Things to Do in Denver

With a bit of art, a dash of high class and a generous helping of sheer natural beauty, Denver is, we think, a honeymooner’s dream. From afternoons at Coors Field to museums, coffee shops and year-round trips to the nearby Rocky Mountains, the Mile High City is worth the visit no matter the season. And for first-time visitors? Relax and stare deeply into one another’s eyes: we’ll take care of the rest.

The 16th Street Mall: pedestrian promenade, public art, outdoor cafes and shopping, shopping, shopping. While you’re downtown, swing by the Tattered Cover Book Store – one of the best independent bookstores in the nation and a great spot for post-wedded latte-sipping and rediscovering the world outside of wedding magazines. The Museum of Contemporary Art is another must-see with rotating exhibits, unique programs and a rooftop café with downtown views, while Denver’s arts scene also provides the perfect excuse to get all dressed up with somewhere to go – the Colorado Symphony.

For a more down-to-earth approach to the city we recommend two things: microbrews and mountains. In a tip of the hat to Denver’s nature connection, REI, home to all things outdoor adventure, has its flagship store in the Riverfront neighborhood. Meanwhile, the Rockies themselves border the city to the West and are a quick drive and exhilarating hike or two away. For closer-to-home exploration try Red Rocks Amphitheatre, renowned concert venue and setting for summer movie series “Film on the Rocks,” or the Boettcher Mansion at the top of nearby Lookout Mountain. As for the microbrews. Denver officially brews more beer than any other city in the country. And while “bellying up to the bar” doesn’t sound like the most romantic way to spend your honeymoon, we think you might just fall in love with one or two of these craft beverages. Check out Wynkoop Brewing Company – the first brewpub in town – and Great Divide for brews that are uniquely Denver.

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With a bit of art, a dash of high class and a generous helping of sheer natural beauty, Denver is, we think, a honeymooner’s dream. From afternoons at Coors Field to museums, coffee shops and year-round trips to the nearby Rocky Mountains, the Mile High City is worth the visit no matter the season. And for first-time visitors? Relax and stare deeply into one another’s eyes: we’ll take care of the rest.

The 16th Street Mall: pedestrian promenade, public art, outdoor cafes and shopping, shopping, shopping. While you’re downtown, swing by the Tattered Cover Book Store – one of the best independent bookstores in the nation and a great spot for post-wedded latte-sipping and rediscovering the world outside of wedding magazines. The Museum of Contemporary Art is another must-see with rotating exhibits, unique programs and a rooftop café with downtown views, while Denver’s arts scene also provides the perfect excuse to get all dressed up with somewhere to go – the Colorado Symphony.

For a more down-to-earth approach to the city we recommend two things: microbrews and mountains. In a tip of the hat to Denver’s nature connection, REI, home to all things outdoor adventure, has its flagship store in the Riverfront neighborhood. Meanwhile, the Rockies themselves border the city to the West and are a quick drive and exhilarating hike or two away. For closer-to-home exploration try Red Rocks Amphitheatre, renowned concert venue and setting for summer movie series “Film on the Rocks,” or the Boettcher Mansion at the top of nearby Lookout Mountain. As for the microbrews. Denver officially brews more beer than any other city in the country. And while “bellying up to the bar” doesn’t sound like the most romantic way to spend your honeymoon, we think you might just fall in love with one or two of these craft beverages. Check out Wynkoop Brewing Company – the first brewpub in town – and Great Divide for brews that are uniquely Denver.

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Anne Anne is a serial optimist and hopeless romantic living in a big red barn in Colorado with her husband Shayne. She loves black and white films and making messes in the kitchen and considers life wholly incomplete without a regular dose of dark chocolate.

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