Fun Times in Denver

Aimee

Fun Times in Denver

Neighborhoods
The Washington Park neighborhood is home to a number of cute restaurants, bars, and boutiques, and is centered around one of the most popular, picturesque parks in Denver. Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/washington-park/
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Washington Park
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The Washington Park neighborhood is home to a number of cute restaurants, bars, and boutiques, and is centered around one of the most popular, picturesque parks in Denver. Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/washington-park/
Baker/South Broadway is an eclectic neighborhood filled with great bars, clothing stores, bookstores, art galleries, international restaurants, an arthouse movie theater and multiple music venues. The nightlife on South Broadway is great any night of the week, and is different from what you'll find in any other part of town! Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/south-broadway/
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Baker
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Baker/South Broadway is an eclectic neighborhood filled with great bars, clothing stores, bookstores, art galleries, international restaurants, an arthouse movie theater and multiple music venues. The nightlife on South Broadway is great any night of the week, and is different from what you'll find in any other part of town! Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/south-broadway/
One of the most charming blocks in Denver. If you're looking for a romantic night out, it would be hard to go wrong with one of the many restaurants that line this historic district. Learn more: https://www.larimersquare.com/
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Larimer Square Historic District
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One of the most charming blocks in Denver. If you're looking for a romantic night out, it would be hard to go wrong with one of the many restaurants that line this historic district. Learn more: https://www.larimersquare.com/
RiNo (the River North Art District) is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Denver. It's home to many art galleries and fantastic breweries, and has a ton of street art murals that make it a very Instagram-able place to take a stroll. Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/river-north-art-district/
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River North Art District
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RiNo (the River North Art District) is one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Denver. It's home to many art galleries and fantastic breweries, and has a ton of street art murals that make it a very Instagram-able place to take a stroll. Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/river-north-art-district/
If high-end shopping is your thing, Cherry Creek is where you'll want to go. In addition to an indoor/outdoor mall, Cherry Creek is home to a stretch of art galleries and restaurants. Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/cherry-creek/
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Cherry Creek
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If high-end shopping is your thing, Cherry Creek is where you'll want to go. In addition to an indoor/outdoor mall, Cherry Creek is home to a stretch of art galleries and restaurants. Learn more: https://www.denver.org/about-denver/neighborhood-guides/cherry-creek/
Nightlife
Adrift is one of our favorite bars on South Broadway. It's a tiki bar that serves up great tropical drinks in a fun, kitschy, Polynesian-themed setting.
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Adrift
218 South Broadway
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Adrift is one of our favorite bars on South Broadway. It's a tiki bar that serves up great tropical drinks in a fun, kitschy, Polynesian-themed setting.
Some of the best views of Denver and the mountains at our doorstep can be found at sunset in this lounge on the 27th floor of the Hyatt downtown. If their deconstructed s'more is on the menu, order it -- you won't regret it!
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Peaks Lounge
650 15th Street
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Some of the best views of Denver and the mountains at our doorstep can be found at sunset in this lounge on the 27th floor of the Hyatt downtown. If their deconstructed s'more is on the menu, order it -- you won't regret it!
This is one of the most popular jazz lounges in Denver. It's a great option if you're looking for a special night out.
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Dazzle
1512 Curtis Street
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This is one of the most popular jazz lounges in Denver. It's a great option if you're looking for a special night out.
This live music venue also has a multi-story restaurant that serves up some elevated grub.
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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
1215 20th Street
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This live music venue also has a multi-story restaurant that serves up some elevated grub.
Great microbrewery that always scores highly for the quality of their beers.
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Epic Brewing Company
3001 Walnut Street
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Great microbrewery that always scores highly for the quality of their beers.
Odell is extremely popular with locals. It's a great place to grab a beer with a group of friends.
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Odell Brewing Company
2945 Larimer St
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Odell is extremely popular with locals. It's a great place to grab a beer with a group of friends.
If beer, brats, and bocce ball are your thing, Rhein Haus is your spot!
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Rhein Haus Denver
1415 Market St
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If beer, brats, and bocce ball are your thing, Rhein Haus is your spot!
This cidery in the trendy RiNo neighborhood serves up top-notch ciders.
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Stem Ciders
2811 Walnut Street
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This cidery in the trendy RiNo neighborhood serves up top-notch ciders.
It's rare for us to love every brew we order, but that's been the case here!
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Baere Brewing Company
320 Broadway
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It's rare for us to love every brew we order, but that's been the case here!
