Have you ever been to Denver, Colorado? Our travelers absolutely love the area. It’s the perfect mixture of the outdoorsman’s dream and the city dealer’s paradise. There’s plenty to do, you may need to extend a few times to see everything!
We asked our travelers what they thought of working in Denver and they picked out their favorite places to visit while on assignment.
- Red Rocks Amphitheatre: There’s a never-ending list of events happening at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and there’s no other concert venue like it! If you’re not feeling musical, you join an exercise group on the rocks, go hiking and biking, grab a souvenir at the trading post, or browse the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
- Downtown Aquarium: Aquariums are always a fun activity for people of all ages. The Denver Downtown Aquarium has a bunch of unique exhibits and experiences. You can grab tickets to their Shipwreck exhibits with 5 different species of shark. It’s an experience of a lifetime!
- LoDo: LoDo is one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods and home to the best food in the city. Plus great local shops, boutiques, and galleries too. Whether you’re looking to work, play, or eat, LoDo is the place to go (see what we did there?). Take a look at the number of Instagram posts from LoDo and you’ll see exactly what we mean.
Best local place to eat in Denver: Beast + Bottle
Beast + Bottle specializes in what they call “Farm Focused Food.” Their restaurant is built upon close-knit relationships with local farmers and ranchers. It’s delicious food with the highest quality ingredients for a decent price. The menu rotates based on the availability of local stock and they serve some of the best brunches in the city! Their reviews speak for themselves:
“Visited from out of town and had a great dinner here. Ended up sharing 4 apps, one entree, one dessert (the burrata, the baguette, fig&pig flatbread, gnocchi, and Cod, and the chocolate trio) with my husband and was STUFFED after. Everything was tasty, and the service was attentive.
They offer a 4-course chefs tasting menu for $75 where they pick one app and you get to pick the rest, offer a wine pairing for additional $30 (good price compared to individual menu pricing). We wanted to do this but had to be out of the restaurant in 1.5 hours and apparently, this is more of a 2-2.5 hour experience. Would definitely try this if we were to come back and be more hungry/have more time!”
“I’ve been here a couple of times, this last visit was for their Christmas Eve duck dinner and it was phenomenal! They even made the side of rice with duck liver. It’s a good spot for foodies and they are friendly, check it out!”
“This is where my wife and I had our first date. Every other year we come back for our anniversary and the team there goes above and beyond to make it special. Custom printed menus and complimentary champagne!”
Best local bakery in Denver: Detour Bakery
Detour Bakery is definitely one of the most delicious bakeries in town. From fresh pastries, artisan bread, to quiches, there are so many amazing options to choose from. The locals rave about it and our travelers love it too. Take a look at some of their reviews:
“The best quiche in Denver. All the baked bread and baked goods are delicious and fresh daily. Truly French!! Great service.”
“Came here this morning with my daughter for my birthday and it didn’t disappoint. The pastries were perfect!!! Just enough filling in my strawberry/cream cheese croissant that I tasted the filling with every bite. My daughter got the cinnamon roll and went to school with a full stomach and super happy. Now that I have found this little gem only 5 minutes away from our house, I’ll be returning many more mornings!!! ❤👍”
“I stopped here one afternoon on a whim and ordered their sticky mickey bun. It was delightful and their shop is adorable inside. They have outdoor seating as well, so I’m already planning to bring my dog with me next time and a friend to try a few more of their lovely bakery goodies.”
Our travelers love every aspect of working in Denver. Here is what they shared about the city overall:
“I’m highly considering moving to Denver. Perfect mixture of city life & outdoorsy fun. Go on a hike in the mountains or walk through downtown, it’s amazing. I loved it.”
“Denver was fun. The facility was busy, but in a good way. Seemed fairly normal. The city is lively and there’s enough to do while you’re there. Extend a few times. You won’t regret it.”