An Itinerary Even Eeyore Would Enjoy
Breakfast at Lucile’s. I know you’re in Denver, CO but their shrimp and grits are amazing. Don’t walk away without an order of beignets.
Hiking up Red Rocks. Now that you’re all fueled up, get in touch with that Coloradan lifestyle and get active. What better place than Colorado’s historic outdoor music venue, Red Rocks? I suggest taking in the Amphitheatre first, strapping on your hiking boots and hitting Red Rocks trails.
Drive up Lookout Mountain for a full view of Denver and beyond.
High tea at the historic Brown Palace Hotel. It sounds like a swanky event for grandmothers to get together to discuss their bridge club (and it very well might be). BUT it’s a tradition complete with tea pastries, scones and tea sandwiches.
Get a Mile High. No, not like that. Climb to the Capitol’s 13th step – the exact marker of 5280ft, or one mile above sea level.
Dinner? At Casa Bonita: As seen on South Park. Yep, the food is terrible. And yep, every native Coloradan has been. It’s an initiation. Plus, there’s cliff divers and endless sopapillas! If you’re lucky, the mariachi band might let you shake their maracas. ¡Ay yi yi!
Throw up. Like I said, their food isn’t great.
Hazy Banjo Billy’s Tour. You’re in Colorado and you’re of age. Stop in at a recreational marijuana shop, order a Sativa based (the more energetic strain) edible and jump on board a Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour! This funky bus takes riders on a journey of Denver’s history from its roots in mining to the bustling metropolis it is today. BYOB.
Ssh it’s a secret. Grab a cocktail at Williams & Graham, Denver’s speakeasy in a corner bookstore with handcrafted cocktails, small plates & desserts.
Burlesque show at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. If you get lucky, you might catch a peek at The Butt Cracker.
Ping Pong on at the Social: Get over to the Punch Bowl Social on Broadway for some heavy rounds of ping pong. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, the Social hosts a variety of games including bowling, an arcade and plenty of booze for a good time. Make sure to snap a picture in front of Colorado’s most photographed wall. Eat, drink and be merry.
The rest is up to you…
- Lauren Kelsch – An Itinerary Even Eeyore Would Enjoy - December 22, 2015