What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
Denver boasts an average of more than 300 days of sunshine and blue skies per year, which makes it a safe bet when it comes to the weather!
Even though Denver has two downtowns, you're never far from nature. With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, the city proudly represents the Old West.
COLORADO STATE CAPITOL
The Colorado Sate Capitol resembles the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Why not start your visit to Denver by climbing the 93 steps up to the dome for a commanding view of the city? If you would like to learn more about the building, its heritage and the work of the Assembly, free guided tours are offered at 10 am, 11 am, noon and 1 pm, Monday-Friday. Arrive at least 20 minutes in advance, as the tours fill up quickly.
Open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays).
UNITED STATES MINT
There are 4 United States Mints, but this one produces half of the coins in circulation in the U.S.
The Denver Mint offers six free 45-minute guided tours every day (8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) where you can learn about the history of the U.S. Mint and how coins are produced. Arrive early to be sure of getting a ticket. Tickets are available at the Tour Information window located at the Gift Shop entrance gate on Cherokee Street.
Generally open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on federal holidays.
A major theme for this aquarium is the aquatic life of American rivers. Tropical ecosystems are also represented. It's a great activity for the whole family.
Open Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 8:30 pm, Friday-Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.
Where to eat
- $ Inexpensive
- $$ Moderate
- $$$ Upscale
- $$$$ Fine dining
Sam's No.3 ($)
Sam's No. 3 prides itself on being "Denver's Best Diner", and it is wildly popular with the locals. They serve an incredible variety of breakfasts and many options for lunch and dinner including chili, soups, salads, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, fish, Mexican specialties and other typical fare.
Generally open Sunday-Tuesday from 7am to 2pm and Wednesday-Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm.
Osteria Marco ($$-$$$)
This restaurant of Chef Frank Bonanno joyfully pays homage to handcrafted thin-crust pizza, cured meats imported directly from Italy, and homemade cheeses such as the unforgettable burrata. They also serve antipasti, salads, paninis and entrées that are sure to please. A delight!
Open Sunday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cholon Modern Asian Bistro ($$$)
Cholon is a fantastic Asian fusion restaurant whose chef creates creative, memorable, beautiful dishes.
Open Monday-Saturday : 11:30 am to 2 pm / 2 pm to 5:30 pm (happy hours) / 5 pm to 9 pm and Sunday : 2 pm to 5:30 pm (happy hours) / 4 pm to 8 pm.
*** Hours may vary ***
Where to sleep ?
When to visit
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Nice town - good stop before the Rocky Mountains
(Translated by Google) Nice town.
2 days are enough to visit the essentials and take a Downtown hotel to be close to the main buildings.
24 hours is enough
(Translated by Google) It's not an interesting city in itself, but some points of interest that pass the time
Arrival and collection of the vehicle
(Translated by Google) Everything went well. for the support of the vehicle and the first hotel.
Advice: do not hesitate to Insist with the lobby to recover the complete package, the road book and the GPS. Often, the people in the lobby are not really aware when the file has arrived; a week before...