Seeing Denver

Explore the Expanding Denver Art Scene

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Denver has become a major arts destination! But it has not always been that way; indeed, Denver is in the midst of an artistic revolution that has decorated the city with more museums, galleries, public works, and culture than it could have ever dreamed of having just a few decades ago. As Denver-area residents we are very lucky to be part of this renaissance and should all try to take advantage of our expanding art scene. Doing so relies on strong enough vision to experience art at its fullest; that’s... Read More

Plan Your Denver Holiday Entertainment

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Denver is a great place to be around the holidays, not just for its wintry weather and breathtaking views of snow capped mountains, but also for its wide variety of holiday entertainment. Concerts, events, plays, and much more keep Coloradans entertained, from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. However, if you are thinking about attending anything, you are not the only one: tickets sell out fast, so plan ahead and reserve your spot! Vision Care Specialists is here with a preview of the best Denver holiday entertainment, as well as great family eye... Read More

Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Not Just for Summer

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Red Rocks Park, one of Denver’s most iconic natural wonders, is no longer exclusive to summer.  If you haven’t already done so, enter the Road to the Rocks ( competition to win a trip to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the fifth annual Icelantic Winter on the Rocks concert on January 29th.  Adventure Club and Big Grams will be there, along with Half Color featuring Michael Menert and Paul Basic.  2014’s Winter on the Rocks featured Major Lazer and Damian Marley, so this year’s show is also bound to be a... Read More

Celebrate New Year’s in Denver

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With the New Year fast approaching, it’s high time we all got to thinking about how to celebrate. Whether you love or hate the New Year’s Eve ritual, you likely want to find some way to enjoy the moment.  We’ve polled our team here at Vision Care Specialists and wanted to suggest a few ideas for a fun and festive New Year’s in Denver. What to Do For New Year’s in Denver Host a Game Night Party!  If you’re one of the many people who don’t like to go out... Read More

Fun Summer Festivals Around Colorado

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Colorado is famous for its snow capped mountains and unbeatable skiing, but the state’s best kept secret is that it’s just as wonderful in the summer. What better way to enjoy the summertime sunshine than to head to one of Colorado’s seasonal fairs or festivals with friends and family? Here are six of Colorado’s best upcoming events to help you celebrate the beautiful weather while it lasts! Labor Day Weekend in Breckenridge: (Friday, September 4—Monday, September 7: Breckenridge, CO) This mountain town sure knows how to celebrate the final days... Read More

Denver’s Best Outdoor Bars and Restaurants

Outdoor Restaurants
In the past few years, Denver’s al fresco dining scene has exploded with many new eating and drinking establishments offering sidewalk, back yard and rooftop options where visitors can enjoy drinks and food while also relishing our mild summer nights. The Vision Care Specialists team loves outdoor dining in Denver at our favorite patios, so we’ve compiled a list of great spots to try yourself. Use the comments section to share your favorites and learn from others. Tamayo: One of the first and best outdoor dining locales, Tamayo is a Larimer... Read More

Frisbee Golf: See the Best Disc Golf Courses in Colorado

Disc Golf
Now that summer has come to Colorado, everybody is looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors. For some, that means conquering the Rocky Mountains, and all the activities they offer: hiking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking, you name it. For others, it means sports and games on fields, parks, and backyards, everything from soccer to badminton. But many of our employees and patients at Vision Care Specialists enjoy an activity that combines the best of both worlds: disc golf. Colorado has many tremendous disc golf courses to enjoy, and Vision Care... Read More

What to See in Denver this Summer: Coors Field and the Surrounding Neighborhoods

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By the standards of Major League Baseball, our hometown Colorado Rockies are a relatively young team, but for Denverites, the Rockies and Coors Field have become a beloved and well-entrenched part of our community. In fact, Coors Field turns 20 this year, making it (if you can believe it) one of the National League’s oldest stadiums! Going to Rockies games is a hallowed summer tradition for many people, from Denver’s die-hard baseball fans to tourists testing out our city for the first time. At Vision Care Specialists, we love to... Read More

Discover Denver Escape Rooms

Denver is known for its wide array of recreation options: from microbreweries to hitting the slopes, fun is all around! More recently, Denver has become known as a stronghold for an intriguing new activity: Real-life escape rooms. According to Wikipedia, escape rooms originated in Silicon Valley in 2006 inspired by the works of Agatha Christie. Popular with mystery and puzzle lovers, escape room games are a physical adventure where groups of people are locked into a room where they need to use clues to plot their escape within an allotted time limit.... Read More

Denver’s New Union Station – See It, Taste It, Enjoy It!

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Denver’s new Union Station is here and Vision Care Specialists has the scoop. Vision Care Specialists is recommending a visit to Union Station at all our new patient eye exams. It’s been 100 years since Union’s last renovation. In the century since its last update, Denver’s Union Station has existed mainly as a modest railroad station. However, thanks to a bold new redesign that wrapped up this summer, Union Station is now a vibrant part of the downtown Denver scene. Expanded train service (including Amtrak train service as well as... Read More