“Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before.”-Dalai Lama
Where to go
Denver, Colorado. While the rest of Colorado is incredible I highly recommend making a stop in Denver for at least two days, if possible, in the summer on the weekend.
How to get there
I have both flown & drove to Colorado. If you are within 10 hours of the state I suggest driving. Not only will you save money by driving but you also will be able to do a lot more while you’re there. If you are under the age of 26 driving is affordable. Colorado is very spread out so the freedom of a car is great to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time (especially if you plan on extending your trip in Colorado to other parts). If you fly I would use skyscanner to book your flight because it has the most affordable flights and you can customize your flight based on how much you want to spend.
What to see
You will want to be in the LoDo district when in Denver. It is right by 16 street which is the liveliest street with many restaurants/shopping. I usually stay in a hotel while there because most are decently priced and it is important to be right downtown while here. I use Expedia because it shows me the cheapest deals for the dates I am traveling.
I would not recommend parking your car at the hotel you are staying at. I would use Spothero, download it now…it’s my favorite app! I usually park for about $10 a night using it.
I recommend eating dinner at Larimer square. This has a nicer selection of restaurants with cute boutiques and lights connecting the buildings over the street. I also love the area around Union Station. You need to go to the restaurant Snooze!!! Best food ever and really cool vibes.
On Saturdays during the warmer months there is a farmers market by Union Station which I also highly recommend. Lots of free samples and healthy local food!