Inspired by The Amazing Race, CityScape Adventures—held across the United States—entangle race participants in webs of 12 puzzles and challenges in citywide races to the finish line. Participants compete in teams of two, using their wits, teamwork, and underground network of mutant-turtle spies to complete the tasks given at the start of the race. The 12 challenges take the form of puzzles, riddles, and clues that guide treasure hunters to a specific location within the city, where each team must complete a special task using only their cleverness and muscles. Players can also use the Internet, and the winning team is usually the one that best leverages its resources. The first team to successfully complete all tasks and vault over the finish line will receive a prize and assembly line of high-fives.
Drenched 5K events soak participants in the name of good health, good fun, and raising money for local charities. Runners of all makes and models can skip monthly jogs through the neighborhood car wash to converge on 5-kilometer courses, which start out dry, but quickly become lively fetes fueled by H2O. Along the routes misters, sprinklers, and fire hoses activate as groups pass by. Spectators also do their worst, launching water balloons and spraying water weapons at runners from the sidelines. A final 75-foot water slide sends runners gliding across the finish line, where a festival stocked with refreshments, live entertainment, and other water-related activities greets them.
Recently renovated with new furnishings and a luxurious but modern style, Magnolia Hotel Denver treats out-of-towners and home-weary locals alike to pampering overnight stays and conscientious customer service. Enjoy the sophisticated dark-wood furniture, the garden tubs housed in oversized bathrooms, and the complimentary high-speed Internet found in each room. Relax at a large granite work desk as you construct the framework for a high-stakes version of the dot game, or relish an in-room Starbucks coffee while perfecting John Wayne impersonations in the bathroom vanity mirror. Suite-loungers can craft their own meals in the separate kitchen area or unwind in the living room, which features enough space to store your extra luggage, shopping bags, and several in-laws. Refreshed hotel guests are greeted in the morning with a complimentary hot American-style breakfast buffet. Nightly conversations are paired with cookies from the complimentary cookie buffet, and evening relaxation is met with complimentary beer and wine receptions from 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Since 1984, Gary's Auto Service, has provided personal service and quality repairs on all makes and models, from classic domestic and foreign cars to today's newest and most complex vehicles. No job is too big or too small. Visit us to see why our customers call us “the best shop in town.”
Denver Ski Bus’s wintertime shuttles facilitate easy group travel to Rocky Mountain peaks while minimizing travelers’ environmental footprint. Denver Ski Bus runs regular trips from downtown Denver up to Copper Mountain and Winter Park that can accommodate up to 56 passengers and their equipment. Many vehicles boast perks including reclining seats, WiFi, and TVs that let passengers relax after a long day of hitting the slopes or getting into trouble for hoarding all the Swiss Miss packets in their ski suits.
With a menu comprised only of two sections—'before tacos' and 'tacos'—T/aco's chef Matt Collier understands the power of the white-glove approach. In a recent interview, he divulged to Thrillist that each tortilla, like everything else on the restaurant's menu, is handmade. Harnessing a diverse culinary palette of fresh herbs and ingredients to craft bold flavors, Chef Matt and his team top their braised pork belly, Ahi tuna, and veggie tacos with such gourmet fixings as poblano crema, queso cotija, and chayote-squash salsa. To add a touch of diversity to their taco-heavy menu, they whip up fresh ceviches and guacamole with housemade chips. T/aco's bartenders have also honed an all-important craft. They mix smoky and fruity margaritas with 25 reposado, anejo, and blanco tequilas—one for each year an American must live before she can eat tacos in the US House of Representatives.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.