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Denver Guide

What To Do In Denver

Have other questions? Just ask. Our concierge and any Clayton team member would love to share the top things to do in Denver, CO, and our local favorites with you.

Have other questions? Just ask. Our concierge and any Clayton team member would love to share the top things to do in Denver, CO, and our local favorites with you.

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    Whether you head to their bakery in Boulder or snag some of their milled flour at a local shop, Dry Storage works to put heirloom grains at the center of their process and on your table.

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    The artisan craft process championed by progressive brewmaster Chad Yakobson yields beers of extraordinary complexity. Enjoy a Crooked Stave beer at their taproom in Sunnyside.

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    This Denver distillery focuses on quality ingredients, thoughtful blending, and a touch of moxie. The Spirit House is the place to gather for cocktails served alongside delectable small plates.

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    Pop over to the cafe on Blake Street for a fantastic cup of coffee poured with a smile. And when you head home, you can keep the Little Owl coming through their subscription service.

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    Whether you know your favorite brew or are looking to find it, Ku Cha Tea offers up over one hundred varieties of tea that span the globe. The Cherry Creek North shop has to-go beverages, whole-leaf teas and tea accessories.

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    If you want the best quality juices in Colorado, head to the friendly folks at Wonderpress. Opt for an organic, cold-pressed juice or nut milk or get stared on a juice cleanse.

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    The food and drink menu at Safta beautifully blends influences from the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. Wood-fired pita baked on site is the perfect way to deliver this global flavor fest.

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    From traditional starters to adventurous rolls, the team at Sushi Sasa brings exciting Japanese cuisine with an American twist. The chic décor make this a favorite of the Denver community.

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    The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) brings contemporary art through world-class exhibitions as well as a host of events ranging from the academic to the quirky in a stunning 27,000-square foot, environmentally sustainable space in downtown Denver.

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    For more than a century, the Denver Art Museum has been a culture hub with more than 70,000 works spanning the globe, spanning time, and spanning art, photography, textiles, fashion, architecture and design.

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    Head to the heart of the Golden Triangle Creative District to a building designed specifically to display the artwork of painter Clyfford Still. Thousands of works, representing 95% of his life’s work, showcase early Abstract Expressionism to his later pieces.

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    Regularly ranked a favorite by locals, Wash Park includes trails and formal flower gardens including one based on the gardens at Mount Vernon. Smith Lake and its lovely boathouse provide a backdrop for fishing and kayaking. Nearby Old South Gaylord Street is a great shopping district.

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    Relax amidst lakes, playgrounds, picnic sites, tennis courts, and sport fields. With over 330 acres, City Park, Denver’s premier regional park, is also home to the Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and IMAX.

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    Legend says this lake is result of flooded farmland in the 1860s. Today, Sloan’s Lake is the city’s largest lake. Biking, hiking, boating, and fishing are all popular here as is spotting a variety of wildlife, a gorgeous sunset, or views of the skyline or Rocky Mountains.

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    Located in City Park, the Denver Zoo brings the wonders fo nature and wildlife up closer to visitors. More than 3,000 animals call the zoo home, powering award-wining programming for people of all ages.

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    Revel in plants from every corner of the world across two dozen acres at the Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street. Enjoy gardens of the west, internationally inspired gardens, ornamental gardens, shady gardens, and water gardens.

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    A sanctuary in the Mile High City and in the heart of the Cherry Creek North District, NOW features a menu of curated massages and inspired products. After a day of shopping or skiing, NOW is the place to go.

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    Founded with a focus on ethical beauty, Base Coat Nails Base Coat was the first non-toxic nail salon in Denver and is still one of a handful in the country. Base Coat blends the well-being and health of the people they serve, their team, and the environment.

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    Nurture is a community-based wellness home for the whole human. More than 60 independent beauty, wellness, fitness, retail, and cafe businesses are all available under one welcoming roof.

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    Individuals with chronic pain, stress-induced illness, sports injuries or more can unlock restorative and accelerated healing powers at Vive Float Studio. Float, cryo, infrared or halo therapy session and more are available at this boutique wellness center.

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    There are hundreds of Dry Bar locations around the U.S. Clayton guests and visitors can count on exceptional blow outs, up dos, and more right in the neighborhood.

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    As one of Denver’s top salons, Matthew Morris Salon partners with patrons to create artistic hair that is a stunning self-expression of individuality and identity. Knowledgeable staff serve clients in a bright, open, and clean space.

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    Equal parts relaxing and invigorating. Allure Hair Studio is a Redken Elite salon in hip Washington Park. Leading designers and colorists serve up classic cuts and modern trends, and educate stylists worldwide. For your skin, estheticians treat your skin with Eminence Organic products.

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    When you’re ready to sweat it out, head to CYL. Each client is booked into a 30-minute session in a personal infrared sauna pod inside a private sauna suite. Detox, destress, and heal thyself through heat.

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    From I Love Art to I Live Authentic, ILA Gallery is an artistic space made for evolution. With hip hop at its soul and core, ILA welcomes all styles and meanings to come together in respect and celebration.

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    Is there anything better an independent bookstore? For more than 40 years, The Tattered Cover has served as Denver’s beloved, locally-owned book shop. It’s the largest indie bookstore in the state with over 500 events each year.

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    More than an apparel company, False Ego creates high-quality, eco-friendly fashion for conscious consumers. Creator Jevon Taylor is on a mission to improve the world by reconnecting local community and channeling collective efforts.

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    Head to RiNo’s art walk and pop into Be A Good Person for apparel and clothing created with an eye to positivity and a collective bright future. Pick the positive message that appeals to you and inspire those around you.

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    A mother-daughter team powers Sacred Thistle and its imaginative, evocative collection of objects for home both useful and beautiful ranging from ceramics, pillows, and throws to accessories likes totes to tools, leather to jewels. Body care and kitchen goods round out an eclectic collection.

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    In a sprawling 5,500 square foot warehouse, you can explore 10 independent businesses. This experiential shopping journey is all about collaboration and discovery. Find something new for home, body, garden, and lifestyle and enjoy pop-ups and workshops, too.

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    The Conscious Merchant carefully curates eco-conscious products to make being more sustainable more attainable. Along the way, they want to educate, engage and empower people to make the right choices for their homes.

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    The Denver location of the Colorado luxury retailer MAX is the place to find luxury women’s clothing, footwear, and accessories from top designers. Find iconic brands, emblematic labels, and the ultimate in up-and-comers.

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    Shopping in Denver has been difference since A Line Boutique arrived. Expert stylists curate everyday, special event, and vacation looks for their discerning clients. Women feel welcome and leave feeling fabulous. omen can explore their potential through well curated style and empowering community.

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