We had never been to Denver before but had heard so many good things about it from so many people that we knew we had to go on this trip. Once we left Iowa we headed for Denver. It was a new drive for us, but most of it was through Nebraska which is just super boring lol. Once we arrived in Denver we were immediately impressed with its downtown area. There was a baseball game happening when we arrived so there was a bunch of traffic but we navigated through the streets and to the Spring Hill Suites to unload our crap. Then we immediately headed for pizza, of course. They were having an Octoberfest downtown too, so that was kinda fun. But mostly we just walked around a bit and checked out the downtown buildings.
Denver has a bunch of different neighborhoods, and you’ll need a car when you are there, but everything is pretty close and easy to get to by car. The second day we were there we first went to the Red Rocks Ampitheater to see the iconic music venue. Wow. It was awesome. I can only imagine how great it must be to play a show there or see one. We had lunch at City o City, which is a great vegetarian/vegan restaurant, then checked out Queen City General Store next door.
After getting coffee at Black Eye Coffee, which is one of the coolest looking coffee spots I’ve been to, we headed to Bellwether to grab a whiskey and a coffee for my wife. And ice cream for dinner, why not?
Here is a map of some of the places we visited…
This post is in association with Spring Hill Suites.