Send off The Summer in Style – Labor Day in Denver

As we say goodbye to another summer, the City of Denver will play host to a number of family friendly activities to send it out with a bang over this long Labor Day Weekend.  From delectable food sampling down at the Civic Center to baseball games to music festivals, if you’re looking for a way to spend your extra day off, you’re sure to find plenty of options in the Mile High City.

Denver.org provides a great guide of events and activities to attend for those seeking some fun, and of course, if you’re looking for a holiday feast, come join us for a spectacular Labor Day themed Sunday Brunch.

While we’re sad to see summer go, there’s nothing more enjoyable than a Colorado autumn when the leaves start to changes hues and the air is crisp and cold.  When it gets chilly, don’t forget to warm up with a cup of tea at The Brown Palace….but for now, let’s celebrate these last few blissful days of summer.

Bike Around Denver

Denver….we’ve got so much to see, and in our outdoorsy-active focused community, why view the sights from behind a windshield? How about trying something different? Denver B-cycle is a bike sharing system where dozens of special stations span the Denver area…including spots right near us at The Brown Palace. Denver B-cycle members can pick up one of the red bikes at any B-station and drop it off at any other B-station—so you can get around town without $pending on gas, all while sneaking in a little workout. (That all sounds great eh?)

If you’re interested in learning more, visit their website.  It may be a perfect way to get some exercise after a mind-blowing brunch….and this weekend’s theme is blueberries….yum!

Colorado Parent Shares Family Festival Favorites

Looking to get out and about with your family this summer?  Colorado Parent gives us the scoop on must-see summer festivals fit for the entire family.  So whether you’re just staying with us in Denver at The Brown for only a few days, or are a local looking to get out and explore, here are some great Colorado events to mark on your calendar.

Oh My! How Scandalous!

Looking for an intimate evening for two, filled with decadent chocolate strawberries, an assortment of oils and other deliciously sinful surprises?  This Saturday, enjoy a night of seduction with the Scandalous Affair Package at The Brown Palace.  In honor of the infamous murder at the Brown, we’ve created this extraordinarily divine package, perfectly crafted for romance.  During your stay, take time for a juicy historic tour of the hotel, and hear the dramatic, sensual and scandalous story of a tragic murder that took place within our walls, all over one beautiful woman.

There’s No Business Like Show Business

There’s nothing like a night out on the town, and if you ask us, a show at the theatre is one of the perfect ways to spend it.  Denver is a great place to catch a production, whether you’re looking for an intense drama or uplifting musical.  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has a great line up this summer, with some fantastic players coming to take the stage.  If you’re looking for some more intimate settings, check out Denver.org’s list of upcoming productions.  Wrap up the night with a sweet treat from Ship Tavern or Palace Arms, and you have an unforgettable night full of delicious drama.

Friday Weekend Update: Colfax Marathon

Denver is an action packed city, and this weekend, don’t miss the opportunity to cheer on the runners of the Colorado Colfax Marathon and Half Marathon.  This non-profit race takes runners on an urban tour,  leading participants on and off Colfax, through parks, neighborhoods and trails, with the grand front range as the backdrop.  Both races kick off at 6:00am Sunday, May 15th and will be followed with an after party at City Park open to racers, friends, family and spectators….all are welcome.  There will be cold beers and great music to celebrate a wonderful accomplishment.

The Colfax Marathon team will be tweeting all race week.  Follow all the action at  @runcolfax

Begin Your Mornings at Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Co.

No matter how much beauty sleep you may have gotten, sometimes we need that extra pick me up to get ready to take on the morning.  With a convenient location directly inside the main entrance of the hotel, let Brown Palace Coffee & Tea Co. be your one stop java shop, offering plenty of piping hot beverages and treats to perk you right up.  Sip and savor a rich and flavorful mocha or grab our signature orange banana blueberry smoothie to go.  If you’re craving a sweet treat, we also serve  an array of house-made pastries and baked goods like luscious lemon bars, mouthwatering muffins and simply divine danishes, (and that’s just naming a few).  An offering of books are also available from Tattered Cover, a local independent bookstore, for some reading to accompany your selection.

If you’re more of an afternoon person, feel free to stop by and try our warm French baguettes, sold Fridays and Saturdays, 4-6 p.m.  Morning or night, with delicious coffee and to-die for desserts, you just can’t go wrong.