Very friendly staff particularly Farah the bartender."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Crowne Plaza Denver

Popular things to do in Downtown Denver

Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Red Rocks Amphitheater

This legendary rock concert venue boasts outstanding acoustics thanks to soaring rock walls that hug the stage. 

Denver Zoo
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Denver Zoo

This zoo started with a single bear. Now, it’s an award-winning tourist destination housing more than 3,500 animals.

Denver Art Museum
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Denver Art Museum

This eclectic museum is impressive not only for its vast collection of artwork but as an architectural masterpiece.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

You’ll find everything from Ancient Egypt, to dinosaurs, to space travel in a mix of hands-on and informative exhibits. 

Denver Botanic Gardens
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Denver Botanic Gardens

Designed as an urban oasis, you’ll find a peaceful respite among the hustle and bustle of the Mile High City.

Elitch Gardens Theme Park
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Elitch Gardens Theme Park

This theme park in downtown Denver has been a family-friendly playground for over a century.

Top activities in Downtown Denver

Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour
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Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour

$129

Make the most of Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine with a journey into the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This tour shows off some of our favorite sights, with a comfortable ride in an upscale vehicle and plenty of time to stop and admire the incredible views.

6-Zipline Adventure in the Rocky Mountains
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6-Zipline Adventure in the Rocky Mountains

$106

OPEN YEAR ROUND! Ride down Colorado’s longest and fastest ziplines ranging from 850ft to over 1,900ft long, with speeds up to 60mph and up to 250ft above ground! Our zipline course is located in a beautiful nature park nestled in the Rocky Mountains only 30 minutes from Denver.

1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Denver
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1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Denver

$20

We’re excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a one hour axe throwing session with a dedicated axe throwing coach.

Breckenridge Mountain Explorer
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Breckenridge Mountain Explorer

$129

Overview Escape the city and visit one of the most charming towns in the Rockies on this small group tour. The drive up includes a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, one of the most beautiful and iconic concert venues in the world.

Rocky Mountain Zephyr Escape Room Game
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Rocky Mountain Zephyr Escape Room Game

$27

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, a locomotive is racing at breakneck speeds toward a deadly cliff—and there's no one there to pull the brakes except for you.

Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo
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Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo

$25

Experience a haunting mixture of ghostly sights and pub crawling on this walking tour of Denver. Explore haunted bars and buildings and listen to creepy stories about the city's former red light district while sipping on a drinks at 4 local pubs.

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Epic ways to ring in the Denver solstice
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Epic ways to ring in the Denver solstice

Chasing the sun in the Mile High City

The weirdest winter festivals in Colorado
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The weirdest winter festivals in Colorado

Celebrating the wacky during the cold-weather months

What’s new in Denver
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What’s new in Denver

Checking out new spots for eating and overnighting in the Mile High City

Other neighborhoods in Denver

Cherry Creek
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Cherry Creek

Shopping, Dining, Rivers

Cherry Creek is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants and coffeehouses. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the riverfront, while others visit for the local shopping.

LoDo
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LoDo

Urban, Bars, Dining

A vibrant neighborhood, LoDo offers a variety of options for bars and restaurants. In addition to its architecture, the neighborhood has many charming qualities. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the shopping and live music.

Stapleton
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Stapleton

Shopping, Sports, Cafes

Stapleton is a welcoming neighborhood.

Denver West
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Denver West

Mountains, Shopping, Tours

Denver West is a welcoming neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants and bars. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain views, while others visit for the local shopping.

Capitol Hill
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Capitol Hill

Dancing, Live Music, Architecture

The Capitol Hill neighborhood welcomes visitors with convenient options for bars. The neighborhood's architecture and natural features are just a couple of its charming qualities. Broaden your horizons with the local museums.

North Westminster
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North Westminster

North Westminster is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.