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Old 12-31-2007, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Thanks. More tomorrow
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Hey all, well I found out I am moving back to Alaska in April so I will only be able to visit Denver for 2 days. Out of all the attractions in Denver, what would you say are the best to see in such a small time frame? I will have March 22, 23, and 24th to see the sights.

Daniel_T
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I always recommend Red Rocks, it's a personal favorite. But then every time you hear or see a DVD of a concert there, you can know what it really looks like.

Not to mention it's not TOO far away, you get a view of the whole front range, and it's free.

Nearby is also Lookout Mtn, another personal favorite with a great view. Also free.

Sorry to hear your trip was cut short!
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Thanks, I'm real bummed out I won't be able to spend as much time in Denver as planned, but I plan on making the most of it. I really want to get a great feel of Denver before I leave. Thanks,

Daniel_T
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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Alaska? How come you are ending up there? I never been there but want to go and visit it someday.

As for your question on what you can do in 2 days: Look at all of the replies you got in the forum and then pick visit those that you like the best.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Hey ColoWeb, going back to Alaska to go to college. I lived there for 14 years so I figured I would go back to school somewhere I am familiar with. I don't like living in Arizona, so I decided I would try Alaska again.

Daniel_T
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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That’s good then. Have you been in AZ for a long time or can you still officially be a resident in Alaska? If you will be considered out of state then the tuition will be very expensive. If you will have to restart your in-state status, then start ASAP. I know we are a bit off-topic but just wanted to mention it just something for you to keep in mind.

I stayed in Colorado as moving somewhere and paying out of state tuition was way too expensive.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:11 AM
 
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Hey there, i've been in Arizona since November of 2003. I will be paying out of state tuition but thankfully, it's not much more than in state in Ak.

daniel_t
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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Then AK or your school is nice to treat out of stater's so good. Most rip people off with the out of state status. Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Hi Daniel,

From my list below that I sent you awhile back, most of the items are so close to one another that you can easily see them within 2 days. I highlighted what I think you should see. All of this you can walk to from the Hyatt. Since you won't have a car, and if the temps are warmer then they are now, you must walk through Capitol Hill.

DenverAztec

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It is late and this is all off the top of my head - If you have not been to Denver before, you will enjoy it! I am in Phoenix every other month and our downtowns are night and day. It is easy to get around downtown and a significant number of places that are all within walking distance. Denver was just voted 4th most walkable city in the country. It will more then likely be cold in March but there is much to do downtown and some great photo opportunities. I will DM you some photos I have shot.

Must See in Downtown:
  • Brown Palace
  • Union Station
  • State Capitol (enter on the north side of the building on the ground entry door - airport security screening)
  • Denver Art Museum, the new and old section, new is Daniel Libeskind's first American structure. He is currently the architect on the WTC rebuild.
  • Cathedral Basillica
  • Saint John's cathedral
  • Denver Mint
  • 16th Street Mall
  • Equittable Building on 17th, the tiffany glass windows inside are worth more then the entire building. 6 million hand placed tiles in the flying buttress ceiling. Built after the one in NYC.
  • Civic Center Park, during the day as undesirables there at night
  • LoDo for the night clubs, but also for the historical value and city views for photo shoots
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, just opened in October
  • Larimer Square
  • Pavillions has a Gap, Hard Rock Cafe, United Artist Theater, Banana Republic, Nike Town, etc, if you forget something or just want to hang out and rest while people watching.
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Paramount have concerts and shows continuously. Ticket sales are second only to NYC.
  • Pepsi Center/Invesco Field and Coors fields are all easily reachable by foot/mall shuttle or light rail.
  • use the free mall shuttle for downtown
  • take the light rail to see the outer sections of Denver. Advise to take it from downtown to at least the Park Meadows Mall as you can see the Denver Technological Center area. It is another downtown in itself, if you like modern buildings, but not very walkable.
Capitol Hill:
  • Mansions on 11th and 12th and Pennsylvannia
  • Molly Brown's House
  • Governor's mansion
  • Denver Botanical Garden's (atarium is neat, but best for summer)
  • Historic homes in Capitol Hill along 7th and 6th Avenue Parkway, Monaco Parkway, 17th Ave Parkway, Montview between Colorado and Monaco
Outside of Denver:
  • Red Rocks Ampitheater
  • Flat Irons in Boulder and the Pearl Street mall - outdoor pedestrian mall
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Central City and Blackhawk - old mining town turned into small stakes gambling.
  • Roxburough Park
  • Aspen 4 hour drive if weather decent, Glenwood canyon is fantasic, but expect delays on the weekends
  • Vail 1.5 hours, weekends expect traffic
  • Colorado Springs 2.5 hours, expect traffic heavy in the Denver Tech area and slow in Castle Rock, in the Springs, check out the Air Force Academy and the Garden of the Gods, not much to their downtown for having 600K in a population.
Cheap Eats:
  • Tons on the 16th Steet mall downtown for fast food (from Wendy's to Chipotle)
  • Personal favorite is Snooze for breakfast, on 17th Ave, not 17th street, but walking distance from downtown
  • Dixon's and Racine's have many plates for under $10.00 and both are very tasty.
  • Spicy Pickle
  • Noodles
  • Kokoro Bowl
  • Benny's Mexican
  • High End eating and shopping is in the Cherry Creek area
Best Photo Op locations of the skyline:
  • City Park golf course
  • The rear entrance to the Museum of Natural History in City Park
  • Barnum Park, top of the hill at the circle drive
  • Highlands - new pedestrian bridge over the highway, shoot from Lola's
  • Speer bridge as it enters the Highland area, just south are some places to park. Some great eats in the 32nd and Lowell area but in the mid range for plates.
  • Rotunda of the State Capitol, if it is open
  • View from the art museum extension
  • The view from the bar at the top of the Hyatt is great for seeing west Denver and the mountains, plus Invesco field and north of the city.
Check out 9NEWS - Home Page for local news and weather, plus Denver - News for entertainment.
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