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Central Park

Located in east Denver, Central Park offers a family-friendly atmosphere, several large parks and nearly 50 miles of trails and walkways connecting it all. Indoors, you’ll find excellent shopping and dining throughout the neighborhood.

Torchy’s Tacos

The popular tacos-and-margs chain boasts multiple locations throughout the Denver area. Website

Four Friends Kitchen

This local breakfast and brunch spot features a menu of “Southern-inspired, contemporary American comfort food.” Website


One of Denver’s most acclaimed chefs fires up pizza, pasta and other Italian classics in a wood-burning oven. Website

ChoLon Modern Asian

All of the elevated, pan-Asian cuisine is a good choice, but the soup dumplings are a must-try. Be sure to check out the original location in LoDo, too. Website

Dang Soft Serve

Get a sweet, swirly cone or cup adorned with your favorite toppings—including French fries (yep, you read that right!). Website

Stanley Marketplace

Another brainchild of DU alumni, this food hall and market is located in an old airport hangar. Tip: Check out Logan House Coffee and Chook Charcoal Chicken, both also created by DU alumni. Website