12. Explore Confluence Park
There are plenty of cool parks in the city, but Confluence is right downtown, with bike trails, a mini-beach, a flowing river, and, of course, sunshine. It's great for picnics, walking dogs, and even wading in the water -- if you're brave enough to get in the Platte.
It may not look like much from the outside, this little hole-in-the-wall in a nondescript shopping mall on South Federal, but if you know Denver, you already know that this is where you'll find the best Asian food. The only two servers here are the owners: an elderly couple that serve up their own authentic Chinese recipes, like their famous soup dumplings. BONUS: Their son is the founder of CAUTION: Brewing Co. and brews a special award-winning beer for his parents, the Lao Wang Lager.