If I were to compile a list of the cities I enjoy visiting, Denver would be in the Top 5 (possibly a Top 10 list? Hmmmm …have to think about that…). Easily accessible, lots of places to eat downtown and a really cool football stadium (plus they have all 4 major pro sports), Denver has a lot to offer.
Denver’s downtown has a cool feel to it. You can walk several blocks and go shopping. They have a movie theatre close by. They have several nightclubs and places to hang out. My personal favorite is a place called “Mercury Cafe“, which boasts an organic foods menu and offers poetry readings and dancing and a piano in the corner of the restaurant, which is filled with multi-colored lights that adds to the ambiance of the place!
The Mercury Cafe. For All Your Vegan Needs…
Unlike most times I’ve been to Denver, this past weekend it was a balmy 75 and sunny skies, so I could see the mountains surrounding the city. Oddly enough, I also like the airport here. It looks like a giant circus tent from a distance (the shape of it allows snow to roll off of the roof), and there is plenty to do there with lots of shops and restaurants. So there are much worse places to be stuck if there is ever a snowstorm!
Anyway, if you ever get a chance, visit Denver! It’s a really great city with lots to do. If you like skiing, I hear it’s got it, but I don’t ski…so I wouldn’t know. What I do know is they have a Virigin Megastore near my hotel…and THAT eats up about 4 hours of my stay right there! LOL
Downtown Denver…Picture Taken LAST Winter…
Where I Work When I Visit Denver
So you’re in Denver now? Man, you get around!
I like Denver too. I sure didn’t have you figured for an organic foods type.
I’m sorry you didn’t win my contest. I sooooooo wanted you to. Several of the people who did win entered a bajillion times.
I’m a Denver local, and thanks for the good word. If you like Mercury Cafe check out Watercourse Foods next time, on East 17 Ave.
I’m far from a vegetarian, but for a veg. place the food is great, nice bright place and friendly folks.
Oh and the airport was designed to mimic the rocky mountains to the west rather than for snow removal. (it usually melts fast,) but the design is disputable – as many agree it simply looks more like a tent.
cheers – james http://www.futuregringo.com
hello, thought I should let you know I’m still here and enjoying your posts. I love the denver area. Bill and I stayed in boulder for a while after I graduated. lots of fun and very beautiful. Be safe:)
Denver looks very COLD… but the bar (even if not exactly hopping with patrons), I like.
Denver is a great town! Except when the DNC is coming and it’s surrounded by tons of people and LOtS of cops and suits. My brother lives there, so I go a little more often if I can. Skiing is fantastic there and the mountains are beautiful. Worth the drive if you have some time. If you do go up, check out Beau Jo’s Pizza in Idaho Springs, it’s yummy delicious!!
Denver is awesome. We were there recently for a Barbershop Convention and it was great for us. Lots of places to eat and lots of bars open late! 🙂
We stayed right downtown on that pedestrian street thing and it was really cool. I got an awesome Coach purse really cheap there too.
My grandparents and one of my aunts live near denver. never done any of the tourist-y things though. might have to check it out next time.
You should! It’s a great city!