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Located a block away from The Starkey Mansion, this home offers a glimpse into the fascinating life of Denver socialite and Titanic survivor Molly Brown.
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Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
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Located a block away from The Starkey Mansion, this home offers a glimpse into the fascinating life of Denver socialite and Titanic survivor Molly Brown.
This turn-of-the century cathedral is free and open to the public, with more stained glass windows than any other church in the U.S.
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Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
1530 Logan Street
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This turn-of-the century cathedral is free and open to the public, with more stained glass windows than any other church in the U.S.
The constantly evolving exhibits at this nearby museum will give travelers insight into Colorado's vibrant past, from its brewers to its skiers, and much more.
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History Colorado Center
1200 North Broadway
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The constantly evolving exhibits at this nearby museum will give travelers insight into Colorado's vibrant past, from its brewers to its skiers, and much more.
Don't miss the commemorative "Mile High" front stair step that marks 5,280 feet above sea level (there are actually three different markers on the steps based on various estimations). Visitors can take a free hourly tour of the building Monday through Friday.
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Colorado State Capitol
200 East Colfax Avenue
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Don't miss the commemorative "Mile High" front stair step that marks 5,280 feet above sea level (there are actually three different markers on the steps based on various estimations). Visitors can take a free hourly tour of the building Monday through Friday.
It's a good idea to buy tickets to the museum's phenomenal special exhibits ahead of time, as they tend to sell out quickly.
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Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
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It's a good idea to buy tickets to the museum's phenomenal special exhibits ahead of time, as they tend to sell out quickly.
Don't miss the lunchtime food trucks that gather during the warm months of the year (check the Denver Eats website for exact days and times). You'll enjoy a great selection from Denver's best food trucks and restaurants amid the park's 25,000 square feet of flower beds, with views of the State Capitol, library and art museum.
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Civic Center Park
101 14th Avenue
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Don't miss the lunchtime food trucks that gather during the warm months of the year (check the Denver Eats website for exact days and times). You'll enjoy a great selection from Denver's best food trucks and restaurants amid the park's 25,000 square feet of flower beds, with views of the State Capitol, library and art museum.
This century-old theater is the perfect place to see a concert--you might even catch one of your favorites here, or an up-and-coming local Denver artist too if you're lucky.
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Ogden Theatre
935 East Colfax Avenue
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This century-old theater is the perfect place to see a concert--you might even catch one of your favorites here, or an up-and-coming local Denver artist too if you're lucky.
Attending a Red Rocks show is an unforgettable experience, where the artists are sure to give their all in such an inspiring venue. If you decide to go to a show, shuttle services (like CID Colorado's Shuttle to Red Rocks) take guests from stops along Colfax Avenue (near The Starkey Mansion) to Red Rocks, about a half hour ride. Even if you opt out of seeing a concert, Red Rocks is still worth visiting, with trails surrounding the venue to enjoy the Front Range's unique landscape.
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
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Attending a Red Rocks show is an unforgettable experience, where the artists are sure to give their all in such an inspiring venue. If you decide to go to a show, shuttle services (like CID Colorado's Shuttle to Red Rocks) take guests from stops along Colfax Avenue (near The Starkey Mansion) to Red Rocks, about a half hour ride. Even if you opt out of seeing a concert, Red Rocks is still worth visiting, with trails surrounding the venue to enjoy the Front Range's unique landscape.
Take a chairlift all the way to the top of the Continental Divide at this independent Colorado ski area. Loveland offers one of the cheapest day lift tickets in the state, and it's one of the closest ski areas to Denver. For other ski options, consider Eldora, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper, Vail and Beaver Creek. Vail Resorts offers its Epic Pass with access to multiple mountains, as does Alterra Mountain Company with its Ikon Pass.
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Loveland Ski Area
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Take a chairlift all the way to the top of the Continental Divide at this independent Colorado ski area. Loveland offers one of the cheapest day lift tickets in the state, and it's one of the closest ski areas to Denver. For other ski options, consider Eldora, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper, Vail and Beaver Creek. Vail Resorts offers its Epic Pass with access to multiple mountains, as does Alterra Mountain Company with its Ikon Pass.
