Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Denver

Union Station

Gorgeously restored, historic Union Station is Denver's main transportation hub, used by RTD light-rail lines, commuter buses and Amtrak. But it's way more than that. Inside, the main hall doubles as a waiting area …
Top Choice Museum in Denver

Denver Art Museum

DAM is home to one of the largest Native American art collections in the USA, and puts on special multimedia exhibits that vary from treasures of British art to Star Wars costumes. The Western American Art section o…
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 supersupplier 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 ski…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Denver

Williams & Graham

Denver's top speakeasy looks like an old Western bookstore, but ask for a seat and the cashier pushes a wall of books and leads you deeper into the era. Polished wood, gleaming brass features, antique lamps, tin cei…
Top Choice American in Denver

Acorn

The oak-fired oven and grill are the shining stars of this superb restaurant, where small plates of innovative and shareable eats make up meals. The menu changes seasonally but dishes like crispy fried pickles, oak-…
Top Choice Food Hall in Denver

Denver Central Market

Set in a repurposed warehouse, this gourmet marketplace wows with its style and breadth of options. Eat a bowl of handmade pasta or an artisanal sandwich; consider a wood-fired pizza or street tacos. Or just grab a …
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 Books in Denver

Tattered Cover Bookstore

There are plenty of places to curl up with a book in Denver’s beloved independent bookstore. Bursting with new and used books, it has a good stock of regional travel guides and nonfiction titles dedicated to the Wes…
Top Choice Brewery in Denver

Black Shirt Brewing Co

Artisanal brewers create the all-red-ale menu at the popular BSB; ales take anywhere from two months to three years to brew. So careful are they with the handcrafted beers, the brewers developed lopsided glasses to …