Red Rocks is not only a staple of Colorado beauty; it is also a place bubbling with all sorts of activities. Only 20 minutes from downtown Denver, Red Rocks is very accessible both from I-70 or C-470. With its numerous nature trails, it is a great place to explore on foot or on bicycle. The trails vary in difficulty and are great for all ages. Red Rocks also has many activities at the amphitheater ranging from movie nights during the summer, awesome concerts which acoustically harmonize with any band/singer, national speakers, and a few fitness groups. You may need to schedule a chiropractic appointment with Dr. Jacob after sitting on the wooden benches though! If you haven’t climbed those amphitheater steps Rocky Balboa style, raising your arms in victory as you look out over the expansive view of Denver from the top, I highly recommend it.
2. Mile Hi Flea Market
This hub of community and culture is often over looked. About 10 minutes north of Denver, the Mile Hi Flea Market expands throughout 80 acres, open every weekend, and is only $3 for admission. On one side you’ve got all the fun merchandise shops and booths where you can find everything from trinkets to trunks, fun hipster baubles to classy pieces, modern to antique, upscale to cowboy, and the list could continue. On the other side you have the farmers market with so much locally grown or made foods it is amazing! This is our personal favorite because we like to try the homemade yogurts, salsas, cheeses, breads, and meats. It’s also family friendly with a kid’s area with rides, and a stage featuring different musical guests. For three bucks you can’t really go wrong here, unless you’re me. In which case, I bring my husband as my own personal pack mule to carry all the “gems” I find… then we swing by the office to get our chiropractic adjustments after a day of being on our feet!
If you like good food & drinks, an eclectic crowd, twinkly lights, and a place buzzing with something new every night this would be a good place for you. The Mercury Café advertises organic food, local breweries, Poetry Slams, various dance classes including swing, tango, or salsa (don’t forget to “swing” by Well Beings chiropractic to get adjusted after your class), Theater and Film showings, open Mic nights for the struggling musician or the fun loving jazz band, community yoga, and that’s only half the fun! About 5 minutes east of downtown, this is a great unusual stop for date night. Oh and did I mention you can rent it out for small weddings?
4. Santa Fe Art Walk
This event occurs on the first Friday of every month. Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe is a unique, nationally known art and cultural district with over 60 galleries, restaurants and shops located a few short blocks south of downtown Denver. The Art District opens its doors freely during the first Friday and you can walk about perusing unique pieces in gallery after gallery after gallery after gallery…I think you get the picture. If you love art in all of its forms, this is a fun idea to do with a date or with a group of friends.
5. Denver Dog Parks
My husband and I are dog lovers through and through, and to no surprise Denver has some pretty neat dog parks. I just recently found out that there are veterinary chiropractors! While Drs. Jacob & Maura can see your entire family and are pediatric chiropractor certified, they haven’t yet gotten certified to help Fido 🙂 . Here are three of my favorite dog parks listed from north to south:
- Westminster Hills Dog Park- With 400 some odd acres, this place is my favorite because it has so many trails to explore as well as the reservoir which the doggies are welcome to cool off in during the summer.
- Forsberg Iron Spring Dog Park- Located right next to Green Mountain, this park is a little new so there aren’t very many big trees for shade and is about average sized at 4 acres. What I like about it though, is that it is in fact next to Green Mountain where my dog gets off leash time at the Park and an extended on leash hike around Green Mountain.
- Chatfield State Park Dog Park- Though it costs about $10 total to get in, it really is a great park. It’s located on 80 acres which are just laced with trails and ponds. When I’ve gone in the past, we pay the $8 to get into the state park where we’ll have a picnic, pay the extra $2 to get into the dog park, and go boating or fishing that way we to get our money’s worth.