The Mile High City is not only a cool place to spend a weekend getaway but also one of the hottest destinations to buy and sell homes this year. Denver’s eclectic mix of city sites to see and opportunities for outdoor adventures make it easy spend a day exploring the city. Here’s what to do and where to eat for a day in Denver.
Breakfast Begins with Biscuits
Let’s begin with the most important meal of the day at Denver Biscuit Co., a place where a biscuit isn’t just a side dish, but the main course. Here you’ll find hearty, fresh-baked biscuit creations that are sure to satisfy. From sweet to savory, there’s a biscuit for everyone.
Spend an Hour at Union Station
Make your second stop Denver’s Union Station. Originally built in 1914, this historic, but fully functional, railway station is a hub for travelers in the West. From here, passengers can board either an Amtrak train for cross-country travel or the local public transit train referred to as the “Light Rail.” The Great Hall, which underwent a major renovation in 2014, has a host of small shops, restaurants, and a bar to check out, not to mention some astonishing architecture.
Lunch at La Loma
Spice up your day with authentic Mexican cuisine from La Loma. What began as a family-owned restaurant is now an iconic eatery in Downtown Denver. Enjoy the Latin food that you know and love with a southwestern spin. Try adding green chili, a Colorado classic, to your dish to dine like a real Denverite.
An Outdoor Adventure in the City
Spend some time in nature without leaving the city. Denver’s Botanic Gardens is a great way to get outdoors, see a variety of local and exotic plant species, and maybe even learn a thing or two. With more than 24 acres of trees, flowers, and art installations to wander through, the botanic gardens make for a relaxing stop on your way through Denver.
Sample the City’s Craft Beer Selection
What would an afternoon in Denver be without a stop to a local brewery? There is no shortage of options to choose from but some fun finds are located in the RiNo arts district, where street art reigns supreme. We recommend visiting Epic Brewing, RiNo’s largest craft tap room that features 25 rotating taps, a spacious interior and a sunny patio for sipping a frosty beer.
Sushi Straight from Japan
If you thought Denver, a land-locked state, wouldn’t be a good place to find fresh sushi, you thought wrong. Sushi Den, regarded as the premier sushi house and Japanese restaurant in Denver, is one of the very first sushi bars in the United States to purchase its fish directly from the fish market in Japan. Each day, fresh fish flies first class into Denver where Sushi Den’s master chefs create delectable dishes for you to enjoy.
Don’t Forget Dessert!
End the day on a sweet note with a scoop of Denver’s finest frozen treat. Little Man Ice Cream, which operates out of a 28-foot-tall ice cream can, offers an assortment of flavors of homemade ice creams and hand-crafted novelties that are sure to surprise and delight. Grab a seat on the patio to enjoy a scoop of your favorite flavor and fun ambiance of this dessert destination.
Whether you’re visiting from out of state or a local looking for fun weekend plans, use this guide to help you navigate your way through some of Denver’s best things to do and places to eat. If you’d like to know more about Denver and its real estate market, reach out to the real estate professionals at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.