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Old 09-23-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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I'm Flyiong into Denver on Sept 30th thru Oct 4th to check the area out, what are some areas that would be must sees and some places to avoid.

I'll be driving to Boulder as well so any info on that area would be great
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Are you checking it out as a possible place to relocate? If so, tell us a little more about your likes/dislikes, etc.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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Are you checking it out as a possible place to relocate? If so, tell us a little more about your likes/dislikes, etc.
Yes I am looking to move in the general area if all goes well on my visit which I assume it will. I love the Outdoors, Hiking, Sporting Events, Singles, Massage Therapy as I'm a LMT, and Health Care as I used to work as a Nurse.

I'm thinking of enrolling at U. Col Denver next year since the Military is sending me back to school, or any other College in area that may offer what I'm looking into.

I currently work PT at Massage Envy and may look to take a job at one of their locations in the area as well.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Avoid Aurora. There's just nothing to do there

Walk downtown Denver at least once. Keep your eyes and ears open. It's not an instant wealth of culture (a la New York, San Francisco or Seattle,) but it does yield wonderful surprises for those with an open mind and good attention span (and a little patience.) If you follow the 16th St Mall, don't be afraid to trail off west toward Speer Blvd (and Cherry Creek), north to Confluence Park next to REI across the South Platte River (especially Sunday night...the fire dancers may be out), and south to Capitol Hill and Civic Center Park (where weekend events are fairly frequent.) I don't remember who (if anyone) has home games that weekend, but you might glance at the schedules for the Rockies, Broncos and Avalanche. If you happen to like Beer (with a capital "B"), there's no shortage of local brews to try.

There is tons of good hiking and biking in town (in Denver and in Boulder) and obviously out of town up in the mountains. If you have the time visit Eldorado Canyon Park outside of Boulder to get a feel for the outdoors. Pearl Street is an obvious choice to get a little feel of Boulder proper. Celestial Seasonings also has their home in Boulder and is worth a visit for their tour, free samples and their awesome mint room.

If you want to drive around Denver, check out the numerous parks...City Park, Washington Park, Sloan's Lake Park...and don't be afraid to cruise down Colfax and / or Broadway to get a feel for some of the local business and culture in town. Also, South Pearl St (not to be confused with Pearl Street in Boulder) and Highland Square are great local neighborhood centers with some cool gems. Do S. Pearl St (a couple blocks south of I-25) during daylight and Highland Square (32nd and Lowell) in the evening if you're going to hit them up.

There's plenty more you could do in and around Denver and Boulder, but that will give you a pretty decent overview.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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Avoid Aurora. There's just nothing to do there

Walk downtown Denver at least once. Keep your eyes and ears open. It's not an instant wealth of culture (a la New York, San Francisco or Seattle,) but it does yield wonderful surprises for those with an open mind and good attention span (and a little patience.) If you follow the 16th St Mall, don't be afraid to trail off west toward Speer Blvd (and Cherry Creek), north to Confluence Park next to REI across the South Platte River (especially Sunday night...the fire dancers may be out), and south to Capitol Hill and Civic Center Park (where weekend events are fairly frequent.) I don't remember who (if anyone) has home games that weekend, but you might glance at the schedules for the Rockies, Broncos and Avalanche. If you happen to like Beer (with a capital "B"), there's no shortage of local brews to try.

There is tons of good hiking and biking in town (in Denver and in Boulder) and obviously out of town up in the mountains. If you have the time visit Eldorado Canyon Park outside of Boulder to get a feel for the outdoors. Pearl Street is an obvious choice to get a little feel of Boulder proper. Celestial Seasonings also has their home in Boulder and is worth a visit for their tour, free samples and their awesome mint room.

If you want to drive around Denver, check out the numerous parks...City Park, Washington Park, Sloan's Lake Park...and don't be afraid to cruise down Colfax and / or Broadway to get a feel for some of the local business and culture in town. Also, South Pearl St (not to be confused with Pearl Street in Boulder) and Highland Square are great local neighborhood centers with some cool gems. Do S. Pearl St (a couple blocks south of I-25) during daylight and Highland Square (32nd and Lowell) in the evening if you're going to hit them up.

There's plenty more you could do in and around Denver and Boulder, but that will give you a pretty decent overview.
Yeah I'm staying at the Downtown Ramada Inn I figured I could walk all around Downtown from there and take the rental car N. to Boulder when I want to get a feel for the outdoors etc.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Red Rocks! If you have transportation drive up to Red Rocks Ampitheater! Its a place for concerts, but it is just as beautiful when its empty. It's in morrison, you can get there from I-70 or C470. I highly highly recommend it.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Avoid Aurora. There's just nothing to do there
I hear Dam Road is closed this weekend for construction work. I love driving new relo's on Dam Road.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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I visited CO for the first time in June. I loved it!!! I found the drive on The Old Trail Ridge, Pikes Peak, RMNP, and The Garden of Gods very impressive. I took beautiful pictures of some awesome views, lakes and peaks. Beautiful state!

Have fun
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