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Adventures in Denver

Yesterday I shared about some of the delicious food I ate while I was in Denver and today I’m going to share a few of our other adventures…things you definitely don’t want to miss when you head to The Mile High City!

Highland Farmers Market
Highland Farmers Market

Highland Farmers Market – Instead of staying in a hotel while we were in Denver, we rented a house and let me just say, this is how I want to travel from here on out!  The beauty of being at a house is that we had a full kitchen, so when I saw there was a Farmers Market in the neighborhood, I knew we had to shop…and boy am I glad we did!  There was a great selection of produce and one booth sold an entire bag of produce for $10…what a deal!  If you are in Denver on a Saturday morning head over to 15th and Boulder for the Farmers Market!

Tornadough at Coors Field
Tornadough at Coors Field

Colorado Rockies at Coors Field – One of the items on my Bucket List is to visit all of the Major League Baseball parks so anytime I visit a town with baseball I make sure to attend a game.  A couple of great things I want to point out about Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies…1) You can pay $5 to get a ticket in the Rockpile, and it’s totally worth it! 2) The field is downtown and has incredible views. 3) You can get a Tornadough – a cross between a pretzel and a doughnut!  If you go to Denver from April to September be sure to check the Rockies schedule to see if they are in town!

Red Rock Amphitheater
Red Rock Amphitheater

Hiking at Red Rocks – If you’re a fan of Extreme Weight Loss then you’ll recognize this as the location for several of Chris’ Fight or Flight workouts.  It’s also one of the best concert venues in the country and I wish I had been able to attend a concert, any concert, while we were there!  But we were fortunate enough to discover a group of tourists down on stage who happened to be a music group and they treated the crowd to a few songs…the acoustics were unreal!  And the workout…not for the faint of heart!  But the views were breathtaking and I loved that you can even see downtown Denver!

Civic Center Eats
Civic Center Eats

Civic Center Eats – If you are a fan of the food truck scene then you absolutely must head over to Civic Center Eats Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer!  There was every type of food imaginable and I loved getting to meet locals who shared some great tips on things to see and do in Denver!  I enjoyed a yummy veggie crepe from CKrepes that absolutely hit the spot!  I wish I had been in Denver longer so I could try more of the food, but I guess this is a reason to go back…as if I needed even another reason!

Little Man Ice Cream
Little Man Ice Cream

Little Man Ice Cream – I’d heard about Little Man Ice Cream (and seen a picture from Lauren that had me drooling!), but none of that did this ice cream justice!  If the line more than 100 people long wasn’t proof enough, I don’t know what else could convince you!  But I’ll try with these two words…Salted.  Oreo.  Oh-em-gee!  Y’all this ice cream was some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had!  From the giant milk can (which weighs about 14,000 pounds!), to the incredibly creative flavors (think Whopper Malt), to the festive environment, to the fact that for every scoop of ice cream sold a scoop of rice/beans is donated to developing countries…this a must-do on any trip to Denver!

Cupcakes – Y’all, I had several delicious cupcakes while I was in Denver!  But, they’re each going to get their own post so stay tuned in to the blog to check out the cupcake goodness available in Denver!  I shared the first one earlier this week so be sure to check out my thoughts on Mulberries Cake Shop! Adventures in Denver | Girl on the Move Blog

If you couldn’t already tell, Denver is one of my absolute favorite cities to visit (more on that later this summer!)…they have such great food, so many opportunities to be active, an easy to navigate downtown and just a great vibe!  If you are looking for somewhere to go on your next vacation, I would highly recommend Denver!

When you travel to new places are you more about the food, the fitness, spending time with locals, hitting all of the popular tourist spots…what do you like to do best in new cities?

4 Comments

  • NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner

    I’ve never been to Denver, but it looks like an amazing place to visit.

    I’ve also got a baseball park bucket list. My husband and I met because of our love for baseball and the Red Sox. At last count, I’ve been to 14 parks! I’d love to take our kids through all of the parks once they get a bit older. At 5 and 1, I can’t justify paying for a ticket when I know they won’t last through the entire game. Red Sox tickets are EXPENSIVE!

    • jmdenouden@gmail.com

      Yay, 5 and 1 isn’t the best age for doing a tour of the parks but when they are older that will be a lot of fun! And I highly recommend that everyone visits Denver at some point because it is truly so awesome!

  • Shelly @ Behind Blue Eyes

    When I travel, food is always #1 importance…although, I like to eat so food is always #1 even if I’m not travelling. I like to visit tourists spot, but I am very likely to wander off the beaten path as well. If you make it to Chicago, I highly recommend going to a Cubs game over the White Socks. Maybe it’s just me, but I love the nostalgia of Wrigley Field. Cellular Field has too many tvs and flashing billboards.

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