What would someone in Denver, NC do for fun in Denver CO?

Asked by Susan Dolan, Cornelius, NC Fri Jun 28, 2013

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Ed Hickok, Agent, Denver, CO
Fri Jun 28, 2013
Follow this link: http://www.denver.org/what-to-do

Hope it helps!
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It did what an awesome link...Thank You so much!
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Meturney, Renter, Denver, CO
Fri Jun 28, 2013
Hi Susan! I'm actually from Durham, NC and just moved here 2 years ago. There's so much to do! I would definitely check out microbrewery tours (like the Great Divide) found throughout Denver. The Stranahan's Whiskey tour is great too! Just to round it off, we have a few distilleries here to check out, like Mile High Spirits on Larimer St. There's Jazz Nights in City Park (also where our awesome zoo is located-didn't know I could love a zoo that much). We have movie nights at Red Rocks (which is an absolutely breathtaking place to take in a concert too). You can rent bikes here like crazy, and it's a super bikeable city- just don't be a sidewalk biker :-) It may seem cheesy but we loved the Colorado History Museum which isn't usually my thing. You should check calendars to see if there's going to be any festivals, etc while you are here- Denver loves to party! If you are here on a Thursday or Friday you should check out Civic Center Eats, an awesome local food truck round up and a pretty view of the city. Also, you should stroll through the south broadway shops of various kinds and check out the punch bowl social and my favorite ice cream in the world Sweet Action Ice Cream. We are also awesome at coffee- check out one of our best in Crema on Larimer st or Happy Coffee off S. Broadway. Oh! And stroll through the shops at Larimer Square (downtown). It's so beautiful at night, has delicious restaurants and such cute, yet expensive, boutiques. Also, get a margarita at Rio Grande close by. So YUMMY! And finally, I'll leave you with the more relaxed option of exploring the tattered cover bookstore, one of the largest independent book stores in the US, and it's really amazing...I'm not even a book nerd but I have never enjoyed a book as much as I have in their many nooks. I know this is ridiculously long, but please know you are welcome to reach out to me at meturney@gmail.com. My husband and I moved here for a church plant and have fallen in love with this city (and added to it's population a cute little boy).
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Larry Brake, Agent, Aurora, CO
Thu Oct 10, 2013

There are lots of greats resources in the responses you've already received, but I'm going to throw out a few more ideas for your consideration.

In addition to all of the 'things to in Denver', Denver is also close (1 - 3 hours) from some other great things to do and places to see. Below are some links for events and sites outside of the Denver area you may also want to visit:

Boulder - Colorado Music Festival Concert Series - http://www.comusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2013-conce…

Lyons - Rocky Mountain Folks Festival - http://www.bluegrass.com/folks/

Breckenridge - http://www.summitcounty.co/Summit-County/Vendors/Breckenridg…

Keystone - Don't laugh - Bacon Fest ! - http://blueribbonbaconfestival.com/festivals/keystone-co-tour/

Vail - Vail Jazz Festival - http://www.vail.com/summer/events/vail-jazz-festival.aspx

Grand Junction - Wine festival on the western slope - http://www.winecolorado.org/events/mountain-winefest/

Have Fun!

Larry Brake
Broker Assoc
HomeSmart Realty
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Stim Kennedy, , Denver, CO
Fri Jun 28, 2013
That depends; Denver has great professional sports teams. The Colorado Rockies Baseball Team
has many home games at beautiful Coors field. Attend a game and then enjoy a micro brew at any
number of locations close to Coors Field.

If you like live theatre entertainment. visit the Buell Theatre downtown and while there, ride the busses
on the 16th street mall. Also, there is a great fireworks show hosted by the City $ County of Denver
on July 4th.

Cheyenne Frontier Days; rodeo events is going on July 4th weekend in Cheyenne, Wyoming. If you
act quickly, you can ride the train up to Frontier Days and back to Denver; stay in Cheyenne the weekend.

