Easily accessible hiking, a huge selection of excellent restaurants and great coffee! Oh and just an hour away by city bus (this is what the locals use, as it’s the fastest and most convenient) from Denver’s international airport.
Best Restaurant: The Kitchen (1039 Pearl Street, 303-544-5973). Service that went the next step combined with a well cooked creative menu. Make reservations.
Very Good Restaurants: Jax Fish House (928 Pearl Street, 303-444-1811), Riff’s Urban Fare (1115 Pearl Street, 303-440-6699), OAK at Fourteen (1400 Pearl Street, 303-444-3622).
Best Bar: The Bitter Bar (835 Walnut Street, 303, 442-3050).
Try as well: Brasserie ten ten, PMG wine bar and Bramble and Hare for a drink.
Coffee: Oxo, Laughing Goat, The Cup and Boxcar. They all have a different vibe and you can’t go wrong.
Picnic Fare: Alfalfa’s Market (1651 Broadway) a local version of Whole Foods. Saturday’s check out the outdoor market.
While we couldn’t do one of Colorados’s famous fourteeners (hikes about 14000 feet) , as there was still too much snow and the rivers too fast to cross. The hiking in Chautauqua gave us a great work out as did Mount Sanitas. Pick your trail based on your fitness level.