Historic Downtown & Local Farms in Brighton

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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.

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barr lake state park-sight seeing photo
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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…
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…
Activity
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,…
Dinner
Pinocchio's Italian Eatery
Your table is waiting at Pinocchio's Italian Eatery on Bridge Street in Historic Downtown. The pizza salad is fresh and delicious. Decadent…
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…
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 and…
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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…
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…
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…
Insider's Tip
Plenty to See & Do

The park definitely merits more than one visit! Pay $9 per vehicle to get into the park and explore the many wonders of nature, with activities including birding, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking. Two-hour paddleboard rentals are just $30.

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…
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 and…