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Best Budget Activities in Denver

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Cherry Creek Trail

Strolling down this scenic path takes you past some of Denver's various attractions including the Four Mile Park, Cherry Creek Mall, Denver Country Club and more. The Cherry Creek Trail is fully paved, making it perfect for runners, leisurely strolls, in-line skaters and dog walkers. With such great weather year-round and beautiful scenery, outdoor activities like this are a Denver must!

Denver, CO, United States
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Civic Center Park

After touring the United States Mint and State Capitol Building, or soaking up culture at the Denver Art Museum, enjoy the relaxing greens of Civic Center Park. President Clinton once addressed Denver from the stage of the park's Greek Pavilion. The park is also home to the Taste of Colorado, the Cinco de Mayo festival and the annual Capital Hill Peoples Fair. A large fountain, flower gardens and sculptures add to the charm of this small but stately park.

Denver, CO, United States
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Cheesman Park

This park, which once served as a Denver cemetery in the late 1800s, features a west facing marble acropolis that offers incredible mountain views and opens onto the beautiful grounds of the park, which includes the Denver Botanic Gardens. A large open lawn comprises the mid-section of this neighborhood park, making it ideal for lounging, walking the dog, or soaking up one of Colorado's 300 days of sun. Runners jam the footpaths that circle the park. A small playground for kids hides in a grove of trees.

Denver, CO, United States
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City Park

This 314-acre expanse of garden, greenery, fountains, ponds and fine sculpture, located just east of downtown, is home to the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Built in the early 1900s as part of the popular City Beautiful movement, the park served Denverites as a civic refuge and swimming retreat. The lake beach no longer exists, but the historic boathouse, seen on many area postcards, remains. Three playgrounds, picnic tables, tennis courts and a public golf course are all available.

Denver, CO, United States
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Red Rocks Park

Set ablaze by the fervent glow of the sun, the scarlet magnetism of the Red Rocks park is compelling as it is humbling. Looming sentinels of gradient-red sandstone cliffs pierce the skies in this geological wonderland that lies nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Quirkily christened for their shape and form, some of the formations include the Seat of Pluto and the Cave of the Seven Ladders. However, one of the most winning features of this rose-tinted rock park that has received much exposure over the years, is the Red Rocks Amphitheater. This unique outdoor venue, a sweeping concert stage corralled by a fleet of towering boulders miraculously lends itself to the excellent acoustics and has previously hosted legends like the Beatles and John Denver.

Morrison, CO, United States
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