Denver, CO residents. What's there to do?

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  1. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    So I got a trip coming up to Denver and wanted to know what there is to do there? I'll initially be out in Keystone/Breckenridge for snowboarding however I'll be making my way back to the downtown Denver area for a couple days as well. Never been to Denver so not sure what there is do. Looking for any recommendations of places to visit, places to eat, etc. I'll have a rental car so driving here and there won't be an issue. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not a Denver resident, but I've visited there. So from a tourist's perspective:
    Drive to Estes Park and check out the area in general and the Stanley Hotel in particular.
    Hike around Cherry Creek Resevoir, near Aurora.
    Drive through the front range, for example highway 7 south out of Ester Park, down to Golden.
    Walk the Pearl Street mall in Boulder and gawk at the hippies.
    Count all the prairie dogs you see.
    Visit Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs, then drive to the top of Pikes Peak.
    Go to a Colorado Avalanche hockey game.
    Hoof it around downtown for a very metropolital feeling.
    Check out the area near Washington Park for neat early-1900s architecture.
     
  3. patrick0brien, Feb 6, 2012
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    patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Head on down to South Park gotta have yourself a time
    Friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation
    Go on down to South Park gonna leave your woes behind
    Ample parking day or night, people spouting "howdy neighbor!"
    ...
    (Edited from original version just for h1r0ll3r)
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Go to Red Rocks, The Coors plant in Golden, that is a great little town, lots to explore there.

    Oh and the airport is so huge, you can just spend a day there.:p
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You left out Kenny's lines :p
     
  6. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Funny how almost everyone is sending you out of Denver. Denver is a diverse city with lots to do....Here is Denver's website for tourists!

    http://www.denver.org/what-to-do

    And forget about prairie dogs, as they are smart and hibernate with there is snow on the ground! loL!
     
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  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    There is alot

    16th street mall
    Music venues like the Ogden and Fillmore
    Natural science mueseum is nice
    Pepsi center for an avs or nuggs game
    Lodo for nightlife
    They also have art galleries and feativals every 1st weekend I believe

    In addition as you are close, check out boulder and the flatirons
    Also see pearl street in boulder

    Estes is ok but it is a good 2 hrs from Denver and very touristy
    Though if you do may as well go see rocky mountain national park and hike around bear lake:)

    I and from the area so feel free to pm me also
     

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