$81 Roundtrip to Denver – No Way! / Yes Way!
Why is Denver so cheap to fly into now! Just a few years ago it was $350 to $600 roundtrip from almost anywhere in the states.
California has it’s wine vineyard tours and tasting packages, but what is going on in Colorado is something new and shocking for some.
Fly roundtrip to Denver from Dallas and 47 other cities for $81.
I’ve been getting these notices for the last few months and didn’t take much notice in them until now. Spent a few days up there last weekend and was amazed, I can without a doubt assure you what you are about to see is very real.
Denver, Colorado Today
Who would have thought that Denver could turn into an affordable destination, for people looking for a cheap last minute weekend getaways or a vacation holiday hub that won’t break the bank.
This may be a bit shocking to some readers so I will handle this review with a humorous lite hearted descriptions…
Ok, lets go back to the wine tasting tours that the Great State of California has to offer. Well this is quite different!
Pot tourism is booming in the Mile High City—which, let’s just say, is an apt nickname. -Really, though, Denver is dubbed the Mile High City because its elevation is 5,280 feet, or a “mile high.”-
While more states are legalizing marijuana, Denver remains a prime destination for those looking to imbibe. Compared to Colorado, marijuana use laws in Washington, where recreational pot is also legal, are far more stringent and you’ll be hard pressed to find hotels and Airbnb’s advertising themselves as 4/20-friendly like the ones here do.
And, you may have heard that Denver has more pot dispensaries in the city than it does Starbucks locations.
It’s true. According to a report from Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, the city has roughly 150 dispensaries, which is more than triple the number of Starbucks stores.
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If you are here for Colorado’s latest offerings being in a hotel room may be a bit confining for the way you are feeling. If not, here are some hotel options that won’t break the bank. Personally after what I have seen, the VRBO house and Condo options are the biggest bang for the buck.
Back to the Craziness, if your travel itinerary involves smoking a Doobie in Denver, you’re probably wondering which dispensary to hit up? After asking around these guys seem to be mentioned most.
Even rapper Soulja Boy is a Native Roots fan. During a visit to Denver, he had his driver take him and his entourage to Native Roots’ downtown Denver store. Curious what he purchased? The budtenders hooked him up with some indica-dominant hybrids per his request.
Around Denver, you’ll hear some cool “green rush” stories of entrepreneurs breaking into the marijuana business. Sweet Leaf has humble roots: The dispensary was built on $9,000 cash and two maxed-out American Express cards and it started with just 40 air-cooled lamps and a rented warehouse in Denver.
One thing you’ll love about the Denver pot scene is it’s continually evolving with great new products. Sweet Leaf, for example, sells one of the latest and greatest in edibles:Stillwater’s Ripple, a dissolvable THC that can turn just about anything in an edible. You may associate edibles with junk food (i.e. pot brownies!) While you can certainly bake with Ripple, you can use these THC packets to infuse any liquid with THC. Yes, you could make a THC-infused soup or add a little cannabis to your herbal chimichurri sauce.
Pig N’ Whistle nails it when it comes to selection. They’ve got a large selection of concentrates, which are continually growing in popularity. But what really earns them a spot on this list is their wide variety of yummy edibles, including gourmet goodies from Binkse, a Colorado company that makes high-end olive oils, honey, fruit leathers, and chocolates. Elevate your next high by drizzling some of their Yampa Valley honey over goat cheese or use it to sweeten up a mascarpone. Their chocolate bars are also stellar. Take the Binske Origin Chocolate, which is made with Peruvian Nacional, said to the rarest chocolate in the world. The Peruvian Nacional cacao bean are definitely unique: they are sometimes white, a mutation that occurs when trees are undisturbed, according to Binkse. White beans tend to have more intense chocolate notes and are less bitter.
The building that houses The Pig N’ Whistle has a super-cool backstory. In its past life, it was a motel owned by Eddie Bohn, a boxer in the 1920’s who was crowned the Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Champion. He opened up a restaurant and bar that he named Pig N’ Whistle. It was frequented by celebs like boxer Jack Dempsey, famed baseball catcher Yogi Berra, and musicians Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. It also housed a speakeasy in the basement.
Also cool? This speakeasy-style dispensary doubles as an “anti-prohibition museum.” It’s designed to have an 1870 setting, which is shortly before the nation’s drug laws were passed. Smoking gun has art and historical facts throughout the dispensary. That includes the replica of a Mississippi jail cell, which the dispensary says represents the fact that purchasing marijuana in the southern state in 1941 could land you a life in prison.
So much thought went into the design of this dispensary and museum. The bud counter is a stand-out, though. Teller walls were resurrected from the It’s the bones of the Bank of Hibernia from the 1870’s and soured from New Orleans.
Don’t be in a hurry when you are ready to check out with your purchases, the employees are hired at these establishments for precision, and they love their environment. We stood and watched customers slowly being checked out, one of the cashiers paused and asked a customer if she could see the monkey head in the smudges on the countertop, while another asked another customer if he thought the register looked like the medical scanner on Star TrekVoyager. You can’t make this stuff up!
Why In The World Would They Be So Laid Back. We have yet to figure this out.
Here are some of the new, friends/employees, we met.