If you like auto racing, the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb is on this weekend; June 30th. Aside from
the Indianapolis 500, this is the oldest auto racing event in the United States.

Then there is the "Taste of Colorado" in downtown Denver July 4th weekend. No admission but
many fine restaurants providing a taste of their favorite entrees for a nominal fee downtown.

There is also the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Many out of state artists displaying and selling their
best artworks, sculpture, etc. on the streets in Cherry Creek.

My suggestion would be to pick up a Denver Post newspaper and a current issue of "5280 Magazine" for advertisements of the many additional things to do like the Denver Museum of
Natural History; the Denver Zoo, etc. In Denver , CO. there is never lacking with fun places to
visit, events to attend and things to do. It is hard to choose.

Call us for more suggestions.

Stim Kennedy
Broker, CRS, SBR, NCE, SEC
stimson KENNEDY Realtors
Cell: 303 478-9494
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Ron Rovtar, Agent, Boulder, CO
Thu Oct 17, 2013
Hi Susan:

The first thing you should do is come up and visit us in Boulder! But if you want a great collection of information about everything that is going on in Colorado, check out the link in the "Web Reference" line below. It will keep you busy for a while, I promise.

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
(Soon to be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Web Reference:  http://www.colorado.com/
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Ethan Besser, Agent, Englewood, CO
Tue Oct 8, 2013
You would open your door and walk outside. Everything is fun here!
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Ritchy Haynes, , Denver, CO
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Lots to do, go hiking, camping, biking, fishing, really anything outdoors!
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Chuck Strau…, Agent, Denver, CO
Sat Jun 29, 2013
I am a Denver native, my family has been here since the 1890's and the simple answer is "anything outdoors". But that isn't to downplay all the great indoor activities (award winning theater, great restaurants and clubs, you name it).
You will love it here!!
Chuck Strauss
Your Castle Real Estate
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Robert McGui…, Agent, Denver, CO
Sat Jun 29, 2013

Thanks for your response. You got some of us 'natives' excited about the opportunities and amenities. We sometimes forget about all of the great shops, restaurants and entertainment venues when we live here begin to take thing for granted. I see you are renting. If you decide to make this a permanent move let me know how I can help you get settled in to a home of your own.

Robert McGuire
Your Castle Realestate
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Diana Ramirez, Agent, Garland, TX
Sat Jun 29, 2013
The answers already included are great. What I have to contribute is from personal experience. I absolutely loved the 10 years that I lived in Denver. One surprise you'll find ... Denver has 300+ days of sunshine year after year! If you are relocating there, and need a realtor I can certainly overwhelming refer a realtor associate in the Denver area.

My motto is "Serving the Dallas, Metro And Beyond Real Estate Needs!"

Diana Ramirez
Keller Williams Realty
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Suz A, Agent, Longmont, CO
Fri Jun 28, 2013
We're close to Denver. Check out this list on my blog here:

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donbobeda, Agent, Denver, CO
Fri Jun 28, 2013
Hike, bike, drink, go to world class music shows, theatre, sports, etc.
when are you coming out?
Don Bobeda 303-332-6849
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Robert McGui…, Agent, Denver, CO
Fri Jun 28, 2013
Hi Susan,

Welcome to Denver (CO). Good answers below. My first thought was the Colorado Rockies game. Also there are great restaurants and jazz clubs, theaters and comedy clubs downtown within walking distance of the stadium. In Central Denver there is the Botanic Gardens, Museum of Natural History, and so much more depending on what you like to do. It is also a 45 minute drive west to Blackhawk and Central City where there are casinos that also have good restaurants and live entertainment. Enjoy your time here in Denver. What are the attractions of Denver, NC?

Robert McGuire
Your Castle Realestate
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Denver, NC is tiny, but the people are super awesome so I'm going to list that as it's attractions. That and it's in NC. Best State. Denver CO is best city, but NC is all around best state :-)
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Tim Klein, Agent, Littleton, CO
Fri Jun 28, 2013
Susan- depends on what rating you want; G, PG, R, or X. We've got it all!
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