Brit + Co's Ultimate Self-Care City Guide

We all want to make the most of our limited vacation days, but it can be challenging to find the right balance between exploring and relaxing. It's easy to overbook ourselves when we finally get away, trying to see and do everything possible. Instead of just enjoying our free time, we end up stressed. That's why we created the Self-Care City Guide to help you plan the best of what to see, where to eat, and how to pamper yourself in some amazing destinations.

Denver Self-Care City Guide

There's something about that crisp Denver air, and it's not just because the city's elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. Colorado's capital is located just a short distance to the majestic Rocky Mountains, where you can find some of the country's best skiing and outdoor activities. But that doesn't mean Denver itself doesn't have its own appeal — as one of the fastest growing cities in the US, it's attracting visitors and new residents alike with its bustling food scene, walkable neighborhoods, big outdoor parks, and laidback attitude. So take a deep breath, and see all that the Mile High City has to offer.

Red Rocks Amphitheater

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more stunning concert venue than the open-air Red Rocks Amphitheater, just 45 minutes outside of Denver. Due to the two 300-foot monoliths that flank the sides, it's the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world, and it has hosted everyone from the Beatles to world-class opera singers.


It's also an ideal place for anyone looking to add a little challenge to their workout routine. On non-event days Red Rocks is open to the public one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. Yoga classes are offered throughout the year, and if you're a cardio lover, the stairs and benches are guaranteed to get your heart pumping.


Fort Greene

Fort Greene is tucked away on a residential street in the Globeville neighborhood; you'd likely drive by this hidden gem if you didn't know what you were looking for. Step inside though, and you're welcomed into an eclectic, whimsical bar with plush, velvet couches, marble tables, mismatched vintage glassware, paper poppies hung from the ceiling, and a dance room (complete with disco ball) in the back.

Grab a CBD mocktail or one of their inventive cocktails — Lovers in the Parking Lot is a mezcal drink as fierce as the Solange song it was named for, and Match Point blends lavender gin with lemon and seltzer — and settle into one of the leather chairs or spacious patio outside.

Confluence Park

Centrally located near lower downtown Denver, Confluence Park is an urban park along where South Platte River and Cherry Creek meet. The area has bike and walking paths for exploring and sandbanks for taking in the sun and views of the skyline.

During warmer temperatures, visitors can also enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, or tubing along the river.

When traveling, it's important to pack versatile pieces and layers that can keep up with any activity and temperature. This 3-Stripe Back Training Tank Top will add a pop of color to your morning workout, and a comfy pair of 3-Stripe Knit Shorts is perfect for both exercising and lounging around. And if you're looking for some effortless style, rock this cute and comfortable All Me Primeknit FLW Sports Bra and during your workout. If the weather gets chilly, just throw on this super cozy Changeover Crewneck Sweatshirt for some extra warmth.

Join us for a memorable day featuring a HIIT yoga class, live dj, customization stations, terrarium building, acai bowls and giveaways! Event will be held at dick’s sporting goods at Broomfield on Saturday, May 4th from 10am-4pm. Sign up for a start time here.

Larimer Square

A healthy lifestyle is all about balance, and sometimes that calls for a little retail therapy. Head to Larimer Square, Denver's oldest block, where the historic brick buildings have since been converted into trendy boutiques, restaurants, wellness services, and bars. Stroll along the tree-lined streets, look up at the twinkling string lights, and treat yourself to a little shopping (window or actual).

Beast + Bottle

This rustic American restaurant located in the North Capitol Hill Neighborhood uses responsibly-sourced, seasonal, and local ingredients.

The menu is also fresh and always changing, and that applies both to the food and the drinks. Think guanciale butter toast (they've somehow found a way to make butter more deliciously buttery), braised octopus, and pizzas on whole grain crust.

The hand-crafted cocktails are named after famous songs, but have a twist; Standing in the Pain is for bourbon lovers, while A Letter to Jimmy Sage and You Can't Always Get Sochu Want both provide hints of their ingredients directly in their titles.

