A Local's Guide to Westminster
Collected by Nathan Ferguson, AFAR Local Expert
Westminster is a vibrant community with beautiful views of the Front Range. It’s a town that shouldn’t be overlooked as you head to Boulder or Denver. It has great shopping, interesting architecture and lots of recreational opportunities.
3013 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
Ziggi’s Coffee is one of the most popular cafes in Westminster. Don’t let all the new construction fool you—it’s not a national chain, but it has a few other locations in surrounding towns. Ziggi’s says it supports local schools and participates...
3924 W 72nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80030, USA
Step back into the 1800s when you tour the Bowles House Museum. Thanks to the Westminster Historical Society, this home, located near a smattering of industrial buildings, was preserved and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It...
10455 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80020, USA
Westminster has a surprising number of lakes and ponds, all of which are man-made. The city says there are more than 40 that are at least an acre in size and together they account for seven percent of Westminster’s land area. City Park Lake and...
5150 W 120th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020, USA
Westminster has quite a few bridges. As the community grows, the city has strived to make them functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. The city has a list of no less than 20 that are worth taking a look at—map them out and create your own...
10655 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020, USA
If you’re looking for a nice place to walk, shop, and people watch, check out the Westminster Promenade. The fountains provide a perfect place to relax, and there are many options to choose from—there's something for the whole family here.
6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020, USA
The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado (north of Denver) is the world's first stand-alone invertebrate zoo. Inside the Pavilion is a jungle with hundreds of different butterflies fluttering by; landing on plants, flowers, the sidewalk,...
4800 W 92nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
City Hall's Bell Tower provides the best view in Westminster of the surrounding plains, nearby cities and the Front Range. That’s, of course, after you climb the 180 steps. The top of the tower is 5,655 feet above sea level. But there’s a catch....
3455 W 83rd Ave, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
Perched on a high point just off of 83rd and Federal Boulevard is an unmistakeable red castle, with a 175-foot tall tower and gorgeous views of the Front Range. From here, Denver looks like a mere island. Westminster Castle dates back to 1891 and...
8861 N Harlan St, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
If you’re wanting to build strength and improve conditioning, CrossFit Undeniable is your local solution. The workouts are challenging, fun, and always changing. Pound tires with sledge hammers or throw medicine balls at walls. If you’re from out...
9650 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
There’s not one, but three miniature golf courses at Adventure Golf & Raceway. That’s right, 54 holes. And these are three of the more elaborate courses you’ll see anywhere, with elaborate fire and water effects and intricate landscaping. There...
3707 W 73rd Ave, Westminster, CO 80030, USA
The Aar River Galley is tucked away in the older part of Westminster among residential homes. The gallery sells fine art (and fine art reproductions), photography, jewelry, pottery, and clothing. With fresh artists displaying their latest works,...
1005 W 120th Ave, Denver, CO 80234, USA
The Delectable Egg provides hearty meals with local and regional ingredients. What’s great is that they go out of their way to allow customers to customize their meals, and provide detailed menus where all the ingredients are described. And they...
2350, 3013 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
My wife and I tried Noble House Pho Asian Grill recently after we heard about the great reviews. It’s a relatively new restaurant in Westminster. The soups are amazing. Be cautioned that the portions are huge—it’s hard to find a better value in...
8121 W 94th Ave, Westminster, CO 80021, USA
You don’t always come across a good Polish restaurant, so don’t pass up the opportunity. The biggest challenge, though, is interpreting the menu. One of the most popular items customers ask for is the homemade mustard.
11542 Colony Row, Broomfield, CO 80021, USA
Loftea Cafe is a great place to grab a healthy meal on the go, but it also has a relaxing atmosphere if you've got a minute to sit down and soak it all in. The menu is all organic and local—don’t miss the fresh-baked goods and panini sandwiches.
14697 Delaware St #1000, Westminster, CO 80023, USA
The aptly named Wine & Cheese blends the best of international food and wine with products sourced from local producers. Seasonal menus give it that extra kick, and make it a place you can keep coming back to throughout the year. The romantic...
14694 Orchard Pkwy, Westminster, CO 80023, USA
Colorado is well known for its craft beer. That culture has now been invaded by Belgium, another beer-making mecca. As the name implies, the Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe imports the finest beer from a certain European country. The Colorado-based...
5680 W 88th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
All-natural, gluten-free gourmet cupcakes—what’s not to love? Once Upon a Cupcake is a relatively new business, and offers more than 60 flavors without all the bad ingredients you find in most dessert items (and still manages to be delicious).
10422 Town Center Dr, Westminster, CO 80021, USA
Hacienda Colorado is so unique that it has created its own kind of food. They call it “Mountain Mex,” which is based on traditional Mexican cuisine, but with a Rocky Mountain twist. By the way, the flour tortillas are homemade—that’s always a good...
9229 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
Olde Man Granola produces some of the best granola products you’ll ever eat, and the company is headquartered in Westminster. People who don’t even like granola like Olde Man’s various offerings, like apple walnut, chocolate nut, and cranberry...
3053 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
If the weather is good, it’s hard to beat the view from the rooftop bar at Lodo’s Bar and Grill. It gets busy during happy hour, of course, but they’re willing to mix almost any kind of drink. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the panoramic vista.
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