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  • #16
    Originally posted by JLesSPE View Post

    I'm in town for a conference, but should have 2-3 days to myself. Maybe top 3 each? I appreciate the intel!
    Hmm well you're probably staying downtown, the highlights of which are steakhouses (Hy's and Saltlik are good, I've heard Caesar's is as well) and parks/walkways along the river, if you want to do some sightseeing. Crossing the river north into Kensington is a funky little neighbourhood with some cool coffee shops, and Chicken on the Way, which is probably Calgary's most meme worthy restaurant (since everyone in this thread keeps recommending Casa Bonita to me ). It's crazy good fried chicken if you're into that.

    Not much of a sales pitch for Calgary, but honestly the best thing you can do if you have a couple days to kill is rent a car and head out to Banff and Lake Louise, just breathtaking places.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by PRBronco View Post
      Didn't we used to have a sticky for posts about visiting Denver? Yes I tried the search feature. Anyway I'm coming to Denver, tell me everything! I'll be at the Jags game Sept 29th. I think I'll be staying downtown, where's the best burger and donut places? Going to try and line up a stadium tour on the Monday. Is there anything in the Cherry Creek area I should be checking out? I do enjoy going to US stores that we don't have in Canada (I seriously like Target way too much). Where's the best Broncos souvenir shops?

      How does tailgating work? Do I just walk around high fiving people and then someone gives me meat? I'm sitting in section 318, please don't tell me it's right behind a giant column.
      You're just now seeing a game?? You should been there in the 80's.. rocking the south stands with Elway, Meck and Rulon

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      • #18
        If you can go down to Colorado Springs and check out Garden of the gods and if your into not breathing go up to Pikes Peak. The Springs has a lot of stuff on the highway leading up to the mountains.

        If you can’t go too far take I-70 up to red rocks and then up to lookout point and see Buffalo Bills grave. Then pick a nature reserve up there with hiking trails. There are a ton along there.

        Not sure about the downtown town scene anymore. Haven’t been able to get back for the last 10 years but hoping to change that this summer on a fambly road trip.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by PRBronco View Post
          Didn't we used to have a sticky for posts about visiting Denver? Yes I tried the search feature. Anyway I'm coming to Denver, tell me everything! I'll be at the Jags game Sept 29th. I think I'll be staying downtown, where's the best burger and donut places? Going to try and line up a stadium tour on the Monday. Is there anything in the Cherry Creek area I should be checking out? I do enjoy going to US stores that we don't have in Canada (I seriously like Target way too much). Where's the best Broncos souvenir shops?

          How does tailgating work? Do I just walk around high fiving people and then someone gives me meat? I'm sitting in section 318, please don't tell me it's right behind a giant column.
          Cherry cricket In Cherry creek for a burger
          voodoo donuts on Colfax. May have Krispy Kreme downtown. For sure Dunkin. May have a wait at Voodoo

          just go to the broncos store at mile high. There are also bronco shops around town or hit up TJ maxx for some discounted swag
          head to Beau Jos pizza for a truly Colorado experience. 20 minutes up I-70 in Idaho spring or the one in evergreen. If in evergreen go see Red Rocks the iconic music venue
          Last edited by CEH; 08-31-2019, 07:04 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by CEH View Post

            Cherry cricket In Cherry creek for a burger
            voodoo donuts on Colfax. May have Krispy Kreme downtown. For sure Dunkin. May have a wait at Voodoo

            just go to the broncos store at mile high. There are also bronco shops around town or hit up TJ maxx for some discounted swag
            head to Beau Jos pizza for a truly Colorado experience. 20 minutes up I-70 in Idaho spring or the one in evergreen. If in evergreen go see Red Rocks the iconic music venue
            Good stuff thanks man, didn't think of TJ Maxx!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
              If you can go down to Colorado Springs and check out Garden of the gods and if your into not breathing go up to Pikes Peak. The Springs has a lot of stuff on the highway leading up to the mountains.

              If you can’t go too far take I-70 up to red rocks and then up to lookout point and see Buffalo Bills grave. Then pick a nature reserve up there with hiking trails. There are a ton along there.

              Not sure about the downtown town scene anymore. Haven’t been able to get back for the last 10 years but hoping to change that this summer on a fambly road trip.
              Awesome! I'm soloing this trip and only have 2 days, but I'm already thinking about a longer trip next year and bringing my son, will try and take in more of the outdoorsy stuff then.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by JLesSPE View Post

                I'm in town for a conference, but should have 2-3 days to myself. Maybe top 3 each? I appreciate the intel!
                I forgot about burgers! We've got some real good burgers here. Within walking distance of downtown are 320 Burger and Cliveburger, both worth a try. Peter's Drive In isn't walking distance but is a Calgary fixture.

                If you're into architecture, the new music museum, Studio Bell, is worth seeing, the building is unreal. It's devoted to Canadian music though so lots of Alannis and Bryan Adams lol. Another road trip worth checking out is the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, about an hour away it's a world class dinosaur museum in the middle of the Alberta badlands.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by JLesSPE View Post

                  Speaking of Calgary, I'll be making my first trip there at the end of October. Any can't miss recommendations? I clearly will not be seeking donuts.
                  The restaurant that spins in the Calgary Tower is an expensive meal but the views are excellent. Maybe $50 a plate. They require reservation weeks in advance sometimes

                  Oct will be cold.
                  If you stay downtown there are indoor walkways to other buildings that when used can make a walk to get food much more pleasant. Calgary has little Jamba juice and sandwich places inside the big corporate buildings to service the employees and walkways between this buildings and many hotels. If you go through in the morning you can get a decent cup of joe from one of the plentiful Tim Hortons. Or at lunchtime they have some sandwiches and soups.

                  I spent many days going through the mazes of indoor walkways and figured out how to get to the mall about 6 blocks from the hotels area without needing a big jacket.

                  If you like to gamble there is an Indian Casino on the SW side of Calgary. And they have good music or comedy stuff on the weekends sometimes too. There are a few restaurant/bars that have live music sometimes (better ones are a short car trip from downtown).

                  To me going to a pub during a Hockey Game
                  was one of the highlights of the first time I was in Calgary. Hearing a bunch of super happy polite Canadians suddenly go dark was a spectacle.

                  Oh and prostitution is legal in Canada as long as there is no talk of money in public. So if a hot chick wants to go somewhere private... It might be because she thinks you are down to talk about business. (Pro tip Concierge will know all the ladies that they have seen before. If you want to avoid taking one of the working girls, that was on a day off and met you at the club, up to your room without knowing about her job... tip the Consierge and get him to have a signal ready to let you know to abort of she's a known pro...) Hahaha...




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