What to Do in Denver with Kids: December 2018

What to Do in Denver with Kids

The holidays bring so many fun activities you could do something different with your family every day! If you need help planning, here is a daily list of thing to do in Denver with Kids in December 2018. 


Gingerbread House Party, HashTAG, 4-6 p.m.
Recurs Dec. 8-9 and 14-16
Olde Golden Christmas Parade, Downtown Golden, 10:30 a.m.
Also on Dec. 15
Chanukah Wonderland and Food Drive, Stanley Marketplace 5-7 p.m.


Bowling Special, Punchbowl Social, open until 5 p.m.
Recurs daily – bring a child and your whole group bowls for half price
Holiday Dance Performance by Cherry Creek Dance, Stanley Marketplace, Stanley Marketplace, 6 p.m.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Recurs daily
Christmas in Color, Water World, 5:30 p.m....

What to do in Denver: December 2018

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Chances are slim you have a night free in busy December, but just in case you do, check out our “What to Do in Denver” picks.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER – December 6-9

Twist Your Dickens, Aurora Fox, 7:30 p.m.
Recurs Thursday through Sunday each week through Dec. 23
Ugly Sweater Party, Stoney’s, 7 p.m.
Festivus Tapping Party of Candy Cane Chocolate Stout, Wood Boss Brewing, 4 p.m.
Ten Tenors Home for the Holidays Show, Boettcher Concert Hall, 6:30 p.m.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER – December 10-16

New Belgium & Avanti F&B Present Smarty Party & A White Elephant Exchange
“The Office” Trivia Night, The Monkey Barrel, 7 p.m.
Retro Christmas Party, Walker Fine Art, 6 p.m.
Winter Solstice Pop-Up, BOOZhall, RiNo, 7 p.m.

Holiday Shopping Made Easy: Find Unique Gifts in Denver at Stanley Marketplace

You braved the crowds on Black Friday. You scoured the web for the best deals on Cyber Monday. Still, you haven’t found the perfect gift for your significant other. Take a deep breath. We’ve got you covered. The Stanley Marketplace is the place to find unique gifts in Denver, all in one stop. Just make sure you are extra sneaky so you don’t run into your loved one while shopping! We’ve also included the Facebook and Twitter handles for these great businesses so you can stay in the know. And while you are doing your “liking,” don’t forget to follow us at @stapletonneighborhood and @neirteam for things to do, dining recommendations, tips, our “best of” reviews and more.

Fashionista gifts the Christmas

Unique Gifts in Denver for the Fashionista

For your guy who knows “the shoes make the man” and your gal who can never have too many pairs, Goose & The Goat is your go to. The have great options, but when we shopped the store we were drawn to Bed Stu shoes. Specifically, the “Shala” taupe bootie for her and the “Brentwood” in black for men. Pick out an accessory and you are all set.

Facebook/Twitter: @gooseandgoat and #gooseandthegoat.

Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits Gift Ideas...

Avoid the Stress: Get a Premade Thanksgiving Meal in Denver

Premade Thanksgiving Diner

We love Thanksgiving. But admit it… it can be a bit stressful. The desire to make a moist, delicious turkey and perfect pumpkin pie often become the focus of this holiday that is really about family and counting blessings. Why not simplify your Turkey Day and let someone else do the cooking. Below are some wonderful places where you can get a premade Thanksgiving meal in Denver. And we won’t tell if you want your mother-in-law to think you did all the work!


If you are interested in a premade Thanksgiving meal in Denver,

DON’T DELAY – most order deadlines are this week!

Premade Thanksgiving Meal in Denver Option #1: FIVE EGGS

ORDERING DEADLINE: End of day Wednesday, November 14

Talk about easy! With a couple of clicks, you can have a complete Thanksgiving meal brought right to your door. The complete meal serves two, but of course, you can order more to accommodate a larger crowd. In addition to turkey, the complete precooked Thanksgiving meal has cranberry sauce, gravy, cornbread stuffing, choice of three sides and pie.

Five Eggs will deliver a fully cooked natural turkey, or take care of the prep and bringing and let you roast it yourself.

If you’re just looking for a few precooked Thanksgiving dinner side dishes, Five Eggs has that too. You can order candied sweet potatoes, classic green bean casserole and other sides, plus pies. We are eyeing the apple pecan arugula salad. It’d be good to have something on the lighter side and the price is very reasonable at just over $2 per person for a salad serving 8.

