There’s nothing an avid traveler loves like a long weekend so it’s no surprise that our own Colleen Dunn took advantage of the Labor Day holiday with a quick trip to Denver, Colorado. Colleen breaks down highlights from her first time in the mile-high city below.
Do: Colorado’s smog-free mountain air and Instagram-worthy views are enough to get even the least outdoorsy girl to tie on her sneakers and hit the trails. We made the 30 minute drive to Chautauqua Park in Boulder for an easy and dog-friendly day-hike.
Other sips with friends took place at Our Mutual Friend brewing company, a favorite haunt for the weekend. With locally sourced ingredients (including 100% Colorado grown grain) OMF is a great example of getting to know a city through its beer. Their India Pale Ale gives a nod to Colorado’s pine trees and can hold its own with Southern California IPA devotees. Cold brew fans will love OMF’s Novo Coffee Stout on Nitro and The Proletariat Session Ale offers a straightforward pour unlikely to offend an uncertain palate.
Eat: Foodie paradise The Source offers everything from fresh local produce and killer Crooked Stave sour beers to Comida‘s drool-worthy bacon and jalapeno tacos. It’s an exposed-brick industrial-design dream come true.
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