Top 5 Spring Activities To Do In Denver

Top 5 Spring Activities To Do In Denver

Daylight savings time has come and gone, and with it came longer days, warmer temperatures, and the undeniable feeling of spring. Flowers have begun to bloom, parks are swarmed with picnic-goers and joggers, and we have shed our winter garb. So in honor of our spring awakening we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 spring activities to do in Denver, keep reading below to see if your favorite activities made the cut.

Image Courtesy of Lucille's Creole Cafe
Image Courtesy of Lucille’s Creole Cafe

 

  1. Brunch

In the early days of spring the mornings remain much darker, and as we progress towards the summer solstice in the middle of June, the days get gradually longer. With darker mornings come slower wakeups, which is why March and April are perfect months to eschew breakfast for brunch.

Our Favorite Denver Brunches: Devil’s Food, Lucille’s Creole Cafe, Snooze, Little Annita’s

Photo Courtesy of The Market
Image Courtesy of The Market

 

  1. Coffee Shop Stops

Although we’ve had unseasonably warm weather recently, spring is typically a time for mild temperatures and partially cloudy days. So while it might not be warm enough for flip-flops and sunscreen, you can easily stay warm on neighborhood walks or breaks at the park with a cup of coffee from nearby.

Our favorite Denver Coffee Shops: Aviano, Devil’s Food, The Market

Image Courtesy of Sipping n' Painting
Image Courtesy of Sipping n’ Painting

 

  1. Late Night Adventures

Springtime brings with it lingering sunshine, so your day doesn’t have to end after work. This lighter season is a great time to turn off Netflix and fill your calendar with fun after-work activities.

Our Favorite Late Night Adventures: Sipping n’ Painting, Ceramics in the City, Brewery Tours

Image Courtesy of Linger
Image Courtesy of Linger
  1. Dinner Out

Again thanks to a little extra sunlight during the day, it feels like we have more time to do things after work. It’s always fun to grab a group of friends and find a new restaurant in town to try.

Our Favorite Denver Restaurants: Work and Class, Linger, Gozo, Cuba Cuba

Image Courtesy of The Denver Botanic Gardens
Image Courtesy of The Denver Botanic Gardens

 

  1. Getting Outside

Although spring typically remains fairly cool, the brisk weather and softer light make it almost impossible to stay indoors. While we always love walks around the park, or hikes up our favorite trails, spring is also the perfect time to get your spades and gloves out, and revive your garden. We recommend planting flowers in late April or early May. One of our favorite stops when envisioning our perfect garden is the Botanic Gardens Plant Sale, where you can buy what you need for the perfectly enviably flower display.

What spring activities will you stay busy with this season? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook page. As always stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here and on any of the social media outlets.

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The Best (Secret) Denver Restaurants

Denver is saturated with a medley of historic landmarks from Larimer Square, where Jack Keourac was believed to jot down some of his most famed lines, to Union Station, which welcomed its first train in three years just weeks ago. Embedded in the midst of these great historic landmarks are quaint, local only, eateries, that to know about you must be a loyal, mountain loving, off-roading, dog boasting, Colorado local. It is only because we value you, our loyal followers, so much that we are willing to make you privy to the best (secret) Denver restaurants.

My Brother’s BarBest (Secret) Denver Restaurants

First on the list is none other than the über secret and uncommonly delicious My Brother’s Bar. This unmarked restaurant sits on the corner next to the REI flagship store (a historic building in its own right), right in the center of downtown Denver. You will recognize it only by the faint, melodic sounds of classical music and the scent of true American, all-beef burgers, wafting from the doorway. This local eatery is not open on Sundays and its small size and scenic balcony, make it a true destination spot for Colorado locals so be sure to get there early or prepare to wait, we promise it’s worth it.

Devil’s Food

Image courtesy of Devil's Food Bakery
Image courtesy of Devil’s Food Bakery

Nestled in the midst of a neighborhood just off University Boulevard, this restaurant is truly a hidden gem. Arguably one of the best brunch menus in the state, Devil’s Food has an option for everyone. Also notable about this Denver eatery, is the undeniable charm. With rustic wood tables, a plethora of dessert items on show, and only ten or so tables, this café is more than just coffee. If you’re stopping in for an espresso, or full-on dining, you’ll find an hour or so a Devil’s Food is exactly what you need to get through the week.

 

 

Saucy Noodle 

Photo Courtesy of The Saucy Noodle
Photo Courtesy of The Saucy Noodle

Just a stone’s throw from Devil’s Food is the beloved Denver favorite: The Saucy Noodle. As their awning aptly states, “if you don’t like garlic, go home”, this authentic Italian restaurant will serve up the best pasta you’ve tasted in a long time, with a hefty helping of garlicy goodness. This restaurant is about the size of a college dorm room, but their food definitely deserves patience. You can get in with a reservation or just try your hand at walking in.

 

 

 

 

The Cherry Cricket 

Photo Courtesy of The Cherry Cricket
Photo Courtesy of The Cherry Cricket

This neighborhood bar and restaurant, located in the center of Cherry Creek, has great food and unbeatable charm. Sink your teeth into a half-pound burger or munch on some of their renowned chili and fries. When Coloradan’s think of post-skiing food, they invariably think of the Cherry Cricket. With a stocked bar of local brews, and goodies like their Mash Puppies (fried mashed potato, bacon, cheese, jalapeños with ranch) it’s pretty hard to say no to. Like most of our favorite restaurants you should be prepared to wait in line for a table.

The Market at Larimer Square

Photo Courtesy of The Market
Photo Courtesy of The Market

The Market has about as much street appeal as it does food. This iconic restaurant and café is located in the center of Larimer Street and has a wide selection of daily specials and rotating options. With everything from tuna sandwiches to chocolate eclairs, The Market is sure to satisfy any food craving you may have. There are several small tables located within the restaurant and out on the patio where you can people watch and soak in some of the sweet Colorado sun.

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