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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
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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
There’s more to the Botanical Gardens in Denver than just the pretty face of its landscaped grounds and beautiful flowers. It’s also a world-class research center with a mission to connect people with plants...
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100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA
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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...
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200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
Before you go through the West entrance of Colorado State Capitol Building for their free historical tours, the 15th step bears the inscription "One Mile Above Sea Level." Don't be fooled, it isn't the actual one-mile marker. After two inaccurate...
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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
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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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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...
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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
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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
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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
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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...