Denver Journals

The Mile High City

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A travel journal to Denver by techflyer

Quote: I moved from Boston to Denver about a two years ago. While Boston is missed, Denver offers a lifestyle that can't be beat whether you live here or are just visiting. Given that Denver has more sunny days than any other US city, you can count on enjoying the outdoors anytime of year.

The Mile High City

Overview

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Denver is a sports town and you have many options. Take in a Rockies game at Coors field in the summer and then relax in LoDo (Lower Downtown) at the many bars and restaurants. You'll see more change than you ever imagined at the US Mint. To see the woman behind the Titanic, visit the Molly Brown house. Quick Tips: Spend a night or two in the city, and then head to the Mountains. The town of Breckenridge offers plenty of options and is a good base for further exploration. Be careful about renting a car at the airport, as the taxes and fees add about 25% to the cost. Finally, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a jacket whether you come in February or July. The sun is strong in February an...Read More

Hotel Monaco Denver - A Kimpton Hotel

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Hotel | "Hotel Monoco"

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The Hotel Monoco is a very smart hotel. Part of a newer chain located based in San Francisco, you will be refreshed by the colorful decor and attitude. Blending modern chic with quirky comforts, you will be pampered and refreshed throughout your stay. The rooms are decorated in vibrant colors. While a bit small, they were very well equipped with a large desk, two phone lines, modern bathrooms, robes, and a big King bed. If you are travelling alone, request a companion. The staff will be delighted to bring you up a faithful goldfish to accompany you during you stay. The lobby is large and comfortable. Every day they offer coffee in the morning (Strong and flavorful coffee t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2001

Hotel Monaco Denver - A Kimpton Hotel
1717 CHAMPA ST
Denver, Colorado 80202
303-296-1717

Fort

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Restaurant | "The Fort"

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To get to the Fort, you drive West of Denver into the foothills. Eventually you see the Fort on a grassy hill off the road. Walking through the Adobe walls of the Fort transports you back in time to the Old West. You walk into a courtyard and listen to the relaxing Indian music as you gaze at the TeePee and the campfire. To the right there is an open air dining room decorated in smart Western style. Pause for a moment and enjoy the atmosphere before you enter the restaurant. The Fort serves a variety of game and specializes in Buffalo. Their famous appetizer is the Rattlesnake cake. It has just enough spice to sting you. It was excellent, although a bit pricey. They have some less exoti...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2001

Fort
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, Colorado 80465
(303) 697-4771

Sushi Den

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Restaurant

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A little hard to find, Sushi Den is arguably the best Japanese food in Denver. It is located on the quaint Old S. Pearl Street in a residential area about 5 miles south of downtown. The restaurant's three dining rooms are modern looking. The sushi bar dominates the front room, with a team of 8-10 sushi chefs nightly. Most night see the restaurant packed with a wait of 30-75 minutes. Unfortunately, reservations are not accepted. While you wait, order some soybeans and enjoy your favorite drink. My favorite is the BIG Kirin, but they have a wide range of sake and a selection of California wines. If you are a party of two, and can wait a bit longer, opt for the sushi bar. You wil...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2002

Sushi Den
1487 South Pearl St
Denver, Colorado 80210
+1 303 777 0826

Molly Brown House Museum

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Attraction | "The Molly Brown House"

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Remember the "unsinkable Molly Brown" from the Titanic. Well she really existed and you can see her house and hear the stories in Denver. Together with her miner husband J.J., Maggie Brown struck it rich and joined the Denver social elite. Her life was constantly surrounded by myths, which she encouraged. At the Molly Brown House you can hear the stories while you tour her restored Victorian mansion. The staff is very avid about Maggie's life, and will give you an excellent perspective of life in Denver in Victorian times. The museum is located in Capitol Hill which is a good walk from the downtown area. There are numerous coffee houses, shops and restaurants in the historic r...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 19, 2001

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
(303) 832-4092

White Water Rafting - Royal Gorge

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Attraction

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If you love Whitewater rafting, then grab on to your oars. This half day trip includes about 8 class III-IV rapids such as Sunshine Falls and Sledgehammer. The rapids are in the first three quarters of the trip. You can relax of the last half hour as you come out of the Gorge. As a bonus you get some of the most spectacular scenery in Colorado as you wind through the Royal Gorge. You will get the best possible view of Royal Gorge Bridge as you pass beneath it. The trip from Denver takes about three hours. As an aside you can stop in Canon City, an old Western town just east of Royal Gorge. You might also stay there the night before. We stayed at the Comfort Inn, and made the short journe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2001

White Water Rafting - Royal Gorge
Royal Gorge
Denver, Colorado

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techflyer

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Fairfax, Virginia