The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Nestled in a converted brick warehouse, the Kirkland Museum is a lesser-known art museum housing the impressive collection of legendary architect Vance Kirkland. With over 15,000 pieces, it is one of the world’s largest collections of Colorado art. Wander through rooms filled with Kirkland’s own abstract paintings and watercolors along with decorative arts like vintage furniture, glasswork, and pottery from the 1910s to the 1990s. Many of the pieces were collected by Kirkland himself during his travels around the world. Visitors can take a guided tour to learn more about his life and legacy. The Kirkland Museum is located just steps from the Denver Art Museum in the Golden Triangle Creative District. Have your charter bus drop you off right at the museum, then walk over to the Denver Art Museum or one of the nearby restaurants when you are done.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art 1201 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204 (303) 831-9046

Washington Park

Denverites adore Washington Park for its expansive green space, lovely floral gardens, and wealth of amenities. Spanning over 160 acres, the park contains two massive lakes, tennis courts, a recreation center, walking paths, picnic areas, and more. Visit Washington Park on a sunny day and you’ll find locals jogging on the path, playing tennis, paddleboarding on Smith Lake, or simply relaxing on a blanket. Walk through the park’s showstopping flower gardens in bloom from spring through fall. The park is especially stunning in autumn as the tree leaves shift into vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. Have your charter bus drop your group off right by Smith Lake. After exploring the park, head over to Oneida Park across the street or walk 10 minutes north to Old South Gaylord Street’s boutiques, bakeries, and restaurants.

Washington Park 709 S Franklin St, Denver, CO 80209 (720) 913-1311

Downtown Littleton

Looking for a quaint small town vibe away from Denver’s busy downtown? Head just south of the city to Downtown Littleton, a charming neighborhood with a historic Main Street lined with locally-owned shops, galleries, eateries and more. Stroll down Main Street and stop in stores like Mod Livin’, a lifestyle boutique, or Made, a shop featuring works by local artists and makers. When you get hungry, grab a bite at one of the area’s many acclaimed restaurants like Breckenridge Brewery or The Melting Pot. Many of Littleton’s side streets have homes dating back to the late 1800s that now house antique stores and coffee shops. Your group can spend hours exploring picturesque Downtown Littleton and uncover hidden gem stores and restaurants. Have your driver drop you off right on Main Street by the Littleton Town Hall. Your group can make their way up and down Main Street on foot and stop in anywhere that catches their eye.

Downtown Littleton Main Street 2255 W Berry Ave, Littleton, CO 80120

Lakeside Amusement Park

Just 10 minutes from downtown Denver sits Lakeside Amusement Park, a classic family fun park overlooking a picturesque lake. Opened in 1908, it’s one of the oldest amusement parks in the country. In addition to modern rides like the spinning teacups and a double-loop rollercoaster, Lakeside has plenty of old-fashioned attractions including a 1914 carousel, bumper cars from the 1920s, arcade games, and carnival food stalls serving funnel cake and corn dogs. Ride the Cyclone, a wooden rollercoaster built in 1940, for breathtaking views of downtown Denver and the Front Range as you reach speeds of nearly 50 mph. Smaller children will love Kiddieland’s pint-sized rides like a mini train and Ferris wheel. Lakeside Amusement Park offers an enjoyable experience reminiscent of America’s early 20th century amusement parks. Have your charter bus drop your group off right at the park’s entrance. After a day of rides and games, you can walk over to Downtown Denver eateries just across the highway.

Lakeside Amusement Park 4601 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80221 (303) 477-1621

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

Escape the city less than 10 miles from downtown to the serene Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Here you’ll find wild bison and prairie dog colonies, along with wetland areas teeming with birds. Explore over 15 miles of hiking and biking trails that meander through the refuge’s rolling grasslands. Spot elk, coyote, white pelicans, and over 300 species of birds along the way. In spring and summer, the refuge comes alive with wildflowers and baby animals. Bring your binoculars or borrow some from the visitor center. After your nature walk, enjoy panoramic views of the Denver skyline from the Iron Horse Observation Platform. With over 9,000 acres to explore, your group could spend the entire day immersed in nature right in Denver’s backyard. Have your driver drop you off at the Visitor Center, where your guided walk or bike ride will begin. Afterward, head back to your bus to continue your Denver adventures!

