Locals Know Best: The Ultimate Leisure Guide to Denver

Leisure is Luxury. It’s what we took to heart when making this Denver city guide and who better to look to than the city’s most innovative cultural, culinary and musical exports: we’re talking about bands like Tennis and A Shoreline Dream to the established restaurateurs behind Denver’s booming food scene.

Nicknamed the “Mile High City,” Denver fuses history with modernity, extreme sports with relaxation and booming industry with a mom and pop mentality. With remnants of the old west mixed with a distinctly urban center, Denver provides an experience for everyone. View the modernist facade of the Denver Art Museum or visit the Victorian home turned Black American West Museum. For lovers of the outdoors Denver is a perfect home base — its proximity to Rocky Mountain National park makes it a beautiful destination for both winter skiers and summer hikers. In between strolling outside and wandering its many cultural attractions, relax on any one of Denver’s many rooftop bars and restaurants.

To find out where to go, we teamed up with High Noon and asked the city’s best where they dine, drink and most importantly, chill. So for those who need a break from their chaotic schedule or hectic work life — relax and welcome to Denver. 

Read through the pages of our digital guide below and check back in for our May Denver takeover. 

photo by: Bureau of Land Management / CC Flickr