Premade Thanksgiving Meal in Denver Option #2: MONDO MARKET


What to Do in Denver with Kids: November 2018

To do in Denver with Kids

The Halloween excitement – and sugar rush – is starting to fade and the full-blown holiday season is still weeks away (that’s a long time for kids… for us adults, we’re wondering “how is it November already?!”), you can bet your kids will be whining “I’m bored” before you know it. Since November is such a busy time in grownup land, we saved you some time and did the research on what to do in Denver with kids in November. We hope it helps save your sanity… at least a little.


NOVEMBER 5: Let’s Build It – Arctic Diorama, Sam Gary Library, 4-5 p.m.

Hands-on educational craft for kids. 

NOVEMBER 6: FREE Day at Chatfield Farms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy nice walks, historic buildings and a play area for kids.

NOVEMBER 7: Paint Pedestrian Silhouettes, Decatur and Federal Light Rail Station, 1-5 p.m.

“Imagine 2020” councilmembers have commissioned life-sized silhouettes, but they need to be painted before they are installed. Put paint clothes on the whole family and leave your mark.

NOVEMBER 8: Family Game Night, Ford-Warren Library, 5 p.m.

Play the classics! 

NOVEMBER 9: Disney Trivia, The Cube in Stapleton, 7 p.m.

Cinderella or Snow White? See if you or the kids know your Disney trivia best.

NOVEMBER 10: Denver Veterans Day Parade and Festival, Civic Center Park, 10 a.m.-noon

Who loves a parade? We do! All the better when it recognizes our brave veterans.

NOVEMBER 11: Denver Veterans Day Run, City Park, 8 a.m.

Run or walk with your kids and the dogs in the memorial 5 and 10K. Proceeds benefit Colorado veterans....

Denver Halloween Events for Adults

Halloween Denver 2018

Who says the kids have all the fun on Halloween? Here’s a frightful listing of Denver Halloween Events for Adults… let the haunting begin!

Weekend of October 19-21 -- Denver Halloween Events for Adults

October 19:

  • Walking with the Dead: The Spirits Speak, Littleton Museum, 7-10 pm
  • Haunts of Littleton Walking Tour, Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station, 7 pm

October 20:

  • Beetlejuice Movie Party, Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 1:15 pm
  • Paint and Wine Party Tim Burtonesque Style, 2 pm
  • MonsterBash, The Curtis, 8-11 pm
  • Haunts of Littleton Walking Tour, Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station, 7 pm
  • Walking with the Dead: The Spirits Speak, Littleton Museum, 7-10 pm
  • Denver Halloween Bar Crawl, The Refinery, 4 pm

October 21:

  • Pumpkin Carving and Live Music, Station 26 Brewing Co., 11 am
  • BarkHappy Denver Halloween Costume Party for MaxFund, Bruz Beers, 1 pm

Weekend of October 26-28 -- Denver Halloween Events for Adults

October 26:

  • Spooky Speakeasy, Terminal Bar, 9 pm-1 am
  • Victorian Horrors, Molly Brown Museum, 6 pm
  • Deathly Dueling Pianos and Costume Party, ViewHouse Ballpark, 6 pm
  • Haunts of Littleton Walking Tour, Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station, 7 pm
  • Humphrey’s Haunted Mansion Party, Grant-Humphreys Museum, 11 am-12 pm

October 27:

  • Witches and Warlocks Costume Party, Punch Bowl Social, 9 pm
  • Nightmare on Broadway, Alternation Brewing Company, 12 am-12 pm
  • Great Gatsby Halloween Ball, Nocturne, 5:30 pm
  • Adult Trick or Treating, Antique Row, 12 pm
  • Costume Contest, McNichols Civic Center, 8 pm
  • Pumpkin...

Denver Halloween Events for Kids

Halloween in Denver with Kid

Halloween is no longer a one night a year event. There are lots of spooky (not too spooky) Denver Halloween events for kids to keep your family feeling spooktacular for the rest of the month.

Below, Denver Halloween Events for kids that occur daily are listed first, followed by recurring events and concluding with a list of date-specific events.