Experience fishing the upper headwaters of the Colorado River with some of the state's most knowledgeable fly fishing guides. Winter Park is a scenic hour and a half drive from The Starkey Mansion. Visit fraserflyshop.com for more details.
Winter Park Flyfisher
76981 US-40
Experience fishing the upper headwaters of the Colorado River with some of the state's most knowledgeable fly fishing guides. Winter Park is a scenic hour and a half drive from The Starkey Mansion. Visit fraserflyshop.com for more details.
Ski, bike, hike and golf at this ranch in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Perfect for a day trip to experience the best of the state's outdoor recreation.
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Granby Ranch
1000 Village Road
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Ski, bike, hike and golf at this ranch in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Perfect for a day trip to experience the best of the state's outdoor recreation.
Make sure you check the website of the Denver Botanic Gardens for their regular concert schedule in the park.
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Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
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Make sure you check the website of the Denver Botanic Gardens for their regular concert schedule in the park.
The zoo is sure to be a hit for families, especially if your visit coincides with the holidays, as the whole zoo features a light show that's sure to dazzle.
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Denver Zoo
2300 Steele Street
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The zoo is sure to be a hit for families, especially if your visit coincides with the holidays, as the whole zoo features a light show that's sure to dazzle.
This rec center near The Starkey Mansion has a large indoor pool, plus one of the few outdoor rock climbing areas in the state.
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Carla Madison Recreation Center
2401 E Colfax Ave
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This rec center near The Starkey Mansion has a large indoor pool, plus one of the few outdoor rock climbing areas in the state.
Looking for a day rafting adventure? Clear Creek Rafting Co. is located less than an hour from Denver, and offers wild rides with experienced guides for the whole family, with Class 1-4 rapids.
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Clear Creek Rafting Co.
350 Whitewater Road
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Looking for a day rafting adventure? Clear Creek Rafting Co. is located less than an hour from Denver, and offers wild rides with experienced guides for the whole family, with Class 1-4 rapids.
Food scene
This eclectic beach-themed spot has a great happy hour with cheap tiki cocktails and fun Caribbean appetizers. Great for dinner or for a morning coffee stop as well.
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Bang Up To The Elephant!
1310 Pearl St
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This eclectic beach-themed spot has a great happy hour with cheap tiki cocktails and fun Caribbean appetizers. Great for dinner or for a morning coffee stop as well.
Great for vegetarian lovers, or for your morning coffee stop, lunch or dinner. The vegan mac'n'cheese is a must have.
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City O' City
206 East 13th Avenue
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Great for vegetarian lovers, or for your morning coffee stop, lunch or dinner. The vegan mac'n'cheese is a must have.
Make sure to snag a seat around the piano, where you can sip a whiskey while the pianist serenades you all night long at this venerated Denver establishment.
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Charlie Brown's
980 Grant Street
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Make sure to snag a seat around the piano, where you can sip a whiskey while the pianist serenades you all night long at this venerated Denver establishment.
This Cajun-style brunch spot can get crowded on the weekends, but it's worth it for their mimosa flights served in mini mason jars, shrimp 'n grits and Cajun Benedicts.
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Sassafras American Eatery Capitol Hill
320 East Colfax Avenue
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This Cajun-style brunch spot can get crowded on the weekends, but it's worth it for their mimosa flights served in mini mason jars, shrimp 'n grits and Cajun Benedicts.
If you're looking for craft coffee and cocktails, Hudson Hill is a must--and it's within walking distance of The Starkey Mansion. It's light on food options, but its choice of cocktails, beer, wine and coffee won't disappoint.
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Hudson Hill
619 E 13th Ave
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If you're looking for craft coffee and cocktails, Hudson Hill is a must--and it's within walking distance of The Starkey Mansion. It's light on food options, but its choice of cocktails, beer, wine and coffee won't disappoint.
This nearby taco spot is a favorite for Denverites, and with taco names like "Trailer Park," "Democrat" and "Republican," can you really blame them?
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Torchy's Tacos
1085 N Broadway
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This nearby taco spot is a favorite for Denverites, and with taco names like "Trailer Park," "Democrat" and "Republican," can you really blame them?
