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Explore Denver

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Welcome to the Mile High City! When you wake up in Denver, adventure awaits. Explore some of the city's greatest spots listed below, located just minutes from Connexity. Or click here for curated day trips, family-friendly spots, nightlife, and more.

Neighborhoods nearest to Connexity

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16th Street Mall

5280 Burger Bar
American, $$
Conceived by two guys who simply love great burgers, 5280 Burger Bar opened its doors in the Downtown Denver Pavilions to offer the best gourmet, handcrafted burgers and housemade ice creams in the area.

Earls Kitchen + Bar
American, $$
The Earls tradition is centered on dishes that make people want to come back for more: housemade sauces, locally-sourced ingredients, and innovative chef-led experiments that are getting the industry's attention through the Earls Chef Collective.

Panzano
Italian, $$$,
Offering the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on local, seasonal, and organic ingredients, Panzano delivers unparalleled service and an award-winning wine list in a spectacular urban setting in downtown Denver.

Stout Street Social
American, $$
Located in the heart of Downtown Denver, Stout Street Social brings you delicious food and drinks for sharing or not, for fun or work, and always perfect for any social affair.

Tattered Cover Book Store
One of the country’s few remaining independent bookstores, the Tattered Cover’s three locations (including one downtown) are a bibliophile’s dream!

Larimer Square

0.5 miles from hotel, 5 min. drive, 10 min. walk

Bistro Vendome
French, $$$
Named for the Place Vendome in the heart of Paris, this cozy bistro is a favorite among cosmopolitan Denverites seeking authentic Parisian bistro fare combined with fresh local ingredients.

Green Russell
Cocktail bar, $$
Prohibition-era Green Russell houses a variety of house bitters, infusions, sodas, freshly squeezed juices, small-batch spirits and regional finds. Appetizers and fresh pie available daily.

Osteria Marco
Italian, $$
Modern yet welcoming, Osteria Marco challenges expectations about what it means to be a family-style Italian restaurant. With handcrafted meats and artisanal cheeses made onsite, this renowned eatery provides a sophisticated twist on everything from pizza to more exotic fare, under the direction of famed chef Frank Bonanno.

Euclid Hall
American, $$
The word “prost!” is oh-so-fitting for Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen. This comfortable American tavern focuses on high-quality innovative pub food from around the world, including housemade sausages, po’ boys, poutines, and schnitzels.

Dairy Block

0.9 miles, 6 min. drive, 20 min. walk

Milk Market
$-$$
Denver Milk Market, a 16-venue cornerstone of the historic Dairy Block, aims to attract travelers, visitors, neighbors, and fans to shop a little, drink a little, eat a little, and celebrate a lot in the very heart of Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood.

Union Station

0.8 miles, 8 min. drive, 20 min. walk

Next Door
American, $$
Next Door American Eatery is a comfortable place with an urban feel, bringing a lively downtown vibe. Stop by the bar for a beer, grab a quick bite, meet with family or friends, and feel welcomed by caring, fun people.

Stoic and Genuine
Seafood, $$
At Stoic and Genuine, fish, oysters, and happiness are flown in daily. They are a multi-coastal seafood house and oyster bar committed to impeccably sourced, sustainable, creative seafood preparations, located in Denver's newly renovated historic Union Station.

Cooper Lounge
$-$$
The Cooper Lounge pays homage to the era of chic cocktail lounges. Skilled bartenders serve a collection of perfectly prepared libations and an extensive wine list certain to please.

Terminal Bar
$-$$
This popular happy-hour spot is located in the historic ticketing office inside Denver Union Station’s Great Hall, next to the Crawford Hotel. Rather than buying a train ticket to the West Coast, today’s patrons step up to the window to order from the bar’s extensive draft beer collection sourced from Colorado breweries and microbreweries.

River North (RiNo)

2 miles, 10 min. drive

Bigsby’s Folly
Artisanal meets accessible at this full-production craft winery where they pair the authenticity of California’s most prestigious vineyards with the approachability of a roaring ‘20s-inspired tasting room and restaurant. It’s a friendly, neighborhood establishment meant to bring you closer to the art of winemaking in a comfortable setting.

Denver Central Market
Food Hall, $-$$
Showcasing 11 of Denver's top chefs and food purveyors, including Curio Bar, SK Provisions, Izzio Bakery, High Point Creamery, Tammen's Fish Market, The Local Butcher, Crema Bodega, Temper Chocolate, Culture Meat and Cheese, Green Seed Produce, and Vero Pizza and Pasta.

Great Divide Brewing
Great Divide brews some of the globe's most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers, which have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, including 18 Great American Beer Festival medals and five World Beer Cup awards.

Il Posto
Italian, $$
Il Posto offers a truly cosmopolitan experience in a vibrant, hip space. Glance into the open-air kitchen as Milanese Chef/Owner Andrea Frizzi prepares dishes inspired by Northern Italy and the resident sommelier picks the perfect wine to complement your meal. The ever-changing menu features local organic produce and meats, with seafood flown in daily.

Osaka Ramen
Asian, $$
This traditional and nontraditional ramen shop features several varieties of broths, fresh noodles, bento boxes, and creative side dishes.

Ironton Distillery
$$
Inspired by the adventurous spirit of Colorado, Ironton Distillery handcrafts a variety of spirits, including small-batch farm-to-flask specialties, as well as a creative housemade cocktail menu.

The Source
Food Hall, $-$$
The Source is a highly curated European-style artisan food market. Housed in an iconic 1880s ironworks building, The Source boasts a bakery, coffee roaster, taqueria, brewery, butcher, produce vendor, bottle shop, bank, wood-fired restaurant, florist, cocktail bar, cheese shop, and design store.

City Park and Congress Park

2.5 miles, 10 min. drive

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens offers 50 gardens for you to explore, as well as the interactive Science Pyramid, Mordecai Children’s Garden, and collections of natural history, art, and library holdings. Throughout the year, special events and programming offer a unique way to connect with plants through entertainment and education.

Denver Biscuit Company
$$
A Denver staple! Enjoy delicious, hot, fresh biscuit sandwiches, classic biscuits and gravy, or a giant cinnamon roll for the table, all in a relaxed, fun environment. Open for brunch and breakfast only. Check website for hours.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
This museum next door to the Denver Zoo envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Denver Zoo
Visit more than 3,000 animals, hear from keepers, and see special demonstrations. Denver Zoo works tirelessly around the world to improve our planet for wild animals, wild places, and future generations.

Highlands

3 miles, 10 min. drive

Root Down
Vegetarian, $$
Root Down’s fresh-from-the-earth menu and funky, mid-century details have earned it a cult following. Not just a restaurant, Root Down is a neighborhood nexus and sensory rabble-rouser served with a spoonful of nostalgia.

Linger
Asian Fusion, $$
A former mortuary (yes, really!) now serves up amazing food from around the world. Everything is portioned for sharing, making this the perfect spot for a group outing! Reservations suggested.

The Rotary
American, $$
The Rotary offers farm-to-table food in a fast-casual setting. They specialize in wood-fired meats slow-cooked on a rotisserie-style grill, as well as artisan-crafted sandwiches, fresh salads, and creative sides. Using the freshest ingredients, their dishes are designed to accommodate a wide range of palates, from vegetarians to gluten-free diners, and Paleo to Keto followers.

Little Man Ice Cream
Dessert, $
Inspired by vintage Coney Island hot dog-shaped stands, business is conducted within a 28-foot tall, 14,000-lb. ice cream can. The Little Man experience is a loving tribute to the creativity, wonderment, and whimsy of the 1920s-1950s era.