Thursday, August 6, 2009

Travel Tips: Sightseeing in Denver

Sightseeing in Denver (A Sample 3-Day Itinerary)

If you only have three days to spend in Denver, here are some of the highlights you won't want to miss. They are all kid-friendly and clustered, in a way to help you make the most of your time.

Day 1

Visit the Molly Brown House Museum in the morning. Molly Brown has an amazing story and the architecture is stunning.
Days: Tuesday through Sunday.
Price: $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for kids
Time required: Tours last for 45 minutes, but you may want a bit of time to browse the gift shop.
Address: 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver

BONUS Tip: Walk the Women of the West Denver Story Trek (the Molly Brown House is one of the stops), as part of your tour.

Lunch: Head over to the 16th Street Mall, hop on one of the FREE RTD Mall Buses and grab a burger at the Hard Rock Cafe or Johnny Rockets.

Late in the afternoon, enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel. The tea and snacks are delicious, and the Brown Palace is breath-taking. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.

For the evening, head over to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and check out a show.

Day 2

Head up to Boulder, Colorado for a day outdoors. Go to Chautauqua Park (900 Baseline Road), check out the Flatirons, take a hike, and then have lunch at the Dining Hall. Keep your eyes open for the local wildlife...you might see a deer, elk or possibly even a bear! Don't worry though, you aren't heading completely into the wilderness, these trails are well traveled.

For dinner, head over to Pearl Street in Boulder. Pearl Street has some great restaurants. One of my favorites is Pasta Jay's. Pearl street is a great place to people watch and you are sure to encounter a street performer or two!

Day 3

Visit the Denver Aquarium on 700 Water Street. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $9.25 for kids 3 to 12.

Head over to the Children's Museum after lunch. It's right down the street from the Aquarium. It costs about $7.50 a person. There is a different theme each month, and the programs reflect the theme. Check out the different programs, to plan how much time you want to spend there.


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