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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 1960 the Denver Broncos have grown into a team that is followed by legions of fans throughout the Rocky Mountain region, United States and the world. An original franchise of the American Football League, the club reached the National Football League's pinnacle by capturing its first World Championship by virtue of a 31-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. Watch the Broncos continue their tradition of excellence at a home game at INVESCO Field.
Established in 1993, the Rockies play in the West Division of the National League. The team is named after the Rocky Mountains, which pass through Colorado just west of Denver. Watch them hit opponents out of the park as they try for the World Series at Coors Field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.