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Denver: Explore Must-See Highlights & Historic Landmarks

1. Denver: Explore Must-See Highlights & Historic Landmarks

Discover Denver's blend of history and contemporary culture on this walking tour. Starting at the Colorado State Capitol, a 19th-century building reminiscent of the United States Capitol, you'll meet your local guide and learn about the city's origins before setting off to explore the hotspots and historic sites that make Denver unique. After leaving the State Capitol, head to the Lower Downtown neighborhood, known as LoDo, to experience the modern side of Denver. This area is filled with lively bars and trendy restaurants. Take a walk down the 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, and explore the array of exciting shops, eateries, and entertainment venues. You may also take a leisurely stroll around the tree-lined Larimer Square, a local favorite spot. Step off the streets and into the historic Brown Palace Hotel, built in the late 19th century. As one of the first hotels to feature an atrium design, it is renowned for its unique architecture. Take a moment to admire the building's beauty and learn about its history. Our tour concludes at Union Station, the heart of Denver. Recently restored to its former glory, Union Station offers a variety of dining and shopping options, as well as ample opportunities for people-watching. Once a hub for transporting settlers to the West, it now serves as Denver's main train station. As your tour ends, you'll be in an ideal location to continue exploring downtown Denver.

Best of Denver Tour

2. Best of Denver Tour

This is a cultural immersion experience. We lovingly, call this “The tour that has everything”. Downtown Denver is a visual feast for the eyes. The tour has an “Off the beaten path” vibe, while including the significant landmarks of Denver. We will sample some of the local food in Denver (These stops my vary). Enjoy the excitement and energy of the 16th Street Mall, with its boutique shops and trendy restaurants. Bohemian artist and street musicians line the corridor of the 16th Street Mall, while historic landmarks and points of interests beckon the past. The Denver Art Museum, the Colorado State Capitol, Civic Center Park, the Byers Evans Historic Home, and the infamous Brown Palace Hotel are just a few of the landmarks you will see. Fun facts, famous residents, scandals from the past, haunted hotels, are among the stories that you will see on this tour. This is not a round trip tour. It is designed to allow the opportunity to stay downtown, and enjoy some of the bests shops and restaurants in the city of Denver. Our guides will give you simple instructions on how to get back to the start of the tour. This Tour meets at the Alma Temple, located at 1340 Sherman St (1/2 block from the State Capital) The tour ends at the 16th Street Mall.

Discover Denver: A Walking Tour of Denver's Top Sights

3. Discover Denver: A Walking Tour of Denver's Top Sights

Join this fun walking tour with a local Denverite & jump into exploring Denver through our unique pay-what-you-wish model*! We'll see & experience Denver's amazing sights, landmarks and history together, plus see some hidden spots & hear entertaining stories that even most locals don't know. We kick things off at the Colorado State Capitol's Mile High Steps & hit the streets for our walking adventure of the Mile High City. You'll explore Denver's Civic Center & hip LoDo areas, including 11 must-see sights, while also digging into the great culture & history that make Denver so unique. If you're the type that likes a little bit of everything: history, culture, art, & architecture; this tour's for you! We give great recommendations & you'll have lots of opportunities to take pics, ask Qs & learn more in 2 hours than you thought possible. *After your experience wraps up, you decide how much the experience was worth to you (pay-what-you-wish) via a tip to your guide.

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What a wonderful way to spend a few hours downtown. Our guide, Lydia, had infectious energy and humor. Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would book it again without hesitation.