Denver Halloween Events for Kids - Daily

Pumpkin Festival, Tagawa Gardens, 10 am-3 pm

Nick’s Fall Fest and Pumpkin Patch, Nick’s Garden Center, hours vary

Pumpkin Nights, Adams County Fairgrounds

Hole-O-Ween, Colorado Journey Miniature Golf, hours vary

Denver Halloween Events for Kids - Recurring

October 17, 18, 23, 25:

Glow at the Gardens at the Botanic Gardens, 5:30-9:30 pm

October 20, 21:
Bug A Boo, Butterfly Pavilion, 9 a.m.

October 20, 21, 27, 28:
Boo at the Zoo, Denver Zoo, Zoo hours  

October 20, 21, 26-31
Halloween Celebration, Bass Pro Shops Denver, hours vary

October 27-28:

  • Halloween Kids Fest, Denver Aquarium, 10 am-4 pm
  • Trick or Treat Street, Children’s Museum, museum hours 

Denver Halloween Events for Kids - Date Specific

October 19

  • Kids’ Night Out (pumpkin carving and movies), Dream Dance Studios, 5:30-8:30 pm

October 20:

  • Halloween Harvest Festival/Westy Fest and Balloon Glow, 12 pm-8 pm
  • Trick or Treat Street Harvest Festival, Eastbridge Town Center, 2 pm-5 pm
  • Fall Festival, Hector Flores Park (Baker Neighborhood, 10 am-12 pm
  • Broadway Halloween Parade, Wizard’s Chest, 6-7:30 pm

October 21:

  • BOOnion Station Kids Halloween Parade and...

Colorado Cider Takes Root

Colorado Hard Cider

Move over Palisade peaches, apple season is in full swing. Along with caramel covered treats and delectable pie, apples also yield cider. And, the Colorado hard cider business is starting to take off much like craft beer’s early days. If you haven’t hopped on the Colorado cider bandwagon yet, here’s where to board.

Haykin Family Cider
Run by a husband and wife team, Haykin Family Cider is the most recent to join the Denver cider scene. The Haykins compare their Colorado cider to sparkling wine because of the small bubbles and by “elevating the apple like wineries treat grapes.” The majority of their ciders are made from one apple variety, also known as single varietals. You can decide for yourself if you taste the connection to champagne, or if you can detect the featured apple with several great flight options served in their tasting room. It is located at 12001 E. 33rd Ave. in Aurora, near Fitzsimmons and the Stanley Marketplace. Or let the ciders come to you when you join their Core Club.

C Squared Ciders
This Colorado cider spot has one of the best tasting experiences not only because of the cider’s great taste, but also because of its unique location. C Squared Ciders is housed in a cool old warehouse building downtown. Better yet, C Squared shares its digs with a brewery and a restaurant. Talk about one-stop shopping! In its tasting room, you can try one or all of C Squared three series of ciders: The Siren, The Sailor and the Immortal (seasonal). The Sirens are said to be “beautiful” and “dangerous” like their namesake women of the sea. The Sailors are heritage ciders that mimic an “old-world” taste. Immortals are more experimental ciders that are only available on a limited basis....

What to Do in Denver with the Family: September 2018

To do in Denver with Kids

Now that school’s back in session, you have to make the best of your weekends. And, for those with littles, there is plenty to fill the weekdays too. Here’s a look at what to do in Denver with the family in September. 


SEPTEMBER 4: Small Settlers, Four Mile Historic Park, 10 a.m.
History and nature activities for kiddos 2-5.

SEPTEMBER 5: Toddler Story Time with the Colorado Ballet, Ford Warren Library, 10:30 a.m.
The kiddos will learn dance concepts at this special library story time.

SEPTEMBER 6: “The Greatest Showman,” Denver Museum on Nature and Science, 7:30 p.m.
Love this movie.

SEPTEMBER 7: Highlands Ranch Days, Highlands Ranch Mansion, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Historical reenactments, hay rides, petting zoo and more.

SEPTEMBER 8: Kidtopia, Four Mile Historic Park, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
From science explosions to carriage rides, Kidtopia will be sure to please.

SEPTEMBER 9: Robonology, Wings Over the Rockies, museum hours
Last day to see the exhibit on all things robotics.


