The Bluebird Theater was built in 1913 and originally named after the prominent Denver grocer and druggist, John Thompson. The theater was renamed in 1922 and became an important part of the community. The theater was also initially a movie house and went through various phases over the years. In 1994, Chris Swank and a business partner invested in the Bluebird and it re-opened as a mecca for music that you know today. The theater is laid out in tiers with a balcony overlooking the entire space and is a great place to experience live music in Denver.
At the Forney Museum of Transportation, exhibits feature antique automobiles from 1899 to 1976, including Amelia Earhart's Kissel Car and Prince Aly Kahn's Rolls Royce, carriages, bicycles, motorcycles, farm machinery, the world's largest locomotive called the Big Boy (measuring over 134' long) and much more.
The Marquis Theater has specialized in bringing national and regional acts to the Denver area for nearly 3 years. They are known for helping up-and-coming acts make their debuts, including Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, and the Jonas Brothers.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center is a lavishly appointed shopping center in the heart of Denver. With a total of 160 shops, restaurants and services, Cherry Creek is Denver's premier shopping destination and one of the top tourist attractions in town. This world-class shopping center features renowned stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Foley's, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier, with Nordstrom opening in 2007.
Tee off on a mile-high course in Denver, where you'll play amongst the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Options include the public City Park Golf Course, featuring panoramic views of the city, and the award-winning, internationally acclaimed The Ridge at Castle Pines North.
"Nuggets" refers to the 19th century mining boom in Colorado, when people rushed to the area, hoping to make their fortunes by panning gold and silver nuggets. Catch a Nuggets game while in Denver and watch them dominate the opposition on the Pepsi Center court.
Explore the Denver area's winter wonderland - the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains - on a snowshoeing tour! Just 30 minutes outside Denver, Colorado's Front Range has hundreds of trails that allow you to enjoy the wintertime wilderness (Nov to March). Choose either a 4- or 6-hour adventure to suit your schedule; lunch is included on the 6-hour tour.
Enjoy the fresh Colorado air and admire the views of the Rocky Mountains as you fly through trees and over meadows on a zipline! Ride on some of Colorado's longest zipline tracks on a course that spans more than 6,000 feet (1,828 m). Choose between a 4-line ride and a 6-line ride and enjoy scenic hikes between the ziplines. This Rocky Mountain zipline adventure is perfect for those seeking an adrenaline-filled outdoor experience!
Follow your experienced mountain-biking guide on an adventure through Colorado's Front Range, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. On this mountain-biking tour, your expert guide will customize your trip so that you'll ride trails that align with your level of experience. Choose between a half-day beginner or intermediate adventure and get ready for a fun, scenic experience!
Embark on a hiking adventure through Colorado's Front Range while you're in Denver! Take a full-day or half-day hike and choose your experience level: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Enjoy a scenic hike through the single-track trails of the Front Range with your expert guide, who will cater your private hike to accommodate your needs and abilities. Admire spectacular views of forests and rock formations, and refuel with a complimentary sports drink and energy bar.
Feel like you're on the top of the world when you reach the peak of a 14er, the affectionate name for a Colorado mountain with an elevation of at least 14,000 feet (4,267 meters). Colorado is home to the most 14ers in North America, and climbing these peaks is a favorite pastime among Colorado outdoor enthusiasts. You can be among them on this full-day hiking tour from Denver with an expert guide.
Instead of hiking, appreciate Colorado's Front Range in a different way -- on a trail run! Not for the faint of heart, this guided tour in the Rocky Mountains will take you on a 2.5-hour run along beginner, intermediate or advanced trails. As you run along these single-track trails with your expert guide, take in incredible views of the beautiful pine tree forests, impressive rock formations and the city of Denver.
For an exciting, adrenaline-pumping experience when you're in Denver, head 30 minutes outside the city for a 5-hour rock-climbing adventure! Colorado's Front Range is home to unique rock formations that make for great climbing conditions, whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced climber. All climbing equipment is provided, including ropes, harnesses and shoes, and snacks and water are included, so all you have to do is come ready for an adventure!
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As the region's only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a wide variety of symphonic performances - from classical repertoire to innovative new forms. See them perform at Boettcher Concert Hall, the nation's first symphony hall in the round designed to place the audience close to the stage in a unique environment.
