24 Hours In Denver Here Are A Few Ideas For A Mini Staycation

Dated: 12/30/2016

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There is always an opportunity for travel, including in your own hometown or a neighboring city. 

24 Hours in Denver: Here are a few ideas for a mini staycation!

Visit an Urban Winery

Tucked away in RiNo, the River North Art District just north of downtown, is one such urban winery called The Infinite Monkey Theorem. Since 2008, they have been cranking out wine in a can in the back alleys of Denver – no vineyard needed.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery

Yes, canned wine is a thing and it is phenomenal.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to visit Denver to get your hands on some of their wine right away. You can buy some right now straight from The Infinite Monkey Theorem website, or stop by their newly opened Austin location!

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Canned Wine

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Canned Wine

If you do have the chance to visit, go behind the scenes with one of their tour and tasting options for a history of the winery, a peak into the unique winemaking process, and a private tasting of the delicious wines.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

Check Out the Beer Scene

Home to the annual Great American Beer Festival and dozens of local breweries, Denver is the place to be if you are a beer fan. If you’re only in town for a short time, the best option to make the most of your stay is doing a beer tour. The Denver Microbrew Tour is the perfect option to visit Denver’s best microbreweries and also taste plenty of local beers!

Denver Microbrew Tour

Denver Microbrew Tour

This two-hour guided tour will take you through either the LoDo (lower downtown) area or the RiNo (river north) part of Denver, depending on which tour you select. Learn all about the process of making beer, its history, the different kinds of beer, and even a little history of the city of Denver – all while sampling delicious beers from the various stops along the tour.

Wynkoop Brewery Tour Denver

Learning about beer making at Wynkoop Brewing Company

For only $29, you’ll get over ten beer samples, a coupon for a free pint of beer at select locations around town, a history lesson on both beer and Denver, visits to four local breweries, and even a little bit of exercise walking a mile and a half around town to work off that beer! You can also add on your own Denver Microbrew Tour Pint Glass for an extra $4 to take home with you.

Falling Rock Denver Colorado Tap House

Falling Rock Tap House

Can’t commit to doing a full tour? Stop by Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver’s first craft brewery, where you can still get history lesson and a few tastings during one of their complimentary tours offered Tuesday – Saturday at 3pm and 4pm.

Wynkoop Brewing Company - One day in Denver Colorado

Wynkoop Brewing Company

Wynkoop Brewing Company

Wynkoop Brewing Company

If you still can’t get enough, give Falling Rock Tap House a visit to try some Colorado favorites like Avery White Rascal or Bull & Bush Big Ben Brown Ale, or any of their other 75+ beers on tap. Epic Brewing is also worth checking out, as their large windows looking out over Denver, their cozy fireplace, and a view of the brewing process makes it an ideal place to spend an afternoon.

Falling Rock Tap House Denver

Epic Brewing Denver Colorado

Explore Larimer Square

Be warned – you may fall head over heels for this adorable part of town! Especially when it’s all lit up and covered in holiday decorations. This historic district is where Denver was founded, and it is now filled with shops, restaurants, and bars. I chose Tom’s Urban for lunch (and even ate some frog legs!!) the day I visited Larimer Square, but I have a feeling it will be hard to go wrong with any of the restaurants in this area.

Larimer Square - One day in Downtown Denver

Larimer Square in Downtown Denver

Discover Denver’s Haunted History

I always love a place with an interesting historical past, and when that history involves ghost activity it’s even better! Dating back to 1863, the Blake Street Vault served as one of Denver’s first saloons and is now the city’s second oldest building.

Over the years, the building housed a liquor distribution business, cigar factory, boarding house, and even a brothel. This was fitting, as the building had a hidden basement vault accessible though a trap door that was added when the building was raised above street level after the great flood of 1864. Just like many of the buildings in Denver, this one was also connected to the underground tunnel system that was originally used for the delivery of coal, but later served as a way to get from brothel to brothel during Prohibition.

Blake Street Vault Denver Haunted History

Halloween decorations in the basement they decided to leave up. Fitting, right?

There is also said to be a ghost residing at the establishment, who was known as the ‘brown ghost’ or the ‘lady in red’. More recently, investigative ghost researchers came to explore the paranormal activity at the Blake Street Vault, confirming the presence of the ghost who they named Lydia. Legends have developed over time, so pull up a seat at the bar to get the full scoop and if you’re lucky you may even get to venture down into the basement!

Denver Colorado View From SpringHill Suites - One day in Denver

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