SEPTEMBER 10: FREE Putt-Putt Golf, Skyline Park, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
There’s a great putt-putt course downtown featuring Denver landmarks. It is connected to the Skyline Park Beer Garden, but the putt-putt and other games are FREE to all ages.

SEPTEMBER 11: Drop-in Craft and Snack, Eugene Field Library, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
This is a FREE event for all ages. 

SEPTEMBER 12: Edgewater Market and Music, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Get the kids some fresh fruits and veggies, enjoy a stroll and dance to live music.

SEPTEMBER 13: Pixelated Sculpture Exhibit, Denver...

What to Do in Denver: September 2018

What to do in Denver in September

There’s always something great going on in Denver. Here are our picks on what to do in Denver in September.


 SEPTEMBER 4: Denver Food + Wine Festival, Pepsi Center
The largest gathering of chefs, mixologists, and wine professionals.

SEPTEMBER 5: Dinner Under the Stars, Blanc, 6 p.m.
Six-course dinner by Denver’s hottest chefs served under the stars.

 SEPTEMBER 6: Lindy Hop Lessons: A Vintage Swing Dance, Mercury Cafe
Learn the granddaddy of all swing dances.

SEPTEMBER 7: 2018 Denver Tequila, Taco and Cerveza Fest, Mile High Station, 5 p.m.
You had us at tacos…

SEPTEMBER 8: Fall Home Show, Colorado Convention Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thinking of a home improvement? This is the place to get ideas, meet contractors and more.

SEPTEMBER 9: Colorado Symphony FREE Concert, Levitt Pavilion, 4 p.m.
Hear the wonderful sounds of the Colorado Symphony’s brass and percussion musicians at this FREE concert.


 SEPTEMBER 10: Taste of the Broncos, Mile High Stadium
Tailgate with 30 great chef-inspired restaurant concepts!

SEPTEMBER 11: Build n’ Brews, Diebolt Brewing Company, 7 p.m.
Does anyone ever completely grow out of Legos? Build a Lego drone and enjoy a beer.

SEPTEMBER 12: Watering Hole: Fierce Femmes, Denver Zoo, 6:30-8 p.m.
Find out about girl power in the animal kingdom while enjoying light appetizers and drinks.

SEPTEMBER 13: 6th Annual Taste of the Highlands, Highlands Square, 5 p.m.
Fare from NW Denver restaurants and music too!

SEPTEMBER 14: Reading Club, Stanley Marketplace, 11 a.m.
Join Aurora Public Library...

What to Do in Denver with Kids: July 2018

Family activities in Denver for July

It’s mid-summer and the kids are getting bored. Now that the 4th of July fun is over, what next? We’ve got the answer for what to do with kids in Denver daily for the rest of the month.

 What to Do in Denver with Kids July 7-8

JULY 7-8: SCFD Showcase at Denver Botanic Gardens. Special programming and half-priced admission.

What to Do in Denver with Kids the Week of July 9-15

JULY 9: French Storytime at the Children’s Museum, 11:30 a.m. Introduce your kids to this beautiful language then stay for all the fun the museum has to offer – inside and out.

 JULY 10: July Drum Circle at the Hudson Gardens, 6:15 p.m. Enjoy the Gardens and a drum circle at this family friendly event.

JULY 11: Scoop of Jazz, Little Man Ice Cream, 7 p.m. Kids like ice cream, you like jazz (and we’re sure the kids will be tappin’ their toes too!)

JULY 12: Eric West’s Music for Kids, Ross-University Hills Library. From unusual instruments to puppets, see what Eric will pull out of antique trunk to keep the whole family entertained. 

JULY 13: Denver County Fair at National Western, hours vary. Standard fair activities with a twist, it’s a “fun and furry, wacky and weird.” (through July 15).

JULY 14: Insectival at the Butterfly Pavilion, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Live entertainments, bounce houses, carnival games and of course incredible animals and beautiful butterflies.

JULY 15: LEGOrado at History Colorado Center, museum hours. See Colorado Lego-style and other fund hands-on museum exhibits – bonus, kids who wear a baseball jersey get in free (exhibit open through summer).

What to Do in Denver with Kids the Week of July 16-22

JULY 16:...

What to Do in Denver: July 2018

This to do in Denver for Adults

Sometimes when it is date night, thinking of something different to do can be harder than finding a babysitter! Now that 4th of July festivities are done, you are due for a little adult time. We’ve got you covered on what to do in Denver through the end of the month.


