Larimer Square is one of Denver's first streets. It's also the city's first historic district, thanks to Dana Crawford and her preservation project in the 1960s. The Old-West buildings have been preserved and now serve as home to wonderful restaurants, bars and other venues just a few blocks from Union Station in Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver.
The healing hot springs at Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains has been a draw for tourists and swimmers since before the first homesteader in the 1880s. In addition to the spa resorts, it offers history such as Doc Holliday, wonderful restaurants, historic hotels and even an altitudinous amusement park! Just a few hours west of Denver by car or Amtrak, it makes a great weekend destination.