Written by Liana Moore, Insider Families

When you live in a Colorado mountain town you don’t find too many excuses to leave, especially in the summer. But every once in a while you want a dose of the city and cultural activities that your town doesn’t offer. School has started back. Maybe you are still in need of a few supplies, or maybe you just want to get a dose of the city? We made the short trek to Denver recently to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, to visit our favorite kid attractions (zoo and children’s museum) and to experience the new trendy LoDo Denver hotel, The Maven.

As happened last time we visited, we visited for fun activities but a cool hotel property became the centerpiece of our fun family weekend in Denver. Last visit was to the Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station. This time we discovered just around the corner, The Maven in the new, upcoming Dairy District in Denver.

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