A weekend in Denver sounded intriguing,
but I had no idea it would be so much fun. As my 10-year-old Sofie
and I quickly discovered, Denver is a beautiful, welcoming
We explored the Denver Art Museum, the
Denver Zoo, Downtown Aquarium, Water World, the Children's Museum
of Denver, the gigantic flagship REI store, took a ride on the
Platte Valley Trolley and went sightseeing and shopping in Lower
Downtown (LoDo) and Larimer Square. At the zoo, we were surprised
to find animals we had never seen before and happy to discover a
silver back gorilla, on loan from our own Lincoln Park Zoo.
I could have easily spent more time at
the art museum-the architecture of the building is a work of art
all on its own and the family activities are very cleverly designed
to fit all age groups. Sofie wanted more time to just walk and
explore whatever we came to next.
We stayed at the coolest hotel ever-the
Curtis. Every floor has a different pop culture theme. We stayed on
the 15th floor. The elevator sang, "Welcome all my friends, you're
on the music floor." We tied up the elevator for awhile when we
stopped on every floor to hear the elevator sing and see the
decorations. Instead of chocolates on our pillow each night, we
found fun candy such as Pixie Stixs, Red Hots and Laffy Taffy.
Perhaps next time, we should allow time
to see the mountains.
n Denver Art Museum
n Denver Zoo
n Downtown Aquarium
n Water World
n Children's Museum of
n The Curtis
n Denver Metro Convention
& Visitors Bureau
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