To battle winter doldrums, try these indoor getaways

by | Feb 20, 2023 | Blog, Denver Activities | 0 comments

Colorado is known for its winter sports. But when it’s cold outside and you don’t feel like skiing, snowshoeing or otherwise bundling up and beating a path to the mountains, consider Plan B: finding indoor entertainment.

If you’re feeling like winter might never end, here are 5 options sure to brighten your day:

Admire art:

The Denver Art Museum offers the perfect escape from winter. Here, you can immerse yourself in other worlds, from 18th century France to 20th century Africa. Also, this month DAM opens Near East to Far West, an exhibit that explores how art made by 1800s’ French artists influenced how American artists depicted the American West. 100 W 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver.

Make a splash:

Denver’s favorite dive-in, Casa Bonita, reopens soon. Watch cliff divers splash into a pool while dining on Mexican fare— and forget all about the blustery outdoors. 6715 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood.

Lighten up:

As the old Chinese proverb notes, it’s better to light a single candle than curse the darkness. Even better, though, is to make that candle yourself. At Paddywax Candle Bar in RiNo, you choose your container and scent, then make a candle to take home. 2654 Walnut St., Suite 520, Denver.

Listen up:

Your winter blues will melt away at Lincoln Park, a new ‘listening bar” featuring ESP HiFi, where the sound is carefully calibrated to please. “The name comes from when music reproduction and acoustics are in harmony, creating a feeling of floating,” says the website for this Japanese-inspired concept. 1029 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Get crafty:

If you love crafts as much as you love cocktails, Upstairs Circus is the spot for you. Sign up for a time; pick a project from the Project Menu—a beaded bracelet? concrete coasters?— then work on it with the help of “Creative Assistants.” And don’t forget to order a cocktail to help it all go down smoothly. 1500 Wynkoop St., Suite 100, Denver; 1500 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., #106, Denver.

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