As you’ve probably guessed, my only complaint about Mile High City isn’t a real complaint at all:
There is just too much beauty and entertainment in Denver. Ugh!
Although I feel like I covered quite a bit of ground this time around, when I return in April, I will take at least four days to:
- Tour a measly quarter billion dollars of new museums including the Clyfford Still Museum (opened Nov. 2011) and the interactive History Colorado Center (opening April, 2012)
- Get a sneak preview of the world’s largest elephant habitat, opening in the Denver Zoo in June. Elephants hold a special place in my heart, so April can’t get here soon enough! My sorority sisters might be a little envious, but I’ll make sure to tell them all about it!
- Be a very, very fancy person at the Yves Saint Laurent exhibit (direct from Paris and Madrid) in its only USA showing at the Denver Art Museum.
- Hike the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre and bike on Denver’s B-cycle bike sharing program (the first citywide bike sharing program in the U.S.). I guess I’d better learn to ride a bike.
- Sample some award-winning beers in the No. 1 Microbrew city in America (Travel + Leisure). I’ve never been a big beer person, but as my friends Ashley and Kristen at Turner PR proved last night, you can’t not be a beer person in this city.
- Enjoy cocktails in a speakeasy using all Colorado distilled spirits (Colorado now boasts 23 distilleries). Of course, these will be virgin spirits, mom and dad.
- Please my palate with the work of some of Denver’s most acclaimed young chefs.
- Spend a bit more time at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, if management allows me to come back.