Denver

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I went to Denver last April and didn’t realize until someone asked for recommendations I never even did a post on it!

I just got back from Denver a few days ago and my friend and I spontaneously bought tickets to Europe after finding a cheap deal so I leave Sunday! So I will have tons more to share. Also I did a quick live Instagram video introducing my new web design business.

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So back to Denver – my best friend and I booked a trip to Denver then as the dates got closer realized we were going to be there on Valentine’s Day. Super romantic to be traveling with your best friend but we had so much fun. We had to laugh because at restaurants they would give us the “Valentine’s Dinner for 2” menu and things like that.

So funny story, we were both super busy leading up to our trip so literally the day before my friend asks if I booked a place yet and she picked one last minute. We were very much on the “non-plan Plan” I figured it would all work out. If you’ve been following for a while, you know that’s kind of my style though. Remember Paris? haha So she booked a cute airbnb for our first couple nights and I walk into the house and there’s a big, sweet golden retriever. Very cute, but turns out we had only rented a room instead of the whole place. Whoops. After about a 5 minute mental adjustment, we looked around and saw how adorable the place was and that we did have some privacy so we decided to stay. (I did a private room in Asheville once but I was expecting it – so a little different). On the second day I was doing my hair getting ready for dinner when the host came home and was very surprised we were there. We thought we had booked the place for 2 nights but only booked it for 1 night so we had a good laugh about it before asking if we could please stay and pay. Thanks goodness other guests weren’t coming to check in because that would have been a little awkward.

For the rest of the trip we were in a hotel downtown and I have to say as much as I love airbnb, it was so nice to have a gym while traveling! And I packed my resistance bands and used them every other day even if it was just a short work out so I was proud of myself.  They’re so light and easy to throw in your bag and even if it’s just 15 minutes I didn’t come home feeling like I’d gotten off track.

We rented a car one day and drove up to Breckenridge which was such a quaint little town! We ate at Blue River Bistro which was one of the best meals we had – their sweet potato soup – yum!

In the city, we checked out a few different areas and I loved Beatrice & Woodsley and we went to the Art Hotel Rooftop – Fire – a couple times since I went in April and really liked it. There were so many bars and restaurants we wanted to try and I can’t wait for my next trip out there! We ran out of time but we were hoping to do these hot springs I visited in April and even looked into dog sledding and snow mobiling!

So if you have recommendations, I’d love to hear. I’m always adding to my list for next time! I haven’t even finished unpacking and now I’m packing for my next trip which I”m super excited about. Any guesses where I’m going in Europe? Xo

14 thoughts on “Denver

  1. No trip to Denver is complete without a visit to Casa Bonita, the best Mexican restaurant this side of Boulder. It has been voted one of the top Roadside Attraction in America. Attraction it is, from the multi-level dining locations, to the table side mariachi concerts and the three-story-tall cliff diving exhibitions (right there inside the restaurant there is nothing like Casa Bonita and the food was great from what I remember.

  2. I really liked Denver and environs, but I visited in July and August so trips to Rockies were more practical. If you go to Rocky Mountain National Park, be sure to go by way of US 34 along the Big Thompson canyon–incredible scenery. And when you get to the park make sure to take the Trail Ridge road up to 12,000 feet. The view will take your breath away and so does the thin air at that altitude! 🙂

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