Explore Colorado: Downtown Denver

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DENVER -- Downtown Denver is a perfect place for some urban exploration.  With all of the historic buildings and hotels, shops, restaurants, and breweries, it is pretty easy to find some gems in the Mile High City.

Two unique spots are Tattered Cover Bookstore and Wynkoop Brewing Company.  Both are located near Union Station and open seven days a week. 

Tattered Cover is considered one of the best book stores in the country.  They host a slew of authors each month, including many best-selling authors, for book signings and lectures.

Wynkoop Brewing Company was Colorado’s first brew pub.  They serve beer-inspired comfort food along with great craft beer.  Some combinations are quite unusual. 

One thing that is really nice is that you can taste any beer on tap before ordering a full glass.  They are also home to the Wynkoop Billards on the second floor.