Denver, Colorado, USA
Welcome to the Mile High City. The people are friendly and the altitude is high. High altitude=high attitude! We also flew into the Denver Airport on Delta. The flights were $170 round trip from Atlanta in November.
We stayed in an Air BNB. We stayed at The Guild that was located inside an apartment complex called the Amli Riverfront Green in Little Raven Street. It was right downtown Denver within walking distance of places. This apartment was only $200 a person for three days and was divided by three people. This was a great Air BNB because we had a kitchen, bedroom, living room, study, large bathroom, and then access to FREE Starbucks coffee in a machine in the lobby. We also had a great view of the city on the roof top. We were also able to walk to some food places and Union Station. We were three girls and this area was very safe and the people were so friendly and helpful.
We did the Matthews/Winters Park hike that was about 20 minutes outside of Denver. This hike was a mild level hike. It had a beautiful view and it was a chill hike that allows you to take in the scenery around you. It was in the 60’s for this hike, but when the sun goes down the area gets chilly. So be sure to bring a jacket.
Food in Denver
We ate brunch at Syrup in downtown Denver. This place had amazing mimosas and brunch food. We walked from our Air BNB and it was around 25 minutes but we got to walk past Union Station and enjoy the modern vibes or downtown Denver.
Lola Coastal Mexican Cuisine
We ate dinner at Lola. This restaurant was modern with a twist of mermaid/coastal vibes. I ate the cheese dip and it was amazing. They make the guacamole right in front of you here too. Be sure to check out this restaurant that makes you feel like you are eating on a boat on the coast.
Snooze an A.M Eatery
Snooze is a brunch place in downtown Denver right beside/inside Union Station. This is a must eat brunch with great food and access to tour and enjoy Union Station.
Denver Biscuit Company
This place is a must when you go to Denver for breakfast. There are different locations, but we ate at the Colfax one. I got THE LOLA. It had
buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, honey butter, and all covered in maple syrup on a huge biscuit.
Osteria Marco is an Italian dinner restaurant that has a modern/fancy feel to it. I ate the cheese pizza and it was one of the best pizzas I’ve had. It had 8 pieces and was only $10. There were pricier items that my friends got like Chicken Parmesan and Alfredo. This is also close to The Market that had lights streamed down the streets and it felt as if we were in a Hallmark movie.
Denver has a variety of nightlife choices. You can get the chill bar feel, sports bar vibe, or turn the night into a rager dance party at a club. We tried it all while we were in Denver.
I got wine here and it was a very chill place to sit and talk with friends and get a cider and beer. Improper City has a chill and retro vibe.
The Ginn Mill
The Ginn Mill is a saloon type of bar with a cheeky old time feel that has upbeat music to dance to.
This was the coolest little dive bar. Roosevelt had bookcases as bathrooms and typewriters on the wall. This was a chill, trendy bar that is a must see. I felt as if I was in a sophisticated bar.
This is a dance club that has VIP bottle service. We got bottle service in the booth next to the DJ. Dorchester Social was a hyped club to experience if you want to dance and have upbeat music.
This is a sports bar with multiple levels. They have the best skillet cookie for dessert. ViewHouse has TV’s, a green for corn hole, and tables to sit and enjoy a drink.
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
We took an Uber to visit this after we hiked at Matthews/Winters Park. It was the coolest experience to get to explore and see this concert venue and the red rocks surrounding it. We just sat and enjoyed our view of Denver in the distance. There were so many people there working out in this venue when we went also. The Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is a must visit site in Denver.