Travel Guide: a Day in Denver

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I’ve mentioned it before, but last month was my first time in Denver, besides hanging out at the airport! I’ve heard such great things about the city and it did not disappoint! We arrived late on a Friday, so we didn’t spend any time in Denver then - just went straight to Boulder where we stayed at Hotel Boulderado. Though we spent most of our time in Boulder, we did spend Sunday evening in Denver and then pretty much all Monday before leaving!

Having a drink at Union Station

Brunch at Denver Biscuit Company

That Sunday evening might have been my favorite! We stopped at Avanti for a drink on the rooftop - it has a great view of the city. They have tons of little restaurants inside, or you can just grab a seat at the bar. For dinner we went just around the corner to The Family Jones and it was SO GOOD. They are a distillery and only make cocktails with their in house alcohol, but have a wonderful food menu as well. Was a wonderful experience and I still have dreams about their gingerbread cookie ice cream sandwich dessert featuring Little Man Ice cream!! Monday we ate at Denver Biscuit Co -we split the lola and grabbed sweet potato fries too. #divine After that, we went to the Milk Market and hung around there until it was time to go to the airport.

Flight at The Family Jones

Honestly we could have stayed so much longer - I can’t wait to go back! Here’s a list of everything I mentioned above, plus some other fun things to do if you’re in the area. I included some of the recs we received that looked awesome.

Artichoke app at The Family Jones

TO EAT/DRINK:

Avanti Food and Beverage

Denver Biscuit Company

El Five

First Draft Taproom

Huckleberry Roasters

Jax Fish House

Jelly Cafe

Linger

Little Man Ice Cream

Pony Up

Sweet Cooie’s

The Family Jones

Union Lodge

Lounging at the Milk Market

Gin Spritz at The Family Jones

TO DO:

Bluebird District

Denver Art Museum

Milk Market (there is food here, but it’s really fun to just walk around it and the whole dairy block!)

Union Station (again you can eat here too, but you don’t have to. Fun to walk around!)

River North Art District (fun area, also good if you’re looking for good breweries!)

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Amazing Dessert at The Family Jones

Rooftop Bar at Avanti


Do you have a favorite in Denver that I left off? Let me know in the comments below so I can add it to my list for next time! If you enjoyed this post, you’d probably like my Boulder Travel Guide too!

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