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Lauren Kelsch – An Itinerary Even Eeyore Would Enjoy2 min read

An Itinerary Even Eeyore Would Enjoy
7am

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.

Lucile's

8am

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.

Red Rocks

10am

Drive up Lookout Mountain for a full view of Denver and beyond.

Lookout Mountain

11am

Taste a Voodoo Doughnut. You’ve worked up an appetite, you deserve it. I suggest the Maple Bacon Donut. Be prepared for a line. It’s quite the popular place. There’s magic in those holes.

Voodoo Doughnut

12pm

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.

Brown Palace Hotel

1pm

Bike tour of local breweries. Colorado is known for its beers. After all, it is the location for the Annual Great American Beer Festival! Stop in for flights on your bike tour.

Bike Bar Tours

4:20pm

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.

13th Step of the Capitol

5pm

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!

Casa Bonita

6pm

Throw up. Like I said, their food isn’t great.

6:30pm

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.

Banjo Billy Bus Tour

7:45pm

Ssh it’s a secret. Grab a cocktail at Williams & Graham, Denver’s speakeasy in a corner bookstore with handcrafted cocktails, small plates & desserts.

Williams & Graham

9pm

Burlesque show at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. If you get lucky, you might catch a peek at The Butt Cracker.

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

10pm

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.

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social Wall

12am 

The rest is up to you…

About Lauren Kelsch

My name is Lauren Kelsch. I work at a tissue grafting company, Allosource, in the joint restoration department. As an operation technician, I make fresh cartilage graft for those in need of surgery. I'm working toward becoming a registered nurse. I'm a true Colorado native that loves being outside. I'm on my board every weekend of the winter and in my hiking boots the rest of the year (unless I'm taking it easy in the hammock of course). I love shooting videos and traveling.

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