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You can’t really beat city life and mountain life living harmoniously together. It’s the best of both worlds, plus, there’s certainly a reason they call it MENver. And I’ll just leave that there…
I try and make it to Colorado at least once a year, but 2018 has made me a lucky lady. Last month, I flew into the Mile High City for the third time this year for a very special event – I hosted a Sapphire Six Insta meet with Chase Sapphire!
One of the hardest things about my crazy lifestyle is not having a solid community in any one place around the world. Seeing old friends and meeting new ones in Denver was too fun, reminding me to take time for connecting with loved ones as much as I possibly can. We did a bit of event hopping all weekend to celebrate the Sapphire Six Guide, a round up of Chase Sapphire cardmembers’ (like me!) favorite places to grab a bite, have some fun, and enjoy a few drinks. Here’s a quick guide to the city + my highlights!
The Maven – unique and trendy with circle bathtubs(!) and an amazing bar scene. Located in the new micro-district of Denver, the Dairy Block is the place to be. I remember walking into the hotel for check-in, and it was really late at night. The nice man behind the counter upgraded my room, and the bar was so lively that I got a second wind and ordered some craft cocktails.
The next morning, I wandered down to the “lobby” which is actually a common area full of communal tables, the coolest airstream serving breakfast, small shops and a market that had a yoga class going on – this is what vacation dreams are made of!
How much time do you have? The food scene of Denver is crazy good, but my favorites are Mercantile Dining & Provisions (a Sapphire Six location!), Avanti, Bar Dough, Poka Lola, Snooze and Wynkoop Brewery – another Sapphire Six location and a highlight of the Instameet since we took part in a brewery tour, which is basically learning about beer while drinking beer. Win/win.
Larimer Square is perfect for shopping and historic photography shots, beautifully resorted Union Station in the heart of downtown for food, drink or transport, Red Rocks for a concert…or just because it’s stunning, City Park for the zoo, museums, or picnic, Center for Performing Arts for all things theater and music, Coors Field for a Rockies baseball game, and lastly, may I also suggest getting out of town for a day trip to either Golden (yay, more Coors!), Boulder, or Winter Park. Of course, the mountain towns keep going for hundreds of miles, but there are only 24 hours in a day 🙂Maybe I should just move to Menver, oops I mean Denver. See you this ski season!
Make the most of your trip to Denver by booking with your Chase Sapphire card to earn points on your travel, and check out the full Sapphire Six Guide to Denver to help plan your trip!