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July 11, 2021

If you’ve just moved into one of the Firestone CO new homes in the Barefoot Lakes community or are thinking about it, you’ll realize that you’re not far from Denver and all the perks that the city offers. Firestone is a charming place, but sometimes it’s good to get into the big city and enjoy it all, not to mention the benefit of a shorter commute if you work in the city but want to live further out. There’s always something going on in Denver, plus, thanks to great public transportation and the walkability of Lower Downtown, you can just park and go.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is always hosting a variety of events that are sure to appeal. They’re currently hosting Van Gogh Alive, a way to immerse yourself in the works of the famous Dutch artist. This large-scale, multi-sensory experience is running through September 26 and is just one of the many events the Denver Center for the Performing Arts regularly features.

Keeping in the art field, the Denver Art Museum has a fantastic collection of art from around the world, as well as ever-changing special exhibits that can range from haute couture to mixed media installations and more. This excellent museum combines traditional and contemporary art and the range of artists is just as diverse, from French sketches from the 1800s to modern indigenous artists.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, if you’re looking for outdoor thrills and adrenaline rushes, don’t miss the Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. Colorado’s only combination theme and water park, you can do everything from riding rollercoasters to whooshing down water slides. This is a place for the whole family, so the thrill levels are set to accommodate just about all ages, with sunflower swings for the little ones and lazy rivers for anyone just looking to lie back and relax on the water.

Somewhere in between theme parks and museums is the Denver Botanic Gardens. As well as the beauty of the gardens themselves, they regularly host a variety of events. Current summer events include live outdoor musical performances on select Monday and Wednesday evenings, which are a nice way to ease into the week. This summer, the gardens are also hosting a special art exhibit, Salvador Dali, Gardens of the Mind, with rarely seen lithographs from the famous surrealist artist, on loan from the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Naturally, the images carry a floral theme. This is just an example of how they’re more than just botanic gardens.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is always entertaining and while they still have some limited entry, they also have virtual events, as well as in person exhibits. This summer, they’ll be exploring the making of the world-famous Stonehenge  through exhibits and virtual events.

These are just a few of the spots to visit in Denver throughout the year, with constantly changing exhibits and attractions. Plus, during the summer and as long as the weather lasts, you’ll find a lot of great outdoor terrace dining from a massive range of restaurants. Denver knows its food and drink and no matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it, and probably with a great outdoor atmosphere to enjoy, as well. From beer gardens to high-end dining and everything in between there’s no shortage of options when it comes to food and drink. In some cases, you can find everything you want in one place. Avanti F&B is a cutting-edge spot where seven rotating casual dining concepts share space with two craft bars and a patio with fantastic views of downtown. Other parts of town are known for having an array of options, including Larimer Square, Zeppelin Station, Denver Milk Market, and Central Market.

There really is something for everyone in Denver. The Red Rocks Amphitheater is an amazing place to see local and international acts. The Rocky Mountain National Park is just minutes from downtown. The Denver Beer Trail guides you through 30 of Denver’s top beer makers. The River North Art District is a great place to find local artists to support and see some amazing work. There’s also Five Points if you want some soul and jazz added to your life, where jazz legends used to play, and outstanding BBQ is still made. Plus, you’ll find museums, coffeehouses, breweries and more in this amazing neighborhood.

There’s so much to see and do in Denver, which is why buying one of the Firestone CO new homes is such a great idea. You get the benefit of living outside the city for those times when you want more space and a more relaxed way of life, but you’re still only a short drive from the wealth of entertainment and opportunities in Denver. If you’re interested in making this your life, contact us today to learn about the homes we design with families in mind so that you can start taking advantage of all that Denver has to offer.

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