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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.
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236 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80204, USA
If you are wandering the 16th Street Mall, Civic Center Park or the Denver Art Museum, visit Dozens Restaurant only a few minutes away. Dozens' is a great breakfast stop for its good food, relax atmosphere and friendly service. I like the Blue...
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144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Over 100 years ago what is now the McNichols Building was a Carnegie Library, complete with shushing librarians. Today, quite the opposite is true, with staff encouraging interactive and boisterous reactions to art and music on display. This...
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1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
If you are ever in Denver, spend a relaxing day wandering through the Botanic Gardens. Every kind of landscape imaginable is just a few yards in any direction, from Kakaw trees with cocoa beans in an enclosed jungle, hot desert landscapes, to a...
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100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA
One of the highlights of Denver is the Daniel Liebeskind-designed addition to the Denver Art Museum juxtaposed next to the Michael Graves-designed Denver Public Library. Circle the two properties if you have time—new vistas will reveal...
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200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
While the gold dome always gets the attention, head to the lesser-known attic of the Colorado State Capital building to check out some historical gems. Mr. Brown's Attic is nestled, like a room out of Harry Potter, between the third floor and the...
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Denver, CO, USA
Look for a hip crowd of 20- and 30-somethings mingling outside a corner cafe in Denver's youthful Capital Hill neighborhood. This marks the entrance to the city's new favorite breakfast joint, Jelly. Enjoy Bloody Mary's with a garden of veggies on...
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1215 18th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Downtown is full of trendy restaurants, so The Old Spaghetti Factory is an awesome throwback to when going out to dinner was a big deal. Yes, it’s a chain, but I had no idea until recently. I thought it was one of the most special places ever....
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1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
In a world full of Barnes & Noble and books you can read on your phone, it’s a treat to go to an indie book store with some character and actual books. The Tattered Cover has become a Denver institution over the last 40 years, and the...
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1405, 770 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, United States
Marczyk Fine Foods is a Denver treasure, boldly opening a small gourmet neighborhood grocery in this time of Whole Foods Everywhere. But the Marczyk brothers and Pete's wife Barb, have created a new Denver institution, helping transform Denver's...
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1308 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
This cafe recently opened and I'm so glad we were able to experience it before we moved. DBC is a bicycle maintenance shop, cafe and beer hall all in one. It's a great space for studying, unwinding from a long day or grabbing a drink with friends....
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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...
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1512 Larimer St #6R, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Whether a bistro, brasserie, or haute cuisine, many French restaurants in Denver opt for a Parisian feel. Crêpes n Crêpes, however, pays its homage to the Provençal French countryside with colorful tablecloths and rustic furniture. The café’s...