Travelers flock to Denver, CO for its beautiful views and unbeatable climate, rich history, and its sports teams. This city nestled at the base of the Rockies has beautiful views and tons of fun for every type of visitor. Don’t miss out on the best of food, drinks, and fun this mountain town has to offer — here’s a complete traveler’s guide to Denver.
What to Eat
Denver may be most famous for its oysters and its namesake omelet, but the good eats don’t stop there. Popular hotspots and hidden gems are dotted across the city featuring everything from Argentinian to Yemeni cuisine.
Stop by one of these brunch spots to start your day off with some of the best food in town. There are endless options for brunch in Denver, whether you want to go traditional with omelets and pancakes, try something new, or are just there for the mimosas.
Keep it simple — but tasty — with hot dogs for lunch at one of the best hot dog joints in the country. Try one of the unusual meat options like elk, rattlesnake, or pheasant and don’t skimp on the coney sauce!
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs | 2148 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Enjoy family-style entrees, classic dishes made with super-fresh ingredients, and premium margaritas at this epic Mexican restaurant.
El Chingon | 4326 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Dessert is not just for the kids at Swanky’s Vittles and Libations (but they do have some kid-friendly options, too!). Grab one of their famous frozen cocktails that combine slushies and booze in delicious flavor mixtures like vodka, coffee liqueur, and vanilla soft serve AKA the Big Lebowski. P.S. They also serve jello shots!
Swanky’s | 1938 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
What to Drink
Denver is home to some incredible breweries. Treat your tastebuds to a locally-made brew with a view.
For a sophisticated night out — and drinks to match — visit any one of Denver’s top cocktail bars for an upscale vibe.
See how the sausage…er…alcohol gets made at these awesome Denver distilleries. Whether you prefer whiskey, vodka, or gin, there’s a spot for you.
What to See
Denver has several fascinating city districts that provide a perfect way to soak up the city’s culture. Take your time strolling around these areas that combine sights, scenery, shops, and eateries.
The city is also home to some extremely lovely outdoor spaces. Put these attractions down as a definite YES on your Denver bucket list.
What to Do
If you want to experience the city’s thriving legal weed scene, check out some of Denver’s best marijuana lounges and prepare to chill.
Adventure lovers will love what Denver has to offer — specifically rock climbing, mountain biking/hiking, and kayaking.
Denver Climbing Company | 3300 W Florida Ave #75, Denver, CO 80219
Confluence Kayak & Ski | 2301 7th Street Denver, CO 80211
Denver Adventures Guided Mountain Bike Tours | 26267 Conifer Rd Unit 105, Conifer, CO 80433
For a more family-friendly activity, visit one of Denver’s iconic museums for a day of fun plus learning.
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