Well, we’ve officially made it through another winter. Sunny skies and outdoor activities are back within reach. This season is a great time to unplug and immerse yourself in the things you love best about living in our lovely city. So without further ado, here’s your Denver Spring Bucket List:
See what’s new on the food scene
Seafood? Check. Mexico City street food? Double-check. In spite of the pandemic, Denver restaurants continue to open up quite literally overnight. In downtown, check out Water Grill – one of the hottest new seafood spots. It’s hard to choose what makes it the most enticing. Is it the fresher-than-fresh seafood? The intimate atmosphere? Or possibly the garage doors that’ll be opening up anytime now to let in a healthy dose of fresh air? If seafood isn’t really your scene, be sure to visit Dana Rodriguez’s newest concept, Cantina Loca. The cactus fries, assorted tacos, and serious spirits list are hard to beat. Honorable mentions coming soon include glo’s noodles and Fuel & Iron Bar, which will be occupying the former Brass Tacks space.
Peruse our amazing street art scene
RiNo and the Santa Fe Arts District
Over the past few years, Denver’s streets and buildings have seen some added color thanks to new works by street artists. To enjoy, all you’ll need is some free time to wander. Explore eye-catching examples painted everywhere from alleys and underpasses to the outsides of storefronts. Not to mention, they make for amazing photo backdrops for out-of-town guests and locals alike!
Enjoy Denver from Horseback
Few things that speak to Denver’s history quite like seeing the city from horseback. Take a romantic sunset ride with your significant other or book a pony party for the kids at Bear Creek Stables in Morrison. 12 Mile Stables, based in Aurora, also offers guided trail rides through prairies, over streams, and offers a unique “Sunset and Dinner Ride” featuring hearty cowboy cuisine. The Right Step, Inc. offers therapeutic horseback lessons for riders with special needs. They are also a 501(c)3 organization.
Try aerial yoga
You’ve tried regular yoga. You’ve may have even tried hot yoga. Now get ready for: yoga in the air? You heard that right, you can get a little Cirque du Soleil at Yoga Hive Colorado. The studio, which offers on-the-ground yoga classes as well, is now offering several aerial yoga classes. Try an introductory class, or another for all levels of aerialists. Soar through the air (carefully) and build up those core muscles.
All in all, we hope you found something on this Denver spring bucket list that strikes your fancy and inspires you to be outside! The warmer days are coming, and with it, more opportunities to enjoy all that the Mile High has to offer!