Colorado is one of the most wonderful places to live in the country, which is why 10,000 or so people move here each month. We feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to train at a top tier institution with a work-life balance that allows us to enjoy it all!
For a list of upcoming events and things to do in Denver, click here (https://www.denver.org/)
Denver looks onto the Front Range of the beautiful Rocky Mountains and boasts innumerable opportunities to be outside. Popular activities amongst our residents include hiking, biking, fishing, camping, and skiing. Not feeling that adventuresome? With 300 days of sunshine a year you can enjoy the outdoors locally, in one of the many public parks or outdoor spaces around town.
Denver is famous for the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater (redrocksonline.com). Been there, done that? Other great spots to catch a show include the Ogden Theatre, the Bluebird Theater, and Larimer Lounge. Or, join in the 130-year tradition and enjoy one of 10 free concerts put on by City Park Jazz each summer! http://cityparkjazz.org/
Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
For a unique shopping experience try out the quarterly Denver Flea. The Flea is a fantastic reinvented retail experience where you can shop for personalized gifts made by local vendors while enjoying seasonal food and drinks. Check it out! www.denverflea.com
There is no shortage of activities for the more culturally savvy folks out there, including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Denver Art Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art.
For family friendly spots, try out the Denver Zoo, Downtown Aquarium, and Children’s Museum of Denver.
Larimer Square – Denver, CO
Eat, Drink, and be Merry!
Used to big city dining? We’ve got you covered. New restaurants are popping up left and right in our neck of the woods. Everything from fine dining establishments to boutique farm-to-table experiences, you’ll find your favorite spot in no time.
For unique dining experiences, try out one of these spots:
The Source (https://thesourcehotel.com/
): an artisan food market that occupies a former 1880’s brick foundry building in Denver’s River North District.
The Stanley Marketplace (www.stanleymarketplace.com
): a community of 50+ independently owned Colorado business collectively offering a place to eat, drink, shop, and more.
And don’t forget, Denver has quickly become one of the most versatile brewing cities in America. With tons of spots to choose from, here are a few of our token favorites:
Denver Beer Co (denverbeerco.com)
Class of 2021
Become a fan of one of our five professional sports teams (NFL: Broncos, MLB: Rockies, NHL: Avalanche, NBA: Nuggets, and MLS: Rapids). Alternatively, you can join a team and play a sport yourself! Residents in our program are members of varying recreational sports teams, including: basketball, ultimate Frisbee, golf, ice hockey, and kickball.
Denver has all the public transportation options of any big city. The most commonly used options by our residents include the bus and light rail. The RTD transportation system operates 365 days a year and services North, East, Southeast, Southwest, and West Denver. The Light Rail conveniently runs from the airport to the heart of downtown (Union Station), and also stops at the soon-to-open VA Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Check out their link for details on stops and fares: http://www.rtd-denver.com/index.shtml
Union Square – Denver, CO