Denver, also known as the Mile-High City, has plenty of attractions and sights to see for visitors and residents.
Whether you live in one of the downtown apartments in Denver or in the suburbs, a quick walk or a short drive to downtown Denver will give you plenty to see and do.
A main attraction in the downtown area is the Denver Art Museum. One of the first things you’ll notice about the art museum is its architecture. It has two buildings – one has a fortress-like structure, and the other has a structure that resembles a titanium crystal with peaks and shards. Inside, you’ll find 68,000 art objects, including works from European masters, Old West classics, a collection of Native American art and traveling exhibits.
Where: 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown apartments, Denver offers several sporting attractions for you. Whether you hope to catch a foul ball or watch your favorite player kick in the winning goal, downtown Denver is home to three professional sports stadiums.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity or something to do with your buddies, head out to Coors Field to cheer on the Colorado Rockies baseball club. There, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains while watching the local team hit a few balls out of the park.
Where: 2001 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205
The Pepsi Center is home to three professional sports teams, including the 1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup champs, the Colorado Avalanche. The Colorado Mammoth, a member of the National Lacrosse League, also call the Pepsi Center home, and the Mammoth have an average attendance that was the highest among all of the teams that play at the Pepsi Center. The Mammoth were the division champions in 2004, 2006 and 2007, and they won the Champion’s Cup in 2006. Additionally, you can catch a Denver Nuggets game, who have won several division titles and conference titles since they joined the NBA in 1976.
Where: 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
If you’re an extrovert looking to live in Denver, look for apartments close to the LoDo historic district. This area is filled with 90 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and rooftop cafes. It is also home to El Chapultepec, named one of the 50 best bars by Esquire magazine. You can also check out the Rockmount Ranchwear store to check out where the snap button Western shirt was invented. Don’t forget to stop by the Tattered Cover Book Store, which offers an extraordinary selection and author appearances every day.
Where: 1616 17th St., Denver, CO 80202
Grab your biking gear and head out to the 850-mile bike trail network in Denver. Confluence Park includes cement trails for walkers, runners and bikers. Pack a picnic basket and head out to the grassy areas, river overlooks and park benches at Confluence Park for a casual afternoon in the park with friends. On the eastern edge of the park is a kayak run, which is immediately across from R.E.I.’s Colorado flagship store. The park is also adjacent to a large number of apartments in Denver, and it also borders other parks in the area, as well as a skate park.
Where: 2200 15th St., Denver, CO 80202
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