haute nature: travel guide to denver
A reader asked me a few days ago for my advice for a travel guide to Denver.
I obliged and sent her a list of my favorite haunts and discoveries, hope you all enjoy it also!
Twist & Shout
A great music store with new and used vinyl and cd's, dvd's, etc.
Twist & Shout
and there is the Tattered Cover (independently owned great bookstore) next door to Twist & Shout (it has two locations)
Perhaps you could catch a live music show at the Paramount, Gothic, Bluebird, or the Fillmore.
Blue Bird Theatre
ARTS & CRAFTS:
First Friday Openings in the Sante Fe district of Denver are good for gallery shows.
The Fabric Lab--a crafty place
The Fabric Lab
3105 East Colfax Avenue. Denver, CO
Fancy Tiger--crafty stuff
14 South Broadway Denver
The Shoppe Denver--fancy cupcakes mixed with art
3103 East Colfax Avenue
Mod Livin--retro and new furniture
5327 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80220
The Nines--retro furniture and housewares
2601 Walnut St (26th and Walnut)
Denver, CO 80205
1203 13th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80302. For directions contact them at (303) 443-5190.
10 S Broadway in Denver, Colorado (South Broadway
vintage clothing 40's-90's
Babareeba Then & Now
Current and vintage clothing shoes and accessories. (Highlands area)
3629 West 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
I also like the lower downtown area of Denver (LODO) --tons of new buildings/renovations.
There you will find another Tattered Cover location, great restaurants, and the Modern Art Museum of Denver.
Tattered Cover Bookstore
The main art museum was originally designed by Gio Ponti with the new addition designed by Daniel Liebskind
Denver Art Museum
do not miss the Vance Kirkland Museum--trust me. Mod decorative arts galore!
South Broadway street has lots of antiques too if you like that sort of thing.
I am vegetarian, so I love the
Watercourse Foods --near the Kirland Museum
Mercury Cafe --near LODO by car (sometimes have live music ala Vox Feminista, etc...
Cafe Brazil --need reservation
Domo Restaurant --near LODO by car
if you like seafood:
Sushi Den --South Broadway area
Jax Fish House --in LODO
Cherry Creek area--also a huge mall there--might want to avoid that. But Cherry Creek has cute boutiques on their street area.
also an Oilily there in Cherry Creek
3000 E 3rd Ave # 14, Denver
sounds funny but a trip to REI by the river front in Denver is spectacular (close to LODO) the building used to be a railroad repair building--its stunning interior is vaulted and cavernous. There is a Starbucks inside--the whole building is strangely worth a visit.
this shop is in an area called Highlands--also another cute street.
Denver has an aquarium which is great for kids as well as a the Denver Botanical Garden, most excellent in the summer time with concerts--but they do have a tropical indoor area that is nice for the winter months.
I hope this helps if you are planning a visit to Denver.
if you have any other suggestions, please comment.