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Old 09-15-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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LOL, Dont worry Zimm, CO_Transplant likes to constantly preach to everyone how bland Denver is and for any new potential relocater to run! I wouldn't take most things she says on good authority as she clearly hates it here and doesn't appreciate the things in Denver that we all love.

To the OP, the suburbs (those outside of Denver proper) are pretty bland, but the communities and neighborhoods you've listed or pretty much anything within actual Denver proper, is pretty awesome and yes, 1 day is plenty to see them all. Most areas in the city neighborhoods are full of very beautiful architecture and 100+ yr old brick bungalows and victorians with mucho character and big old trees. To get a good feel of the lifestyle, take a walk in the wash park neighborhood and go to the park. Specially in the early evening when it's still light out. Rent one of the little red bikes from any kiosk around the city and ride the cherry creek trail as Mr. Zimmerman has suggested or just around wash park. If you are already planning on moving here, then you hopefully enjoy the lifestyle cause that's what it is all about here. In Platt Park, go to Old S. Pearl Street and enjoy the shops. Great little coffee house there and sushi restaurants too. You could even ride the bike from wash park to Old S. Pearl as it's maybe a mile or so?

Go to the Peaks Lounge in Downtown at the Hyatt and have a beer for sunset happy hour to enjoy some pretty sick views of the mountains. If you have time to take a short trip to the hills, go to Golden Gate Park (about 45 mins). The aspens may be starting to change too.
Well, clearly, "we" don't all love them! Taking a bike ride, walking Pearl Street, drinking coffee, eating sushi, going to the park, and drinking beer will take no more than a day. Plus, aren't these all activities that the OP can do in any city?
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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Well, clearly, "we" don't all love them! Taking a bike ride, walking Pearl Street, drinking coffee, eating sushi, going to the park, and drinking beer will take no more than a day. Plus, aren't these all activities that the OP can do in any city?

Yes and by excluding you from the "we" statement, it's meant to do just that, exclude you, but thanks for the lesson on pronouns.

Of course the OP could do that, but that person is in fact coming "here" to Denver and thus looking for things to do "here" to get an idea of the lifestyle, vibe, neighborhoods, and see things beyond downtown. You may not realize it, but there are many things to in Denver that actually are outside of downtown and not in the mountains.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I am planning on coming out to Denver to checkout the differ areas in hopes moving there. I've been to Denver a couple of times (mainly work) and stayed close to 16th street so I've seen that part, but I never got to explore much of anything else.

How many days realistically would I need to see what I need to see and get a good feel of the lifestyle?
I'd say three or four days. It's not a huge city and it sounds like you've already narrowed down the neighborhoods you want to see.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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LOL, Dont worry Zimm, CO_Transplant likes to constantly preach to everyone how bland Denver is and for any new potential relocater to run! I wouldn't take most things she says on good authority as she clearly hates it here and doesn't appreciate the things in Denver that we all love.

To the OP, the suburbs (those outside of Denver proper) are pretty bland, but the communities and neighborhoods you've listed or pretty much anything within actual Denver proper, is pretty awesome and yes, 1 day is plenty to see them all. Most areas in the city neighborhoods are full of very beautiful architecture and 100+ yr old brick bungalows and victorians with mucho character and big old trees. To get a good feel of the lifestyle, take a walk in the wash park neighborhood and go to the park. Specially in the early evening when it's still light out. Rent one of the little red bikes from any kiosk around the city and ride the cherry creek trail as Mr. Zimmerman has suggested or just around wash park. If you are already planning on moving here, then you hopefully enjoy the lifestyle cause that's what it is all about here. In Platt Park, go to Old S. Pearl Street and enjoy the shops. Great little coffee house there and sushi restaurants too. You could even ride the bike from wash park to Old S. Pearl as it's maybe a mile or so?

Go to the Peaks Lounge in Downtown at the Hyatt and have a beer for sunset happy hour to enjoy some pretty sick views of the mountains. If you have time to take a short trip to the hills, go to Golden Gate Park (about 45 mins). The aspens may be starting to change too.
Actually, some of the suburbs are very vibrant, and have their own unique history. Arvada and Wheat Ridge are old farming communities, Golden is the territorial capital, Louisville, Lafayette and Superior are old coal mining towns, Boulder has the university. Not bland at all. I don't mean to exclude the southern and eastern burbs, I just don't know them as well. The OP should visit a few.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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great info! thanks Everyone! Looking forward to my trip!
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