Tell me about Denver

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    Sep 22, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
    My friend Stephanie is going to Denver on business so I decided to tag along. free hotel, mainly free food (she gets $50 allowance/day), just had to pay airfare. So tell me how I can keep myself busy during the week (next week).

    My ideas:

    Unfortunately we're staying in the burbs so I have to take the light rail into downtown. So far I've decided on going to a Rockies game (a must), renting a bike for a day, and...that's about it. Probably a lot of walking around, since I'm an urban planning major and all I could do that all day. Oh, also hit up a sonic at some point haha. I wish I could get to the mountains and do some hiking or something...but without a car it's prob impossible...

    Tips on activities/food/getting around? With the thin air will I have trouble breathing if I ride a bike all day? lol
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 22, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    I wish that I could help you out but I have not been to Denver in almost 25 years. From what I remember, I found Denver to be a very beautiful, clean, modern city. I would love to visit Denver one of these days. I am sure it is even better now than it was 25 years ago. The only drawback is that it is most likely to be more expensive, but good things and beautiful places come in expensive packages unfortunately.
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    Sep 22, 2009 9:53 PM GMT
    well it's been really freakin cold lately. Bring a jacket icon_twisted.gif

    Otherwise, I think 16th street mall has alot. Eat at Rock Bottom icon_smile.gif Great food (i think), also theatre and stuff downtown. There's an improv comedy under the wynkoop brewery on 17th and wynkoop (something around there) called Impulse Theatre. Just depends what you enjoy doing.
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    Sep 22, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    I'll be there in November! I'm very excited...mainly about the cold weather. I hope to live there some day soon.
  • Run4Life83

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    Sep 22, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    Denver has a little bit of everything. If you're in the 16th street mall area, you can catch the theatre (Denver Center for Performing Arts), see a game, check out a few clubs, great food (personal favorite is The Old Spaghetti Factory off of Lawrence and 18th street). If you can, check out Elitch Gardens, a homegrown theme park, it has it's own character. The downtown area is so vibrant you'll probably run into a few things just by being in the area.

    Have fun!
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    Sep 22, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    RnrActinTech saidDenver has a little bit of everything.



    So true, even their own terrorist cell.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/15/denver-terrorist-cell-at_n_287500.html
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    Sep 22, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    RnrActinTech saidDenver has a little bit of everything.



    So true, even their own terrorist cell.


    Ouch....
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    Sep 23, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. I'll try to drag my friend steph downtown at night so we can hit up some chill spots. Otherwise, I think I'm just going to wander around downtown and vicinity in the daytime. I legit can't wait to ride a bike on Cherry Creek/Platte River (yes I've been doing my research). I'll prob take thousands of pictures of street scenes/architecture/people. It keeps me happy.
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    Sep 23, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    RnrActinTech saidDenver has a little bit of everything.



    So true, even their own terrorist cell.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/15/denver-terrorist-cell-at_n_287500.html
    And here I thought you were going to say it was a real blast icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 23, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    jprichva saidDenver?

    Weird haircut, goofy-looking, had a couple of good songs, though.


    Don't forget, he's deceased!
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    Sep 23, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Go online and buy your Rockies tickets now... they are selling out since they are going to the post season. I wanted to go this Friday and it's sold out.

    Hopefully the weather is nice for your visit, think it's supposed to be back in the 80s by Sunday.
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    Sep 23, 2009 6:58 AM GMT
    brooklynburnin saidThanks guys. I'll try to drag my friend steph downtown at night so we can hit up some chill spots. Otherwise, I think I'm just going to wander around downtown and vicinity in the daytime. I legit can't wait to ride a bike on Cherry Creek/Platte River (yes I've been doing my research). I'll prob take thousands of pictures of street scenes/architecture/people. It keeps me happy.


    My sister lives out there, and I have visited twice so far. I did so much in a total of 2 one week visits. Skiing, hiking, parks, night life, local dining. Dying to go back.

    Cherry Creek was amazing when I went there. I went in the winter, and just watched all the wildlife come out from sunrise on through noon. You should try to get out there early. Platte River is beautiful too.

    Nightlife, Check this place out;

    Charlie's Denver
    (at Emerson St)
    900 E Colfax Ave
    Denver CO 80218
    Website: www.charliesdenver.com
    Office: 303-839-8890
    7 Days a Week - 365 Days a Year - You will find yourself at your home away from home - Friendly - Casual Community Gathering Place Laid Way Back on Attitude #1 Karaoke - 2 Dance Floors - Pool - Darts - Shows/Beer Busts/Fundraisers - Patio Hot on Sundays

    Had a BLAST. Met a ton of locals, very nice!

    Have fun!!