This past week we packed up our things and headed out to Denver, Colorado for a week. We spent our time in the Denver Tech Center, LODO, Lower Highlands, Larimer Square, Cherry Creek and Colorado Springs. I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 Denver restaurants, hidden Denver gems and a few of the more scenic views that are totally worth checking out.
Denver had some of the BEST food I’ve consumed in a long time. We searched for a little bit of everything but found success in almost every food adventure we went after. My top 5 Denver restaurants would have to be:
– Denver Biscuit Company (on Colfax, Pictured above, deep-fried biscuits served as french toast and made into a sandwich)
– Beau Jo’s (The best Colorado-style pizza buffet)
– Wednesday’s Pie (This was part of a speakeasy)
– Dae gee (Great Koren BBQ)
– Milkroll (The BEST rolled ice cream, we got french toast crunch every time)
Sights + Areas
We traveled around Colorado a little bit while were there, (but it only left us wanting more and I can’t wait to go back), but one of my most favorite spots we traveled to was the Garden of the Gods.
1. Garden of the Gods (Pictured Above)
It’s about an hour away from Downtown Denver but absolutely worth the trip. Make sure you have some good shoes on so you can climb up the Three Graces and travel through the trails – I would recommend this park to anyone who is going out to Colorado for the first time. It’s a breathtaking experience and no photos will ever do it any justice. I used my new CindaB Packable Backpack for the hike and it was perfect for this. I was able to pack the small zipped-up pack in my suitcase and pulled it out when we decided to travel out for a hike. When it’s folded and zipped up, this backpack takes up less space than 2 folded t-shirts – it’s great for all types of traveling!
2. Larimer Square
This is a string-light lit street with shopping, food and one very secret speakeasy with fantastic pie. Wednesday’s Pie, mentioned above, is located here in Laimer Square – just follow the signs down a staircase and through a dark hallway until you see a 50’s-inspired diner.
*photo not my own
3. Lower Highlands
If you’re looking for the tall tin milk can selling ice cream, this is the place to be. The hills and streets wind up and down the lower mountainside and restaurants and shopping line these skinny streets.
4. Cherry Creek
This area is gorgeous. The shopping itself is full of extremely elevated brands and very well kept. We wandered through the mall and tried out the Casper matresses, ogled over the John Atencio rings and made our way out the Kendra Scott to get a belated-birthday present for me.
*photo not my own
5. Red Rocks Amphitheater
I wish we would have been able to attend a show while we were out in Denver, but it was amazing to see this massive structure even in the middle of the day. It would be a great place to visit and do a quick work out, but we were on a time-crunch so we took in the sights quickly and moved along.
* the second photo is not my own
I hope this guide will help you on your next trip to Colorado – go discover and eat at my top 5 Denver eateries!