Delicious beer from a brewery with a friendly, heavy metal vibe. :)
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TRVE Brewing Company
227 Broadway
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Delicious beer from a brewery with a friendly, heavy metal vibe. :)
Snag a table or bar stool on their second story patio for some delicious drinks/food and a great view of South Broadway
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Historians Ale House
24 Broadway
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Snag a table or bar stool on their second story patio for some delicious drinks/food and a great view of South Broadway
Food scene
Atomic Cowboy is a Denver institution with multiple locations around town. Grab a massive slice of pizza to-go or sit down and order one of their insanely large 26" pies.
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Atomic Cowboy
141 South Broadway
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Atomic Cowboy is a Denver institution with multiple locations around town. Grab a massive slice of pizza to-go or sit down and order one of their insanely large 26" pies.
If Willy Wonka moved to Denver, The Inventing Room is where he would set up shop. You won't be disappointed by the desserts here, and you won't find them anywhere else!
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The Inventing Room Dessert Shop
4433 W 29th Ave
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If Willy Wonka moved to Denver, The Inventing Room is where he would set up shop. You won't be disappointed by the desserts here, and you won't find them anywhere else!
Watercourse is one of our favorite vegan restaurants in Denver. The chicken-fried cauliflower is especially delicious!
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Watercourse Foods
837 East 17th Avenue
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Watercourse is one of our favorite vegan restaurants in Denver. The chicken-fried cauliflower is especially delicious!
City O' City is a delicious vegetarian restaurant that is very popular with locals. You can't go wrong with the BBQ mac 'n cheese wrap.
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City O' City
206 East 13th Avenue
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City O' City is a delicious vegetarian restaurant that is very popular with locals. You can't go wrong with the BBQ mac 'n cheese wrap.
Fire On The Mountain is hands-down where you'll find the best wings (chicken or seitan) in Denver. Don't forget to order a side of tots!
Fire On The Mountain-Wash Park
300 S Logan St
Fire On The Mountain is hands-down where you'll find the best wings (chicken or seitan) in Denver. Don't forget to order a side of tots!
Vital Root is a trendy vegetarian restaurant on a cute street (Tennyson) that features elevated street food from around the world.
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Vital Root
3915 Tennyson St
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Vital Root is a trendy vegetarian restaurant on a cute street (Tennyson) that features elevated street food from around the world.
This charming little French bistro will make you feel like you've been transported to a hidden little courtyard in Paris.
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Bistro Vendôme
1420 Larimer St
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This charming little French bistro will make you feel like you've been transported to a hidden little courtyard in Paris.
If you want a restaurant with unparalleled views of the city, check out El Five. In addition to the views, the tapas are outstanding.
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El Five
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If you want a restaurant with unparalleled views of the city, check out El Five. In addition to the views, the tapas are outstanding.
This is our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in the city. Their hummus is the stuff of dreams.
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Ash'Kara
2005 W 33rd Ave
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This is our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in the city. Their hummus is the stuff of dreams.
Consistently voted one of the best pizza joints in Denver, and it's in the cute Tennyson neighborhood.
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Hops & Pie/Berkeley Donuts
3920 Tennyson Street
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Consistently voted one of the best pizza joints in Denver, and it's in the cute Tennyson neighborhood.
Amazing beignets, Bloody Marys, and house-made sauces and jams. Almost as good as visiting New Orleans and just a couple of blocks away from our place!
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Lucile's Creole Cafe
275 South Logan Street
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Amazing beignets, Bloody Marys, and house-made sauces and jams. Almost as good as visiting New Orleans and just a couple of blocks away from our place!
Sightseeing
The Denver Botanic Gardens are truly exceptional, and can easily rival some of the best public gardens in the country. You can easily lose yourself for hours amongst the diverse gardens, including an indoor tropical garden (great for the winter!) and an expertly manicured Japanese garden. This is one of our favorite places in Denver.
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Denver Botanic Gardens: Helen Fowler Library
1007 York Street
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The Denver Botanic Gardens are truly exceptional, and can easily rival some of the best public gardens in the country. You can easily lose yourself for hours amongst the diverse gardens, including an indoor tropical garden (great for the winter!) and an expertly manicured Japanese garden. This is one of our favorite places in Denver.
Washington Park is a local favorite, and for good reason. At any time of the day you'll find people walking, jogging, biking, playing tennis, basketball, or volleyball, or just meandering around one of the two lakes that make up this well-manicured park.
