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10 Unique Things To Do While Visiting Denver

As in any city there are many remarkable things to do in Denver, Colorado. Whether you are only spending a short time in Denver or if you are just looking for something to do for a few hours during your visit, these 10 things will definitely rock your world!

1. Revisit your childhood at The 1up Arcade Bar where you can play some good old fashioned skee-ball for 25¢ and other classic arcade games.

Location: 717 E. Colfax Avenue

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2. Get wacky at Voodoo Donut. Where else can you get a donut the size of a hub cap or an edible Voodoo Doll?

Location: 1520 East Colfax
Hours: 24/7!

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3. Find your zen or rock on at Red Rocks Amphitheatre where you can practice yoga, run, view, or attend an evening concert.

Location: 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison
Hours: Opens one hour before sunrise and closes at 2pm on event days

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4. Relax and unwind with a new read at Tattered Cover Bookstore.

Location: 2526 E Colfax Ave
Hours: Sunday: 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm

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If you’re really into books, you can also check out any of these awesome Denver bookstores as well.

5. Enjoy the charming twinkly lights at Larimer Square; a unique shopping and dining area near the 16th Street Mall.

Location: Starts on the corner of 14th & Larimer
Hours: Vary depending on the store/restaurant

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6. Support homeless youth by grabbing a cup of joe at Purple Door Coffee.

Location: 2962 Welton Street
Hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday-Friday: 6:30am-5:30pm, Saturdays: 7:30am-2:30pm


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7. Party like it’s 1933 and grab a mixed drink at  Williams & Graham Speakeasy
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Location: 3160 Tejon St.
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 5pm-1am

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8. Discover a new treat like this Pop-tart Ice Cream Sandwich at Ice Cream Riot.

Location: 1238 E Colfax Ave
Hours: Sunday: 1pm-10pm, Monday: 4pm-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 2pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 1pm-11pm

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9. Get your brunch on at Snooze where you can have a pancake flight and eggs benny any way you’d like.

Location: 2262 Larimer St.
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 6:30am-2:30pm

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10. And last, explore blocks upon blocks of epic street art.

Location: East Colfax

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What are some of your favorite city activities?

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Check out these top 10 unique things to do in Denver, Colorado. As in any city there are many remarkable things to do while visiting here! www.pagesoftravel.org

Check out these top 10 unique things to do in Denver, Colorado. As in any city there are many remarkable things to do while visiting here! www.pagesoftravel.org

40 Comments

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    Breifne Earley
    October 28, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Love Denver, spent a very enjoyable week there last year. Made me want to go back. 🙂

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:44 PM

      That’s great Breifne! Sounds like it was a great visit like we had too. 🙂

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    Sarah @ Expat of the World
    October 29, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Nice post, lots of places to eat and drink no doubt! I especially like the look of that outdoor concert. I have family living nearby so I can’t wait to visit at some point.

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:43 PM

      Sarah, what a great opportunity! Hopefully you can at least crash on the couch and then go enjoy many of the budget-friendly or free things to do in the area! There are tons of amazing local restaurants here that we haven’t even had to chance to write about yet. 🙂

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    Suma Jain
    October 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Voodoo donut and pop tart ice cream sandwich sounds interesting and looks delicious, that will defnitely top my list when I visit Denver :). Loved the Amphitheatre setup, with view like that yoga practice will be a session to remember. Lovely write up and all the things you mentioned sounds unique and so much fun.

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:42 PM

      Denver is truly a spectacular city! Hope you are able to enjoy a visit there sometime. 🙂

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    Brianna (@ArchivesofAdv)
    October 29, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    There is so much on this list that I would love to do! I didn’t know they had a Voodoo Donuts in Denver. Also, that Poptart ice cream sandwich looks like a good time. I looked up the Purple Door Cafe too, and it sounds like an incredible environment. Their website says “we truly believe that every person, no matter their station in life, has unsurpassable worth and value and deserves to be treated like royalty” and I think that would be an amazing business to visit and support! Thanks for telling us about it!

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:41 PM

      Brianna, I’m glad you were just as intrigued by Purple Door Coffee as we were! It’s a really cool place. Head there for a nice cup of joe and then grab some sweets at Voodoo and Ice Cream Riot, it’s quite the sugar rush but very much worth it! Hope you are able to visit and enjoy. 🙂

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    Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
    October 29, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Sign me up for early morning yoga at the red rock amphitheater, that pancake flight, and a visit to the 1up Arcade for some old time games. Now that sounds like a fun day in Denver.

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:39 PM

      Booking you on the next flight out. 😉 All can definitely be done in a day and is a blast!

