Monday, August 29, 2016

Colorado Wrap-up

Here are a few quick reviews to close out our two weeks in Colorado. If you're headed that way yourself and need some recommendations, I'll be glad to help!

Lodging

  • Foot of the Mountain Motel (Boulder): Pretty views and friendly staff, but sketchy area and minimal amenities (no A/C) (C-)
  • River Rock Cottages (Estes Park): Great centrally-located studio cottage with hot water and comfort for days (A)
  • Fireside Inn (Breckenridge): A warm, inviting, British B&B experience in a good location (B)
  • Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast (Denver): A bit far from most tourist attractions, but great breakfast, free wine and cheese happy hour, and very cool room design (B)

Restaurants

  • Southern Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder): Great service, good beers, unmemorable food (B)
  • West Flanders Brewery (Boulder): Great Belgian beers, good food (A)
  • Oskar Blues (Lyons): Good beers, good food (B)
  • Rock Cut Brewery (Estes Park): Good beers, nice environment (B)
  • Rock Inn: Great comfort food (A)
  • Ed's Cantina (Estes Park): Good food, unmemorable beer (C)
  • Claire's on the Park (Estes Park): Unmemorable (D)
  • Breckenridge Brewery (Breckenridge): Unmemorable beers, good food (C)
  • Giampietro (Breckenridge): Great pizza and pastas (came here twice) (A)
  • CB & Potts (Breckenridge): Good beers, bad wings (D)
  • Park & Co (Denver): Unmemorable (C)
  • Wahoo Fish Tacos (Denver): Dry fish but big portions (D)
  • Crooked Stave Brewery (Denver): Does anyone like sour beers? (D)
  • Frozen Matter (Denver): Good ice cream, intrigued by speakeasy in the freezer (B)

Worthwhile Activities

  1. Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park
  2. Seeing acrobats in the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts
  3. Seeing Ronnie Chieng at Comedy Works in Denver
  4. Visiting the Denver Nature and Science Museum
  5. Driving Trail Ridge Road across Rocky Mountain National Park
  6. Hiking up Quandary Peak
  7. Horseback riding in Breckendrige
  8. Couples Massage in Estes Park

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