By Becca Gibson
Breakfast at The Universal
Start the morning with a delicious breakfast at The Universal. The menu has a variety of classic breakfasts, comfort food and healthier options. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something to enjoy here!
Hike the Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Amphitheater
Enjoy beautiful scenery with views of the city on this easy hike around Red Rocks Amphitheater. Bring your kids and dogs for this 1.4 miles round trip hike.
Lunch at Postino
Delicious wine, bruschetta, and paninis, Postino Wine Cafe, is a great place to relax on the patio after your hike at Red Rocks.
Hop on a scooter to Larimer Square
Grab a e-scooter like Lime, Bird, or Lyft and head over to historic Larimer Square. Known for some of the best dining, shopping, and nightlife in the city, spend the afternoon strolling about the square.
Grab dinner & drinks at Avanti
Visit Avanti for cafeteria style dining and drinks with a view. Located in LoHi, Avanti has bleachers for enjoying views of downtown Denver with your friends.
Breakfast at Denver Biscuit Co
As seen on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and Food Network, Denver Biscuit Company is a must eat while in Denver. Their motto is “Real Southern, Real Good” and they’re not lying. If you have a love of biscuits, stop what you’re doing and add this to your list of places to go.
Hike Flatirons in Boulder
Just 40 minutes North of Downtown Denver, the Flatirons hike in Boulder is a must. With three peaks, you can hike for as long or as short as you want, with views throughout the whole hike. Atop the 2nd and 3rd flatiron, you can see a glimpse of both Boulder and Denver in the distance. Go early to beat the crowds! It’s definitely a popular hike.
Lunch at Tap & Burger
Nothing beats a hearty meal after a rewarding hike like Flatirons. Enjoy a nice burger and fries or one of their plant based options at Tap & Burger. It may seem like there’s not options for everyone, but you’d be surprised!
Brewery hopping in RiNo Arts District OR Stranahan’s Whiskey Tour
You may or may not know that Colorado is known for their breweries: home of Coors and many many microbreweries. Spend the afternoon in the RiNo Arts District, brewery hopping. Some of our favorites include Blue Moon, Finn’s Manor, and Stem Ciders
Dinner & Drinks at Tavernetta
Located in Denver’s Union Station, Tavernetta is a hot Italian spot. With a variety of authentic Italian wine and cuisine, enjoy a nice dinner in their comfy fireplace lounge.
Catch a game at Coors Field
Support the Rockies this summer at Coors Field. Whether you’re in the Rockpile or have seats near Home Plate, nothing beats a summer night baseball game.
Breakfast at Bacon Social House
Voted Westword’s Best of Denver Breakfast Spots 2018, Bacon Social House has a casual atmosphere with patio seating. Enjoy strips of deliciously flavored bacon, a classic breakfast, or lighter vegetarian and gluten free options.
Visit a Dispensary
Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana, so it’s almost a requirement to visit a dispensary while you’re in Denver, right? There are so many locations throughout the city that I can’t just pick one, but make sure it has fairly good reviews and be careful!
Lunch at Olive & Finch
Tasty soups, salads, and sandwiches, Olive & Finch is the perfect place for a lighter lunch. Sit outside on their patio and enjoy Colorado summer.
Denver Art Museum
Located in Denver’s Civic Center, visit Denver Art Museum with over 70,000 works of art. It is the largest art museum between the West Coast and Chicago and internationally recognized.
Light dinner & drinks at 54thirty Rooftop
Located on top of the Le Méridien in Downtown Denver, 54thirty Rooftop is a must visit. It is Denver’s highest open-air rooftop bar with drinks that somehow taste even better up in the sky. Either grab a bite to eat before, or enjoy some of their light bites like brussels sprouts or hummus and veggies.