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    colemanconcierge
    October 29, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I grew up in Denver. Voodoo donuts is after my time but I totally remember Tattered Cover Bookstore and I have been to many concerts at Red Rocks.

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:38 PM

      That’s awesome! I take it Denver has changed a bit since you’ve lived there? I recently went back to my hometown and even though I’m there visiting family a few times a year it never ceases to amaze me how much things can change, even in a short period of time! Wish we had gone to a concert at Red Rocks during this trip, next time perhaps. 🙂

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    Karla
    October 29, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Denver is so pretty! I would love to visit someday

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:37 PM

      Thanks Karla! Hope you do. 🙂

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    Brianna Simmons
    October 29, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Bookmarking this for my trip to Denver next year! Those poptart ice cream sandwiches look amazing!

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:36 PM

      Awesome Brianna! I know you’ll love it. Be prepared for a sugar coma, but it’s so worth it. 😉

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    RaW (@rambleandwander)
    October 30, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Voodoo Doll donuts? I’m sold! Haha! 😉 The view at Red Rock amphitheater looks amazing, by the way! I can only imagine how it looks like at sunrise and sunset!

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:36 PM

      We always have to find a donut place wherever we go! 😉 Red Rocks is a really amazing place to visit, obviously we highly recommend it!

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    Bryanna Royal
    October 30, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Looks and sounds amazing! We would love to check out the donut place and the street art. I love how more and more cities are adding street art it adds such a cool vibe ! OK really we would enjoy everywhere you mentioned! Definitely bookmarking this page for when we get to Denver!

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    mappingmegan
    October 30, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Great list! We loved Denver while there last year – my favorite was visiting Red Rocks Amphitheatre – very unique!

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:35 PM

      Thank you! Did you attend a concert there? Wish we had during this visit!

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    Mar Pages
    October 30, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Looks like a full day of fun filled with lots of sugar, that donut looks absolutely delicious! Hope to get to visit this city someday!

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:35 PM

      We may have eaten a little too much sugar and may still be recovering! But hey, when in Rome… er… Denver right? Hope you’re able to visit too.

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    Prerna_Malhan
    October 31, 2016 at 1:11 AM

    The lights at Larimer Square look extremely mesmerizing. And that Pop-tart Ice Cream Sandwich is so tempting. Makes me want to come to Denver.

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:32 PM

      Thanks Prerna! It was truly a unique city to visit.

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    clrudder
    November 1, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    You had me at arcade and pop tart ice cream sandwich…whaaaa great tips, can’t wait to visit.

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    erikastravels
    November 1, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    I didn’t know the Portland-based Voodoo Donuts had also made it to Denver! Red Rocks looks gorgeous too, and I’ve been wanting to go there for a while. I’ll probably be heading to Denver next year to visit my friends, so I’ll keep your suggestions in mind if I do!

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:32 PM

      Thanks Erika! We were just as surprised to you to see a Voodoo Donuts in Denver as we had only ever heard about it in Portland. I’m sure your friends that live locally will also have some amazing suggestions but let us know if you check any of these out! 🙂

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    ryazan.everythingzany@gmail.com
    November 1, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Great list you have here!! Donuts, Ice cream and pancakes, I’m sold here! I will include Denver on my upcoming visit to the US.

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:30 PM

      Hope you are able to! Colorado itself is definitely a must visit state in the U.S. 🙂

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    Elaine J Masters
    November 2, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Love your local suggestions! Love street art too.

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      loganpage
      November 7, 2016 at 9:30 PM

      Thanks Elaine! Street art is always fun to look at.

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    Amy
    November 15, 2016 at 1:41 AM

    I live in Denver and your list is perfect!! 🙂

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      loganpage
      November 18, 2016 at 6:58 PM

      That’s great to hear Amy! We didn’t get to spend nearly enough time there. You’re lucky to live in such a beautiful place. We will be back again for sure. 🙂

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    Alex Datsev
    December 20, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    What a cool list of things to do in Denver, especially the giant donuts and the book stores! Thanks for sharing!

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      kallsypage
      December 28, 2016 at 8:35 PM

      Thank you Alex! I’m glad you enjoyed. We had a lot o fun there!

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    Victoria
    January 3, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    We want to visit Denver this year so this is super relevant!

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      kallsypage
      February 26, 2017 at 2:08 PM

      Hope you enjoy it! Let us know what you try!

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    Alexis
    January 19, 2017 at 8:36 PM

    We’ve never been to Denver but when we do someday I definitely want to hit up that donut shop! Hahaha I think you must like donuts as much as I do! 😘 Looks like lots of fun food options there!

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      kallsypage
      February 26, 2017 at 2:09 PM

      Is it bad that I just finished eating a donut when I read your comment! HAHA! I have a serious addiction. 😉

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