If you're lucky enough to live around Denver, you already know it's impossible to be bored in this town as there are endless possibilities for adventure. Residents of our Springs at Sandstone Ranch and Springs at 2534 apartments benefit from having convenient access to Denver and all of its attractions at their fingertips.
Are you looking for some off-the-beaten-path ways to explore the city this weekend? Here are five lesser-known Denver area attractions that are worth checking out:
1. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver
Do you have an aerospace enthusiast in your life? If so, the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver is a must-see. The museum is located in a former Air Force hangar and offers more than 150,000-square-feet to explore. In this museum you'll find a wide variety of historic planes and space vehicles. The exciting new exhibit "Be the Astronaut" opens October 1, 2017 and is sure to bring in a crowd.
2. Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th St, Denver
Looking for a unique place in Denver to grab drinks? Give the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa a try. This extravagant four-star hotel has been around since 1892 and is one of our city's best-kept secrets. Take note of the impressive stained glass in the lobby, and pop into one of the hotel's four dining venues for drinks or a meal.
3. Rockmount Ranch Wear
1626 Wazee St, Denver
If you're new to Denver, updating your wardrobe with Western gear at Rockmount Ranch Wear is a must. This unique historical shop has been outfitting Denver for many decades with high-quality Wild West gear. If anything, the shop is a lot of fun to explore, and you'll find an abundance of memorabilia about the company's founder, plus historical images of the city.
4. Beatrice & Woodsley
38 S Broadway St, Denver
On the hunt for a great date night restaurant that is not overflowing with tourists? Beatrice & Woodsley is one of the nicer places to eat in downtown Denver and truly is a hidden gem. The restaurant's decor is incredibly unique and really helps to set the ambiance for a memorable night out. It's worth venturing to the lesser-known downstairs area of the restaurant known as "the cellar" as it includes moss on the walls, a huge wine rack and unique paintings that pay tribute to the Aspen tree theme.
5. Williams and Graham
3160 Tejon St, Denver
This pre-prohibition bar is hidden behind a bookstore. In fact, to enter the bar, you have to walk into a bookstore where a hostess will escort you into the bar through a revolving bookshelf. Everything about this one-of-a-kind drinking hole appears to be authentic to the pre-prohibition era.
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