Explore Things to Do in Downtown Denver

Stay Where Fun Meets Convenience

Take advantage of 300 days of sunshine in our green city, offering endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and things to do in downtown Denver. From over 200 parks to nearly 100 golf courses, there is always Downtown Denver things to do when you stay at Red Lion Denver Airport. Immerse yourself in a vibrant downtown and walk along the mile-long pedestrian promenade lined with outdoor cafes and shops.

Some of the city's top attractions including the Denver Pavilions and Denver Art Museum are within easy walking distance of our plush accommodations. Along your walk savor unprecedented architectural delights reflecting Denver’s three boom periods. If you’re looking for a real adventure, head to lower downtown, known as “LoDo,” and visit restaurants, art galleries, microbreweries and event some family-friendly attractions.

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The Cherry Cricket 2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206 303-322-7666 16.25
North Italia 190 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206 720-941-7700 16.24
Wine Experience Café & World Cellar 6240 S Main St Aurora, CO 80016 303-690-1025 19.48
The Summit Steakhouse 2700 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014 303-751-2112 15.15
The Bent Noodle 3055 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014 303-337-2733 15.51
Sushi Kastu 2222 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014 303-368-8778 14.5
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Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205 720-337-1400 13.92
Elitch Gardens 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204 303-595-4386 16.48
Canvas and Cocktails 249 Clayton St, Denver, CO 80206 303-333-3288 16.16
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Cherry Creek Shopping Center 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206 303-388-3900 16.39
16th Street Mall 1001 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80265 303-534-6161 15.73
Northfield Stapleton 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238 303-375-5475 9.36
Southlands 6155 S Main St # 260, Aurora, CO 80016 303-627-5000 19.6
Park Meadows 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-792-2999 22.93
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The Children's Museum of Denver 2121 Children's Museum Dr, Denver, CO 80211 303-433-7444 16.68
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Dry Dock Brewing Company 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014 303-400-5606 13.8
Tavern Tech Center 5336 DTC Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 303-221-4660 18.88
Tavern Lowry 7401 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80230 303-366-0007 13.39
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The Landmark Theatre 5415 Landmark Pl Greenwood Village, CO 303-779-0584 19.84
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Brews Cruise Denver 221 West 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 303-993-7308 16.41
Red Lion Inn & Suites Denver Airport
201 West North River Drive, Washington, 99201, USA
Phone: 1 800 733 5466

Attractions Near Denver Airport

American Museum of Western Art

Founded in 2010 to house the previously privately owned Anschutz Collection, the American Museum of Western Art is a true delight offering its own unique history.

Aurora Sports Park

Aurora Sports Park is one of the region's premier sports facilities, hosting numerous local, state and national competitions on 220 acres of professionally maintained space.

Downtown Aquarium

Embark on a journey of discovery at this amazing complex, which includes entertainment, dining and a world-famous aquarium.

Grizzly Rose

As a legendary country music venue, Grizzly Rose has hosted some of the biggest names in the business and features a massive dance floor, general store, arcade room, pool room, show shine shop and smoke shop.

State Capitol Building

Built intentionally to look like the United State Capitol, the State Capitol Building is an architectural delight that commemorates the Colorado Gold Rush with a gold plated dome and offers free tours on weekdays.

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