“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Only 10 minutes east of downtown by car, Denver's City Park has been Denver's largest green space for over a century. Spend the day here at the Denver Zoo and nearby Museum of Nature and Science, IMAX theater, and planetarium. Ferrill Lake's path and pavilion are ideal for a run and a rest. On summer evenings, free jazz concerts are held in the pavilion. Two blocks to the west is a good spot for dining at the restaurants of Greek Town on Colfax, and finding vacation reading at the homey Tattered Cover bookstore. Head to City Park benches west of the museum to watch the sun set behind Denver's downtown skyline, against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.