December 11, 2019

Top 5 things to see and do in Denver, Colorado

A young and energetic city, Denver is a must-see destination in the United States. Between trendy places, architectural wonders and beauties of nature, the capital of Colorado offers a range of pleasures to the traveler. Ameristar Blackhawk is the place to stay while discovering this city in full swing. 

1- Stop at Union Station

Entirely renovated, Union Station is today more than just a place of passage. Denver Central Station, located in Downtown, remains a hotspot for anyone wanting to travel to the city or state of Colorado by train or bus. In 30 minutes, she drives the traveler to the airport. But this historic Beaux-Arts monument has been modernized and has become a trendy place. Union Station is home to the luxurious Crawford Hotel, the chic Cooper Lounge where you can enjoy a drink, local shops and the trendy Terminal Bar. The station is also a gastronomic destination. On the menu: a retro ice cream parlor, American or European specialties and the Mercantile Dining & Provision. Mid-market, mid restaurant, it offers the creations of chef Alex Seidel. Not bad for a centenary station!

2- Discover the beauty of Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

The magical experience is worth the detour. Join Denver residents every summer at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 30 minutes from downtown, for pop, rock and classical concerts. The exceptional acoustics and beauty of this natural amphitheater carved into the red rock of Red Rocks Park make each show a memorable one. Rolling Stone magazine has named it the best outdoor concert stage in the United States. A legendary scene that has hosted the biggest stars: the Beatles, U2, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay … You can also attend a film session inevitably unforgettable as part of the Film on the Rocks. But the Red Rocks remains a park whose wonderful geological formations are discovered by following its hiking trails. The more athletic can even attend yoga and fitness classes or try to climb the steps of the amphitheater like the locals. Breathtaking.

3- Getting excited at Coors Field Stadium

Whether you’re a fan of sports or not, a game at Coors Fields is a real eye-catcher. This baseball stadium, located in the heart of the city, in the trendy district of LoDo (Lower Downtown), can accommodate up to 50,000 fans, in an atmosphere of madness. We come to play Colorado Rockies, a major league team. The Rockpile, terraces behind the central field, is a very popular section of the premises to admire the game. Less close to the field but equally spectacular, they prefer the seats in the upper right field that offer magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains. From the ball!

4- Get into the intoxicating Denver Beer Trail

In Denver, you always see the glass half full … of beer. The Mile-High City is famous for its rich culture of craft beer. Denver has more than 60 breweries and produces more beer than any other American city. 200 different beers are brewed each day. Faced with this profusion of hops, it is difficult for the visitor to distinguish the wheat from the chaff. The city has therefore devised the Denver Beer Trail, a guide that allows lovers of craft beers to discover more than twenty breweries and local pubs. A free course to taste the best pints of Denver.

5- Let yourself be seduced by Larimer Square

Born in the mid-nineteenth century, Larimer Square is Denver’s oldest neighborhood, but it has not been overtaken. This historic district in the heart of downtown has modernized and continues to charm the visitor. We marvel at its beautiful set of restored red brick Victorian buildings, even more magical at night when the street is illuminated by hundreds of light bulbs. But Larimer Square is also a trendy spot. You can dine in restaurants run by renowned chefs and popular terraces, buy original pieces at designer boutiques, listen to live music, laugh at a Comedy Works comedian or have fun end of the night in its lively bars and nightclubs. The perfect neighborhood for a historic exit.

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