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How to Spend 2 Days in Denver

How to Spend 2 Days in Denver

With two days in Denver, there’s time to explore Colorado culture and experience the natural playground of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Take advantage of Denver’s walkable dining and shopping districts packed with history, and get a new perspective on a Front Range day trip. Here’s how to enjoy two days in Denver. 

Day 1: Explore Mile-High History

**Morning:**Denver’s compact downtown is easy to explore on foot or via public transit. Get oriented as you admire the gleaming dome of the Colorado State Capitol building, stroll past Victorian mansions on Capitol Hill, stop for tea at the stately Brown Palace Hotel, or pick up Western-style souvenirs with a ride on the free 16th Street MallRide shuttle.

**Afternoon:**Explore two of Denver’s hottest historic neighborhoods, Lower Downtown (LoDo) and River North (RiNo), on a walking tour. Learn how a former industrial district transformed into a thriving arts scene and take a break for local beer at a craft brewery. 

**Night:**Gold Rush legends meet trendy nightlife in the city’s LoDo district. Check out the renovated Union Station for dinner and drinks in a historic train depot. For an evening chill, encounter the ghosts of Denver’s rollicking past—it started as a Wild West mining camp—on a haunted history pub crawl. 

Day 2: Head for the Hills

**Morning:**Get an early start to venture west of the city for a dose of mountain culture and scenery. Hike and test the natural acoustics at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, look for wildlife in Bear Creek Canyon, and visit Old West showman Buffalo Bill’s grave from atop Lookout Mountain. If you don’t have a car or prefer to focus on the views instead of the roads, guided day trips offer an easy escape. 

**Afternoon:**Colorado’s mountain towns are known for their relaxed, homey atmosphere and mountain-view scenery. Stop for a gourmet coffee and walk around Evergreen Lake, check out Colorado counterculture in Boulder, or browse shops in downtown in Golden, home of Coors Brewery.

**Night:**Maximize your time in the mountains with a sunset hike, watching the changing colors wash over the Front Range. Back in Denver, reward your efforts with a locally sourced meal from the ever-changing restaurant scenes of Uptown or Cherry Creek.

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Small-Group Food Tour in Denver

Small-Group Food Tour in Denver

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Eat your way through downtown Denver's ever-changing dining scene on a walking food tour that lets you sample five of the best restaurants in town, all in one afternoon. Discover award-winning eateries plus farm-to-table meats, authentic Neapolitan pizza, and a specialty product featured on ‘Top Chef.’ In between bites, learn about Denver's Wild West history and pass landmarks like the city’s oldest jazz club.
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  • 3 hours
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Boulder Hike and Beer

Boulder Hike and Beer

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Experience the supersize scenery and Wild West history of the Rocky Mountain foothills on this small-group escape from Denver. First, head out on a hike to the Flatirons and take in the stunning views. Then, visit a local taproom for a complimentary drink from a selection of award-winning beers. Enjoy free time to stroll and browse independent stores on the funky, pedestrian Pearl Street Mall.
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Denver History and Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

Denver History and Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

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Folks have been drawn to Denver for over a century -- find out why on this downtown adventure exploring the Queen City of the Plain’s rich past, glinting with the promise of gold and other “riches” of the Rocky Mountains. Join our team of local guides a mile high up and take in the fascinating stories, beautiful architecture, and modern food-and-drink scene on this orientation tour of Colorado’s capital city.
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Denver RiNo District Art Tour with Snack and Art Program Donation

Denver RiNo District Art Tour with Snack and Art Program Donation

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Explore the colorful creative side of Denver on this tour through the mural-covered streets of the River North (RiNo) Arts District. You’ll go off the tourist trail to see some of the most diverse and exciting works of street art in the American West - including graffiti and 3D installations, diverse works by and supporting black, female, Native American, and LGBT artists, and the ever-changing annual work of the CRUSH Walls Festival. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a local treat to snack on as you feast on the best art RiNo has to offer!
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Bicycle Tour of Downtown Denver.

Bicycle Tour of Downtown Denver.

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Colorado is known for its excellent bicycling, both on and off-road. On this guided tour, explore the vibrant neighborhoods surrounding downtown Denver. Admire the skyline, sports stadiums, and architecture as you ride down city streets, riverside paths, and quiet side streets. All equipment, including 3-speed cruisers with disc brakes, is included. This is an excellent way to learn about Denver while getting some sun and mountain air.
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Denver Guided Sightseeing Tour on Motor Scooters

Denver Guided Sightseeing Tour on Motor Scooters

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Experience Denver like never before on this guided, 3-hour, small-group, motor-scooter tour. Learn about the city’s history and architecture while visiting favorite locations like Confluence Park, Lower Downtown (LoDo), National Velvet, LoHi, Denver Highlands, Colorado Convention Center, Coors Field, Denver Union Station and much more. Ride on side streets and multi-lane roads. Guided training plus a helmet, eye protection, sunscreen and more are included.
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