Good Morning America
traveled to Denver for an installment in its "See This, Skip That" series.
Skip the Mountain, Kayak Downtown
With natural mountain terrain surrounding Denver, whitewater adventures abound, even within an hour's drive from the city. But kayakers of all skill levels don't have to leave downtown to get their river thrills, thanks to the whitewater chutes at Confluence Park. This diverse urban park is where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River converge, located in Denver's LoDo (or Lower Downtown) neighborhood. Check out companies like Confluence Kayaks for rentals and instruction (and don't forget to wear a helmet and life jacket). You'll find several miles of bike trails at Confluence Park, as well.
Skip the Museum, Stroll Santa Fe
OK, we're not suggesting you pass up visiting any of the many great museums in Denver; we love the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. But any art lover owes themselves a visit to Santa Fe Drive, a cultural hub that's home to a bevy of artists and galleries: dozens of locales featuring a wide range of artwork and photography. Consider a visit during their First Friday Art Walk, when wine tasting, live music and food trucks enhance this eclectic arts experience; a guided coach runs a continuous loop up and down Santa Fe.
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