Fun Things to Do Near our Downtown Denver Hotel

At the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown, you’re never far from the vibrant art museums, live sporting events and outdoor recreation that put the Mile High City on the map. Discover the 70 acres of fun and excitements at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. Go on a tour of the Coors Brewery, or enjoy the lakes, tennis, and playgrounds at City Park. Whether you prefer baseball, basketball, hockey, or football, you can catch the city’s professional teams play just minutes from our Denver hotel at either Coors Field, the Pepsi Center, or the Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Not sure where to go first? Just stop by the front desk for insider info about nearby attractions and local events.

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park (1 mile walking or 1.3 miles by car)
No trip to Denver is complete without visiting America’s only downtown theme and water park – Elitch Gardens. Whether you prefer the thrill of a rollercoaster, the refreshing waters of a lazy river or family-friendly rides even the little ones can enjoy, Elitch Gardens truly offers it all. Reach new heights on the 100-foot Ferris Wheel. Experience the exhilaration of white water rafting as you whirl through Disaster Canyon. Or test your courage on the Brain Drain, a mind-blowing seven-story looping thrill ride. Elitch Gardens also showcases an array of live entertainment, including magicians, concerts and Dive-In Movies along with arcade games, shopping and more!

Coors Field (0.7 miles walking or 1 mile by car)
Home of MLB Colorado Rockies, Coors Field is one of the only National League Parks used exclusively for baseball games. Along with watching the Rockies take on the competition, special behind-the-scenes tours are also available for individuals as well as groups. This world-class baseball park is conveniently located within walking distance of our downtown Denver hotel, and just two blocks from Union Station as well as the trendy shops and restaurants in LoDo. 

Pepsi Center (0.9 miles walking or 1.5 miles by car)
Home of the NBA Denver Nuggets, the NHL Colorado Avalanche and the NLL Colorado Mammoth, the Pepsi Center is one of the Denver’s premier venues for live sporting events. This dynamic, five-level arena hosts over 200 events every year, from exhilarating sports action and live concerts featuring today’s top headliners to breathtaking ice shows and family-friendly events. As one of the top hotels near the Pepsi Center, the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown is the perfect choice whether you are visiting town for a game, attending a special event at the venue, or visiting Denver on a family vacation.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High (2.4 miles by car)
Positioned less than 50 feet from the original site of Mile High Stadium, Sports Authority Field at Mile High continues the city’s revered sports legacy as the home of the NFL Denver Broncos.  Along with the excitement of game day, guests can purchase a behind-the-scenes tour which includes stops at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum, visiting team locker room facilities and the team field entrance tunnel among other notable areas around the stadium.

Coors Brewery Tour (16.1 miles by car)
Located just a short drive away in beautiful Golden, Colorado, the Coors Brewery Tour is free and takes you into the world’s largest single-site brewery. Here, you’ll learn all about the malting, brewing and packaging processes that go into creating your favorite beer. Guest under the age of 18 are allowed to attend the tour with an adult, and beer samples are available for participants who are 21 years and older. Guests visiting our downtown Denver hotel without a car can still visit the brewery with a combination of the light rail and bus.

Comedy Works (Downtown) (0.3 miles walking or 0.6 miles by car)
Regarded as one of the top comedy clubs in the country, Comedy Works Downtown is a landmark destination where guests can watch some of the world’s best loved stand-up comedians along with promising up-and-comers. This comedy hot spot is just a short walk from the hotel, making it ideal for a fun night on the town or entertaining clients. 

Children’s Museum of Denver (2.8 miles by car)
Get ready for an afternoon of learning and family fun! The Children’s Museum of Denver is dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences that champion the joy and wonder of childhood. Originally located in a converted school bus, this award-winning museum has since moved to its permanent location on Bannock Street and now encompasses a nine-acre campus with innovative and hand-on exhibits geared for the young and young at heart. Whether it’s exploring natural habitats, using your imagination, learning about science or creating artful masterpieces, you’ll enjoy your time at the museum. 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts (0.4 miles walking or 0.6 miles by car)
Perhaps best known for hosting touring Broadway shows and Tony-winning theatrical productions, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect addition to your Denver vacation itinerary. This inspiring entertainment complex is ideally located just a short walk from our downtown Denver hotel and features eight theaters, each with their own unique personality. The Center also offers special programs including backstage tours and Page to Stage discussions with playwrights, actors and directors.

Downtown Aquarium (1.8 miles by car)
Explore the ocean without getting your feet wet at the Downtown Aquarium, an enchanting entertainment and dining complex with more than one million gallons of underwater exhibits. Discover over 500 species of animals found in ecosystems around the globe, from coral reefs and wharfs to rainforests and even deserts. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences including the 4-D theater, Mystic Mermaids® shows, and the interactive Stingray touch tank. Special family programs are also available, such as behind the scenes tours, Zoologist for a Day experiences, and private animal meet and greets. 

City Park (3.2 miles by car)
While Denver’s beloved City Park contains the entire Denver Zoo, this magical destination is home to so much more. Enjoy the park’s two scenic lakes. Challenge family or friends to a tennis match. Or catch an IMAX movie at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. From historical monuments and picnic sites to playgrounds and sport fields, you’re sure to find activities the whole family will love. 


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