West of 105 magazine issue 1, autumn 2018

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Le Meridien. The recently opened property is very stylish and is conveniently located downtown. Dark wood paneling adds a luxurious touch to otherwise airy rooms. In-house restaurant Corrine serves elevated American classics.

Watch wine being made in the heart of the city at Infinite Monkey Theorem, Denver’s first urban winery. Public tours last one hour and include tastings of five bottled, kegged and canned wines.

Denver Beer Fest, Sept 14–22. With more than 100 beer-related events, this is a home run for beer lovers. Not in town? Take the Denver Beer Trail to explore some of the 100 brewpubs, breweries and taprooms in the metro area.

For fans of history, the Oxford Hotel is as historic as it comes in Denver. Opening its doors in 1891, it has hosted everyone from Theodore Roosevelt to the Dalai Lama.

Watch an in independent or foreign-language film at the historic Mayan Theatre. Built in 1930, it was nearly torn down in the mid-1980s, but for the efforts of a local preservationist group it still stands.

Denver Art Week, Nov. 2-10, has more than 300 events located in Denver’s galleries, theaters, museums and performing arts venues. Alternatively, the Denver Performing Arts Complex will likely have something to tickle your fancy.





Visit Broken Shovels farm. A 20-minute drive from downtown Denver, the former cruelty-free dairy is now a fully fledged farm animal sanctuary offering tours.

Moxy, in Cherry Creek has large rooms convenient for the botanic gardens and zoo. Ask for a larger room so you can unpack everything you might need to bring with space to spare. And you aren’t in the center of Denver, which might be a good thing.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been around for more than a century. Kids and curious adults will love the planetarium and the IMAX theater.

Taking inspiration from a 17th century French Salon, the Ramble is as cool as it sounds. With beautiful rooms, old school keys and Death and Co. in the lobby, boutique hotels don’t get much better.

Take a two-hour stroll around RiNo with Denver Graffiti Tour where you will see and discuss see street art, murals and graffiti. Tours end at Denver Central Market.

Take an e-tuk and head to RiNo, where Denver’s coolest creatives hang out. Walk down Brighton Blvd and be sure to pop over to The Source which is undergoing a massive expansion.

Enjoy the crisp autumn air at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Just north of Cherry Creek, the gardens have flora and fauna from all over the world. Borrow a bike from Kimpton and cycle there.

Explore downtown on a B-cycle, the Denver rideshare. The South Platte River Trail is great for a car-free ride. Stop in at REI, too, for some new gear.







If you’re in the habit of attending yoga every morning, Kimpton has you covered with in-room yoga mats. They also have a few bikes for guest use and included in your room rate is entry to the Colorado Athletic Club.




9 Photos (clockwise from top left); Le Meridien; Ellen Jaskol / Visit Denver; Evan Simon / Visit Denver; Denver Art Museum, Photography Department; Hotel Moxy; Evan Simons / Visit Denver; Ramble; Kimpton Hotel Born; Scott Dressler-Martin / Visit Denver

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