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Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal 1

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal

My son is down on his knees, eye-to-slitted eye with a bamboo shark. They are staring at each other in fascination, both of their noses touching the separating glass, about a finger thick and reaching just over my belly button. The brown-banded fish and the 3-year-old boy are almost the same size, now waving hands and fins at each other…

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver 3

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

At an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, Colorado’s capital city has an ear-popping altitude of one mile. Acclimate in the city for at least a day before heading into the high country, and you’ll find all sorts of “highs” inside the metro area. A few benchmarks in Denver hit the exact 5,280 feet of altitude point. After finding…

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Forney Museum: Denver’s Transportation Hall of Fame

Car lovers and history buffs will love the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver. It’s a must-see for your next trip to the Mile High City. Denver’s Forney Museum of Transportation displays the best of transportation history, from locomotives, to automobiles, to horse-drawn carriages and other antique forms of travel. Located off Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard, near the Denver…

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In 4

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In

  Denver Water Park My daughter wonders where all the water comes from. She is in awe about the sheer volume of the wet element. We have gone swimming multiple times this hot summer, but nothing compares to Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park. There is not just one big pool here, but two, plus numerous slides, pirates cove, water rides…

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15 Fun Denver Restaurants Not to Miss

Looking for that perfect place to eat in the Mile-High city? Here are some fun restaurants in Denver to try next! This is the time of year when I agonize, scrutinize, analyze and subsequently compile my annual “Best Restaurants in Denver” list. There is an insurmountable bumper crop of worthy contenders to consider in Denver and surrounding areas such as…

Tiny Town Colorado: Big Fun In A Little Village 6

Tiny Town Colorado: Big Fun In A Little Village

Tiny Town Colorado Is A Place Of Wonder And Joy For All Ages In a world made for adults, there’s a unique little place created especially for its pint-sized members, just west of Morrison, Colorado. Tiny Town Colorado is a miniature village complete with its own little railroad, is snuggled into a mountain canyon 30 minutes from downtown Denver. A…

Top Denver Skateparks: 5 Places To Ride The Concrete Waves 7

Top Denver Skateparks: 5 Places To Ride The Concrete Waves

If You Are Looking For A Good Denver Skatepark, Check Out These Close By Options. With Colorado’s mountains and open plains, wave riders may experience ocean withdrawals in the beautiful landlocked state. But the Denver area offers an alternative sport experience. Boarders can trade surf for skate and head to the local skateparks for a day of riding the concrete…

Omonia Bakery: From Athens to Denver 8

Omonia Bakery: From Athens to Denver

Dino Karas grew up with the aroma of kourambiedes and melomakarona in his nose. The traditional cookies came out of the ovens in his house in Athens, Greece – it also housed the family’s bakery. He started baking when he was 15. More than half a century later – how much more, he won’t say – the silver-haired Karas still…

Indoor Thrills: Indoor Rock Climbing Denver Style! 10

Indoor Thrills: Indoor Rock Climbing Denver Style!

Denver, Colorado is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true, but don’t overlook all the cool things to do inside as well.  While snow and freezing conditions are great for skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country.  Cold, snowy weather isn’t really the best when you are looking for indoor rock climbing Denver style! The safety and convenience of having an…

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The Best Eggs Benedict Denver Has To Offer – Top 3 Restaurants REVEALED!

Which Is The Best Eggs Benedict Denver Restaurant And Why? It’s my all-time favorite breakfast indulgence – Eggs Benedict. Light lemon Hollandaise sauce atop two perfectly poached eggs safeguarding two lightly browned English muffin halves and a shaved pile of honey-tinged ham. Forget the slice of Canadian bacon. I don’t want a slab, I want a stash! Layer upon layer…