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Historic Downtown & Local Farms in Brighton

Discover Brighton — a town just a short jaunt from Denver full of art, culture and farming heritage — that makes for great eating and creative pursuits, as well as outdoor recreation at the popular Barr Lake State Park.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places

Brighton Shares the Harvest believes everybody should have access to affordable, fresh, healthy, locally grown food and provides food assistance to area residents. The organization receives a 20 percent rebate on seed orders placed through their website.

Insider's Tip

Travel Like a Local

Be sure to stop by the Brighton Chamber Visitor Center for maps and more things to do while in town. Stop into the city's Historical Museum in City Hall, and then visit historic downtown for shopping, breweries and eateries, including great homemade cinnamon rolls at Main Street Cafe.

Day 1

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Barr Lake State Park

Barr Lake State Park has been known as a premier bird-watching area. A trail circles the lake, offering prime wildlife viewing and lots of fishing access…

lunch

Kikos Authentic Mexican Food

Delicious authentic Mexican food, made fresh daily, with fresh locally grown produce, and other locally made ingredients. Daily and weekend only specials…

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SonFlower Ranch

Back to basics farm that provides tours to the community to show the workings of a farm and all the animals within. We have hand crafted products, alpaca…

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dinner

Copper Rail Bar & Grill

Our menu promises delicious meals such as great burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. We have created this affordable and unique menu for your diining…

activity

Armory Performing Arts Center

The Armory Performing Arts Center is a gem in the heart of historic downtown Brighton. See a show or concert, or gaze at local art or photography featured…

lodging

Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Northeast/Brighton

Step into a renewing stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Northeast/Brighton. When you're ready to settle down, kick back in our stylish rooms…

Day 2

breakfast

Main Street Cafe

Serving international breakfast and lunch from 6 am to 2 pm 7 days a week.

activity

Berry Patch Farms

Berry Patch Farms is certified organic by the USDA.  This working farm and is 40 acres in size. No fees or membership dues are charged. Pick as little…

lunch

La Estrellita - Brighton

It has been nearly three decades since opening in Brighton, and La Estrellita has won multiple awards ranging from our friendly service, to our authentic…

activity

Barr Lake State Park

Barr Lake State Park has been known as a premier bird-watching area. A trail circles the lake, offering prime wildlife viewing and lots of fishing access…

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dinner

Floodstage Ale Works

Brew pub with live music, drink specials and plenty of televisions to watch the game.

activity

Something Brewery

Something Brewery is an uncommon and creative brewing company that sets its goals on producing the most creative and inspiring beers for the most unique…

lodging

Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Northeast/Brighton

Step into a renewing stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Northeast/Brighton. When you're ready to settle down, kick back in our stylish rooms…

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