The relaxation hear is hard to figure out! After exiting the last pot shop we visited, We were greeted by these guys. It took me a moment to establish the fact I hadn’t smoked any pot. I love Denver!
Ok, Enough Silliness
If pot is your deal your gonna get hungry…
THE MUNCHIES Seem to be the common term.
I told you from the beginning I would review with a grain of salt.
Here is what a average vacation day might look like in Denver
When you wake up, your gonna need some Orange Cush.
The stoners in the know call this breakfast when the fridge is empty.
Uber now is your best friend, tell them to take you to one of these fine eateries.
BEAST + BOTTLE
It’s time for site seeing but things are not seeming interesting enough despite the beautiful mountain views you experience every time you go outdoors.
Maybe a trip to Altitude for some Mountain Fluff will do the trick. (not making this up)
Now you are ready to enjoy the offerings of this great American Landscape!
What! Your still hungry?
Ok, here are a few options…
Can we go site seeing now!
Make Sure Put On Your Must See List / Always Something Going On
Want to just kick back and enjoy The Great Outdoors- Look no further. But how in the world can you enjoy serenity without a little Blue Yak.
Thank God the Cannabus Station is nearby…
Now off to the lake.
Really your hungry again. Ok, we know a few places that are on the way.
TO THE WIND BISTRO
Can We Go Now!
is on your list. Just a 30 minute drive north of Denver
Walk, Run or Bike
Boulder Creek Path hugs the water for over five miles, stretching from 55th Street in East Boulder all the way into Boulder Canyon in the west, winding through city parks, the CU campus and downtown Boulder. Whether you’re walking, blading, running or cycling, you’ll be in good company on this well-traveled track. The path is paved, except for the westernmost tip, which is gravel. It was named one of the top urban bike paths in the countryby USA Today.
Where to get a bike: Rent a three-speed cruiser from one of the more than 40 Boulder B-cycle stations around town. Or stop by University Bicycles or Full Cycle, where you can rent adult bikes as well as helmets (safety first!) and kids’ bikes.
Pack a Picnic
The grassy slopes leading down to the creek were practically made for picnicking, but you can also snag a table at one of the numerous parks along the Boulder Creek Path, including Eben G. Fine Park, Central Park and Scott Carpenter Park. Our favorite foodie ritual? Hitting the Boulder Farmers Market (just north of the creek on 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe) on Saturday morning or Wednesday evening for fresh-baked bread, local cheese and wine, and a sampling of in-season fruits to nibble on a blanket by the creek.
Float or Flip
Splat rocks. Squirt lines. Slide drops. If these phrases mean anything to you, then kayaking Boulder Creek should be at the top of your list. Boulder’s whitewater kayak park is located in Eben G. Fine Park at 3rd and Arapahoe in the mouth of Boulder Canyon and includes a slalom course and an ender hole dubbed Widowmaker.
Tops for Tubing
Boulder Creek was named one of the 10 best lazy rivers for tubing in the U.S. by Men’s Journal. Tubing down Boulder Creek is one of summer’s main attractions.
Where to tube Boulder Creek: Put in at Eben G. Fine Park and let the creek carry you as far as 55th Street. Just don’t expect a super-gentle float — this ride includes chutes and rapids! For an easier trip, hop on at 6th Street or a few blocks east near Boulder Public Library. Helmet, life jacket and water shoes recommended regardless of where you put in.
Where to get a tube: Here’s a list of places that sell and/or rent tubes.
Check weather and water levels: Tubing usually runs from May to September, depending on the weather. Before you go, make sure to check the water levels on the Colorado Division of Water Resources website. The ideal level for tubing the creek is 40–200cfs (cubic feet per second). Between 200 and 300cfs and you’re in for a wild ride. We don’t recommend tubing when water levels are above 300cfs. Check out our list of places to buy or rent tubes in town.
Cast Your Line
Feel like trying your hand at fly fishing? Pick up a license and scope out a spot on the creek for a leisurely day of catch-and-release fishing. Just watch out for tubers and kayakers! Little anglers (ages 12 and under) will love the Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond, located on Boulder Creek near 9th Street.
The water may be to cold for some but the views are more than worth a visit.
Okay, so you can’t actually dive into Boulder Creek, but you can definitely wade! You’ll find numerous spots for a quick dip along the creek, including Eben G. Fine Park and the area near the Boulder Farmers’ Market under Broadway. Dogs are also welcome to wade, so bring your pooch along (on leash) to cool off.
Admire the Art
Boulder Creek is known for its stone-balancing artists, who stack creek rocks into seemingly gravity-defying towers above the current. The best places to catch these artists at work are the bridges between 9th and 13th Streets. As you walk along Boulder Creek Path, you’ll also find many murals painted under overpasses and on buildings, a sculpture garden just west of 9th Street, a Flood Monument near 13th Street and the intricately carved and brightly painted Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, which is a work of art itself. Want more? Stop in next door for a visit to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
This magical place is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Here is a List of Trip Advisors 15 best things to do in or around Denver
Downtown Denver is also a great place to spend the afternoon just walking around, taking in the locals, enjoying the sites or just getting a bite to eat. There seems to be a lot of snacking here. There’s something for everyone.
Have Fun and Stay Safe,
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