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Historic Downtown & Local Farms in Brighton

Historic Downtown & Local Farms in Brighton
2 days
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 and nitro cold brew coffee at Creative U

Day 1
Activity

Barr Lake State Park

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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. Motor limit for boats. Read More
Lunch

Kikos Authentic Mexican Food

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

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Creative U is an amazing studio space where you can create on your own or learn about various instructed classes. If you are not feeling artistic, join us for a coffee beverage and use our free... Read More
Dinner

Pinocchio's Italian Eatery

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Your table is waiting at Pinocchio's Italian Eatery on Bridge Street in Historic Downtown. The pizza salad is fresh and delicious. Decadent desserts offered to top off your dinner. Enjoy fine... Read More

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Armory Performing Arts Center

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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 in the foyer. Read More
Lodging

Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Northeast/Brighton

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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 suites. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi, plush... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Main Street Cafe

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

Berry Patch Farms

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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 or as much as you need - you are charged by... Read More

Lunch

La Estrellita - Brighton

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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 pork green chile. We can't wait to serve... Read More

Activity

Barr Lake State Park

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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. Motor limit for boats. Read More

Insider's Tip

Plenty to See & Do: The park definitely merits more than one visit! Pay $7 to get into the park and explore the many wonders of nature, including birding, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking. Two-hour equipment rentals are just $30.
Dinner

Moosehill Brighton

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Tex-Mex specialties, including Mexican pizza, carne asada fries, green chili plates, pork enchiladas, tamales, burritos, enchiladas and so much more. Read More
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Something Brewery

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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 individuals. Our philosophy is simple... Read More

Lodging

Fairfield Inn & Suites Denver Northeast/Brighton

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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 suites. We provide complimentary Wi-Fi, plush... Read More