No matter how much time we’ve spent in Denver, we’ve got to admit, we’re still smitten with this evolving city. Denver is a place that inspires transformation. It is also a place that encourages innovation. We have award-winning chefs and a community of artists and musicians that evolves every day. In short, there’s a lot going on.
So, our team here at Corken + Company has a list of some of the greatest places Denver has to offer. From outdoor adventures to incredible food and Instagram-worthy spots.
If you venture just slightly south to Alamo Placita Park, you’ll be rewarded with a less-crowded space full of vibrant flower beds, a basketball court for friendly pick-up games and a connection point to the Cherry Creek Trail. If you’re looking for a fresher vantage point, head north of I-70 to Inspiration Point Park in Regis for a short, paved loop and a view of the skyline.
For an otherworldly journey that requires minimal effort, look no further than … well, directly up. Colorado is home to several picturesque pitstops for admiring the cosmos—you just have to head outside of the city to dodge the light pollution. Great Sand Dunes National Park and the small town of Silver Cliff are just a few of the state’s designated Dark Sky destinations guaranteed to dazzle.
“Walk-ins only” means you can treat this high-end Italian restaurant’s bar area like a (very stylish) corner pub.
Go more than once, and the crackerjack service team, led by general manager Justin Williams, will treat you like a regular. A deep Italian wine list + Champagne + craft cocktails + amari you’ve never heard of = A+ bar menu
The people-watching from the tables between the fireplace and the train platform is unbeatable.
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RiNo Street Art
RiNo is arguably one of the most vibrants areas of Denver. It is full of history, culture, and the best restaurants and bars. It’s only fitting that the buildings are just as engaging, adorned with colorful murals painted by local artists. While many of the pieces are commissioned by businesses and events like CRUSH WALLS, others are simply the work of graffiti artists putting their stamp on the Mile High City. The alley behind Denver Central Market is a good place to start. If you’re looking to learn more about the city’s street art scene, don’t miss the Denver Graffiti Tour.
Pedestrian Alley at Dairy Block
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