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Denver is a city that loves its dogs. While you’re visiting, living in and exploring our city, you’ll often meet friendly pooches at craft breweries, on coffee shop patios, in city parks and along our trails. But the best places to meet Denver dogs are dog parks—and this city has plenty!  We rounded up some of the best in Metro Denver all the way from a 420-acre area in Westminster to a spacious park with Front Range views in Castle Rock. Other highlights include fenced areas in the heart of the city, wooded spaces with walking trails in Golden, hidden gems in Lakewood and Aurora, and even a couple state parks. Enjoy!  Barnum Dog Park Just opened in December 2017, Barnum Dog Park is located on the west side of Barnum Park near the playground and tennis courts. Approximately three-quarters of an acre, the area is fenced with two separate areas for dogs with different energy levels.    Berkeley Dog Park Berkeley Dog Park offers a simple, fenced, gravel off-leash area adjacent to Berkeley Lake and Berkeley Lake Park. Overlooking Lakeside Amusement Park, the dog park amenities include separate areas for large and small dogs, water bowls and a few […]

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Denver is consistently ranked as a top city for outdoor enthusiasts, and we aren’t surprised! We love biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding, canoeing and kayaking—really the chance to do anything and everything outside. And, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s not hard to do!  We rounded up some of our favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors in Denver. Whether you’re a brand new Denverite or have been living in the Mile High City your whole life, there’s something new to explore in the great Denver outdoors. Happy adventuring!    Attend a Summer Festival  Photo courtesy of A Taste of Colorado Warm weather in Denver means a ton of fun festivals, and because Denverites know how to throw a great party—you definitely don’t want to miss one! This year Denver will be home to a festival for practically any interest, from food and beer to music and art. Upcoming festivals include the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, the Union Station Buskerfest, the Colorado Renaissance Festival and A Taste of Colorado!    Visit a Farmers’ Market  Honestly, meals taste so much better when using fresh ingredients. And you can get all the fresh, locally-grown ingredients you want at […]

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Shopping for produce at a Farmers Market is not only a great way to support local businesses, it is also a way you can enjoy weekends with the entire family. Farmers Markets offer locally grown, farm-fresh produce, prepared foods, spices, baked goods and more. Often these markets also offer live entertainment, kid-friendly activities and other fun and unique ways to enjoy the day. We’ve rounded up as many markets as we can and inputted them all into an interactive map, that will allow you to get directions to each one. We also have listed more info on each one below the map. Enjoy! Complete Guide to Farmers Markets in Denver 2019 – Interactive Map Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Farmers & Artisan Market Open Year Round; Tuesday – Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm, Saturday 9 am — 4 pm & Sundays 10 am – 2 pm Outdoor Market: Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market is a year-round indoor farmers and artisans market that offers local, healthy farm products, as well as art by individual vendors. On Saturdays & Sundays, they host special “Market Days” that also […]

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What do you get when you add local charm, iconic western heritage, world-class outdoors and the largest brewery in the world and all just 15 min from downtown Denver? The perfect Colorado town. Golden offers the perfect mountain getaway without the drive. Here is your guide to exploring Golden Colorado! Golden Opportunities to Get Outdoors Only a 15 min escape from downtown Denver, Golden offers some of the world’s best recreation. Regardless of your abilities and your hobbies, Golden offers something for everyone to get outside with 402 acres of open space and 253 acres of parks that include places for climbing, hiking, biking, kayaking and much more. Psst… Check out The Denver Outdoors’ guide to getting outside! Golden Opportunities to Shop On the city’s main street of Golden find a spot, shop and stroll. The charming downtown is filled with locally owned shops, restaurants and much more. Here are a few of our favorite shops along Main Street: Mountain Lux Candles Craft your own candle at Mountain Lux Candles! Make your perfect candle by selecting from over 80 scents, choosing the perfect candle jar, blending a fragrance and creating your own label. Your candle is ready in 90-120 minutes […]

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When you’re a kid, turning a year older is an event that you look forward to for weeks. While that may not be the case for us anymore, we still get so much joy celebrating our children’s birthdays. When it comes to planning the perfect day, there are plenty of venues in the Denver area that will help make it a party to remember. Whether this is the first birthday party you’ve planned, or you’re just looking to step it up a notch for this next year, we’ve gathered up our favorite venues around town. No matter what your little one is passionate about, we’ve got a spot for them on this list. Enjoy!   Adams Mystery Playhouse 2406 Federal Boulevard, Denver Photo courtesy of Adams Mystery Playhouse This unique playhouse is located just minutes from downtown Denver. The Adams Mystery Playhouse is Denver’s only mystery mansion and premier mystery dinner theater putting on mysterious performances throughout the year. Your child will love helping solve the interactive mystery, with special time on stage reading clues and becoming a deputy detective. You can book your party on almost any Saturday of the year and you’re welcome to bring your own cake […]

