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The Ultimate Guide To Denver

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While Denver is sometimes “as cold as the Rockies”, it still has over 300 days of sun a year! This makes it a perfect place to experience all the outdoor fun the Mile High City has to offer. Here we’ll highlight a few restaurants, shopping districts, breweries, and historic neighborhoods that everyone needs to enjoy at least once in their life. We’ve even picked out the best places for you to live so what are you waiting for?!   

What To Do

Denver Microbrew Tour

Denver has consistently been mentioned as one of the top beer cities in the U.S. Enjoy a 1.5 mile guided walking tour of Denver through the historic LoDo neighborhood to tour the famous Great Divide Microbrewery. Participants will receive beer samples at each stop, including the Wynkoop and Breckenridge microbreweries, as well as a pint of your choice at the end of the tour! During the tour you will also learn beer history, see how it’s made, and learn some fun facts about Denver!Denver's Finest Beer Flight

Cherry Creek Trail

The 40 mile trail starts at Confluence Park and winds its way through Denver’s parks, outdoor cafes, and ritzy malls all the way to Franktown, CO. Rent a bike from Denver B-Cycle and bring all the essentials for a picnic in one of the many parks along the way. The Four Mile House and Historic Park is an old stagecoach stop and is the oldest structure in the city. In other words, the views of Denver from the Cherry Creek Trail is something you must experience.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater

Although its a little outside the city limits, we highly recommend making the short drive out to Red Rocks. The parks grounds sit at the intersecting point of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains making it great for hiking the trails, where you can find fossil fragments dating back millions of years. The highlight of the Park is the open-air amphitheater formed by 2 sandstone monoliths with prefect, natural acoustics that has hosted concerts from every genre including stars like The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Red Rocks Amphitheater Concert at Sunset

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Where To Dine

Breakfast

Hitting the snooze button is the first thing people do when they wake up. In Denver, they hit the Snooze Eatery.  Snooze serves fresh twists on classic American breakfasts and encourages their diners (Snoozers) to be creative and make up their own. The OMG! French Toast is to die for or try the Pancake Flight to sample 3 different flavors of delicious pancakes.

Lunch

Acorn is located in The Source, an artisan food market in a former 1880’s brick foundry building. Their oak-fired oven and grill provides the foundation for their eclectic, contemporary menu. Fan favorites include the Kale and Apple Salad, Oak Grilled Pork Belly BLT, and the Key West Royal Red Shrimp and Grits. If you’re thirsty try some of the innovative cocktails like the Immortal Marigold or Eastern Thoughts.

Dinner

Bittersweet is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants in all of Denver that includes an outdoor organic garden seating area which provide many of the ingredients for the nights meal. The husband and wife owners team up to offer a menu that is constantly changing to keep their food fresh, seasonal, and artisanal. The only thing more beautiful than the restaurant itself is the dishes they serve as every plate is carefully hand crafted into a thing of beauty. The smoked mussels and the Wagu Hangar steak for 2 are typically great options, but remember the menu is always changing!

The Ultimate Guide to Denver | Bittersweet Patio | Move to Denver

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Happy Hour

Old Major

While Old Major is one of the best restaurants in Denver, it also boasts the best happy hour with its combination of great food and drinks. Every day from 3-6 PM enjoy the rotating sausage plate for just $5 or try the pizza of the day for $7! Most cocktails are $6 so order their signature Old Old Fashioned or the Moscow Mule. If you’re more into beer and wine, enjoy draft beers for $4 or a $6 glass of wine. If you’ve had a long day, go with the can of beer and shot of whiskey for $8.

Old Major Restaurant Bar

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Where To Live

There are tons of different neighborhoods and areas to live in and around Denver so we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite. Whether you are looking for scenic views,  a hip downtown pad or a cheaper option just outside the city, there is something for everyone.

Cherry Creek

We love the idea of living near the Cherry Creek Trail so much that we felt obligated to give you two options when choosing your next home.

The Alister Cherry Creek Apartments have an impressive collection of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments that have gone through recent renovations that will definitely WOW you. The kitchens feature granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and the coolest kitchen faucets you’ve ever seen. The amenities are no slouch either, with a resort-style pool with cabanas, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, and fully equipped fitness center. When you’re not shopping or dining at the nearby Cherry Creek Mall, Alister Cherry Creek encourages residents to soak in the great outdoors with over 10 acres of lawn space and of course easy access to the trail.

 

Head northwest up the Cherry Creek Trail and you’ll find another great place to call home in the Gables Cherry Creek Apartments. Residents here get the privilege of experiencing breathtaking views of the Rockies from their incredible rooftop equipped with lounge chairs, a pool, and a hot tub. This pet-friendly community is located right off of the aforementioned Cherry Creek Trail so you’re well connected to all of Denver! Gables Cherry Creek Apartments have Studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units decked out with light quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood flooring in the living areas.

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Aurora

The Spyglass Hill Apartments are located in central Denver just on the outskirts of Aurora, CO. Choose between recently upgraded 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with open floor plans and great community amenities to make you feel at home. The amenities this community has to offer encourages residents to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. A swimming pool, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, and even a frisbee golf course are just a few of the outdoor activities. Afterwards, unwind in the indoor spa and sauna!  There’s so much to do here, that we bet you’ll never want to leave.

 

West Highland

Highland Place is the newest urban living development in Denver and is located in one of the more popular and vibrant neighborhoods. The community features studio, 1, and 2 bedroom apartments with a washer and dryer, a balcony,  and very modern finishes. The stainless steel appliances, hardwood style flooring, and beautiful back splashes combine perfectly to give your kitchen a contemporary feel. Highland Place is pet-friendly and features a pet spa on site! Other highlights include a sky deck, outdoor kitchen and fire pits, and an indoor/outdoor community room!

Keep In Mind

Since there are over 300 days of sunlight in Denver, we encourage everyone to be outside in the fresh Colorado air. Washington Park and Cheesman park are two of the many gorgeous parks to hang out, people watch, and catch the sunset. Larimer Square and the 16th St Mall are popular areas to walk around and pop into an endless amount of outdoor cafes, boutiques, and shops.

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