Go to the RiNo district
Visit the Modern Nomad
If you want to visit the trendy side of Denver, head over to Larimer Street. You'll find places like Port Side for good coffee & brunch and Modern Nomad, a warehouse with mini shops with home decor, boutiques, gifts and more!
I personally bought a plant leaf from ReRoot, a plant nursey located inside the Modern Nomad!
This is the art district of Denver, so you'll find murals all over, a rainbow crosswalk, and trendy bars/ restaurants full of young people!
Events are safely starting back up, so make sure to check the official Denver website for more information.
See murals around Five Points
Walk down Larimer street starting at the Denver Central Market (stop by here for lunch!) and you'll find tons of gorgeous murals along the street.
Get beereducated at the Coors Brewery
If you're planning on visiting Red Rocks, you might as well make a stop at this gem in Golden, Colorado. The Coors Brewery is just 15 minutes away from the Amphitheater and well worth your time and money!
It's $5 for Colorado residents and $10 for others, and no charge for active duty or veterans.
You get a self-guided tour experience, up to 3-8oz. samples and a commemorative glass. At the end you get two free Coors drinks at their "bar" area where you can also sit down after your 1.5 hour tour.
Visit Red Rocks
You knew this was coming... Red Rocks are a MUST visit when you come to Denver (big plus if there's a concert happening.
I went when there wasn't a concert happening, but I still had an amazing time. Being in a natural amphitheater is an amazing experience! Plus if you plan on visiting the Coors Brewery you might as well check it out.
They've started events back up at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in April 2021, so start planning!
Take a day trip to Boulder
This town is really laid back - especially during the day when it's cold out. Walk for a minute or so to Pearl Street Mall to go into boutiques, coffee shops, and a beautiful view of the mountains.
Plan to spend time at the Union Station
You'd be surprised at how entertaining a train station can be. Union Station has plenty of dining options that you'll enjoy!
I had brunch at Snooze and it did not disappoint.
Visit a dispensary
LoDo Wellness Center is a three-minute walk from Union Station, but there are plenty around the downtown Denver area.
Just check their website to see if you have to reserve a time slot online, like LoDo does.
Check out a map of dispensaries where you're staying in Denver, and stop by for some treats at the beginning of your trip!
This was my first time visiting, and I am dying to go back! Next time I'd like to explore thrift shops and go on more nature sites. so let me know your recommendations in the comments!