The Mile High Flea Market is the largest of its kind in Colorado. You can find fresh produce there, as well as the usual assortment of flea market goods- clothing (new and used), CDs, appliances, toys, and other stuff that you may or may not need.
There's lots of parking, and pretty good food. My experience with vendors has been an overall good one.
The Market is open Wednesdays and weekends. It's a place to check out.
The Denver Art Museum is a place where art (and history!) afficionados can find anything from modern art to ancient
Asian and American pieces. I particularly enjoy the Renaissance pieces, and I love the fact that with the museum's library, you can read about the art or the era that you're interested in. Docents are pretty helpful.
Parking can be annoying if you're looking to park on the street. Otherwise, just go to the lot behind the museum or try the new parking garage.
The Boulder Book Store, located on the west end of the Pearl Street Mall, offers a pretty nice selection of national books (the kind you're gonna find in any bookstore), as well as publications from local authors. I'm not crazy about the store's layout, but they make the most of their space. In addition to books, there's a card/gift section and a nice wall of magazines and journals. The staff at the Boulder Book Store has always been very helpful and courteous.
My husband and I have browsed through Sofa Mart, although we've never purchased anything. -The selection is good, but we've found more items at larger furniture stores. Prices are okay, but again, we've found our furniture for less elsewhere. Still, salespeople are helpful and the store is conveniently located.
Loud house/transe music and a gothic/holy setting make for a fun night here. There's a decent sushi bar as well. This joint gets mighty crowded, but head out to the rooftop bar and you can cool off and catch some fresh air. Like any good church, this is the place to be on Sunday.
If you're over 19, don't try to build your whole wardrobe here. But if you need a hot pair of pants, or some cute, funky tops, then this is a great place to go. I'm never too crazy about the accessories, and their shoe selection is usually pretty small. (I can never find a pair in my size, 10.)
Sizes are okay- if you have hips, you can still wear a large in pants and skirts. Quality of the clothes can be iffy- I usually hand-wash anything that I want to last for more than a few wears.
PROS: Large selection
Rags to Riches carries a wide variety of (consigned) women's clothing and accessories. Here you can find a Donna Karan dress, Steve Madden shoes, and Moschino eveningwear nestled among other name brands like Gap and 9West.
Sometimes you have to look a bit, but I've never gone in and not found something that I suddenly had to have, especially at Rags' prices. Call for information if you want to bring items in for consignment.
There is a comfortable sitting area with magazines, and a play section for younger kids. Enjoy good music and helpful staff, too.
At Tran's Martial Arts and Fitness, you can study Tae Kwon Do from Master Vu Tran or one of his highly-trained instructors, or take a fitness class designed to get you into top shape. Master Tran's positive energy and unwavering displine set the standard for all classes. Here you'll find everyone from families to college students to retirees, all working together. Tran's is a place to work hard, feel good, and challenge yourself!
PROS: Family friendly
The Erie Children's Library, located in Old Town Erie, is a friendly place for children and adults. Run entirely by volunteers, the library boasts a small (but growing) collection, from easy reader board books to young adult titles. Weekly Storytime (Wednesdays at 10:30) and Craft Time (Mondays at 10:30) keep youngsters engaged and entertained. Adults can order books online and use the Weld County Library courier service (free!) to pick their selections up at the Children's Library.
PROS: Friendly and intimate
This AMC theater offers stadium seating, good sound, and two concession stands (though the rear one is usually closed when I'm there). Bathrooms are spacious and clean. After your movie, you can stroll through the promenade and enjoy dining, treats, shopping and entertainment. Lots of free parking, and you can bypass the lines and buy tickets at a kiosk outside the theater if you have a credit card. Makes for a great family outing!
PROS: Overhead heating for ticket line is a bonus in winter weather!