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Building 121, Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 289-0930

Pearl Street in Boulder

Take a quick charter bus ride 30 minutes outside of Denver to explore lively Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. This pedestrian-friendly zone has a vibrant ambiance with ample shopping, art galleries, street performers, breweries, and eateries to keep your group entertained. Stroll past the historic County Courthouse down Pearl Street Mall, where dozens of local shops are situated under sunny awnings. Pop into artisan boutiques and used book stores around every corner. When you work up an appetite, choose from an array of cafes and restaurants dishing up everything from crepes to sushi. Many stores and restaurants have charming second-floor patio seating ideal for people watching. Have your driver drop you at 15th and Pearl so you can start your walk right away. Afterward, head further into downtown Boulder or up to the scenic Flatirons.

Pearl Street Mall Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Denver Botanic Gardens

Uncover sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains coupled with stunning displays of rare plants at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Spanning 24 acres, these gardens contain a diversity of themed spaces like an extensive Japanese garden, vibrant annual flower beds, and North America’s largest collection of plants from cold high-altitude climates. Visit the Mordecai Children’s Garden where little ones can get hands-on with activities like digging in a mini archaeological site, exploring pint-sized teepees, and pretending to harvest fruits and vegetables. See exotic species from all over the world housed in the glass conservatories. Cap off your visit with a relaxing stroll through the Monet Pool garden overflowing with lily pads, inspired by the artist’s gardens in France. In summer, catch a music concert beneath twinkling lights on the York Street gardens. Your charter bus can drop your group right at the main entrance to begin your botanic adventure. Afterward, stick around to dine at one of the onsite restaurants.

Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206 (720) 865-3500

Golden History Museum & Park

Nestled at the foot of North Table Mountain lies a cluster of historic buildings that chronicle the gold rush era. The Golden History Museum contains a vast collection of artifacts from pioneers who flocked west in search of fortune. See everything from 19th-century gowns to mining equipment used to extract gold from the streams flowing into Clear Creek. After your museum tour, take a leisurely stroll through Clear Creek History Park just steps away. Here you’ll find the historic Astor House Hotel, the First Territorial Courthouse, pioneers’ restored homes, a schoolhouse, and more. Costumed tour guides add to the immersive experience. Top your experience off with a photo in front of the iconic “Howdy Folks!” mural sign depicting a prospector that has welcomed visitors to Golden since the 1940s. After exploring Golden’s past, walk just a couple blocks to downtown Golden’s modern-day restaurants, shops, and breweries. With the help of your charter bus, your crew can easily visit both the historic and hip areas of this mountain town.

Golden History Museum 923 10th St, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 278-3557 Clear Creek History Park 11th and Arapahoe Streets, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 278-3557

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

Soak in panoramic mountain vistas and learn about the Wild West at the Buffalo Bill Museum located on Lookout Mountain. This museum sits atop Mount Lookout in the famous Buffalo Bill’s gravesite. See exhibits highlighting Buffalo Bill’s time as a pony express rider, trapper, stagecoach driver, and ultimately, founder of the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show that brought tales of the American frontier to the world. Artifacts on display include Sitting Bull’s bow and arrows, show posters, and a film of Annie Oakley demonstrating her sharpshooting skills. After your museum visit, venture outside to Buffalo Bill’s grave. At his request, he is buried atop Lookout Mountain facing the Great Plains where his exciting life unfolded years before. Your group can pose for photos with sweeping Front Range views in the background. For a different perspective, climb the nearby nature trail and tower to Lookout Mountain’s summit. On clear days, you can see all the way to Pikes Peak! Have your charter bus drop you right at the museum entrance to begin your Lookout Mountain experience.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave 97015 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401 (303) 526-0744

Plan Your Trip With Charter Buses Denver

Now that you know about some of Denver’s top hidden attractions, it’s time start planning your trip! Charter Buses Denver can provide easy, comfortable transportation for your crew to each unique destination in and around the Mile High City. Our charter buses and mini buses are driven by experienced professionals who know Denver’s neighborhoods and surrounding towns well. Your driver will pick up and drop off your group right where you need to be. You can sit back, relax, and focus on enjoying Denver’s charming culture, arts, and natural spaces. Charter Buses Denver offers charter bus rentals for any size group, from an intimate gathering of family and friends to a corporate team of 50. Our fleet ranges from mini coaches that seat 20-passengers to full-size motorcoaches with capacity for 56 travelers and their gear. All our buses come with convenient amenities to make your travels easy, like luggage bays, leather reclining seats, climate control, TV monitors, and more. You can even request WiFi and power outlets so your crew stays connected and entertained on the road. Discover the best of the Mile High City hassle-free when you book your transportation with Charter Buses Denver! Call us at (720) 315-7956 or request a free quote online to get started. Our team is happy to answer your questions and help create a custom Denver itinerary using our charter bus services. Let’s plan your group’s unforgettable Denver getaway!