JULY 5: Thursday Night Bazaar at Stanley Marketplace 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Wine, cider, beer and spirits sampling, plus live music – all while shopping (yes, please).

JULY 6: RiNo First Friday, 6-9 p.m. RiNo businesses will open to feature specials, live music and art.

JULY 7: Penny Admission at Museum of Contemporary Art, 10 a.m. See this great museum at a great price.

JULY 8: JazzerCider Colorado Cider Company, 11:30 a.m. Jazzercize meets cider in this first ever event.


JULY 9: Film on the Rocks (Red Rocks), 7 p.m. The Big Lebowski 20th anniversary!

JULY 10: Rockies Game at Coors Field, 6:40 p.m. Take me out to the ball game (vs. Arizona Diamondbacks).

 JULY 11: Railbenders at Elway’s Cherry Creek, 7 p.m. FREE outdoor concert.

JULY 12: Water Hole – Mating, Dating and Copulating at the Denver Zoo, 5:30 p.m. Yep, this is about how animals “get wild” plus, light appetizers and drinks for you. 

JULY 13-15: Slow Food Nations Festival at Larimer Square, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Workshops, demos, talks and of course tastes! 


JULY 16: All Day Happy Hour at D Bar Restaurant, 5 p.m. Great specials on drinks and confections.

JULY 17: Sip & Sushi at Dry Dock Brewing Company, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to roll sushi at home.

JULY 18: Free Poker Tournament, Highland Tavern, 7...

July 4th in Denver: What to Do Day or Night

July 4th in Denver

Break out the Stars and Stripes. The sparklers and the picnic baskets. July 4th in Denver 2018 will be here Wednesday and you don't want to miss the fun! See how to spend Independence Day below. 

Start Off with a Bang

Annual Highland 4th of July Parade

Have your kids (or you) ever wanted to be in a parade? This July 4th in Denver is your chance. Decorate the bikes, wagons, scooters and strollers and head over to the Highlands neighborhood for their annual parade. The route begins at 32nd and Clay St., heads past the great local businesses on 32nd and turns down the hill to the finale at Hirshorn Park (across the street from Little Man Ice Cream.) Speaking of Little Man, the iconic creamery will scoop a monstrous sundae – 200 feet to be exact. (That’s a lot of scoops.) You’ll also enjoy free hot dogs, live music, dance performances and other family fun. Staging begins at 9 a.m. with the official parade starting at 9:30 a.m. 

The Annual Highland 4th of July parade really showcases how the greater Highlands has grown into such a wonderful neighborhood for families.

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

If you’d rather watch a parade than be in a parade this July 4th in Denver, head east to Park Hill (another great neighborhood for families) and take in their annual event. This parade runs down 23rd Avenue from Dexter to Kearney streets. There is also a post-parade party immediately following at 22nd Avenue and Kearney Street. This street-style fair will feature kids’ activities, music and food until around 3 p.m. There is free parking in neighboring streets and many of the mature trees will shade your...

Father’s Day Denver 2018 - What to do

What to do on Fathers Day

Dear Old Dad. What’s the best way to celebrate him? Here are our ideas for Father’s Day in Denver 2018. Here's what to do.

Horse Races
If dad hasn’t taken in the horse races at Arapahoe Park in Aurora – or even if he has – this is a perfect idea for Father’s Day in Denver 2018. Quarter horse and thorough bred races will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is a very reasonable $5 a person or $10 if you want a clubhouse table. Be sure though to watch at least one race outside by the track. It is thrilling to witness up close the strength and speed of these beautiful horses.

Father’s Day Race
For the dad who wants to race himself, sign him and the family up for the Father’s Day Race with lots of options for the whole crew: 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 10 mile or half marathon. Strollers and pets can take part too! This Father’s Day in Denver 2018 event takes place in Stapleton’s Central Park.

Dads Grilling Party
Does dad need to brush up on his grilling skills before summer kicks into high gear? Register him for The Seasoned Chef’s Cooking skills class on Friday, June 15. In three short hours, he’ll learn six recipes, have lunch and enjoy complimentary beers. Kids 11 and up can join (but not beers for them, of course). After the Friday training, dad can whip up the perfect family meal on Father’s Day in Denver 2018.   

