Character and Charm in Historic Larimer Square

Located on one of Denver’s most historic blocks, Larimer Square is a downtown shopping district that has character and a small-town feel. Regular visitors appreciate the upscale restaurants, boutique shops, and seasonal events like art shows, Oktoberfest, and Denver Restaurant Week.

The numerous shops make it easy to find upscale clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Several nightclubs and bars create a vibrant nightlife, and strands of lights hang across the street give the district its night-time charm. Valet parking is a convenient touch, making it easy to stop by to shop, dine, or dance.

If you'd like to dine, Larimer Square also hosts a number of great restaurants. You can enjoy steak at The Capital Grille or Ted's Montana Grill, find seafood at Ocean's Prime, grab coffee at Stabucks, or enjoy another of the nearby eateries.

Visit Larimer Square's website to find out more information!

Historic Larimer Square
1430 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 534-2367
www.larimersquare.com
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Denver Microbrew Tour!

Are you a fan of craft beer? Do you enjoy learning the interesting history of Denver? If you said yes to either of these questions then the Denver Microbrew Tour is for you!

This guided walking tour of Denver's finest craft breweries is fun for everyone who wants to learn more about beer, the industry, and our great city!

Visit http://www.denvermicrobrewtour.com/ for tickets and more information!

Find Your Inner IRISH at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Today!

Join your fellow Coloradans in downtown Denver today for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! The fun starts at 9:30am in the LoDo District.

For more information go to www.denverstpatricksdayparade.com!

Clyfford Still Museum: Honoring An Important Artist

Clyfford Still brought the art of abstract expressionism to the West Coast, and his best works are housed at a Denver museum bearing his name. In his will, Still stated that his entire estate should be given to an American city for a museum that would focus entirely on his work. Denver was lucky enough to get that estate, which includes the works from the estate of Still’s widow.

The collection includes over 800 paintings from all eras of Still’s career, including his student and Depression-era works. His first move into abstraction are also included in the collection, moving into his works of “high” abstract expressionism. A rotating exhibit will further educate visitors on the abstract expressionist movement.

The Clyfford Still Museum is open Tuesdays through Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays until 8 p.m.

Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 354-4880
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Enjoy Bubble Tea at Its Best at Bobalicious Tea House

Located at the Town Square shopping area near the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, Bobalicious Tea House is a cool spot not only for boba (bubble) tea, but also for other interesting tea and coffee flavors. Over 80 different boba tea flavors are on the menu here, along with 85 loose-leaf teas from the world over.

Classic boba tea is made with green tea, tapioca pearls, and flavorings. There are also four choices: snow, milky, icy or hot. Not crazy about tapioca? Any boba tea can be made tapioca-free. On a cold day, you can also get a tasty coffee drink or a hot cocoa. As for food, expect a dim sum platter, potstickers, red bean sesame balls, and more.

Bobalicious Tea House
23955 E. Plaza Avenue
Aurora, CO 80016
(303) 627-5468
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Start Your Day With a Fresh Bear Claw From The Donut House

When you’re in Aurora and want something sweet, come to the Donut House. Located on South Parker Road a few blocks north of Cherry Creek State Park, this family-owned business makes fresh doughnuts daily. Here, doughnuts are sweetened with honey instead of the artificial sweeteners used by the big guys.

Be prepared to encounter a large menu, but don’t worry — the owner is usually behind the counter, and you won’t feel rushed. Big favorites are the bear claw (so big it looks like it came from an actual bear) and the fritters. Get a dozen or just a couple with coffee for breakfast. There’s even a nice lunch menu.

The Donut House
3124 S. Parker Rd
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 337-2771
http://www.thedonuthouse.com/
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Shop For Your Health at Sprouts Farmers Market

Located in the Gardens of Havana shopping center, Sprouts is the place to go for produce, meats, and dry goods that combine great taste and health benefits. This place combines the feel of an old-fashioned farmers market with modern grocery store conveniences, offering a variety of local, organic items.

Many of the fresh produce and dairy items offered are procured from area farms, while the meat department offers organic, grass-fed beef. Make sure you check out the ready-to-cook items, and pick up a craft brew or local wine to enjoy, as well. If you're looking to save money, consider purchasing Sprouts' house brand products, which promise to be free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. 

Sprouts Farmers Market
1150 S. Ironton Street
Aurora, CO 80012
(720) 278-2008
http://sprouts.com/
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Get Ready for Halloween — Visit The 13th Floor!

Want to be SCARED this Halloween? Visit one of Denver's scariest haunted houses: The 13th Floor!

Visit 13thfloorhauntedhouse.com for the legend of the 13th floor, a peek inside what to expect, and to buy tickets!


 

The Brew Hut: Brew Your Own Beer

The Brew Hut has everything you need to brew your own beer or make your own wine. Pre-packaged kits are available, complete with everything you need to make a certain beer. You can also purchase ingredients individually. The shelves are filled with hops, yeast, malt, strainers, bottles, and more. The helpful staff is very knowledgeable and can guide you through this process if you ask for help. Otherwise they stand back and let you explore all the home brewing goodies. While you shop enjoy a drink from the Dry Dock next door. Join the email list to receive discounts! Visit the website for recipes and store hours. 

The Brew Hut
15120 East Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 680-8898
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Cherry Creek Trail: A Natural Adventure

Cherry Creek Trail gives you the opportunity to see Denver in a whole different way. From Confluence Park to Cherry Creek Lake and Reservoir, this 11 mile trail is great for walkers, bikers and rollerbladers. And if you feel like biking but don’t have your ride with you, you can rent a bike from Denver B-Cycles, located all along the trail. Confluence Park, with its great scenic views, is a great place to start your trip. Then stop at Wazee St., especially if you have tickets to Coors Field. Bring your clubs for a round of golf at Denver Country Club or shop at the Cherry Creek Mall, both located along the Trail. The Four-Mile Park is the spot for a picnic lunch, or just to relax. Then, head to the beautiful Reservoir or jump to one of the loop trails!

Cherry Creek Trail
Denver, CO 80202
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/cherry-creek-trail
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