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Denver

Aerial of downtown Denver     Photo: PhotoDisc

49. PLAYBOAT 14.5 miles of the Platte River's Class III water, man-made drops, and play holes. Run seven drops in 100 feet at Confluence Park, downtown, or surf the wave at Trestle's, where you can see the Coors Field scoreboard. (303-433-3676, confluencekayaks.com)

50. PROTEIN-LOAD at the Tom Tom Room, the LoDo neighborhood's freshest place to refuel on robata, sashimi, and cucumber-wrapped sushi rolls. The Tom Tom's Web site lists detailed nutritional info for every dish, so you'll know exactly what it'll take to work off the chocolate shabu-shabu. (303-534-5050, www.tomtomroom.com)

51. DISAPPEAR INTO GREEN at the Denver Botanic Gardens, with more than 17,000 plant species and a packed calendar of events: a wine festival, the autumn Chili Harvest, and summertime tai chi lessons. (720-865-3500, www.botanicgardens.org)

52. PARAGLIDE off the 7,512-foot summit of Lookout Mountain, in nearby Golden. Tandem flights cost $150. (303-817-0803, www.peaktopeakparagliding.com)

53. PUMP YOURSELF UP at Morrison's Hogback, the year-round hub for Denver bouldering, where sandstone routes draw some of the area's top rock stars (www.climbingboulder.com). Afterwards, head a mile down the road for tailgating and outdoor concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. (303-640-2637, www.redrocksonline.com)

54. RECHARGE downtown at the swanky Hotel Teatro, were you can enjoy guided runs on the Cherry Creek Trail, yoga on demand, aromatherapy, and Scotch-and-a-Soak turndown service. Bring your dog— the bellman will walk him. (Doubles, from $205; 303-228-1100, www.hotelteatro.com)

55. DROP IN to the free Denver Skate Park, home to six bowls and a street course tricked out with washboards, miniramps, stairs, ledges, pipes, rails, and banks—ideal for perfecting your ollies and rock-to-fakies. (720-913-0786, www.denvergov.org)

56. GET WALKED ALL OVER in an hourlong session of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Denver's trademark treatment. A masseuse balances on two parallel bars suspended from the ceiling, using her feet to distribute gravity-enhanced pressure to your weary bod. (800-504-1990, www.serenitydenver.com)

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