Last Updated:

10/22/22

Denver, CO

The Skyline of the Mile High City, Denver Colorado

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

The Tender Belly Biscuit Sandwich from Denver Biscuit Company in Colorado

Denver Biscuit Company

3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Strawberry Shortcake (starter): Biscuit Smothered in Sweet Strawberry Sauce Topped with House-Made Whipped Cream $11.95


The Cordon Bleu Biscuit Sandwich: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Ham, Swiss Cheese, & House-Made Honey Butter $13.95


The Lola Biscuit Sandwich: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Tender Belly Bacon, House-Made Honey Butter & Covered in Maple Syrup $14.95


The Elmer 2.0: Pork Belly, BBQ Sauce, Fried Onions, Coleslaw, & House-Made Pickles $14.95


Biscuit French Toast Plate: House-Made Honey Butter & Side of Maple Syrup $12.95


Three Run Double Plate: Buttermilk Biscuit, 2 Eggs, House-Made Jam + Honey Butter, Choice of Meat $13.95

Hours:


Mon to Friday 8 am - 2 pm

Sat & Sunday: 8 am - 3 pm


Order Online: Yes

Plenty of Biscuit Sandwich Options

The Eggs & Bacon Pancakes from Snooze, an A.M. Eatery in Denver Colorado

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

2262 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pumpkin Spice Bacon - Fall Menu (side): Three Slices of Snooze Signature Bacon Rubbed with Pumpkin Spice & Brown Sugar $6.25


Fall Signature Pancake Flight: Three Flight Sized Pancakes of Pineapple Upside Down, Blueberry Danish, & Pumpkin Pecan $12.75


The Lola Biscuit Sandwich: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Tender Belly Bacon, House-Made Honey Butter & Covered in Maple Syrup $14.95


Funky Monkey French Toast: Griddled Slices of Banana Bread with White Chocolate Chips, Topped with Caramel Sauce, Candied Pecans, Whipped Mascarpone, & Brûléed Banana $12.95


Sandwich I Am: Soft Pretzel Roll Filled with Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar Cheese, and Sausage Patty Served with a Side of House-Made Smoked Cheddar Hollandaise $11.95


The Snooze Classic: Three Eggs Any Style, Choice of Meat, Hash Browns, & Choice of Toast $11.75

Hours:


Mon to Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sat & Sunday: 6:30 am - 4 pm

Order Online: Yes

Activities

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Key Exhibits of the Museum


Space Odyssey: Sensory Spacewalk in the New Fantasy Spaceship with Over 11,000 “Stars” & More


Egyptian Mummies: Two Female Mummies on Display


Expedition Health: The Genetics Lab, See Scientist at Work in the Lab


North American Indian Cultures: The Dwellings, including an Inuit Snow House, a Northwest Coast Clan House, a Navajo Hogan, and a Cheyenne Tipi


Wildlife Halls: More than 90 Wildlife and Habitat Scenes Illustrate our Planet's Amazing Diversity.


Konovalenko: Gem Carvings of Russian Folk Life


Prehistoric Journey: Allosaurus and Stegosaurus do Battle with an 80-Foot-Long Diplodocus Towering Overhead


Admission Rates:


Adult: $22.95

Senior: $19.95

Youth: $17.95

Couple Skeletons of Dinosaurs at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in Colorado

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Hours

Daily 9 am - 5 pm

New Exhibit - Open Oct. 21 - Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

Denver Zoo

At any given time, approximately 550 species call the 80-acre Denver Zoo home. 


My List of Favorite Animals Would Like To See


African Penguin

Rock Wallaby

Cownose Ray

Green Anaconda

Asian Elephant

Fishing Cat

Grizzly Bear

Amur Tiger

Black Rhino


Admission Online Rates:


Adult (16+): $20.00

Seniors (65+): $17.00

Child (3-15): $14.00


Couple Playful Critters at the Denver Zoo in Colorado

2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Hours:

Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Zoo Lights - Public December 3rd to November 15th

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

The Key Items Not to Miss at Museum


Alexander Eaglerock


Apollo Moon Rock


Bell UH-1M Iroquois "Huey"


Boeing B-52B Stratofortress


Douglas B-18A Bolo


Grumman F-14A Tomcat


Spirit of America: Sonic Arrow


Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter


Admission Rates:


Adult (17-64): $18.95

Senior (65+): $14.95

Youth (4-16): $11.95

The F-14A Tomcat at Wings Over the Rockies Museum Located in Denver Colorado

7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230

Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Denver Art Museum

The Key Exhibits Not to Miss at Museum


Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks


Asian Art Galleries


Latin American Art Galleries


The 19th Century in European and American Art Galleries


Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents


Fantastic Brush: Twentieth-Century Chinese Ink Art


Opens Nov 13th - Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists


Opens Feb 19th 2023 - Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography


Admission Rates:


Adult: $19.00

Senior: $16.00

Youth: FREE

The Gallery Presentation at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado

100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

FREE Days in 2022: Nov 5 & 8, Dec 13

Hours:

Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Tuesday until 9 pm

Food

The Burgers at Steuben's Uptown are Very Popular, Located in Denver Colorado

Steuben's Uptown

523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Gravy Cheese Fries (side): $10.00


Fried Chicken Entree: Buttermilk Brined Chicken, Mash Potatoes, Biscuit, & Chicken Gravy $20.00