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Sure, you’ve heard of California Wine Country, but what about Colorado Wine Country? Yes, it does exist and just happens to be flourishing! Denver is home to several urban wineries that import their grapes from Italy, California and some that grow them right here, in local Colorado soil. We curated a list of our favorite wineries in the area, so grab your favorite wine-loving friends and hit the trail — we promise you’ll find plenty of new favorite spots along the way.   Balistreri Vineyards 1946 East 66th Avenue Photo courtesy of Balistreri Vineyards Balistreri is a family-owned and -operated winery located just 10 minutes from downtown. Their wines are all created by hand without the addition of sulfites or other chemicals, winning several prestigious awards throughout the years. Served alongside lunch and small plates, this Denver staple is the perfect spot to relax any day of the week!   Bonacquisti Wine Company 4640 North Pecos Street, Unit 1 Bonacquisti Wine Company is an urban winery located in the quaint Sunnyside neighborhood. Locally owned and operated by Winemaker Paul Bonacquisti, a second generation Italian American, Bonacquisti produces some of the best regional and international wines in the state. Plus, their […]

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Denver and dog-friendly are almost synonymous, as the city is widely known for its acceptance of dogs — at bars, restaurants, hotels, shops and parks. Plus, there are several dog-friendly hiking trails near Denver, so you can make sure your furry friend won’t miss out on the incredible hikes the region is known for. Whether you are searching for an easy paved path for your older dog or a more strenuous hike for your athletic pup, there’s a trail for you and your dog to explore in the Denver area. The list is ordered by difficulty, so keep scrolling if you want a more strenuous adventure!   Upper Dog Loop at Red Rock Canyon Open Space | Colorado Springs, CO Distance: 1 Mile | Difficulty: Easy | Off Leash: Yes Located near the iconic Garden of the Gods State Park in Colorado Springs, Red Rock Canyon Open Space is an ideal destination for dogs. The area has a variety of trails winding through canyons and ridges of red rock, including two off-leash dog loops! The Upper Dog Loop is a bit more substantial than the Lower Dog Loop, although it is still an easy 1 mile in length. This scenic and […]

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Growing plants isn’t always easy — and growing plants in our challenging Colorado climate can make things even more difficult. Luckily, we don’t have to garden alone. The Denver Metro Area is home to several local, family-owned businesses that have been growing, cultivating and planting here in the Front Range for decades. Seriously, one of the businesses on our guide has been in operation since 1911! So, whether you’re a first-time gardener or a long-time pro, stop by these local spots to ensure your Colorado garden thrives season after season.   City Floral 1440 Kearney St, Denver In 1911, the Lammermann family founded a greenhouse focused on cut flower production. Today, that greenhouse has grown to become City Floral Garden Center, the oldest remaining greenhouse in Denver. In the full-service lawn and garden center, you can find every category of gardening products and equipment, including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, houseplants, trees, shrubs and blooming plants in the nursery.   Country Fair Garden Center 7150 Leetsdale Dr #415, Denver + 17201 W 64th Ave, Arvada With a location in Denver and a second in Arvada, Country Fair is a one-stop-shop center for all things Colorado gardening. The business has been owned […]

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Brunch, in our opinion, is the most important meal of the day. This half-breakfast, half-lunch chow down allows you to reap the benefits of both meals all at the lazy hour of 11 a.m. (or later) on a weekend. And we can’t think of a better season to enjoy brunch than summer. Ice cold mimosas, light and fluffy omelets and airy outdoor patios are the perfect summer treat. That’s why we rounded up some of our go-to brunch spots in the Denver area that all offer outdoor patios for you to brunch on. Enjoy!   For a Mouthwatering Biscuit: Annette 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora Photo courtesy of Annette This might be a controversial opinion, especially since we have the Denver Biscuit Company also on this list, but Annette features one of the best biscuits in town. This simple, buttered piece of quick bread is good enough to warrant an entire trip to this popular eatery, but it isn’t the only reason you should visit. They also offer a small but mighty brunch menu, full of delicious dishes like their pork sandwich, yeasted waffle and old fashioned donut holes.   For Homestyle Eats: Beast + Bottle 719 East 17th Avenue Beast […]

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Summer is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re looking forward to warmer weather, the smell of sunscreen in the air and, of course, many more opportunities to eat cold treats! From kayaking in Confluence Park to indulging in some shaved ice, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite summer activities in Denver. Challenge yourself to try at least one, if not all, of them this season! Go on a Hike You can’t spend summer in Denver without going on at least one hike! Since we’re so close to the Rocky Mountains, it isn’t hard to find amazing trails in the area. For a family-friendly outing, drop by Bear Creek Trail at Lair O the Bear, a mile and a half trail that runs alongside Bear Creek. For a more intermediate trail, try Mt. Galbraith. The loop is almost five miles and features spectacular views of Golden and Denver. Indulge at Little Man Ice Cream While you’ll probably have to stand in line, enjoying a scoop from Little Man Ice Cream is a Denver summer tradition. The 28-foot-tall, 14,000-pound milk can has been a favorite for locals and visitors since opening their doors in 2008. […]

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