Monday, May 22, 2017

Denver Travel Guide

Happy Monday! I recently visited Denver, Colorado and I thought it would be fun to share some of my travel recommendations. When we were planning our trip, I had trouble figuring out what to do, so I figured this post could be a good resource for any of you who may be traveling to Denver!

To Eat
Mici- I went here for lunch and I absolutely loved the pasta. It's a great place to grab lunch or carry out. It's casual and absolutely delicious. 
Rock Bottom Brewery- Probably some of the most delicious french fries I had eaten in a while, plus the chicken tenders were so good. It's a cool restaurant and the food definitely does not disappoint. 
Grimaldi's Pizzeria- I'm not a huge pizza fan, so I wasn't particularly excited about this restaurant. But the pizza was tasty and I ended up really enjoying it. If you are in the mood for pizza this is the place to go. 
Bruegger's Bagels- Delicious bagels that are cooked fresh right there in house. It's a really nice place to grab a bite to eat in the morning, the restaurant itself is really nice with lots of seating.
The Sink- So this restaurant isn't in Denver, but if you venture outside to Boulder than this is definitely where you should go eat. It was the perfect burger and fries. Plus the restaurant is just really unique and cool and has some very cool facts about it. Probably my favorite place we ate!

To-Do
Mount Evans- Probably the prettiest views we saw while in Colorado were driving up Mount Evans. It's just a scenic road up a mountain but the views are absolutely incredible. You'll want to keep pulling over and taking pictures because it is that breathtaking. 
16th Street Mall- For those days when you are not feeling as adventurous, it's fun to stroll down the 16th Street Mall. There are lots of restaurants and shopping. I spent a lot of time here just browsing the shops or grabbing a bite to eat. 
Union Station- There isn't really much to do at Union Station but it is definitely a cool place to stop by and take some photos. I heard there are some yummy restaurants though I didn't go to any of them. 
Downtown Aquarium- I really like aquariums, so I was excited to check out the aquarium in Denver. It was really nice and I had a good time walking around and seeing all the fish and animals. It was a nice indoor activity since it was rainy one day. 
The University of Denver- Ever since I first started going on college tours, I fell in love with exploring different college campuses. So even though I am no longer trying to decide where I want to go, whenever we travel we always check out the local college. It was fun to walk around and see the campus which was gorgeous. 
Denver Botanical Gardens- I didn't have a chance to visit the botanical gardens, but I heard that they were really nice and if I come back it would definitely be on the top of my list to see. 
US Mint- My dad and I tried to visit the US Mint, but unfortunately we didn't get there early enough and all the tickets were sold out. I think it would be such a cool experience. But you definitely have to get there first thing in the morning to get tickets. 

Day Trips
Boulder- Boulder is a super cool city centered around the University of Colorado at Boulder.  If you visit this city, I would definitely recommend walking around the school, but also checking out Pearl Street in the downtown area. You can also explore the more natural side at Chautauqua Park, which has some gorgeous views. 
Vail- I would say the road trip to Vail was one of the best parts. The views were unbelievable with the  Rocky Mountains on both sides of the road. But it was also really cool to explore the downtown Vail area and the Betty Ford Alpine Garden. It was a good break in nature away from the hustle and bustle of Denver life. 

If you have ever been to Denver, definitely leave your recommendations below! I'm sure they could help some people out. Happy traveling!

2 comments:

  1. The final picture of the mountains is gorgeous!

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    1. Isn't it surreal! Thanks so much!!

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