Steak Frites Entree: 8oz Beef Tenderloin, House-Cut Fries, & Chimichurri Butter $24.00


Steuben's Cheeseburger: Brioche Bun, Onion, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise, Mustard, & American Cheese $13.00


Monte Cristo Sandwich: Ham, Turkey, Swiss + American Cheese,  Battered + Deep-Fried, Powdered Sugar & Side of Raspberry Preserves $13.00


Cheesesteak Sandwich: Amoroso Roll, Chopped Ribeye Steak, House-Made Béchamel, & Side of Giardiniera $14.00

Hours:


Mon to Thurs 11 am - 10 pm

Friday 11 am - 11 pm

Saturday 9 am - 11 pm

Sunday 9 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

The Desserts are Also Very Popular

The Conspiracy Hot Dog from Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs Located in Denver Colorado

Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

2148 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Fried Mac N' Cheese (side)


The Conspiracy Dog: Bleu Cheese, Bacon Red Onion Marmalade, Lemon Aioli & French-Fried Onions


The International Dog: Wasabi Aioli, Caramelized Apples & Shaved Irish Cheddar


Drunk Pirate Dog: Upslope Craft Lager Mustard Cream Sauce with Fried Pickled Red Onions & Trinity Greens


El Diablo Dog: Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa, Sriracha Lime Mayo & Smoked Bacon Bits


The Desert Dog: Harissa Roasted Cactus, Malaysian Curry Jam, Scallions, Cilantro & Onions Two Ways

Hours:


Daily 11 am - 10 pm

Order Online: Yes

Type of Dogs: Wild Boar, Rattlesnake & Rabbit, Bacon Cheddar Brat, Chicken Peach Chipotle, and MORE

Ice Cream Sandwiches from Sweet Action Located in Denver Colorado

Sweet Action

52 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Sample of the Ice Cream Flavors

  • Peach Cobbler A-La-Mode


  • Salted Butterscotch


  • French Chocolate


  • Strawberry Chamomile


  • Caramel Macchiato


  • Mighty Mint Chip


  • Blackberry Sorbet

Hours:


Daily Noon - Midnight

Order Online: No

The Ice Cream Sandwiches are Awesome Too

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

The Brown Palace Hotel

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Colorado State Capitol, Denver Art Museum, and History Colorado Center


  • From their Website: "Built in 1892, our historic hotel in Denver, Colorado, has been a four-star and Four Diamond hotel since 1977. At the heart of the boutique hotel is the atrium lobby, soaring eight stories above the ground floor and crowned by a detailed stained-glass skylight. Dramatic Florentine arches surround the atrium, and intricately wrought iron panels decorate six stories of balconies. Timeless elegance and modern amenities best describe our luxury Denver hotel."


  • Food/Drinks Options: Ship Tavern (Prime Rib & Seafood) and Palace Arms (Fancy Steak & Seafood)


  • Who is this for: People Who Want the Downtown Experience, Business People, People that Like to Stay in Classy Historic Buildings, & People with Padded Wallets

The Interior View of Lobby Area at the Brown Palace Hotel Located in Denver Colorado

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


City View Queen Room in Nov 2022 - $305

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Coors Field, Ball Arena, Elitch Gardens, and Opera House


  • From their Website: "An Urban Retreat in the Heart of the Mile High City."


  • Food/Drinks Options: Edge Restaurant (Modern Local Steakhouse) and The Terrace (Outdoor Dining with Views of Mile High City)


  • Who is this for: People Who Are Sports Fans, High-Class Theme Park Riders, People that Like the Opera, & People with Bursting Wallets

The Interior Room View of Comfortable Bed at the Four Seasons Hotel Located in Denver Colorado

1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


Deluxe Room in Nov 2022 - $520

21 and up fun

The Dream Argument from Great Divide Brewing Company Located in Denver Colorado

Great Divide Brewing Co

2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Dry-Hopped Kolsch: Kolsch | 5.0% ABV


Wild Raspberry Ale: Fruited Beer | 4.8% ABV


Strawberry Rhubarb: Sour - Fruited | 6.4% ABV | 12 IBU


Peach Milkshake IPA: IPA - Milkshake | 6.5% ABV


Pumpkin Spice Yeti: Stout - Imperial/Double | 9.5% ABV | 75 IBU


Velvet Yeti Nitro: Stout - American | 5.0% ABV | 60 IBU

Hours:

Sunday to Tues Noon - 8 pm

Wed to Sat Noon - 10 pm

Food Menu: Food Trucks

Tour Times: Daily 3 pm, Sat & Sunday 4 pm; Limited to First 10 People

Love This City Brew from Denver Beer Company Obviously Located in Denver Colorado

Denver Beer Co

1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Graham Cracker: Porter | 5.6% ABV


Incredible Pedal IPA: India Pale Ale | 7.0% ABV


Princess Yum Yum: Raspberry Kolsch | 4.8% ABV


Hey! Pumpkin: Pumpkin Ale | 5.4% ABV


Pomegranate Sour: Sour - Fruited | 5.7% ABV


Fallorado: American Pale Ale | 6.9% ABV

Hours:

Monday to Thurs 11 am - 10 pm

Friday & Sat 11 am - 11 pm

Sunday 11 am - 9 pm

Food Menu: Food Trucks

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn