Denver Downtown for Anyone
Collected by Frederick Simeon
Call her the Mile High City, or City of the Plains, Denver is a city with a high altitude and a low-key attitude. Locals here care about the spirit of the Rocky Mountains, and carry that vibe into the city through recreation, art, music, and food.
1512 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
With several Colorado locations, this local-to-Colorado shop definitely gives you the feeling of being in the Wild West. Filled with one-of-a-kind furs, hats, gloves and other accessories, there are also options for faux fur. Overland Sheepskin Co...
1423 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Located on Larimer Street, this restaurant is a little confusing to find because there is a street level restaurant named Tag and about 100 feet away is the Tag Raw Bar. It is downstairs and not as obvious, but keep an eye out for the sign. It is...
1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Have you ever tried a Graham Cracker porter? Well, you should. It's surprisingly mild— despite its dark hue—with hints of vanilla and mulled spices. And it's only available at the Denver Beer Co. The brewery serves along with other delish...
18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465, USA
Just outside of downtown Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheater is the only naturally-occurring acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. Since it first opened in 1941, it has been home to iconic music performances, from opera to rock. The stage is...
1313 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
Chef Alex Seidel is more than a chef, he is the farmer of most of the fresh food being served. On his 10-acre farm, he tends to herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers, pigs and bees. With the addition of sheep in 2010, he created Colorado's first...
1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Euclid Hall in LoDo serves not just a wide range of handcrafted beer, but truly creative food such as Pad Thai pig ears and bruléed marrow bones. The most delicious dish I've eaten here (thus far!) is the Chips and Dip: lemon goat cheese,...
1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Clyfford Still brought new energy to the art world after World War II with his large-scale, color-splashed paintings, and is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Though his influence on the Abstract...
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA
With over 70,000 works of art, the Denver Art Museum can't be fully taken in during just one visit. Its permanent collection has a number of focuses, including art of the region, but it also contains works from farther afield. The museum...
1001 16th St Mall, 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,...
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Sometimes I love to have long lunches “for one.” Either in the company of my laptop, a good book, or simply my thoughts. I pick a place with good food, uncrowded seating, and I plop myself down for an hour or two. Le Grand Bistro is one of my...
1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
You've got two options: a drink at Wynkoop Brewing Company, or a wander through the Denver Modern Art Museum. I chose wrong. It took half a dozen pints of Cowtown Milk Stout to wash away the memory of that museum's dreadful third floor exhibition....
1600 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
To get a sense of the serious city pride around here, stop by the I Heart Denver Store downtown, a gift shop run on a consignment model for locally produced crafts and souvenirs. Items range from Adam Sikorski’s Coloradical...
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