Denver is a great city to visit, especially when the weather starts warming up in May and June. The trees have leafed out and there are flowers everywhere. If you are only going to be in Denver for a short time, then you want to visit the 16th Street Mall. This outdoor shopping street is over a mile long and has lots of things to visit and enjoy.
When you arrive at the mall, you can hop on the free mall ride that is going to take you wherever you want to go. Make sure you visit the newly renovated Union Station that is much more than a place to catch the train. There are a ton of great restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from, making it a food destination as well as a travel destination.
As you travel down the mall, you will find street performers, shops and plenty of places to eat. Towards the end of the mall is the Denver Pavillions which has lots of great stores to choose from like H&M and Uniqlo. There is also a movie theater here that has luxury recliners that are amazingly comfortable. You can play pool or bowl and there is a huge arcade to keep the kids busy.
If you go a little further down the street, you can take the mall ride to the end of the line which is Civic Center park. Here, you can visit the Denver Art Museum, the Capitol, the Denver Mint and the Denver Public Library. There are a lot of things to do in this area and you can walk through the park to get to where you want to go then jump on the free mall ride to get back to the mall.
The Denver Art Museum is housed in an ultra modern building and it looks great from the outside. It has a great collection of art from all over the world. Plan to spend a few hours viewing this amazing collection. The 16th Street Mall is a great place to spend a day or two. On warm nights, lots of people come out to enjoy the city and spend time in the area. There are lots of unique things to do in Denver, and when you visit you can see why Denver is one of the best places to live in the United States.