15 Fun Denver Restaurants Not to Miss

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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 Boulder. So I tackled the arduous task and the end result was a full two weeks … Read more 15 Fun Denver Restaurants Not to Miss

7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die

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 You don’t have to burst your bank account to have fun in the Mile High City. Denver has several free attractions and activities to offer. Here are our top seven free picks, coming straight from the natives. 16th Street Mall 16th Street between Wynkoop Street and Broadway Denver, Colorado 80202 303-534-6161 denver.com/16th-street-mall Let’s start with … Read more 7 Free Things To Do In Denver Before You Die

Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History

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“Not to see Elitch’s is not to see Denver.” That sign on the giant Ferris wheel greets guests as they enter the Elitch Gardens theme park in downtown Denver, which, in 2010, is marking its 120-year anniversary. The slogan may have been more relevant when Elitch Gardens was in its heyday in north Denver, located … Read more Elitch Gardens: Holding a Lofty Place in Denver History

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

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

The Brown Palace: Denver’s Historic Gem

Beneath a grand ceiling of stained glass, the soft ringing of teaspoons as they hit saucers echoes through the atrium lobby of Denver’s historic Brown Palace Hotel. The sound of Afternoon Tea is coupled with melodious piano being played for guests, enriching the ambience that permeates the historic walls. Built in 1892 by Henry C. … Read more The Brown Palace: Denver’s Historic Gem

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey: Award-Winning Spirits

Colorado produces dozens and dozens of delicious craft beers and an ever-growing list of top-quality wines. But it also boasts a bevy of small distilleries. One is Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, an award-winning spirit distilled in Denver, which recently moved to a new location at 200 S. Kalamath St. After five years in downtown Denver, Stranahan’s … Read more Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey: Award-Winning Spirits

Treat Your Valentine To A Night at Denver’s Lumber Baron Inn

The night will be filled with happy surprises for couples coming to the Lumber Baron Inn to celebrate Valentine’s on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th.  When guests check in at 6 p.m. for the casino murder mystery night or an overnight stay at this historic bed and breakfast in north Denver’s Highlands area, … Read more Treat Your Valentine To A Night at Denver’s Lumber Baron Inn

Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June

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Are you planning to visit Denver, Colorado at the beginning of the summer? If you are, you may want to check out some of the festivals and events that occur in June in the Mile High City. From events highlighting the culture of the people who make up Denver’s diverse population to celebrations of art … Read more Art and Culture Come Alive in Denver in June

Follow the Music: Check Out Denver’s Music Scene

Ludwig van Beethoven once said that “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.  Music is the electrical soil in which the soul lives, thinks, and invents.”  If we take Beethoven’s words to be true, then one could say there is plenty of soil for fans of music to plant their roots in … Read more Follow the Music: Check Out Denver’s Music Scene

Christmas in the City: Denver’s All Decked Out

Deck the halls… and the city buildings, and the light posts, and every tree near an outlet. Denver goes all out for the holidays, so it’s easy to find a pretty display as you wander through town. However, there are a few that are definitely worth seeking out. The City and County Building, downtown at … Read more Christmas in the City: Denver’s All Decked Out

Shed Some Light on Your Holiday at the Botanic Gardens

The Blossoms of Light is a holiday tradition at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and this year, I got to be a part of the lighting of the lights. Even if you have been to the Botanic Gardens during the summer, or even during the day at any time of year, the grounds look completely different … Read more Shed Some Light on Your Holiday at the Botanic Gardens

Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

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“This is a fantastic exhibit — brilliant! There’s Pee-wee Herman!” We were in the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building, standing in front of “Headless” by Michael Joo — 28 identical terracotta headless Buddhas, a few feet high, meditating in neat rows. Twenty-eight heads from old action figures and dolls suspended from the ceiling … Read more Denver Art Museum: Pretty DAM Amazing

Defending Denver: An Omelet of Opportunities

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At an out-of-town business dinner, I shared a table with New York- and Toronto-based associates. Between salad and salmon, we discussed hometowns. Denver is probably a pleasant place to live, my companions conceded. But there’s little there for a tourist. The good stuff, they claimed, is all in the mountains. Choking on my chardonnay, I … Read more Defending Denver: An Omelet of Opportunities

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal

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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 … Read more Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal