State capitol-I love Capitols so I knew I had to go to this one. I went and took a selfie on the 13th step as it is exactly 5,280 (1 mile) above Sea Level. Another cool thing-you can enter the capitol and tour it for free! It was so gorgeous inside and I would have loved to take an organized tour but did not have time.
Molly brown’s house-I have always liked Molly Brown so I was excited to go to her house. Karen and I toured it and it was SO AWESOME. Molly Brown was a great activist and her home was gorgeous. Highly recommend it to everyone.
Red rock amphitheater- I love watching Extreme Weight Loss with Chris and Heidi Powell and they always take the contestants there and it looks so gorgeous and it was! We did a nice hike around the red rocks and then went to the amphitheater which is just mindblowing. Also mindblowing, watching all of the people work out and do crazy things. We were both winded from doing the stairs up so I can’t imagine doing a full workout there.
16th street mall- so many great restaurants and bars. I was surprised that many places closed around 10PM, which was much different than Nashville last year. I would recommend doing some Yelp reviews as there are a lot of chains but all of the food I had was great. Also, so interesting because much of the food was cheap and good. Also, almost every place sold alcohol-a very chill vibe in a chill city.
Coors Field- I remember when the Rockies were expanded and I love going to baseball stadiums. I was very impressed with this one! We were seated right below the Rooftop which was essentially chill areas and many bars. We all had a great time. Afterwards, we went to Howl at the Moon and partied the night away!
Traveling to Denver? Here are some tips I wish I had known before going there
- Airport is far-Just so you know, it is about 45-60 minutes WITHOUT TRAFFIC to get to Downtown. I am so glad I knew that as it helped booking my flights.
- Drink water-I have never been so dehydrated in my life. I was chugging water and I always felt dehydrated. I thought I was dehydrated after running, nope
- Altitude issues-dehydration, trouble sleeping, hard to breathe-yup, I had all of them. I thought all the hype about altitude was bs, I was sorely wrong.
- Working out is difficult-I was so excited for a 57 degree run until I got outside and could barely breathe. Training in altitude is hard so make sure to be aware of that and cut yourself a break.
- Alcohol will hit you differently-I was a bit concerned as I feeling the effects after 2 glasses of wine, which is not normal for me. You know how when you drink on a plane, it hits you faster-yup, same thing. Just keep that in mind.
- Compression clothes are your friend-I always wear them on planes and I wore them every night to bed. It helped a lot with any swelling.
- Green chile-it seems to be there signature food. Try it often as every type of green chile I had was very different.
That is it for now? Have you ever visited Denver before?