Neighborhoods
A trip to Denver is not complete without visiting RiNo. If nothing else, wandering RiNo's streets and taking in its vibrant street art will satisfy any visitor's creative itch. Start at the Denver Central Market and get a feel for one of Denver's first food halls. Enjoy brewery hopping to Epic Brewing Co., Our Mutual Friend and Ratio Beerworks. If you're in the mood for some urban adventure, stop by Movement Climbing + Fitness for a quick bouldering session.
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River North Art District
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A trip to Denver is not complete without visiting RiNo. If nothing else, wandering RiNo's streets and taking in its vibrant street art will satisfy any visitor's creative itch. Start at the Denver Central Market and get a feel for one of Denver's first food halls. Enjoy brewery hopping to Epic Brewing Co., Our Mutual Friend and Ratio Beerworks. If you're in the mood for some urban adventure, stop by Movement Climbing + Fitness for a quick bouldering session.
The Lower Highlands (also known as LoHi) has plenty to offer visitors, including the best views of Denver's skyline. Walking across the bridge over the Platte River from downtown to LoHi, you can explore Platte Street, with its local boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. Grab a bite to eat at Denver's popular food hall Avanti while enjoying views of downtown Denver. Don't miss the ice cream at Little Man's (where servers scoop inside a gigantic milk jug) and sip a cocktail inside the tepee at Forest Room Five, Denver's forest-themed (and very weird) bar.
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Lower Highlands
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The Lower Highlands (also known as LoHi) has plenty to offer visitors, including the best views of Denver's skyline. Walking across the bridge over the Platte River from downtown to LoHi, you can explore Platte Street, with its local boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. Grab a bite to eat at Denver's popular food hall Avanti while enjoying views of downtown Denver. Don't miss the ice cream at Little Man's (where servers scoop inside a gigantic milk jug) and sip a cocktail inside the tepee at Forest Room Five, Denver's forest-themed (and very weird) bar.
From The Starkey Mansion, walk three blocks west and hitch a ride on the free 16th Street Mall bus, which will take you the length of downtown Denver. Hop out and explore the historic Daniels and Fisher Tower, the Denver Pavilions and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The free bus ends at Denver's Union Station for easy access to the airport and other neighborhoods. If you're in the mood for a Broadway show or orchestra concert, check out the nearby Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Denver's downtown Whole Foods--with its famed mac'n'cheese bar--is accessible from the 16th Street Mall bus as well.
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16th Street Mall
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From The Starkey Mansion, walk three blocks west and hitch a ride on the free 16th Street Mall bus, which will take you the length of downtown Denver. Hop out and explore the historic Daniels and Fisher Tower, the Denver Pavilions and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The free bus ends at Denver's Union Station for easy access to the airport and other neighborhoods. If you're in the mood for a Broadway show or orchestra concert, check out the nearby Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Denver's downtown Whole Foods--with its famed mac'n'cheese bar--is accessible from the 16th Street Mall bus as well.

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Denver Passport offers 2-for-1 drink specials
This is a great way to explore Denver's craft cocktail, brewery and booze scene. The Denver Passport (thepassportprogram.com) offers two-for-one drink specials at dozens of bars that you can explore by neighborhood. Buy ahead of time and have it shipped to you before your Denver trip.
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Denver DiningOut Passbook
This passbook offers two-for-one specials at more than 125 Denver restaurants. You can order it at diningoutpassbook.com to explore deals for Denver's top restaurants.
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Pack clothes for all types of weather
Snow storms in May and October are common in Denver, as are major temperature swings. Make sure you are prepared for all types of weather when you come to Denver. Who knows, you might get lucky and enjoy 70 degree days in February!
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Be prepared to hydrate
Denver's high altitude means it's important to stay hydrated to avoid altitude sickness. Bringing extra chapstick and lotion won't hurt either to combat the dry climate here.
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Things To Do in Denver with Kids
Washington Park has a massive outdoor playground. Elitch Gardens offers affordable season and day passes and fun rides for all ages. The Denver Aquarium and the Denver Children's Museum are popular sites for families, as is Urban Putt, the downtown mini-golf spot, perfect for rainy day entertainment.