Two monolithic sandstone rocks, the color of a Southwestern sunset, comprise Red Rocks Amphitheater. Leave it to nature to outdo their best efforts at designing the world's best venue. Headliners from the Beatles to U2 have played the stage at this amphitheater just outside of Denver, and acts as grandiose as the amphitheater itself are sure to continue to perform here in the future.
Mizuna resonates with quiet conversation. The linen-draped tables and soft yellow dining room perfectly highlight the cuisine, also simple, elegant, and understated. Chef/owner Frank Bonanno has created a special spot for food lovers here. At Mizuna, cooks are given free creative reign over a menu that changes monthly to emphasize pure, seasonal ingredients with clean flavors that make even the most exotic fare seem familiar. Ultimately, this is an American-style restaurant heavy on French technique, influence and philosophy with flawless service and an eclectic assortment of international wines.
After a day at the Denver Art Museum, yet another stroke of genius can be seen at Palettes. This Kevin Taylor Restaurant features contemporary American cuisine with a global palette of fresh, flavorful and dynamic ingredients that are artfully prepared on canvases of fine china.
Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant located in central Denver's historic district. They serve chef Alex Seidel's interpretation of sophisticated comfort food paired with an eclectic wine list and impeccable service, and the menu and wine list change seasonally throughout the year.
Izakaya literally means "sake house with small plates" and you will find Izakaya pubs all over Japan. It is a place where locals go to let loose after a hard day's work. Like the traditional sake dens of Japan, Izakaya Den is a wonderful place to sit and contemplate your work day. For those who love Slow Food, Izakaya Den offers the chance to stretch out your dining experience, enjoy each bite, every carefully balanced flavor, every drop of liquid genius, disguised as sauce.
Osteria Marco is a very social, artisan-style pizzeria in the heart of Larimer Square. The exposed brick dining room is lined with bottles from an exclusively Italian wine list, which features nearly one hundred labels priced under fifty dollars per bottle. They roast the lamb, pork, and beef for their paninis right in the dining room, and craft the cheeses and charcuterie from a salumi bar in-house.
legendary restaurant is for the food and wine aficionado. Blending contemporary American cuisine with one of the best wine selections anywhere, the Palace Arms consistently rates among the finest restaurants in Denver. Signature items, such as seared steak of Colorado bison, combine with many creative contemporary dishes.
At Vesta Dipping Grill, the decor features waves of gold and copper swirling around giant tables. The contemporary design blends seamlessly with exposed brick walls and the sizzle of the open kitchen. Lamb loin is fall-off-the-bone tender, while a salad of arugula and shaved Romano with fig vinaigrette is simple but sensuous. Dipping entrees include smoked duck breast paired with mango poblano salsa, strips of calamari steak with Vietnamese chili-lime sauce, or ginger-seared tuna with jalapeno mustard (Citysearch).
Sushi Sasa is designed to offer Denver the opportunity to enjoy traditional and "new style" Japanese cuisine harmoniously beneath one roof. Bilingual chefs man the sushi bar at the rear of the zen-like space and offer up exotic fish and produce from around the world with the heart of the cuisine remaining Japanese.
Modern Mexican Cuisine. Tequila Bar. Year-Round Rooftop Tequila. At Lounge At La Sandia, internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval uses innovative culinary techniques and fresh, local ingredients to raise authentic Mexican recipes to new heights. Enjoy Chef Sandoval's modern Mexican flavors with selections from our Tequila Bar - we offer over 100 varieties of tequila, as well as handcrafted margaritas. Warm, Latin-inspired service will round out your experience at La Sandia. Please note that, due to extremely high demand, we are not able to take reservations for rooftop or patio seating. Rooftop and patio seating are available on a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you at La Sandia. Buen provecho y salud!
Situated in the Red Rocks country 17 miles southwest of Denver on Highway 285, The Fort is a true replica of Bent's Fort, the first American community west of the Mississippi and rendezvous of Kit Carson & other "Mountain Men". The nine dining rooms, seating 350, are white plastered over adobe. Unusual but hearty dishes, typical of the early West, are provided from open grills.
South Pearl Street is one of Denver's most historic, charming, and popular shopping districts. Stretching from Buchtel to Jewell Avenues, the tree-lined blocks are the antidote to the modern mega-mall. Here you'll find an authentic mix of real people, locally-owned one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, some of the city's hottest restaurants and night spots, as well as popular seasonal events all year long.