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A couple years ago I got to travel to Colorado, and when I did, I spent most of my time in Keystone and the nearby areas. However, I was able to make it to downtown Denver for a night to have dinner with a friend who lives there. It was thrilling to take in the vibe and life of downtown Denver! Whenever I make it back to Colorado, I would love to explore more of what the Mile-High City has to offer. If you are planning a trip in this area, find a great place to stay in Denver, and be sure to check out this list of things to do, eat, and drink.
Colorado is a wonderful place to explore the outdoors. During my trip I explored mountains and railroads, went horseback riding, and tackled whitewater rafting. On my next trip I would love to explore more of the city life in Denver. I plan to enjoy the beautiful scenery while taking in the interesting cultural sites and delicious foodie spots. To inspire my future travels and your own, I bring a list of not-so-outdoorsy things to do in Denver and foodie experiences to try.
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What to Do in Denver
Denver Art Museum (100 W 14th Avenue Parkway): In this, one of the largest museums between the West Coast and Chicago, you’ll find a series of exhibits to learn and inspire you. The museum is closed on Mondays and offers free entry on the first Saturday of the month.
Molly Brown House Museum (1340 Pennsylvania Street): Step foot into the Victorian home of philanthropist, socialite, activist, and Titanic survivor Margaret Brown. The house turned museum is closed on Mondays and offers different events to learn more about the life of Unsinkable Molly Brown and other historical facts.
United States Mint (320 W Colfax Avenue): The United States Mint in Colorado is one of two U.S. mints to offer a tour, manufacture all denominations of circulating coins, and store silver bullion. You can also treat yourself to a piece of history at the gift shop.
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What to Eat and Drink in Denver
Coors Brewery (Ford Street, Golden, Colorado): Learn about how beer is brewed, and wind up your tour with free samples!
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (200 S Kalamath Street): This whiskey distillery offers tours every day except Tuesdays. Learn about how the first Colorado-born whiskey is made, and have a taste for yourself.
The Source (3350 Brighton Boulevard): Want to experience local food? Come to this artisanal food market, which features 13 vendors and a bar, to indulge your taste buds. Goat cheese is one of many favorite foods made locally favored by several Colorado chefs, so definitely search for that! While you’re at it, make a basket of great foods and enjoy a picnic at the Denver Botanical Gardens or Washington Park.
Colorado is a great place to explore and expose your senses to new things. Have you been to Colorado? What was your favorite area? Also, what intrigues you the most from this list? Share your thoughts and experiences in a comment!
*Thank you to IHG for inspiring this guide to Denver, Colorado!*