Shopping + Dining in the Denver Area

Denver Colorado and the nearby suburbs are full of all kinds of restaurants, bars, boutiques and attractions - and new ones keep popping up every day!

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We Love Free Days!

On a weekly basis, organizations such as Hudson Gardens (6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton) offer free daily entry for those whose idea of a good time includes picnics, nature walks and birdwatching. And new this year, the Golden History Museum & Park is offering free admission throughout its 80th anniversary (all of 2019) thanks to a private donor.

For art lovers, the Arvada Center Galleries (6901 Wadsworth Blvd.) has offered free admission seven days a week since opening in 1976, while every day at downtown Denver’s prestigious Clyfford Still Museum (1250 Bannock St.) is still free for attendees 17 and under. The Museum of Outdoor Arts will also offer free days the first Tuesdays of February, March and April.


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Colorado Bucket List: Cut down your own holiday tree.

It's a wholesome, very Colorado activity worth making a family tradition: throwing the kids, the dog and a handsaw into the back of the ol' Subaru and cutting your own Christmas tree.

OK. The Subaru isn't mandatory. But the saw certainly is. 

And you can do it for just $20 at the Arapahoe, Roosevelt, Pike and San Isabel National Forests -- all within a few hours' drive of Denver. It does, however, take a little bit of planning before you head out. 

What kind of trees are available? 

Depending on where you go, expect to find Douglas fir, Lodgepole pine, Ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce and Limber pine. 

Is this good for the forest?

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. Unless forests

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What to do in Denver When It's Cold outside

This weekend's cold snap has us getting in the holiday mood, so we thought we would round up some fun winter activities that will start soon in the Denver Area. Some of them require tickets and sell out fairly quickly.

Denver Rink at Skyline Park

It’s that time of year again — the downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park is set to reopen at 10 a.m. Nov. 20.

According to Denverite, This is the ninth season for this Denver tradition — your annual opportunity to laugh at your loved ones as they fall down. That’s what the holiday season is all about — a good fall.

Skating at the park is free. Skate rentals are $8 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and younger. Avid skaters can get a season skate-rental pass —

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There are so many Holiday Markets in the Denver area this season, and it's time to start making your lists and checking them twice! 

November 10 and 24: Boulder Holiday Market, Central Park. Held side by side with the Boulder Farmers Market, this holiday market features seasonal items and handcrafted goods by local artisans and artists.

November 16-17: Holiday Kickoff Pop Up Shop Hosted by West + Main. More than 25 local artists, handcrafted good makers, locally sourced goods, fashion + food trucks and more. Trunk Show/Happy Hour Friday at 4, Sip + Shop Saturday 10-4.

November 15 – 17: Winter Gift Market, Denver Botanic Gardens. Unique crafts, bath and body products, gourmet foods, jewelry and clothing.

November 16 – 18: 32nd Annual

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West + Main Homes will host a community-wide Pop Up Shop featuring 25 local artists, handcrafted good creators, locally sourced goods, Fashion + Food Trucks and more at THE 2018 Holiday Kickoff Event in Applewood, November 16-17.


Trunk Show + Happy Hour Friday November 16th @ 4pm

Sip and Shop Saturday November 17th 10am - 4pm


West + Main Homes West Office

2010 Youngfield Street, Lakewood CO 80215

Questions, please contact Krystal Thompson 

Featured Vendors:

Trudy’s Treats

Pink Bliss Boutique

TFK Designs

Stella + Dot

Cultura Chocolate

Jennifer Engel

Aspen Lane

Ciao Bovina

Audra Dill Quilling

William and Everly

Tori Tong


Sunset and Camden

Toil and Trouble

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Corn mazes and pumpkin patches near denver

Anderson Farms
6728 County Road 3-1/4, Erie

9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday 

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday

9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Free $12-$18

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, camp fires, gem mining and more.

Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton

Normal corn maze and activities:
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

After dark corn maze:
7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
7-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday

Corn mazes, hay rides, barrel train rides, pony rides and more. Here’s our look through a parent’s eyes.

Cottonwood Farms
1535 N. 75th St., Boulder

10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Corn maze,

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The two things I love most after helping clients buy or sell a home here in Denver are 1 - helping people feel like they can call Denver "Home" and 2 - a place surrounded by friends to watch a football game.

As a transplant in 2010, I learned quickly that my NFL Team had several bars around Denver which I could go “find my people” on game days. I also found out recently that some people were unaware of this amazing culture our amazing city has to offer.

I thought I would save you some time better spent at the bar with friends - new or old - and compile an “updated” list to share - as I found out a season and even one game can make a difference.  

49er's - One list I found online said Icehouse.  After visiting there - I was told after last

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It's Fall, y'all!

There are so many ways to enjoy our favorite season in and around the Mile High City, the first of which is always to enjoy the changing leaves!

Take a Drive | Now through mid-October
Fall isn’t just about Pumpkin Spice Lattes. As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, don’t forget to take time to enjoy the changing leaves in the high country. Grab your keys, a cable knit sweater, and drive west to witness the aspen trees turning gold. If you’re up for an adventure, the leaf-peeping at Maroon Bells is legendary, or for a closer destination, the Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway passes directly through Front Range foliage.

Here's a list of 8 of the best day trips to take to soak up this fall weather.

The leaves

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Join us for a brand new First Friday showcase with works by Phillip Faulkner.

When: Friday September 7th from 6-9pm.

Where: West + Main RiNo Gallery, 2632 Blake Street, Denver.

+ Enjoy a Specialty Cocktail handcrafted by The Family Jones Spirit House .

+ Michael Brooks with Fidelity National Title will be serving up beer + wine.

+ Charcuterie provided by Turner Williams of AmeriFirst.

+ Artwork raffle provided by featured artist Phillip Faulkner.

+ 10% all sales donated to Colorado Public Radio.

Special thanks to those who make our First Fridays possible! 

About the Artist

Faulkner’s artistic inquiry spans visual mediums, but the one formal constant is an embrace of collage philosophy. He produces work that melds the

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Hot off the press! 

My Denver DiningOut Passbook just arrived — valid until the end of July, 2019. 

So here's the scoop:

  1. Use this passbook to get two-for-one drinks and entrees at over 100 of Denver's best bars and restaurants. 
  2. Purchase the passbook here ($99)
  3. But wait! Use the promo code IGPB19 to get it for only $39!
  4. Check out the list of participating restaurants here or in your passbook when it arrives
  5. For extra-bonus-convenience, use my handy-dandy notebook map below!
  6. Go enjoy (bring the passbook and a friend)! Seriously, it pays for itself in two uses. I used last year's so often that I'll need to request a heftier binding for 2019-2020. 

How does the map work?

Well, the map works pretty much like any other

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