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The Best Resources for Getting to Know Denver

New to Denver? If you’ve recently moved to the Mile-High City, you’ll need to know how to find everything your new city has to offer. Below, we’ve highlighted the best Denver resources for finding great restaurants, things to do, where to live, where to find a job, and more!

Things to Do in Denver

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There’s a ton to do in Denver throughout the year. The following resources include the best things to do in Denver, event calendars for festivals, concerts and other major events, and cool local spots to visit!

Visit Denver: Things to Do

If you’re looking for a comprehensive overview of the best things to do in Denver, this is the place to start. Arts and culture, tours, shopping, and attractions—you’ll find it all on Visit Denver.

Westword: Denver Event Calendar

This is Denver’s best resource for staying up-to-date on local events. Find upcoming concerts, comedy shows, special screenings, art gallery openings, festivals, seasonal events, and more. With functionality to filter by event type and area of town, you can easily find the most appealing and convenient events.

39 Unique Local Spots & Hidden Gems in Denver You Must Visit

Already know about all of the common spots around Denver? Time to check out this list of Denver hidden gems. Even many long-time Denverites aren’t familiar with or haven’t visited many of the places on this list. If you need something different than the usual hot spots, this is the resource for you.

Mile High On The Cheap

Find free and cheap things to do across Denver at any time with Mile High On The Cheap. From free movie screenings to restaurants where kids eat free, this is an incredible resource for finding things to do that won’t break the bank.

5280 Magazine: The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Colorado’s Fourteeners

One of the coolest things about living in Denver is the incredible hiking opportunities surrounding the city itself and throughout the state of Colorado. This guide helps you get started with the gear you’ll need to take on Colorado’s famous fourteeners (mountain peaks higher than 14,000 feet), tells you how far from Denver you’ll have to travel, estimates hike times up and down each mountain, and more.

Your Guide to the Best Denver Festivals

There’s almost always a festival, parade, or cultural event going on in Denver! Because there are so many, it’s hard to keep track of them! With this guide, you can quickly and easily find festivals of interest, what to expect when you attend them, and when they’re happening.

Food and Drink

Mexican Food in Denver, CO
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There is absolutely no shortage of incredible places to eat and drink in Denver. From finding Denver’s best restaurants and bars to locating the best happy hours, the following resources cover it all.

5280 Magazine: Where to Eat Now

Looking for the hottest restaurants in Denver right now? Whether you want breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a great place to grab a cocktail, 5280 Magazine’s “Where to Eat Now” features some of the most popular places to grab a bite in Denver. But this isn’t 5280 Magazine’s only great resource for finding a place to eat or grab a drink. Read their article highlighting the best restaurants in Denver if you’re looking for a fine-dining option, or check out their list of the best bars Denver for any and every occasion.

Eater Denver: The Hottest Restaurants in Denver Right Now

If you want to find the newest restaurants in Denver, there isn’t a better resource than Eater Denver’s list of the hottest restaurants in Denver. This page highlights Denver’s newest restaurants in a list format accompanied by a map of where each restaurant is located.

I’m From Denver: 7 Mexican Restaurants in the Denver Area You Need to Try

Denver is an incredible food city, but it’s known especially for its incredible Mexican food. So, naturally, you need to know about the best Mexican restaurants across the Denver metro area. Good thing The Denver City Page has you covered! This article covers seven of the best Mexican restaurants in the area with food suggestions for each!

Eater Denver: The Ultimate Guide to Denver’s Best Coffee Shops

Another addition from Eater Denver, this is a must-read for coffee enthusiasts. Each of the coffee shops on this list serves incredible coffee, of course, but they also have a unique something that adds a special element to the coffee-drinking experience.

Mile High Happy Hour

This is your ultimate resource for finding happy hours in Denver. From Arvada to Wheat Ridge and every neighborhood and suburb in between, you can find happy hour times, prices for drinks and appetizers, daily specials, and even daily events.

Denver Brewery Guide

Denver is one of America’s best beer cities, so you might need a resource to help you discover all of the incredible local breweries that call Denver home. Denver Brewery Guide is that resource. With the full list of local breweries and tap houses sorted by neighborhood, self-guided walking tour maps, and even seasonal beer reviews, this website has it all.

Where to Live in Denver

Homes in Denver, CO
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Looking for a new place? Moving to Denver? There are countless neighborhoods and suburbs across the Denver metro area to choose from. The following resources will help you find the right place to call home.

5280 Magazine: The 25 Best Places to Live in Denver Right Now

Factoring in average sales price, crime rate, schools, and the unique “x factor” that a neighborhood has, this resource provides a great look at some of Denver’s best neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a new place in Denver, this is a great place to start.

Best Neighborhoods for Young Families

Looking for a safe, affordable area in Denver where you can settle down with your family? This list shows the best neighborhoods in Denver for young families, covering everything from safety and schools to home prices! Or if you’re a 20-something who hasn’t started a family just yet and you’re looking to live near the action in Denver, then you’ll want to check out Denver’s best neighborhoods for young professionals.

Urbanist: It’s The ‘Burbs Man: The Best of Denver Suburbs

Looking to live in the suburbs surrounding Denver? Urbanist provides a quick overview of seven of their favorite Denver suburbs. If you’re just starting to think about living in Denver and don’t know where to start, this article makes it easy and fun to become quickly familiar with Denver’s suburbs and what makes them great.

Finding a Job in Denver

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Denver is one of the best cities in the nation to find a job. But where do you begin your search? We’ve put together some of the best resources for identifying great employers and applying for local jobs below.

The Denver Post: Best Places to Work

Each year, The Denver Post compiles a list of Denver’s best workplaces. For anyone just getting to know Denver and the different job opportunities that are available in the area, this is a great place to start. You can easily see the different companies in various sectors, identify where they’re located, check out their websites, and see what employees say about working there.

Built in Colorado

Looking for a startup or tech job in Denver? This is the website for you. Built in Colorado puts together a monthly roundup of the best startup and tech companies in Denver and Boulder that are currently hiring. This is definitely a website to keep your eye on.

Metro Denver Jobs

Metro Denver provides a great list of various places to find jobs in Denver. Their list includes Connecting Colorado, Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List, and several more. The more places you look, the better opportunities you’ll find, and this resource provides several great options for job seekers.

Denver is an awesome city with so much to offer. Use these resources to quickly get to know your new city so you can start enjoying it sooner!


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