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Top Choice Museum in Denver

Denver Art Museum

The DAM is home to one of the largest Native American art collections in the USA, and puts on special avant-garde multimedia exhibits. The Western American Art section of the permanent collection is justifiably famo…
Top Choice Modern American in Denver

Root Down

In a converted gas station, chef Justin Cucci has undertaken one of the city’s most ambitious culinary concepts, marrying sustainable ‘field-to-fork’ practices, high-concept culinary fusions and a low-impact, energy…
Top Choice Sports & Outdoors in Denver

REI

The flagship store of this outdoor-equipment super supplier is an essential stop if you are heading to the mountains or just cruising through Confluence. In addition to top gear for camping, cycling, climbing and sk…
Top Choice Park in Denver

Confluence Park

Where Cherry Creek and South Platte River meet is the nexus and plexus of Denver's sunshine-loving culture. It's a good place for an afternoon picnic, and there's a short white-water park for kayakers and tubers.
Top Choice Performing Arts in Denver

Denver Performing Arts Complex

This massive complex – one of the largest of its kind – occupies four city blocks and houses several major theaters, including the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Seawell Grand Ballroom. It’s also home t…
Top Choice Modern American in Denver

Rioja

This is one of Denver’s most innovative restaurants. Smart, busy and upscale, yet relaxed and casual – just like Colorado – Rioja features modern cuisine inspired by Italian and Spanish traditions and powered by mod…
Top Choice Tapas in Denver

Beatrice & Woodsley

Beatrice and Woodsley is the most artfully designed dining room in Denver. Chainsaws are buried into the wall to support shelves, there’s an aspen growing through the back of the dining room and the feel is that of …
Top Choice American in Denver

Steuben’s Food Service

Although styled as a midcentury drive-in, the upscale treatment of comfort food (mac and cheese, fried chicken, lobster rolls) and the solar-powered kitchen demonstrate Steuben’s contemporary smarts. In summer, open…
Top Choice Books in Denver

Tattered Cover Bookstore

There are plenty of places to curl up with a book in Denver’s beloved independent bookstore, one of two locations in the Denver area. Bursting with new and used books, it has a good stock of regional travel guides a…
Top Choice Cafe in Denver

Crema Coffee House

Noah Price, a clothing-designer-turned-coffee-impresario, takes his job seriously, selecting, brewing and pouring Denver’s absolute-best coffee. The espresso and French-pressed are complete perfection, but it’s the …