Denver, Colorado is one of my favorite cities in the country.
There is so much about Denver that makes it a special city.
The 16th street mall and the rocky mountains are just two of the things.
I was inspired to share the top 5 reasons why I love Denver after my last visit during Labor Day weekend.
It was a short and fun-filled trip which only reinvigorated my love for this special city.
Top 5 Reasons I Love Denver:
Despite the fact that I am so happy to live in Buffalo, I do fantasize about moving there at least once a month.
I mean, Denver has in spades the thing that drew me to Buffalo: friendly people.
There is so much, beyond these five reasons, that make the city so attractive:
- Public Art: Denver is a mecca for public art lovers. Every year, there is an event called Crush Walls. This urban art festival draws artists from all over the world. These artists come to repaint the murals in the RiNo Art District every year for Labor Day weekend.
- Micro-communities: This city is filled with mini, micro-communities. Think Buffalo’s Allentown and Elmwood Village areas. The city is divided into these little pockets, all of which have a different feel and vibe. While there is so much development happening in the area, you can still find a lot of history. There are so many old and beautiful homes.
- Friendly folks: The thing that won me over about Buffalo is present in this city: amazing people. Everyone was so friendly to Stephen and I! Everywhere we went, people were smiling, waving and more than happy to give us recommendations. Not to mention, there are so many young professionals. This city is definitely on the rise; you can feel it in the energy everywhere.
- The mountains: I mean, this one should be self-explanatory! There are countless hikes to go on in the area. If you love nature, this is your paradise. Seeing that I love the outdoors, being able to go on a new hike every weekend is a major draw. Denver is definitely a rock-climbers paradise.
- Environmentally friendly: Last but definitely not least, I love how green (wordplay, you feel me?) the city is. Every trash can that I stumbled across had 3 bins in it: compost, trash, and recycling. The best part? The trash slots are seemingly the smallest. At Red Rocks Amphitheater, the trash was labeled as “landfill,” which I thought was a great way to force consciousness onto people.
There is so much to love about this city, it was hard to pick my top five!
Especially considering how gluten-free friendly the city is; it’s so nice for me to visit a place with a plethora of food options!
When it comes down to it, Denver is an amazing city with so much to offer!
If you’ve never visited, I can’t recommend it enough.
Add this city to your list of must-sees and once you visit, come back to this blog post and share YOUR favorite things in the comments below!