Denver Journals

Denver, Gateway to the Rockies

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A travel journal to Denver by Steve S.

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies Photo, Denver, Colorado More Photos
Quote: Denver is quite possibly one of the most beautiful city settings in the country and in the foothill of the Rockies is a great launching point for a variety of day trips, activities and cultural encounters.

Denver, Gateway to the Rockies

Overview

Denver Skyline Photo, Denver, Colorado
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The opportunities for enjoyment, both individual and with the family are limitless in Denver. From touring 16th Street Mall, a fabulous pedestrian mall with plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, to catching a ballgame when the Rockies, Broncos, or the other sports franchises are in town, to spending a day at the zoo or exploring the mountains, there is truly something for everyone in Denver.Quick Tips: Although staying in the heart of the city may seem to be the best choice for tourists, you will find that outside the excitement of the 16th Street Mall area, the Denver downtown area is a quite dull business area with not many family or touristy activities. Also, you'll pay more to st...Read More

Hyatt Regency Tech Center

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Hotel

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Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of downtown lies a nice find in Denver hotels. In town for a short weekend, we were looking for a nice hotel out of business of the downtown and touristy areas of the city while not compromising on value or quality. We were lucky enough to stumble upon the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, approximately ten miles from downtown but an impressive hotel in terms of service and amenities. We arrived late and expected to have problems with our reservation which had unfortunately not been secured with a credit card, mistake number one. However, the desk staff was more than courteous and even offered to upgrade our room for us at no cost for the inconvenience that we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2002

Hyatt Regency Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80237
303-779-1234

Chipotle

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Restaurant

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Not often would I consider encouraging visitors to a city to visit a chain food establishment. The opportunity to discover something new and adventurous is part of what is exciting about travelling to a new place, but Chipotle began in Denver and the original restaurant on Iliff, near the University of Denver, is certainly worth your time and effort. The restaurant is tiny by comparison to other dining stops in the city. A total of 10 tables or less provide very little seating capacity and during peak times, the line for food and a table seems to stretch endlessly out the door. Trust me, the wait is well worth your time! Unlike other fast food establishments, Chipotle makes everythi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2002

Chipotle
15280 E. Illiff Ave.
Denver, Colorado
(720) 747-9542

Beau Jo's

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Restaurant | "Beau Jo's Pizza"

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My first visit to Beau Jo's was similar to the proverbial "little kid in a candy shop." I had heard about the Colorado Style Pizza that Beau Jo's serves and and as a lover of good pizza, I had to try it. What I discovered was an enormous pizza with thick rolled edges topped with piles of fresh toppings, including some of the best meats and cheeses I've ever encountered on a pizza. The crust itself is a specialty and a work of art in Colorado. Almost as if a careful reminder to eat your crusts, Beau Jo's serves up squeeze bottles of honey for you to dip the crusts in. Sound unusual? I thought so! But I found that it was a rather interesting experience, made only better by the wheat grain crust t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Beau Jo's
2710 South Colorado Blvd
Denver, Colorado 80222
+1 303 758 1519

Tattered Cover Bookstore

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Attraction | "Tattered Cover"

Tattered Cover Bookstore Photo, Denver, Colorado
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The Tattered Cover will remind you of a cross between a modern day chain mega-bookstore and a quaint old fashioned mom and dad store. The store is enormous on the inside with various categories of books spread out over several floors. Leather chairs are prominent throughout the store and provide an excellent and inviting location to sit and read or enjoy a treat from the snack bar/bakery on the first floor. Reading lamps provide mood lighting that makes you feel more at home than in a store and the staff encourages that feeling of belonging by being unobtrusive but more than willing to help when needed. Speaking of staff, you're not likely to find a more knowledgable group of book sellers anywhere...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2002

Tattered Cover Bookstore
2955 East First Ave
Denver, Colorado 80206
+1 303 322 7727; +1

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies

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Attraction | "Coors Field"

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies Photo, Denver, Colorado
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Quite possibly the most beautiful ballpark in the majors, Coors Field will leave any baseball fan and many outdoor lovers waiting for a return trip. Coors is of the new breed of major league baseball stadiums that have the modern conveniences but the feel of the old time stadiums. The facade of brick and glass welcomes you to the entrance ways and then you're quickly guided inside the ballpark towards the seating areas by ushers almost too eager to be of assistance. Pay special attention to the enormous scoreboard in left field that is one of the tallest and most scenic in baseball and beyond the scoreboard to the Rockies which defintely serve as the most visually spectacular backdrop in baseball. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2002

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies
2001 Blake St.
Denver, Colorado 80205
(303) 762-5437