things to do in denver
Out of all the blocks throughout Denver, Writer Square is one of my favorites.
My favorite restaurant in all of Denver, Cafe Calore, the restaurant in my photo above, has sadly closed. I remember many fond memories there since Writer Square is only about a five minute walk from Auraria Campus.
According to Westword, Illegal Burger will be replacing the spot Cafe Caloré held for so long.
Writer Square has over 60,000 square feet with a mixture of both stores, seating, apartments, and restaurants. One side sits on 15th St, while the opposite side sits on 16th St. Between Larimer and Lawrence.
For drinks, between Roosevelt, The Front Porch, and Polished Tavern, you will definitely find what you need.
American Apparel, Tewksbury & Co, and Overland will take care of all your shopping needs.
For food, you have the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factor, Rocket Fizz for candy, Crepes N’ Crepes, and the soon-to-open, Komotodo, which will serve sushi burritos.
Fall is a beautiful time in Denver. There are tons and tons of things to do, but here are my top 10 favorite things to do:
(Well, besides rooting for the Broncos and going to the games…)
1. Pumpkin patch picking.
Want the whole list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, farmers markets, and more? Check out this great resource from colorado.com: http://www.colorado.com/articles/harvest-fun-fall-farm-activities-colorado
2. Visit the ski resorts.
All of the resorts get the most attention during the winter, but the fall is a beautiful time to go visit. All of the trees are changing colors, the weather is cool, and usually you don’t deal with the crowds and traffic you’ll see in the winter. P.S. my favorite resort, Keystone, isopening on Halloween this year.
3. Walk around downtown with a coffee.
Of course, there are the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte’s from Starbucks, but the Caribou right on 16th Street mall near Champa that has a fireplace and comfortable chairs inside. It’s hard to beat.
4. Attend one of the plays at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
Coming up this winter are How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Christmas Carol along with a few others this fall. Check out the whole line up: http://www.denvercenter.org
5. Celebrate Halloween downtown:
Shout out to the Westword for putting this list together of some of the halloween events: http://www.westword.com/events/search/category:/
6. Party downtown for Halloween:
While the above list is more family-friendly, for those of you (myself included), who like to have 21+ fun, here are some of the top parties coming this year: http://www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=halloween+party&loc=Denver%2C+CO
7. Right downtown at Elitch Gardens:
Elitch’s always hosts some of the best Halloween events every year including the Fright Fest, Flesh Factory, Hay Maze, screaming contest, and so on! Check it: https://www.elitchgardens.com/frightfest/
8. Denver Oktoberfest
Modeled after the famous Oktoberfest in Germany, Denver has been rated as one of the top Oktoberfests in the USA by Maxim and USA today. Tons of beer, food, music, contests, and more! http://thedenveroktoberfest.com
9. Haunted Houses
Nothing is better than being scared out of your mind during Halloween (No? Just me?). If you’re a fear lover like I am, the haunted houses in Denver are for you: http://www.haunteddenver.com
10. 50 Free Fall Activities
Thank you to Denver.org for creating this wonderful list of 50 free things to do in Denver this fall: http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/50-free-fall-activities/
Any to add to the list? Feel free to add them in the comments section below!