This small area south and west of downtown holds an outsized portion of Denver's arts and culture. Denver's large Art Museum is a notable landmark, with uniquely angled architecture. Half of Civic Center Park lies within this neighborhood, including a column-lined park space with good views of the Capitol Building. The main courthouse building has a not-to-miss light display during the holidays. This neighborhood is also home to Denver's U.S. Mint, one of only four coinage production facilities in the nation. Tours are free, but reservations are required and no handbags are allowed. There are a few hidden gems for diners here too. Just west of the Art Museum, Pints Pub has good pub grub, home-brewed ale, and an enormous collection of single malt scotches hanging in spouted bottles over the bar.
Getting Around Denver
The best way to get around Denver is using public transit. Regional Transportation District-Denver www.rtd-denver.com offers bus service from Denver International Airport. Fares range from $9-$13 depending on boarding and destination locations. Hours of operation are 3:30 a.m.-midnight. RTD Light Rail offers 5 lines of service with 35 stations. Fares range from $2.25-$5 depending on distance. Hours of operation 3 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Some lines operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The MallRide offers free transportation downtown between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Sunday. There is an extensive bus system available which generally operates from 4 a.m. until 1 a.m. Public bike sharing is available through Denver B-Cycle (http://denver.bcycle.com), $8 per 24 hour pass; $20 per 7 day pass. The first 30 minutes are free.
- Denver International Airport-DEN
- $55.15 Flat rate to downtown Denver
Things to Do and See Near Golden Triangle
- Denver Zoo
- Adams Mystery Playhouse
- Coors Field
- Molly Brown House
- Colorado State Capitol
- 16th Street Mall
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- Coors Brewery
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Botanic Gardens