The Molly Brown House was home to the most famous survivor of the Titanic. Today you can visit this 1889 home, designed by architect William Lang. The Molly Brown House is part of the new historical trail through Denver.
After seeing stunning places in the Canadian Rockies as Mount Sulphur, the Peyto Lake orMoraine Lake, I wanted to visit the U.S. Rocky Mountains, which epitomized the national park. Despite being May, it still had a lot of snow, in fact it was not possible to pass from the west entrance to this area (I recommend the latter). Pine forests and lakes, along with numerous wildlife, deer, elk, .... and surrounded by ski resorts make this area, located about two hours north of Denver, one of the areas away from the city of the locals.
The 16th Street Mall Street is one of the few attractions within the city of Denver. It is in a pedestrian area with many shops, malls, a cinema, bars and restaurants. On the same street there are areas with chairs, benches and other seating to rest. If you get tired of walking you can also take the free bus that runs along the road to the end and go to a tiny park right next to the river.
The Cheesman Park is situated in a residential neighborhood in the city of Denver, about 20 minutes walk from the heart of town. With its big lawns and trees, it is a nice place to have a picnic, rest, take a nap, bike or run. Excellent for family time, and it is also situated next to a botanical garden for those ve want a little more diversity in the flowers!
Coors Field is the name of the baseball field in Denver, Colorado. Built in 1995 for the Colorado Rockies, it is sponsored by Coors beer, a local specialty produced in the nearby town of Golden. Baseball games are a real social event in the US, worth seeing even if, like me, you're not passionate about sports. The atmosphere is a far cry from the hysteria of a European football stadium, as people come here to eat and chat. Sometimes we were left wondering if anyone was actually watching the game, but the huge cheers after each home run left us in no doubt!
The Great Sand Dunes National Park is the largest sand dune field in the United States, but despite this, it's still not up to the standards of the beautiful white sand dunes in White Sands Park in New Mexico. Anyway, it's worth going to the national park in southern Colorado, which is only about 2000 meters away, just behind the rock (after the mid-May snowfall melts). I recommend that you climb the highest dune, which takes just over a half an hour to climb. The only problem you might run into here is the wind, which is very common.
Georgetown is just a few kilometers away from the city of Denver, which will allow you to travel to the far west. With its few streets and typical buildings it's a nice way to see the mountains and ski resorts and to try a little taste of adventure like you see in the movies. There are a couple of restaurants with reasonable prices as well as a small museum that will let you take a little break inside.
The Capitol, the Official Office of the Government of COlorado, is down Colfax street, on the way to the commercial street on 16th. The imposing architecture of the building, which dates from the late 19th century, make you remember the streets of the federal capital, Washington. If you are lucky and have good English, you may also visit the building requesting information by phone!
Denver Cathedral, although modest, is still appreciable, reaching the center and its skyscrapers and shopping. Before arriving at the Capitol, you can enjoy the building. Hopefully you can enter and enjoy the calm, silence and architecture. One of the little buildings of history in the city!
The Garden of the Gods is a natural park where magnificent rocks spring from earth ... Under the sun, the contrast between the red rocks and green vegetation is striking! You can park here and go for a 2 - 3 hour walk.
After about an hour of walking around I found the magnificence of the mountains and the lake just for its beauty. It completely absorbed me and showed me the meaning of nature. It's a fantastic place, it's like a fairytale
Vail resort is a favourite for the American bourgeoisie. But nothing is stopping anyone else from enjoying a day skiing here! The village, imitating Swiss resorts, is nice to see, with many shops and cafes for those skiers! There are also hotels also for those who have enough money. The ski park is spacious and well kept. If you are going to spend several days skiing in the area (whether in Vail or other areas), it may be interesting (financially) to buy a regional pass!
The Mesa Verde National Park is located in southwestern Colorado, near the town of Cortez. We climbed the mountain slope that leads into the heart of the park, expecting a meeting with history. On the slopes of a long canyon, are some of the oldest towns in the United States, which were carved into the rock between 600 and 1200 AD (over 4000 archaeological sites are located in the area). Access is extremely difficult, as you climb up and down steep steps. Human ingenuity is remarkable, and you'll find yourself wondering how the ancient inhabitants managed to build villages and even a tower on such hard ground.
If you're getting tired of Little Five Points, then head a couple of streets north to Decatur. It has the same hippie culture but it feels less naive and more urban. Here you'll find some creative restaurants, organic food stores, used record stores, second hand clothing, folklore, art, and many bars. There's some great graffiti on the walls, too. It's very near Little Five Points if you travel by car, and a bit further if you walk.
The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado Springs. Visitors can experience the lives of people who lived in this area from the 1700s until the 20th century. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of these people through four different time periods.
The Piioneers Museum of Colorado Springs has many objects that tell the story and offers a window into the past. Their mission is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Region Peak. It has permanent exhibits on the history of the area and changing exhibitions on topics of general interest. Topics have included: turntables, motorcycles and baseball memorabilia. A main attraction is the murals by local artist Eric Bransby.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world's unique treasures. It's goal is to create a community of critical thinkers who can learn from past lessons and act as responsible stewards for the Earth's future.