Denver Recommendations

I'm happy to say I'm finally getting a chance to visit Colorado! And in less than 2 months-yahoo!

My bff, Lindsay, and I are heading out there to visit my cousin who lives in Denver. We plan to spend a day/night in Vail, too! It's a girls trip so I'm not bringing Cam (not because I don't want to b/c honestly I'm so excited to fly with him and have been wanting to for the past couple months, but it just hasn't worked out yet! I'll have to wait until our family trip in Sept. for that)  It's going to be so much fun.

I literally live for hoping on a plane to a new city and exploring everything as much as possible. I get so giddy about it and if I could travel/fly weekly, I would. There is NOTHING that I enjoy more (besides being a mama, of course.)

Just like all of my previous trips, I wanted to see if any of you that live in the area have any recommendations for good hikes, places to eat, things to do, etc. for Denver or Vail! Or if you've visited before and found some really great places! You guys have yet to let me down. :) And as always, when I return, I plan to do a big travel guide sharing our stops!

Thank you so much in advance! 


  1. I love Denver so much! I would happily move there in a heartbeat! My aunt and uncle live there and we usually try to visit them (and sometimes go up to Breckenridge) once a year. We usually just hang out at their house and head out to eat a few times so my suggestions are only restaurants. haha You have to (and I mean have to) go to Snooze for breakfast. BEST breakfast ever! One of my fave places for dinner is Wash Park Grille. It's in a cool area too! Have fun on your trip!

  2. When are you going? I'm flying out to Denver twice in the next few weeks for work!!

  3. We were just out there a couple weeks ago!

    For Denver, we loved: Denver Biscuit Co for breakfast (HUGE cinnamon roll and really yummy breakfast sandwiches!), Fat Sully's for pizza (Best I've had in a while. You can get a massive pizza or really big slices), Novo for coffee (They make a really delicious cold brew that comes out of a keg!), and High Point Creamery for ice cream (recommend getting the sampler).

  4. AHHHH! So fun! I was born in Denver and still have tons of family there - I love it so much! You girls will have a blast. I'm so glad you are spending time in the mountains because that is a MUST! I would definitely say catch a Rockies game if you can. Mile High Stadium is so fun and there are some great restaurants and bars right around there for pre and post game fun! :)

  5. I've lived in Denver for 13 years now! You will love Denver! Check out Linger for dinner then walk to Little Mans for Ice Cream. Take a run at Wash Park, Browse through Cherry Creek Mall, Grab Coffee at Ink! Coffee. Have a girls night at Vinue Wine Bar - awesome atmosphere and super cool set up! - check out Red Rocks Amphitheatre & hike around the venue. Lots of cool things to check out! Enjoy the city - you'll love it!

    1. Making me excited already! Thank you thank you!

  6. Colorado is one of my favorites!! I've visited both places a ton. The Vail Valley is beautiful! We usually were near the Beacer Creek area but it is all great! Every time I spend time in Denver, I have to go to Ted's on Laramie Street. It's the street with all the string on lights hung over the road. Ted's is a great steakhouse with some great buffalo entrees. Everyone can find something they like at Ted's because you can choose the meat you prefer. And they have these amazing pickled cucumbers! Have so much fun!

  7. How fun! You're going to have a blast! Obviously I hope you have time to meet me for a drink :)

    Here's some good places to look into:
    Breakfast/Brunch- Snooze (Amazing but always a wait unless you go super early), Denver Biscuit Co, (Delish breakfast sandwiches and yummy bloodys), Lucille's (Cajun style brunch), or The Lobby (Interested breakfast/brunch options).
    Lunch - Snarfs (Best sub sandwiches EVER), Mad Greens (quick, local, salads), and Blue Sushi (Delicious sushi and great happy hour)
    Dinner - Osteria Marco (Italian), Linger (small plates), Pinche Tacos (best street tacos EVER), and Bones (Ramen/Asian)

    I would definitely recommend Red Rocks.. if you go early you can see the amphitheater and there is some awesome hiking trails around the area.

    Boulder is only 45 mins away and has AWESOME hiking trails and also is a really cute town with awesome shops and food.

    I don't know much about Vail unfortunately, but I'll be going there next weekend so might have some tips after that.

    Make sure you search the date and Denver of when you'll be here.. you're guaranteed to find Farmer's Markets, festivals, and other fun and free things to do in the area.

    YAY! Hope that helps! Email me if you have any questions!

  8. Here are some places I recommend:
    Waffle Bros
    16th St Mall
    Cherry Creek shopping center
    Cherry Creek North – Crepes-n-crepes, Mici, The Eggshell
    Buffalo Doughboy
    Wooden Spoon Café
    Happy Cakes
    Devils Food
    VooDoo Doughnuts
    Native Foods Café
    Hey PB&J – Food truck

  9. Denver is amazing! I have a friend that lives there as well & they always take us to interesting places! Pinche Tacos is great and well worth the wait. Just down the street is Voodoo Doughnuts (also worth the wait & bring cash because they don't accept anything else). We did some bar hopping around Coors Field which was a fun atmosphere too. Have a great time!

  10. You have to hit up Snooze Eatery at Union Station. Their mix and match eggs benedict are ON POINT. Also, free coffee while you wait, if there is a wait. :)


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