America's Biggest Father's Day BBQ
If dad just wants to pig out on Father’s Day in Denver 2018, America’s Biggest Father’s Day BBQ is the answer. This festival at Sports Authority Field at Mile High features legendary grill masters and live music. Admission is free with food and drink available for...

Best Things to do on Mother’s Day in Denver

What to do for Mothers Day in Denver

Sunday is Mom’s Day and you want to make it special. If you are still looking for the perfect way to celebrate, here are the Neir Team’s top 5 picks of the best things to do on Mother’s Day in Denver.

Pack Your Baskets
Our Mile High City is full of top-notch parks. Why not pack a basket of mom’s favorite treats and enjoy one of these amazing city amenities. While Washington Park, Sloan’s Lake and Central Park are all wonderful options, if you are truly going for one of the best things to do on Mother’s Day in Denver, head to City Park where you can spend an entire day and never get bored.

Start off by working up an appetite on one of City Park’s great rental options. If mom is a landlubber, tour her around in a surrey built for two or four. You can see all the beautiful sights City Park offers including monuments, skyline views and beautiful greenery. For the seafaring, rent one of the many options for exploring the lake, including the water trike. 

When it is time to eat, settle in near the historic City Park Pavilion. From there you have views of the garden and the lake giving you a serene setting almost as beautiful as mom. Finish off your day at the Denver Zoo, where you can see the momma animals caring for their young during this spring season. 

With all these options, it is clear why picnicking in City Park is one of the best things to do on Mother’s Day in Denver.

Take Her Out to the Ballgame
The Colorado Rockies will take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:10 p.m. For moms who are true fans, one of the best things to do on Mother’s Day in Denver is to cheer on the home team. In addition to all the game’s exciting action, you can enjoy some great food and views...

Denver’s Best Rooftops: Where Are They?

Denvers Best Rooftop Patios

Rain. Flowers. Baseball. These are all great signs of spring, but for us, the best one is the start of patio season. Better still are rooftop patios. Get your spring on by visiting our top picks for Denver’s best rooftops.

El Five, 2930 Umatilla St.
Breathtaking views are what you will find at El Five. The downtown skyline sprawls before you with views of the Highlands to the west. It is one Denver’s best rooftops at sunset and when it is dark in the summer, the lights from Elitch’s decorate the sky.

El Five also has indoor seating with floor to ceiling windows that offer the same magnificent views – perfect for those nights with spring showers. Inside you’ll also enjoy the open kitchen and the artwork.

Tapas de Gibraltar is the food focus at this one of Denver’s best rooftops, brought to you by Edible Beat, who also developed the Linger and Root Down concepts. In addition to old and new school tapas and paella, El Five has interesting signature drinks to try such as The Zombie with three rums, lime, falernum, passion fruit and absinthe. Limit two on this one!

Of note: El Five is only open at night so it is not a spot for weekend day relaxing.

54Thirty Rooftop, 1475 California Street
Even though 54Thirty Rooftop is new on the scene (it opened in April), it is already one of Denver’s best rooftops. It is actually above the Mile High City sitting at 5,430 feet up.

The mixologists here came up with a great cocktail: the #Thatviewthough. It has vodka, chamomile tea syrup, lemon, princess yum yum! The nonalcoholic blackberry lemonade is also delish.

On Thursdays, 54Thirty Rooftop is one of Denver’s best rooftops for music with the Elevated Beats...

Denver’s Best Neighborhoods: Where to Live Now

Best Denver Neighborhoods

It’s almost summer – the hottest season for real estate. As temperatures and inventory rise now is the time to consider which of Denver’s best neighborhoods is right for you.


Much of northwest Denver is lumped together as “The Highlands,” but the area is actually made up of several neighborhoods. Berkeley is just north of the Highland neighborhood and is bordered by Federal and Sheridan to the east and west and 38th Avenue and I-70 to the south and north.

We consider this one of Denver’s best neighborhoods because of the wide variety of housing styles. You’ll find ranches, bungalows, Victorians, and Tudors. Now, there is also a wide array of new housing including two-story single family homes and spacious duplexes, as well as pop tops.

Of course, to be one of Denver’s best neighborhoods, you need great parks. That is well covered with Berkeley Lake Park and Rocky Mountain Lake Park. In addition to the open space and serenity, these parks include a recreation center, a charming library, and sizeable dog park.

