With a short two and a half hour plane ride, Denver is one of our favorite quick getaways from Portland. Colorado combines beautiful scenery with an ever-growing cultural hub, home to wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, and endless activities. A few weeks ago, we packed up our laptops and cameras to spend the workweek hiking, attending concerts at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, eating our way through Denver, and working remotely at The Source Hotel. Where We Stayed in Denver, Colorado
The Source Hotel has been on our radar for a while now - With 25 independent food and retail vendors just steps away, we wished we’d planned more downtime to take it all in! Upon arrival, we sampled some New Belgium beer (brewed just off the lobby!) and checked out a few of the retailers located up a short flight of stairs from the hotel lobby.
If you're staying at The Source the next time you're in Denver, order up some coffee and avocado toast in the morning (you won’t regret it!) and head up to the rooftop pool & hot tub to relax a bit before starting your day. Must-Do Day Trips from Denver, Colorado We've visited Colorado several times and have a few spots we always head back to. Garden of the Gods is one of our can’t-miss places. It’s an hour and a half drive from Denver, and well worth the car time. Go an hour or so before the sun goes down and climb up one of the rocks to watch it set. If you want to take a full day in the Colorado Springs area, we also recommend driving up to Pikes Peak! Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and the views are unparalleled.
What We Ate in Denver, Colorado
Reunion Bread Co. is a must, even if you’re just passing through Denver - it’s highly reviewed by Bon Appetit Magazine, and we’d have to agree with their recommendation. Another restaurant that caught our eye was Safta. They serve modern Israeli food in a perfectly photogenic environment.
Before heading to the airport to catch our flight, we went up to the rooftop of The Source Hotel to grab dinner at The Woods. We shared the Charcuterie & Cheese Board (highly recommend this - especially if you’re just wanting to stop in for drinks!), Roasted Beet Salad, and Braised Chicken Breast. Their roll-up garage doors provide panoramic views of the city, so we were able to watch the sun go down while we were there. It was the perfect, peaceful end to our trip.
Have you visited Denver, Colorado? What are your favorite things to do and see in the city?