Denver, Colorado
Home to the Rocky Mountains, 300 days of sunshine, and my favorite place in the world.

Trust Me I’m a Local – Kayla

Kayla Garthwaite

According to U.S. News & World Report Denver, Colorado is the No. 1 place to live based on affordability, job prospects, and quality of life. Living in Denver and working as a residential realtor I’ve seen many out-of-state people discover this first hand. With a huge appreciation in home prices and more and more people moving here every day, I’ve finally realized that my little bubble has been discovered. And for good reason too. I’m a Colorado native, born and raised, and yet to live anywhere else.

To make sure you understand why I love this place so much, I’ve compiled a list of my top tips.

But first, coffee… I love coffee.

Avocado Toast at Black Eye Coffee.
Avocado Toast at Black Eye Coffee.

I may be a little addicted, but I’m sure many of you are too.
My favorite coffee shop in Denver is Black Eye Coffee. They have two locations, one in the Lower Highlands (LoHi), and one in Cap Hill. They have amazing coffee with a hipster vibe. It’s a great place to hang out. Make sure you try the avocado toast. It’s out of this world.

My friends and family have told me that I love food more than anyone else. When I’m traveling, I always find myself anticipating the next meal and the discovery of a new place to eat. Denver has amazing food. Each neighborhood or area within Denver has its own set of restaurants and shops.

When in the lower downtown district (LoDo), make sure you have dinner in Larimer Square. You can’t go wrong with any restaurant choice here. It’s a magical place to discover at night as twinkling lights line the street. If you come in the summer make sure to check out the Larimer Square, like Dining Al Fresco. Also, plan on heading to Union Station, a renowned 100-year old timeless historic landmark. It has a great variety of restaurants, quick eats, bars, coffee and ice cream. Stoic & Genuine or The Kitchen Next Door are great choices for dinner. If you’re looking for a classy place to grab a drink go to The Cooper Lounge above the Crawford Hotel (all within Union Station).

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