What do friends, adventure, and LOTS of food have in common? They were all very integral parts of my bachelorette weekend getaway, of course! I’m so excited to share the details from our time in Denver, Colorado.
It was the perfectly planned trip to Colorado, including whitewater rafting and an ongoing list of local restaurants, I couldn’t wait to get off the airplane and get this party started but the moment I got onto Denver land a headache creeped in, nausea kicked into high gear and all I could worry about was finding the nearest trashcan. That’s the curse of altitude sickness, my friends. Upon landing I sat near a trash can till my sister figured her way out of riding the shuttle for the 6th time.
All 7 of us stayed in the Santa Fe Arts District of Denver in a spacious townhouse and used Turo for the first time. I’d have to say; I will forever use Turo as a rental car in new cities. Not only is it a third of the cost compared to renting a vehicle, but it was also a cheaper option and way of getting around for a big group. (shameless plug: Click HERE to use my Turo code, and we both win!) Uber was only used once when we went out and bounced around Denver nightlife. (My uber code gives you $20: elenim105ue )
My Koumbara (more on what that is, is for another post) had a bag of goodies waiting for me at our Airbnb. I was SO excited to get this party started.
My Koumbara put together welcome kits for the girls which included – Inflatable drink holders which varied from pink flamingos to unicorns, cookies shaped in the form of butts, sunscreen, silicone wine glasses, Tylenol, and candy! My sorority little had fun Drake-themed shirts ready for all the ladies to put on ( thanks, Little)
Girls just wanna have fun!
MOH booked us an appointment for much-needed spa time which OF COURSE included champagne. Allowing me to open the bottle was the first mistake of the weekend. Next on the agenda was an outdoorsy activity. Whats a Colorado trip without some outdoor fun?? We decided to go on the 1/3 day trip option for white water rafting, so we could enjoy the rest of the evening in the city. White water rafting was a BLAST! We did learn that
- The water is COLD (even in July) so don’t wear cotton
- The gear STINKS so mentally prepare yourself
- You forget about the stench and coldness because the ride is so much fun!!
Couldn’t forget a bachelorette touch with my bride one piece swimsuit!
Denver Night life
My outfit of choice was a bodycon white off the shoulder ruffle dress.
I’m not a huge fan of sashes so my MOH gifted me a “BRIDE” headband to wear for the weekend. I accessorized with a clutch handbag with Mrs. on the front of it.
My bridesmaids hosted a lingerie shower for me at our Airbnb before we went out for dinner. My MOH decorated the kitchen/ dining area in celebration and had a drink and snack station going for us while we enjoyed their surprise shower for me.
The girls and I chose to go to Ophelia’s that night for the atmosphere. It was 90’s night, and we all enjoyed singing at the top of our lungs while enjoying our dinner. We then walked over to a few clubs and bars down broadway street before calling it a night!
Here are some of the local restauanrts we went ate at :
Little Mans ice cream: I would say is a staple spot to visit. Little Mans also has the cutest shirts avaiable for purchase! Parking may be hard to find especially during the weekend. We went on a Sunday, and the plaza had a huge dog event going on, luckily all of us are dog lovers so this made the super long line bearable.
My Brother’s Bar: Denver’s oldest Saloon. They have GREAT comfort food!
Jelly Cafe: Jelly’s breakfast is fantastic, reasonably priced and comes with the cutest atmosphere to enjoy it in. Side note – Jelly’s doughnuts are to die for so save room!
The Original Pancake House: FYI the Denver omelet is HUGE, so dont order that if youre looking for a light meal before white water rafting.
Sassafras American Eatery: Not ashamed to admit fried pickles were ordered three times….
Melita’s Greek Cafe & Market: Quick, delicious deli with the sweetest staff. Great for customers looking for a quick bite during lunch.
Special thanks to my bridesmaids who helped to make my bachelorette getaway so special!!!
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