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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Where are the best places to go to visit and shop?? ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Going to Denver in December..
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Date: 10/31/06 8:24 PM

Hi- I wanted to check in and find out about some great places to visit in Denver. I am dying to go to the Art Museum and want to know what else to seek out.. while visiting a wonderful friend.

I would love to go to Denver Fabrics, too.

Thank you!

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Date: 10/31/06 11:34 PM

What are your main interests? The mountians are beautiful and there are many cute mountain towns. Silverthorne has outlet stores and is in a pretty place. There is also shopping in the Cherry Creek District, in Denver, which is a bit more upper end but has a chocolate shop. A bonus in my book. There is a fairly big shopping mall called Park Meadows but I can't think of anything unusual there that you couldn't find anywhere in suburban America.

Downtown you can go to Ted's Montana grill which has good fries or Dixon's which has good food. There is also a resturant, Lolas, which is a bit pricer but has fantasic food. The Denver Public Library downtown is next to the Art Museum and sometimes has neat art on the walls and historical photos (I think). The lights should be up Downtown when you are here. I like walking the whole thing just to see the different lights. If you like theater you have the Arvada Center and also the Denver Center of Performing Arts. Denver also has a comedy club but I don't know who is showing there. Oh, and I think Tattered Cover Bookstore is downtown still. I love going in there and browsing. For coffee you can go to Common Grounds which last time I knew pulled a good espresso.

Denver Zoo has their lights up in December and I know my family loves seeing them. It could be worth it.

A few hours from Denver you can snow shoe in the Rocky Mountain National Park. There are places where you can rent snowshoes and have a tour also. You can drive there via Hwy. 36 and go through Boulder which is nestled in the foothills and is very pretty, I think. There is a person here on PR that lives there and may have more of an idea what to see in Boulder. All I can think of in Boulder is Pearl Street Mall.

Colorado Springs which is one hour north of Denver has the Garden of the Gods, which may be open, where the hikes are gentle and the red rock is fun to see. There is a small zoo and a dinner/theater which serves a chuckstyle dinner with entertainment.

Nearer Denver, but still in the mountains, is Tommy Knockers brewery. They brew really good root beer and have wonderful fries.

I hope that helps.

Krystal
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Date: 11/1/06 9:55 AM

Thank you!! Snowshoeing sounds so cool to do! My friend loves to go to antique shops and loves to eat out, so I know that we will at least be doing that. Are there any great ice skating rinks to go to? I love skating(have taken lessons many years ago) and love to go skating in winter. How cold does it get? I am used to going to snow at Lake Tahoe/ Truckee where it does get pretty brr and need to know what are musts to have for the trip.

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Date: 11/1/06 10:59 AM

My pleasure. I thought of other things last night as I was falling asleep like the Molly Brown House and the Celestial Seasoning tour in Golden. There are two ice skating rinks in the Denver area. One is South Suburbans Rec Center ice skating rink and the other is on the old Lowry Air Force base, which has since been converted into homes and shops. The ice skating rink is called Big Bear Ice Arena. They have a website and I tried to link it here. . .no success. Sorry.

Where does your friend live? She does then she probably knows about the antique/junk shops on Broadway. Sometimes you find cool funky stuff there. . though it has been years since I went because we all have serious dust allergies and I just can't bring myself to completely dork myself out and wear a dust mask when shopping.

Oh, there is a mall in Colorado Springs that has an ice skating rink in it. It is a small one but it is fun to watch the little ones skate. Ubercute!

The weather is wonderful here. If you know what Tahoe is like then you will be fine. Tahoe may be a bit colder due to the proximaty to the lake. Be prepared for weather anywhere from 20's to 60's and sun or snow or both in the same day. I love the weather here.

Oh, I also thought of another coffee shop Downtown called Ink. They make good dessert coffees that are not too sweet and there is the Platte river and park and walking paths that are near it. Oh, and walking up 16th Street mall can be entertaining.

If I think of anything else I will let you know. I hope you enjoy yourself thoroughly.
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Date: 11/1/06 2:44 PM

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I am absolutely the last person you would ever want to give you directions, but last summer when I was in Colorado Springs it was south of Denver!

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Date: 11/1/06 3:50 PM

It is south of Denver.
ther is one more place that might be worth checking - Castle Rock Outlets. It is on the road from denver to Colo Springs, about 10-15 min from Denver and it is HUGE.

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Date: 11/1/06 6:26 PM

Peggy you are so right!! See what happens when I try to think without caffeine? Thank you for correcting me.

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Date: 11/1/06 6:46 PM

It's been since the 1970's since I've been there, but you used to be able to tour the Coors brewery (in Golden Colorado) which is kind of interesting and at that time they had a great natural history museum with lots of dinosaur bones.

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Date: 11/1/06 6:59 PM

Oh, I figured you were like me! I am 57 and still have to stop and think which is right and which is left!!!

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Date: 11/2/06 0:17 AM

I have been to the new art museum addition. Go with an open mind. It is another museum where the building itself is as much the art as the contents of said building. The staff and docents are hepful and informative and the restuarent is good too.

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