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Old 03-10-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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So I mentioned in another thread that I'm thinking about moving to Denver. The last time I moved (Orlando > Raleigh) I spent a long weekend in Raleigh checking out the town and thought I'd really like it here. I do, so I'm thinking this would be a great way to find my next home.

So along these lines, what should I do on a long weekend in Denver that will make me want to move? Obviously as a hockey nut I should try to catch an Avs game, but other than that, what can I do in a weekend to decide if it's for me or not?

Thanks
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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So I mentioned in another thread that I'm thinking about moving to Denver. The last time I moved (Orlando > Raleigh) I spent a long weekend in Raleigh checking out the town and thought I'd really like it here. I do, so I'm thinking this would be a great way to find my next home.

So along these lines, what should I do on a long weekend in Denver that will make me want to move? Obviously as a hockey nut I should try to catch an Avs game, but other than that, what can I do in a weekend to decide if it's for me or not?

Thanks
Go grocery shopping, commute to and from an office building at rush hour, and then try to find a few hours on the weekend to get some exercise and fresh air at a nearby park... you know, LIKE REAL LIFE. Unless of course, you're moving here for a permanent vacation in which case you should just go skiing/snowboarding all weekend, if that's your thing.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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1) Visit the Rocky mountains.

2) Hang around the 16th street mall.

3) Hang around Colfax avenue if you're into the nightclub scene.

4) Check out the restaurant scene and make sure the type and quality of restaurants are to your liking.

Other than that, it's pretty much an average city. Most people move here for the mountains and the weather, but not for the city-life or nightlife.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Yeah, I was planning on a drive & wander in the mountains. I might get lost, but worse things can happen than that!

I'm 43 & single, recovering alcoholic, so most of the nightclub scene won't do much for me. I would be interested in finding the local places where rock bands play, I know every time I check out a concert I'm going to, the bands are hitting Denver as well. That's a HUGE selling point for me.

Thanks for the ideas, 80s!
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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Check out yelp.com
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Well, you won't have the heat and humidity nor the beaches of NC, but the mountains are a short drive away if you can avoid the rock slides. I also found Raleigh can be difficult to get around, especially if you have to go from Chapel Hill to the east side of Raleigh. You can do outdoor things all day long, as opposed to early morning and dusk mosquito heaven out east.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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Go grocery shopping, commute to and from an office building at rush hour, and then try to find a few hours on the weekend to get some exercise and fresh air at a nearby park... you know, LIKE REAL LIFE. Unless of course, you're moving here for a permanent vacation in which case you should just go skiing/snowboarding all weekend, if that's your thing.
Good advice. On each of my trips to Denver, I've done some tourist stuff but I've also done mundane every day stuff like going to Costco on a Sunday afternoon or King Soopers on a Tuesday evening. I figure if I'm going to live somewhere, I'd better have an idea what its like to drive to the grocery store for a loaf of bread at 8pm when its 12 degrees or drive in 5pm I-25 traffic through DTC.
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