A Weekend in Denver
Hey Guys! I am so excited to share with you my travel guide for a weekend in Denver, Colorado. I had gone there for work on a networking trip and fell in love. The mountains are breathtaking and the city has adventure around every turn.
It was fun to visit because my mother had lived there in her 20’s and I could see why she always had a place for Colorado in her heart. If not for the cold temperatures, I would move there in a heartbeat.
First up: Sixteenth Street Mall
I got very lucky; my hotel room was in walking distance which was both a blessing and a curse… for my wallet. I remember thinking at TJ Maxx “can I fit this vase in my suitcase?”, answer was no.
This place was beautiful during the day, possibly the prettiest outdoor mall I’ve ever been to and even prettier at nighttime.
If you keep walking up Sixteenth you’ll find the epic TJ Maxx.
Second up: Denver Botanic Gardens
I had a friend from undergrad who happened to be in town the same week I visited, as luck would have it, and he took me to Botanic Gardens. It was fun to see the different flowers, the green house, and the grounds.
I recommend going at night when it was all lit up instead of during the day, if you can handle the cold temps.
Third up: Union Station
This place was so cute and had delicious restaurants and ice cream shops attached, it was fun to walk around. There are also famous breweries close by I would recommend this area just to explore, try local places, and see the architect.
Fourth up: Cherry Creek
I had only driven through this area on the visit Denver Tour, but I was dying to go back. I would describe it as a neighborhood type area with fabulous restaurants, boutiques and a mall (with a Nordstrom). It reminded me of Gulch Area in Nashville and North Hills area in Raleigh (for reference if anyone is familiar).
Other awesome places to check out would be: local hiking trails, Larimer Square, Red Rocks amphitheater, going to the amusement park downtown or going skiing at a near by mountain. I definitely plan on going back to Colorado soon for a hiking and snowy ski trip.
Have you ever been to Denver? What’s your Favorite spot? Leave it in the comments.