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    Anyone been?

    My partner and I are going at the end of April as he has a conference to attend and I'm tagging along.

    Any recommendations for things to do or see would be appreciated.
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      Surrounding area is lovely and loads to see and do, I think you can ski at that time of year still and you can go to a working ranch for the day or stop over the night. But downtown Denver is a dump. A few nice bars and restaurants on the main pedestrianised street (watch out for trams though), but downtown is plagued by homeless and ex Vets begging all the time. Pretty sad.
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      The Colorado Rockies have a home series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on 5th, 6th and 7th May, and (World Series Champions) Chicago Cubs on 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th.

      I'd be all over one or two of those like STINK on a wet dog.

      (there's home games 21st-27th April too vs the Giants and the Nats, if those May ones are too late)
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      As @Easy 10 says, get to see a ball game; Coors Field is a good stadium.

      Also, get out in to the Rockies - Mt Evans is lovely. There's some great day trips to the mountains and lakes. I'm also pretty sure I did white water rafting somewhere around Denver. As others have said, not too much to recommend downtown, tbh.
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      Anyone been?

      My partner and I are going at the end of April as he has a conference to attend and I'm tagging along.

      Any recommendations for things to do or see would be appreciated.
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      I went 18 months or so ago. We used it more as a base for exploring the surrounding areas - Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs & Boulder.

      Try to see a baseball game if you can, that was great fun, or a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

      16th Street Mall is worth visiting - lots of shops, bars and restaurants. There's also a really good street food market at the Civic Centre Park.
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      The Colorado Rockies have a home series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on 5th, 6th and 7th May, and (World Series Champions) Chicago Cubs on 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th.

      I'd be all over one or two of those like STINK on a wet dog.


      (there's home games 21st-27th April too vs the Giants and the Nats, if those May ones are too late)
      Good shout, I watched them play the San Francisco Giants a few years ago, and we paid something ridiculous like $4 each for a ticket. Good partisan crowd as well.
      Denver is nice, it's great for craft beer should that be your poison, but ultimately I think I preferred Boulder which is about an hour up the road, and worth a visit.
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      Head out to Look-Out Mountain, a certain Bill Cody is buried there, there's a museum and eating place also the view is fantastic looking out over Denver.
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      I thought I was going to get shot when the magician I was with did the vanishing lit cigarette trick into the jacket of a psycho, while in one of the really sleazy bars featured in Things To Do In Denver When Your Dead.

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      As others have said Boulder is really nice, and the Uni town so a bit more down with the kidz.
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      Skiing in the Rockies is fantastic. A-Basin, keystone and Breckinridge. Not cheap and you'll need a 4 wheel drive to get about.

      Less obvious Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is worth a visit especially if you have some time to kill on the way back to the airport. It's a wildlife sanctuary (bald eagles, coyote etc) built on a recovered weapons factory and test site.

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