We wanted to call this The Selfie Tour, given all the great photo opportunities we will pass along our route; from the Colorado state flags spanning across Larimer square to the Iconic Blue Bear, four-storey Dancing Aliens (okay, theyre called "The Dancers"), the D&F clock tower and the eclectic sculptures along the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, your Instagram (or Facebook) account will thank you for taking this tour.
Your tour launches from Union Station. Well move towards Cherry Creek; one of the two rivers which flow into Confluence Park and site of the original settlements around what would later become the Denver we know today.Cherry Creek used to be a dumping ground but it has been transformed in recent years into a family playground and kayaking paradise. The river flows alongside the main commuter path that attracts most of Denvers local bikers and joggers.
Weaving back into town, its time for a snack and we think our favorite French creperie is the perfect solution no matter whether youre looking for something sweet or savory.
From there its a quick walk to the original site of Denver City (St. Charles). Here we explore the back alleys, pointing out a speakeasy or two you might want to try later in the evening.
Once we are fully acquainted with the best of Larimer Square, its time to get your selfie sticks ready. Next up is a stroll through Sculpture Park, home to Denvers famous 50-foot sculpture The Dancers.After weve exhausted all possible angles, well cut through Denvers Performing Arts Complex, where well check to see whats playing tonight on any one of the multiple stages.
The selfie opportunities are not over, not by a long way! Our next stop is an epic selfie with Big Blue, the three-storey blue bear, which peers into the Colorado convention center. This giant and universally loved artwork is officially named, I see what you mean.
From here the tour makes its way over to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall (not really a mall, despite the name), which spans downtown and is lined with eclectic art, street performers and public entertainment.
A tour of Denver wouldnt be complete without showcasing the works of some of our most creative local artists. Well make a stop at the I Heart Denver store; everything inside was created in Denver, funnily enough.
Another must-do during your stay is a visit to the US Geological Surveys official geological pinpoint of 5,280 feet, which confirms the citys location, one mile above sea level.
Once everyone has the perfect selfie at exactly one-mile-high, the 16th Street shuttle will scoot us down to the famous Daniels and Fisher clock tower, a local landmark that was once the highest point west of the Mississippi.
We finish our tour with a quick shuttle ride back to Union Station, where you can continue your exploration of Denvers great food, drink and entertainment offerings.