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Fun Things to Do With Kids in Denver

The Maven's Guide to Family-Friendly Downtown Denver

Even the littlest mavens can enjoy Downtown Denver. Our hotel is convenient to the area's most popular children's destinations and kid-friendly activities, so you can enjoy a Mile High family vacation from the comfort of The Maven. Browse our list of our favorite things to do in Downtown Denver with kids and start planning your family getaway!

Denver Union Station

1701 Wynkoop St.

Don’t miss Denver’s landmark historic train station, Union Station, which reopened in 2014 after a $54 million renovation, for a fun day out with the kids, within walking distance of The Maven. Start with a cone or milkshake from Milkbox Ice Creamery, which scoops up 16 delicious flavors from Denver’s wildly popular Little Man Ice Cream. During the warmer months, cool off in the pop-up fountain on the building’s Wynkoop Plaza. Family-friendly restaurants inside Denver Union Station include Next Door Eatery, Acme Delicatessen, Terminal Bar and Snooze, an A.M. Eatery—one of Denver’s hottest spots for breakfast.

Children’s Museum of Denver

2121 Children's Museum Drive

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus offers an exciting variety of one-of-a-kind exhibits for kids of all ages, including a three-story indoor “mountain” for climbing, a whimsical woodland area just for toddlers, a giant physics playground, a build-your-own rocket launching station, a huge outdoor play zone, and more for a fun day out in Downtown Denver with the kids.

Tattered Cover Book Store

1628 16th Street

Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store—one of the top independent booksellers in the country—is the perfect place for a family to spend a few quiet hours relaxing while on vacation in LoDo. This historic Downtown Denver building offers an extensive children’s section, a newsstand, and a cozy coffee shop.

Coors Field & the Colorado Rockies

2001 Blake St.

Located just one block from The Maven Hotel, Coors Field has been home to Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies for more than 20 years. The stadium marks Denver’s status of being exactly one mile above sea level with a row of purple seats around the entire upper deck. A day at the park or a night in the stands is a must-do, and a memorable way to spend time with the family. Keep an eye out for Dinger, the Rockies beloved purple prehistoric mascot!

Downtown Children’s Playground
1800 N Speer Blvd.

Located a short walk from The Maven, this urban playground features two play areas and several large pieces of equipment, including a climbable net, a large sand box, and a hand-operated water feature.

Confluence Park & REI

2200 15th St.

Downtown Denver’s Confluence Park sits at the junction of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. This expansive river park features several sprawling lawns, two bridges, and multiple spots where you can dip your toes in the water. On summer weekends, families enjoy rides on the Platte Valley Trolley and kayaking on the man-made whitewater course on the South Platte.

The western edge of Confluence Park is home to the REI Denver Flagship store, which offers a 47-foot high indoor Climbing Pinnacle that is open daily and encompasses more than 6,400 square feet of hand-sculpted rock surface.

Denver Skatepark

20th St. & Little Raven St.

Open daily, this free skatepark features 60,000 square feet of skateable, concrete terrain that will challenge boarders, bladers and bikers of all levels.   

History Colorado

1200 N. Broadway

Learn more about fascinating history of the Centennial State with your family at the highly interactive History Colorado Center. Ignite your child’s imagination with unique experiences like the Steamboat Springs ski jump, where kids can experience the feeling of flying, a visit to the Silver Mountain mine replica, and to learn about family farm life in a 1920s Eastern Plains town.

Check out our Family Fun Found package 

  • Accommodations in a Journeyman Bunkbed  (accommodates 3) or Journeyman Two Queens (accommodates 4)
  • Passes to the Children’s Museum and Denver Aquarium for four, $147 value
  • To-go breakfast from the Airstream, $25 value
  • Complimentary valet parking, $42 value
  • Complimentary transportation to and from the museums in the hotel’s courtesy car

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