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Washington Park
701 South Franklin Street
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Washington Park is a local favorite, and for good reason. At any time of the day you'll find people walking, jogging, biking, playing tennis, basketball, or volleyball, or just meandering around one of the two lakes that make up this well-manicured park.
If you're in the mood for a day trip that leads to spectacular views, then Mount Evans won't disappoint! Be sure to do your research before you go, and note that the weather can get less predictable as the day goes on.
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Mount Evans
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If you're in the mood for a day trip that leads to spectacular views, then Mount Evans won't disappoint! Be sure to do your research before you go, and note that the weather can get less predictable as the day goes on.
Union Station evokes a time when train travel was synonymous with adventure and glamour. The station itself is beautiful, and the restaurants and bars inside are all top-notch.
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Union Station
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Union Station evokes a time when train travel was synonymous with adventure and glamour. The station itself is beautiful, and the restaurants and bars inside are all top-notch.
The Denver Art Museum is worth a visit even if art isn't your thing just to check out the crazy architecture.
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Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
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The Denver Art Museum is worth a visit even if art isn't your thing just to check out the crazy architecture.
If you're a science or natural history nerd, this museum is a great way to spend an afternoon.
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
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If you're a science or natural history nerd, this museum is a great way to spend an afternoon.
The Beaver Brook trail is our favorite hike in the Denver metro area. The drive up Lookout Mountain gives you great views of downtown Golden, and the trail itself offers up spectacular views with plenty of shade and very little elevation gain.
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Windy Saddle Park
857 Lookout Mountain Road
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The Beaver Brook trail is our favorite hike in the Denver metro area. The drive up Lookout Mountain gives you great views of downtown Golden, and the trail itself offers up spectacular views with plenty of shade and very little elevation gain.
This is a fun little museum for aviation enthusiasts.
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Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
7711 East Academy Boulevard
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This is a fun little museum for aviation enthusiasts.
If you like classic cars and trains, then check out this museum.
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Forney Museum of Transportation
4303 Brighton Boulevard
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If you like classic cars and trains, then check out this museum.
The Denver Zoo is home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species.
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Denver Zoo
2300 Steele Street
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The Denver Zoo is home to 4,100 animals, representing more than 600 species.
City/town information
Idaho Springs is a quaint little mountain town that is a short drive from Denver. It's got a charming main street that is lined with shops, galleries, and restaurants.
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Idaho Springs
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Idaho Springs is a quaint little mountain town that is a short drive from Denver. It's got a charming main street that is lined with shops, galleries, and restaurants.
The offbeat town of Nederland is well worth a day trip. The city plays host to Frozen Dead Guy Days every year (look it up).
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Nederland
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The offbeat town of Nederland is well worth a day trip. The city plays host to Frozen Dead Guy Days every year (look it up).
The university town of Boulder is just a short drive from Denver. It's extremely walkable and great for sightseeing. We recommend checking out Chatauqua Park for some iconic photos and good hiking, and the Pearl Street Mall for a fun pedestrian mall that's lined with countless shops and restaurants.
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Boulder
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The university town of Boulder is just a short drive from Denver. It's extremely walkable and great for sightseeing. We recommend checking out Chatauqua Park for some iconic photos and good hiking, and the Pearl Street Mall for a fun pedestrian mall that's lined with countless shops and restaurants.
Golden is a charming town that nestles up against the foothills of the Rockies. It's home to Coors Brewery, the Colorado School of Mines, and Buffalo Bill's gravesite and museum. The main street is lined with a number of shops and restaurants. Learn more: https://www.visitgolden.com/
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Golden
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Golden is a charming town that nestles up against the foothills of the Rockies. It's home to Coors Brewery, the Colorado School of Mines, and Buffalo Bill's gravesite and museum. The main street is lined with a number of shops and restaurants. Learn more: https://www.visitgolden.com/
Trails
One of our favorite hiking trails. The short 20 min drive from here takes you up to Lookout Mountain and the trail itself is mostly shaded and along a cliffside, so you get amazing views the entire hike!
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Beaver Brook Trailhead
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One of our favorite hiking trails. The short 20 min drive from here takes you up to Lookout Mountain and the trail itself is mostly shaded and along a cliffside, so you get amazing views the entire hike!
Another favorited hiking spot of ours. We take the easy-to-miss trail that is just to the right of the trailhead, which is much less traveled and doesn't have mountain bikers whizzing past.
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Green Mountain
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Another favorited hiking spot of ours. We take the easy-to-miss trail that is just to the right of the trailhead, which is much less traveled and doesn't have mountain bikers whizzing past.