Aleks Liubimyi and Tatiana Pevtsova ATLUXURYHOME shares how to spend one day in Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado, is one of the nation’s most beautiful cities. Surrounded by majestic mountains, this unique metropolis effortlessly combines big-city excitement with small-town warmth. Visitors around the globe flock to Denver primed to experience everything the city has to offer. With such a large variety of attractions, narrowing down the best and brightest isn’t easy, but with careful consideration, we’ve made a list of Denver’s can’t-miss stops. So, if you’re planning a quick trip, you’ll want to check out this article on how to spend one day in Denver, Colorado.
How To Spend One Day in Denver, Colorado
As you begin your day in Denver, you’ll need to fuel up, and there’s no better area to find delicious delicacies than the RiNO neighborhood. Located in North Denver, this industrial zone turned hipster neighborhood is packed with galleries and art studios, making it one of Denver’s central art hubs. This commitment to expression makes its way into the food, where you’ll find funky and eclectic restaurants, speakeasies, and craft breweries. It’s also home to the Central Food Market, a foodie’s dream, lined with row after row of produce stands, food trucks, and local chefs. After grabbing a bite to eat at one of the incredible restaurants in the area, head over to Crema Coffee House for the best cup of joe, you’ve ever tasted!
After grabbing a bit to eat, you’ll want to stop at Union Station, Denver’s central transportation hub. Although this may seem like a strange place to visit, but this newly renovated depot, located in lower downtown (LoDo) Denver, is a sight you won’t want to miss. Here you’ll find Beaux Art, a local landmark that doubles as a gathering hot spot. Its lobby features cozy sofas, towering ceilings, and long library tables with tons of shopping, making it a unique experience you won’t want to miss. Some of the local’s favorite stores include the Tattered Cover Bookstore, Mailbox Ice Creamery, and Bloom, so be sure to check them out. If you’re in the area on Saturday, the Denver Farmer’s Market always delivers great fun, running from 8 am to 1 pm.
Finally, you can spend the remainder of the morning exploring Larimar Square, another landmark block in LoDo, boasting a place on the National Registry of Historic Places list. The streets are lined with historic red-brick structures, locally-owned shops and eateries, and musicians filling the air with exciting musical numbers. In Larimar Square, you can get a true feeling of the heart of Denver, socializing with locals and watching as history comes to life.
When it’s time for lunch, head over to the 16th Street Mall, a twelve-block, pedestrian-friendly mall in the center of downtown Denver. Running from Union Station to the Civic Center Park, this beautiful area hosts street performers, impressive sculptures, cafes, and art murals. If you come during the winter holidays, you will see the Mile High Christmas Tree glimmering with thousands of lights. There are so many restaurants to choose from, but some of our favorites include the Deep Roots Winery & Bistro, Blue Agave Grill, and the Burger Bar.
After lunch, take a stroll through one of the many local museums, where learning is fun and exciting. Denver is home to many different museum options, ensuring there is something for every interest and fascination. Museums in the area include the Denver Art Museum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Clyfford Still Museum, and the Byers-Evans House Museum.
No trip to Denver would be complete without visiting the Denver State Capital. Built at the end of the 19th century to resemble the White House, this white granite building features an impressive gold leaf dome donated by hard-working Colorado miners. Visitors can tour the capital alone, or with a free guided tour, which we recommend so you can learn the history of this stunning building.
After exploring the capital, you can spend the rest of the afternoon breathing in the fresh air at Denver’s famous Civic Center Park. As part of the National Register of Historic Places list, you’ll enjoy the green spaces and lush gardens. Be sure to check out the Greek Theater, the park’s most popular monument.
The most challenging part of eating dinner in Denver is choosing between all of the delicious restaurant options. Many offer outdoor al fresco seating, an excellent opportunity to enjoy Denver’s beautiful evening weather. Every neighborhood has unique local offerings, but if you’re in the Larimar Square area, some of our favorites are El Five and ChoLon. For a more laid-back experience in LoDo, check out one of the local breweries and take a brewery tour.
For some amazing evening entertainment, the Denver Center for The Performing Arts for one of the fantastic shows performed by the incredible local talent. Sports lovers have a number of venues to visit to check out a game, including the Mile High Stadium, Ball Arena, and of course, Coors Field.
For the brave of heart, Denver offers walking haunted ghost tours that take you through some of the historic neighborhoods, shedding light on many fascinating stories from those who inhabited the city long before.
There is so much to do and see in Denver; you’re sure to fall in love with this incredible city. If after your visit you decide you never want to leave, turn to At Luxury Home Aleks Liubimyi and Tatiana Pevtsova Luxury Real Estate team in Colorado Denver to help you find the home of your dreams. With At Luxury Home, you get the premier team of accomplished realtors Tatiana, who provide every client with the European luxury customer experience from start to finish.
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