Summer in the City: 16th Street Mall Happenings

Summer in the City: Skyline Market Get ready for a summer in the city!  The Skyline Market in the heart of Skyline Park opened on Arapahoe between 15th and 16th streets last Friday.  This is Denver’s new definition of a market—a food experience that offers artisanal products, ready-to-eat food and a farm fresh experience all in one.  The new market provides a variety of options for downtown workers, residents and visitors to enjoy different experiences, entertainment and culture that you won’t find elsewhere.  Stop by between 11AM and 7PM for a beer and wine garden and a chance to shop the market with a local chef.  In addition to live music during the lunch hour and happy hour, Skyline Market will feature pre-made food items, chef demos, cooking demonstrations, fresh market foods and flowers.  Also enjoy a special dinner prepared by one of Denver’s best chefs.

More changes are coming to 16th Street Mall.  Four blocks will be reinvented to create sub-districts as a gathering place where people can stay and enjoy art, culture, nature, entertainment, retail and food.  The blocks between Curtis and Welton will be home to irreplaceable street food and shopping options all summer long from 11AM to 6PM.  Between Welton and California expect to see a number of tent events—a flea market of continually rotating, eclectic merchandise.  From California to Stout, six to eight local food vendors will offer ethnic and diverse cuisines as well as lounging areas with tables and chairs to enjoy outside dining.  The block between Stout and Champa will host food and merchandise vendors and various special events, product introductions and sampling opportunities.

We’re excited for a great summer in the Mile High City!

5 Must-See Places in Denver

Denver is home to the Rocky Mountains, over 300 days of sunshine a year, and a culture that mixes rich history with a young, vibrant and active population. In other words if you ask us, it’s the perfect place to be. So whether you’re traveling to Denver for business or leisure, or you are simply looking for a way to get out and about this weekend, these are a few of the places you must check out in order to get that true “Mile High” experience.

Public ArtThe city of Denver has some incredible and highly unique pieces of art displayed around town. We suggest that you explore the city by foot or bike to see what you can discover.

16th Street Mall. Running directly through the center of downtown Denver, this pedestrian mall offers a variety of historic buildings, shops, retail stores, outdoor patios, restaurants, and scenic views with it’s trees, art and fountains.

The Molly Brown House Museum. Home to “the unsinkable Molly Brown,” a survivor of the Titanic disaster, this gorgeous stone 3-story home is located right on Capitol Hill. The Molly Brown house is one of Denver’s best reflections of history and architecture.

The Capitol BuildingBuilt as a replication of our nation’s Capitol, the Capitol Building in Denver displays a gorgeous gold dome with the city’s skyline directly behind it. You can also find a brass plaque at the entry way stair that indicates you are exactly 5,280 feet or one mile above sea level.

Washington Park (Wash Park). Wash Park is the largest parks and recreation area in the Denver Metro area with a countless number of picnic spots, a 2.6 mile running trail, and two lakes—and that’s just scratching the surface. This area has become a staple to Denver’s young and unique culture.

A Must-See Bonus!

Red Rocks Park & AmphitheatreIf you are visiting Denver or live here and haven’t been here before, we urge you to check out Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre for a concert, show or event. Just a short drive from Denver, you don’t know what you’re missing out on until you’ve experienced it!