Unique Things to do in Denver this Weekend
Want some ideas on unique things to do in Denver this weekend? As in any city, there are many remarkable things to do in Denver, Colorado. Whether you are only spending a short time in Denver or if you are just looking for something to do for a few hours during your visit, these 10 unique things to do in Denver are sure to add some fun to your time!
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1. Revisit your childhood at The 1up Arcade Bar.
One of the unique things to do in Denver is visiting the 1up Arcade Bar. Here you can play some good old fashioned skee-ball for 25¢ and other classic arcade games. If arcade games aren’t your thing you can also play giant Jenga while enjoying one of the 12 beers that the 1up Arcade Bar has on tap.
Location: 717 E. Colfax Avenue
1up Arcade Bar
PHOTO CREDIT: The 1up Arcade Bar
2. Get wacky at Voodoo Donut.
Looking for unique things to do in Denver that are related to food? Voodoo Donut is an eclectic 24-hour donut shop that has a variety of flavors and toppings that are sure to send you into a sugar rush. Where else can you get a donut the size of a hubcap or an edible Voodoo Doll?
Location: 1520 East Colfax
3. Find your zen or rock on at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is best known as a concert venue that has insane sound quality and amazing concerts due to the acoustics from the rocks. But did you know that another one of the unique things to do in Denver include practicing yoga or even hiking at Red Rocks Amphitheatre? Show up early and you’ll be sure to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises in Denver. If you’re looking for other places to go hiking be sure not to miss these best day hikes near Denver, Colorado!
Location: 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison
Hours: Opens one hour before sunrise and closes at 2 pm on event days
4. Relax and unwind with a new read at Tattered Cover Bookstore.
The Tattered Cover is a well-known bookstore that has a large selection of new and old titles perfect for every audience. Grab a book and relax on one of the cozy couches that are all around the bookstore as you wait for a restaurant reservation or escape from the summer heat.
Location: 2526 E Colfax Ave
Hours: Sunday: 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
If you’re really into books, you can also check out any of these awesome Denver bookstores as well.
5. Enjoy the charming twinkly lights at Larimer Square.
Larimer Square adds to the unique things to do in Denver by creating a fabulous outdoor shopping and dining area near the famous 16th Street Mall. While walking around to each store you can also enjoy the view of the twinkling lights that line the street or enjoy sitting outside at one of the many restaurants or cafes with patio seating.
Location: Starts on the corner of 14th & Larimer
Hours: Vary depending on the store/restaurant
6. Support homeless youth by grabbing a cup of joe at Purple Door Coffee.
If you need an afternoon pick-me-up during your weekend in Denver, Purple Door Coffee offers specialty espressos for an excellent cause. This coffee shop employs homeless youth who want to leave homelessness as part of their past. It has helped countless people reclaim their lives and is something you can stand behind during your visit to Denver.
Location: 2962 Welton Street
Hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday-Friday: 6:30am-5:30pm, Saturdays: 7:30am-2:30pm
PHOTO CREDIT: In The Coffee Shop
7. Party like it’s 1933 and grab a mixed drink at Williams & Graham Speakeasy.
Have you ever wanted to visit another time period? Well stopping by this bar in Denver will make you feel like you’re back to the roaring 1920s. Upon entering the bar you will notice that you are surrounded by bookshelves that resemble a library but don’t turn back just yet! Behind one of these bookshelves is your entry ticket to the speakeasy. The line to get into Williams & Graham Speakeasy starts right before 5pm and with limited seating, it’s best to get in line early to enjoy this unique thing to do in Denver.
Location: 3160 Tejon St.
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 5pm-1am
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8. Discover a new treat like this Pop-tart Ice Cream Sandwich at Ice Cream Riot.
As you may have noticed there are many interesting things to eat in Denver as well! Ice Cream Riot has tons of ice cream flavors to enjoy on their own. For a twist pick a pop tart flavor and enjoy an Ice Cream Riot original, the pop tart ice cream sandwich. I know you’re probably thinking “c’mon I could do this at home!” But with their specialty ice cream flavors like cereal milk, cookie butter, and oatmeal cream pie it’s sure to shake things up.
Location: 1238 E Colfax Ave
Hours: Sunday: 1pm-10pm, Monday: 4pm-10pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 2pm-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 1pm-11pm
9. Get your brunch on at Snooze.
Here you can have a pancake flight and eggs benedict any way you’d like. One of our favorite things about Snooze is that you can pick multiple items off the menu and customize your order. We loved having the ability to diversify our brunch choices at this popular brunch spot to enjoy while visiting Denver. Be sure to get their early as the wait gets long after everyone hits snooze on their alarm clocks. 😉
Location: 2262 Larimer St.
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 6:30am-2:30pm
10. And last, explore blocks upon blocks of epic street art.
There are tons of unique street art in Denver options to view and take pictures of. Most of the pieces are located off East Colfax where you can cruise through the alleyways and see the variety in each artist’s work.
Location: East Colfax
We hope this gives you some ideas on unique things to do in Denver this weekend! There is so much more to this amazing city and we can’t wait to go back here to explore it more. Let us know what else you find or what you enjoyed. 🙂