I’m writing to a mainly south-eastern audience who probably don’t visit Denver on a regular basis. However, having spent a while here, I’ve compiled a travel post for your use if any of ya’ll are going there soon.
We’ve gone to many parks, so here’s a list of our top 3:
1. Westlands Park- This park has 2 climbing walls, a great playground area, an outdoor instrument area, skatepark, observation tower, and a huge green space. This is definitely my favorite park.
2. Wheat Ridge Park- Another family-friendly park, this has a climbing wall, a toddler play area, playground for 5+, a skatepark, and a nice trail around it. This is situated on a hill, so be prepared for some exercise!
3. Prospect Park- While we were staying in Denver, our RV park was right next to this park. This has 2 playground areas, a lake, and a bike path that leads you to the city of Golden.
Here are our favorite 3 places to eat in Denver:
1. Snooze- This great breakfast place hosts a ton of great food, from cinnamon roll pancakes to corned beef hash to avocado egg toast! This is definitely a must eat in Denver.
2. Woody's Woodfired Pizza and Watering Hole- Apparently it's a Colorado thing to put honey on your pizza crust. Woody's Woodfired Pizza has great pizza with a nice sweet ending to each slice!
3. Zig Zag Smokin' Burger- This burger place has amazing food all around. With the Triple Pig sandwich with fries, grilled Brussel sprouts and a house made root beer, I was perfectly happy.
Here’s our top 3 favorite Denver attractions:
1. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science: This museum is great for all ages. We went 3 times, and 2 of the 3 days we went, they had a special program going on: looking at the sun through a highly sophisticated telescope, and watching the Mars rover, Insight, land on Mars. Also, their regular exhibits, such as their health and space exhibits, are superb and interactive.
2. Defy Thornton- This trampoline park meets American Ninja Warrior place is really amazing for those who want some extreme fun. From 2 obstacle courses to a wipe-out machine that spins 2 foam logs to try and knock you off a small pedestal, this indoor house of fun is amazing!
3. Pikes Peak- America the Beautiful was written on this awe-inspiring stand alone mountain south of Denver. We took a bus up to the top, that was guided by a superb guide. And while you’re up top, don’t forget to eat the world famous donuts (that aren’t so good) in the gift shop! They figured out how to cook them at 14,000 feet.
If you’re a sports fan, Denver is definitely a place to go, from the Broncos football team, to the Nuggets basketball team, this city is highly supportive of their sports teams.
Welcome to Denver!