A Perfect 3 Days in Denver Guide {Girls’ Weekend with Itinerary}

This 3 Days in Denver Guide for A Girls’ Weekend Getaway includes a full itinerary, where to stay, eat, and explore in the Mile High City. Packing list included as well!

For my sister’s 26th birthday, we spent the best 3 days girls weekend in Denver, Colorado. Denver is such the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, bachelor(ette) trip, or for a pitstop before hitting up the slopes! The food, drink, and hiking scene is so much fun and looking forward to my next visit to this amazing city.

The following is an overview of our 3 Day Denver Itinerary, and I will go into greater details on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat in Denver below!

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3 Days in Denver Itinerary:

Day 1 (Thursday)

Evening: Land in Denver, chill catch up with group. Hot tub on AirBnb roof.

Day 2 (Friday)

Morning: Head over to brunch at Snooze located at Union Station located in the heart of Denver. Make sure to get over there pretty early as it will get crowded. Walk around Union Station afterwards to enjoy the beautiful views!

Day: Walk over to Wynkoop Brewing Co. for a few drink with your group. This was Colorado’s first brewpub, and there are a variety of beers to try out. If you like to try a little bit of everything, then definitely order a flight!

Wynkoop Brewing Co Denver, Colorado
Flight at Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Late Afternoon: Book a tasting at The Infinite Monkey Theorem for only $25/person with a public tour or $35/person with a private tour. We opted for a private tour as we were with a larger group. Both tours are 60 minutes long and include generous tastings.

Evening: Dinner at Avelina. We made a reservation ahead of time and the food was delish!

Day 3 (Saturday)

Morning: Brunch at house. Our group stocked up on groceries & whipped up eggs, avocado, sautéed veggies, and fruit for breakfast.

Day: Day Trip to Red Rocks and Amphitheater. We walked around, took a bunch of pictures, and soaked up the amazing views.

Late Afternoon: Lunch at Recess Beer Garden in Lohi. This was such a cute spot to hangout with the group and enjoy some yummy food & drinks. The Garden Burger (vegetarian) was delish!

Afterwards walk over to Little Man Ice Cream for a sweet treat. The ice cream is served out of a 28ft can & is all homemade!

Afterwards, shop around a few of the boutiques in the area and then headed back to the AirBnb to clean up for dinner.

Evening: Dinner at Rioja. This is a mediterranean restaurant located in Larimer Square. We ordered for groups of 4 to share plates. Our group split the the kabocha squash ravioli, ricotta gnocchi, and vegetarian four squares. Would definitely recommend trying – so good! Also, even if you do not want to do dinner here, Larimer Square is a must-visit in Denver with the cutest, twinkling lights in the streets.

Day 4 (Sunday)

Morning: Departures & farewells. Our flight left at 11am, so we had a low key morning and breakfast at the AirBnb then headed out to the airport for departure.

Where to Stay:

Airbnb

Our group of 14 stayed at this amazing house with 3 bed & 4 bath along with a rooftop jacuzzi. We booked through AirBnb and had a great experience at our place and would highly recommend to any large group visiting Denver. The house was multiple stories with a hot tub on the roof. We had a large kitchen which we definitely took advantage of to cook group breakfasts in the house.

Hotels

There are plenty of amazing hotel options as well to check out during your 3 Days in Denver:

  • The Curtis Hotel: (~$110+/night) Great location in the heart downtown Denver, just 2 blocks away from most attractions. Named one of the 10 Best Art Hotels in the U.S. by USA Times with 13 pop culture themed floors. Option to rent an 800-square feet suite for the best pregames with two themed options: Rolling Stones Suite or the KISS Suite.
  • The Brown Palace: (~$215+/night) Denver’s most historic, upscale (4 star) hotel dating back to 1892. There are 3 restaurants inside along with a luxe spa and salon.
  • Le Meridien: ($149+/night) New & modern downtown hotel with floor to ceiling windows + city’s highest open-air rooftop cocktail bar with mountain views. Leverage your Meridien keycard to unlock special benefits such as free tastings at Infinite Monkey Theorem or a free pass into the Clyfford Still Museum.
  • The Crawford Hotel: located in the iconic Union Station of Denver. Amenities include free access to nearby spa and a free courtesy car service within a 2 mile radius.

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What to Do in Denver:

  • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre: An absolute MUST when visiting Denver. Definitely attend a concert or event here if you can, otherwise, the views are still amazing for a day trip. There is free parking available, it is dog friendly, and no tickets necessary if you are just walking around. On concert days, the Amphitheatre closes after lunch, so plan your trip accordingly.
  • Denver Union Station: You don’t need to spend much time in here, but the views are beautiful to check out. There are a bunch of coffee shops and restaurants inside if you want to enjoy a meal there. Highly recommend brunch at Snooze if you can.
  • Larimer Square: Historic district in Denver. There are a ton of restaurants & shopping in this strip. Visiting at nighttime is beautiful with all of the twinkling lights.
  • Molly Brown House: Tour of the Victorian home of Titanic survivor. We did not make this tour on our trip, but would love to check it out on a return trip to Denver!

Prefer a tour? Check out a few options below:

Where to Eat in Denver:

Breakfast/Brunch:

  • Snooze in Union Station. Top brunch spot in Denver offering the classics and fun twists on meals & drinks. Try the BRavocado Toast, Benny Benny Duo, or Pancake Flight.
  • Recess Beer Garden Outdoor lunch & beer spot. Try the Garden Burger.
  • Four Friends Kitchen Southern style restaurant with a full bar. Try the Huevos Rancheros, Fried Green Tomatoes Benedict, and Four Friends Grits!
  • Onefold Breakfast & lunch restaurant that serves family inspired meals from scratch. Try the duck/bacon fried rice, huevos rancheros, or breakfast burrito.
  • Stowaway Kitchen Vegan friendly coffee shop. Try the Colorful Colorado and Mushroom Tartine.

Dinner:

  • Avelina Contemporary American restaurant in LoDo. Try the roasted brussels, beet salad, and seared scallops.
  • Rioja – Mediterranean restaurant in the must-visit Larimer Square. Try the kabocha squash ravioli, ricotta gnocchi, and vegetarian four squares.
  • Beast + Bottle American restaurant focused on local, farm-focused food. Try the lamb pappardelle, burrata, or pan seared mahi.

Dessert:

Denver Food & Drink Tours:

Where to Drink in Denver:

How To Get Around Denver:

We took Ubers mostly everywhere around the city. There are areas that you can walk around as well depending on where you are at in the city. The drive to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre takes about 30 minutes so you can either take a long Uber (~$50 roundtrip without surge) or rent a car for this portion of your visit.

What to Pack for 3 Days in Denver:

For the colder months (we visited in November), these are some essentials to pack for your visit:

Travel Essentials

Let me know if you have any questions for your next trip. Hope you enjoyed this 3 Days in Denver Guide, and let me know your highlights of your next trip in the comments below!

xx,

Also, be sure to also check out my 10 Ski Trip Essentials Guide if planning to hit the slopes after exploring the city!

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