Denver & Boulder
Collected by Lindsay
1001 16th St, Denver, CO 80265, USA
Architect I.M. Pei's firm designed the 16th Street Mall so that, when seen from the air, the repeating pattern of red, white, and gray stone that makes up the pavement would resemble the markings on a diamondback rattlesnake. At ground level,...
1628 16th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Known for hosting readings by big stars in the literary firmament, Tattered Cover Book Store originally opened in 1971 in a mere 950 square feet of space in the Cherry Creek North area. The enterprise has grown to...
Five Points, Denver, CO, USA
There was a time when Five Points in downtown Denver was the country's jazz hub west of the Mississippi. Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, and Dizzy Gillespie played here. The neighborhood is centered on a...
2115 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Head to Mexico City Restaurant and Lounge, a Denver staple since 1968, the next time you feel the craving for a delicious taco. It’s a great spot to hit before a Rockies Game. The menu’s loaded up with all kinds of Mexican fare, but skip the...
10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA
"The Yearling" is my second favorite sculpture in Denver (after Big Blue Bear). I admire how the pinto pony stands, unafraid, surveying the world before it—on this massive red chair of nearly two stories. All of us should be this brave!
1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Inspired by Brooklyn's Barcade and Portland's Ground Kontrol, The 1up is Denver's take on an arcade bar. Stocked with 15 pinball machines, 3 skeeball lanes, giant Jenga sets and 45 classic arcade games including Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac Man, NBA...
2239 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211, USA
You won't get a passport stamp, but you will take a trip to France when you settle into this intimate bistro. The twinkle lights, brick walls, and projected old-school subtitled films create a romantic and sexy spot that demands champagne and...
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....
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).
18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465, USA
I absolutely love how in Colorado every single person has at least one dog, and a vast majority are rescue dogs--you have got to love CO! Grab a friendly pet and take a hike up by Red Rocks or a yoga class held in the amphitheater, now that is...
141 Gregory St, Black Hawk, CO 80422, USA
In Blackhawk Colorado i was introduced to a town Wyatt Earp would have frequented back in the day. Old fashion saloon type casinos, mountainous backdrop, and the feel of antiquity in the buildings left standing . It was a nice beginning to my...
Pearl St, Boulder, CO, USA
I love living in Boulder because you can always head downtown and catch a show. Seen here: the "Zip Code Guy" does his thing, wow-ing locals and tourists alike with his inside geography skills. The Pearl Street pedestrian mall is filled with...
224 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride’s literary mecca, this beloved store is stacked with more than 10,000 books at any given time. The expertly curated regional books section is a fount of the Wild West’s writing prowess, with illustrative tomes on the...
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