For many though, what really makes Berkeley one of Denver’s best neighborhoods is Tennyson – the old school “main street” of Berkeley. Get eats at Block and Larder and Firenze a Tavola, the fine dining Italian experience below the more casual Parisi. Shop small at independent bookstores, jewelry stores, and boutiques and enjoy great events like First Friday.

Don’t forget...

Best Denver Breweries: Top Five to Visit Now

Best Breweries in Denver

With Colorado Craft Beer Week starting Saturday through April 7, now is the perfect time to visit a best Denver breweries pick. Read on to learn more about this fantastic week and get our recommendations for the best Denver breweries.

Colorado Craft Beer Week

Each day of Colorado Craft Beer Week has its own theme with bars and breweries around Denver taking part. Below are highlights and specific event information for best Denver breweries is available at

  • Saturday, March 31 – This ticketed event features more than 100 beers brewed specifically for the festival. Tickets are available at and start at $65.
  • Monday, April 2 – Monday is all about education. Topics at different breweries include sensory analysis classes and craft beer 101.
  • Tuesday, April 3 – Food and beer from the best Denver breweries are on tap for Tuesday. You tend to hear more about wine pairings, but beer pairings are coming into their own. Some participating venues will also host top chefs and serve special menus.
  • Wednesday, April 4 – Today grab a pint and keep the commemorative glass.
  • Thursday, April 5 – Show love for your favorite brewery by wearing their gear. Don’t already have some? Visit your favorites to pick up a tee or hoodie and stay for a pint or two.
  • Friday, April 6 – New beers will be out on Friday. Be among the first to taste what is new!
  • Saturday, April 7 – All good things must come to end. Toast the last day of Colorado Craft Beer Week by touring a local brewery. Better yet ride the “Brewery Loop Tours” that will take you many of the best Denver breweries.


Best Denver Easter Brunch: Where to Go

Best Brunch in Denver

If Denver Easter brunch is in your plans, hop to it! Places that do take reservations are filling fast. Our picks for Denver Easter brunch – both those that need reservations and those that don’t – are below.

  • Ellyngton’s – 321 17th St., (303) 297-3111The number one spot for Denver Easter brunch is undoubtedly Ellyngton’s. Its buffet will feature eggs, seafood, and sushi, as well as Easter themed meats and sweets. Holiday pricing for the Denver Easter brunch is $70.95 a person. For an additional cost you can chose to add your choice of champagne: Domaine Chandon, Moet et Chandon and saving the best for last…Dom Perignon! As of March 21, reservations were available for groups of four to ten. 
  • Snooze – Multiple locations: There are no reservations accepted at the ever popular Snooze, but getting a table is possible. A friendly employee told us just avoid the hours of 9 to 1 p.m. when they expect the heaviest crowds. For those going to Easter services, the winning formula may be to head to breakfast before church. Snooze opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m. For Denver Easter brunch, we are partial to the Union Station location because of the fun vibe inside and out. Snooze will be serving its regular top-notch menu.
  • HashTAG – 10155 E. 29th Dr., ...

Road X: Finally, a solution for the I-70 congestion to the mountains

Road X CDOT partnership with Panasonic

Ah, the Rocky Mountains, probably one of the reasons you moved to Denver, love living in Denver or brag about Denver. Those beautiful mountains represent so much recreation year round, that it's hard not to love them. Although getting to them, especially on the weekends, has become a bit of a nightmare. I don't know about you, but every drive on I-70 to the mountains includes at least one conversation about - How are they going to fix the congestion?!?

Well, Road X might be the answer!

Smart freeways and interstates

Building new lanes and infrastructure within the I-70 corridor presents immense challenges and costs. What if adding additional lanes of Highway didn't require new asphalt but required data? Road X represents Colorado's investment in innovative technology that is the future of connected roadways. This concept envisions smart vehicles and infrastructure sharing data about road conditions instantaneously. This data share and intelligent analysis, combined with autonomous vehicles could result in the capacity of I-70 being increased 4X.

 Connected vehicle mandates

New connected vehicle mandates combined with the rapid development of autonomous vehicles means that Colorado could have up 1.2M connected vehicles on the road by 2025. In addition, many companies such as ...