Collected by Caroline
Denver, CO, USA
RITUAL. - I used to take the aisle seat for every single flight. More leg room, get out when I want, off the plane faster. Then one time I got "stuck" in a window seat. I watched the clouds passed, stared at the buildings below, watched the sun go...
2736 Welton St #103, Denver, CO 80205, 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...
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...
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...
1200-1298 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
B-Cycle stations are scattered around Denver, which makes it easy and affordable to bike the city. For 24 hours, it is only $9 to rent a bike and bounce between stations. There are incremental fees if the bike stays out longer than 30 minutes so...
1701 Wynkoop 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...
700 North Colorado Blvd Suite A, Denver, CO 80206, USA
There are several places to get breakfast in Denver but most locals will say that Snooze is the best in town. French toast specials, bright yellow tables, appetite inducing aromas of bacon and the perpetual wait line combine to create an...
LoDo, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Union Station, a once-dingy train hub, has been transformed into a source of civic pride and a gathering place for the Denver community. During my 2-day stay in downtown Denver, I strolled through the doors and immediately looked up: the soaring...
3263 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113, USA
The Gothic is a cool, retro music venue originally built in the 1920s as a movie palace. It still has its original interior art deco features, and it's a great atmosphere to see a show. A lot of up and coming bands make their way to Denver to play...
4700 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80246, USA
It's a bright, sunny Sunday morning in Denver. We're too relaxed to pack the car to head into the mountains. We don't much feel like heading out on the bikes. The Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche are all out of town. So what do we do? We...
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....
18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465, USA
Having seen My Morning Jacket and Bon Iver in the past few years, a visit to Red Rocks is an integral part of my summer schedule! With spectacular views of Denver to the east, amazing acoustics, cool mountain air and a laid-back vibe, it will fast...
90 S Valley Rd, Littleton, CO 80401, USA
You are being watched. For 3,000 years (2,000 BC - 1,000 AD), Native Americans encamped beneath these towering fountain formation monoliths. After a twenty five minutes drive southwest from downtown Denver, you will experience an environment few...
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!
800 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Visiting new and emerging art galleries is always a lot of fun. Combine it with a once-a-month art walk, and you'll find yourself with an eclectic group of people enjoying everything from antiques and art, to food trucks and people watching. First...
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...
1401 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
After your Saturday night fever has broken, head to The Corner Office for Disco Brunch, once you can muster the strength. Get your energy back with some hair-of-the-dog Bell Bottomless Libations, like the Dy-no-mite Bloody Mary and Boogie Oogie...
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,...
1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
It’s rumored that Stephen King was inspired by this moody deco landmark when he wrote about the hotel bar in The Shining. The Cruise Room in the historic Oxford Hotel is an authentic post-Prohibition bar with its original chrome and neon,...
1068 9th Street Park, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Three colleges merge on one campus at Auraria on the western border of downtown. Once a thriving Denver neighborhood, the campus still shows signs of the past with a bounty of historical landmarks. The Ninth Street Historic Park is lined with...
2139 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Common Grounds has always been one of the most popular coffeehouses in Denver. But when it moved from the Highlands area where it had been for decades, people where wondering what would happen to the business. On top of that, it had to close down...
1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Root Down is quite possibly one of the most amazing restaurants I've ever eaten at. The space itself has a cool retro feel and the food is self described as "globally influenced seasonal cuisine". They cater to various dietary restrictions such as...
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, USA
Located in Denver’s trendy River North district, the Source is a collection of 25 vendors sharing space in the hip industrial interior of a former 1880s iron foundry, where artisans and retailers include a bakery, a butcher shop, florist,...
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