My sister has been living in Denver for about two years now and I love the excuse to go visit her and hang out in one of my favorite cities. I’m not a big fan of cold weather, so visiting this time of year is my favorite. You get a break from the lingering heat in Dallas and can enjoy Denver before winter is in full swing.
Since I just spent a fun (and quick) weekend in Denver, I figured I’d throw together a weekend guide to the city. There is so much to do there it can be overwhelming, so knowing where to go is essential.
My sister lives only a couple blocks from this adorable coffee shop, so I knew it was a must visit. I am pretty much dead in the morning before I get coffee, so this was one of our first stops. My sister and I both ordered an iced latte and it was wonderful. Plus, how cute is this place?
This historic Denver landmark is full of food, drinks, shopping, etc. And the remade interior is seriously amazing! We stopped in here for some of the best ice cream in Denver at Mailbox Ice Cream. There is also a popular bar in Union Station called Terminal Bar that is a must try!
I’ve been to Larimer Square the past few times I’ve been in Denver and absolutely love it! There are so many fun shops and restaurants up and down the street. Parking can be tough, so definitely try to snag a spot a street or two over if you can. This area is walkable and always crowded, so safety isn’t an issue!
RED ROCKS PARK
If you’re staying in Denver, but want the opportunity to hike and explore the outdoors, I highly recommend Red Rocks Park. Only 30(ish) minutes from Denver, it’s a much shorter drive than the mountains, but with equally awesome views. We saw several deer wandering the trails too!
My family has visited Boulder several times and love it. Anytime we are in Denver and have a free evening, we love to drive out to Boulder (also about 30 minutes from Denver) and grab a bite on Pearl Street. It’s got all kinds of stores and restaurants and there is pretty much always some live music to enjoy also.
I hope this gives some of you an idea of where to go next time you visit Denver. There really is so much to do there, this only begins to scratch the surface. I’d love to hear some places you enjoy in Denver for the next time I’m there!