Washington Park

Relax in South Denver's massive Washington Park, which boasts 155 acres of green space that includes two lakes, flower gardens, tennis courts, a soccer field, cycling trails, a jogging path, and more.

It's an ideal place to chill out, stroll or run, do some yoga, get on the lake (on weekends, paddleboats, paddleboards, and canoes are available for rent on Smith Lake), or simply picnic under the shade of the tall trees.

We hope this guide comes in handy next time you find yourself in Denver. Share your travels with us using on social by tagging @BritandCo and @dickssportinggoods #FITSQUAD.

Check out our Miami Self-Care Guide below!

Photography: Brittany Griffin/Brit + Co

Design: Marisa Kumtong

Production + Styling: Cassidy Miller

Author: Lesley Chen

Miami Self-Care City Guide

Miami is a city full of color — that applies to everything including the street murals, Art Deco architecture, gorgeous beaches, foodie scene, and vibrant culture. And while the nightlife is what most people buzz about, the daytime offers plenty of opportunities to soak in some of Miami's year-round sunshine and recharge the mind and body. Below you'll find all the places to experience the healthy side of Magic City.

WYNWOOD WALLS

Miami is a hub for creativity and there's no better place to witness that than the Wynwood Walls, an outdoor gallery of huge murals by street artists from all over the globe. Go early to avoid the crowds, and take a scenic stroll immersed in world-class art. Afterward, wander around the neighborhood, which is filled with great restaurants, cafes, and shops.

THE STANDARD POOL AND SPA

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To indulge in some self-care, The Standard Spa combines a traditional spa with a new-age ashram. Treatments like The Celestial and Acupuncture Alignment will bring balance to your body and soul, while the Soul Temple is a pamper-worthy bathhouse experience that includes a stone scrub, massage, and bath soak.

COLORFUL LIFEGUARD TOWERS ON SOUTH BEACH

Even Miami's beaches have their own artistic flair — bright lifeguard towers provide colorful accents on the sands of South Beach.

Each tower has its own personality, shape, and pattern, and collectively, they provide fun eye candy whether you're running next to the water or sunbathing with a book.

TEN FRUITS

Located in downtown Miami, Ten Fruits is a great place to fuel up in the morning before a day of exploring. Pick up some fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, hearty acai bowls, high-protein waffles, or homemade pastries to keep your energy and spirits high.

Packing for a vacation can be stressful and especially tricky if you’ve never been to the place you’re headed. Even though Miami is relatively sunny year-round (about 70-80º F), it can also get very windy, so dressing in layers is key. This adidas Ace Bra is the perfect pop of color to help you fit right into the vibrant Miami scene during your morning runs on the beach. And this super lightweight Sport ID Wind Jacket is a stylish way to keep you cozy when that ocean breeze picks up.

Every girl also needs a comfy pair of versatile leggings that can transition from plane to play, like these High-Rise Sport Block leggings. And last but not least, keep all your travel essentials handy in this carry-on friendly Defender III Small Duffle Bag, which has easily accessible side pockets, and can also double as a workout bag for your trip.

adidas and Dick’s Sporting Goods invite you to join our community of FITSQUAD women and come sweat, create and refuel together on Saturday, March 30th at the Pembroke Pines Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pembroke. HIIT/Power Yoga classes, a live DJ, delicious food and custom terrarium-building activities will be happening all day! RSVP to attend here.

SOUL TAVERN

As Miami's first plant-based gastropub, Soul Tavern serves comfort food with a healthy twist. Founder Jason Gordon is an acupuncturist specializing in Chinese medicine and has brought some of his practices into creating food that brings both balance and harmony. Sit in the zen outdoor space and order off the herbal elixir tea menu, designed to enhance various aspects of your well-being. For a nosh, the jackfruit gyoza and the hearts of palm cakes are must-try items.

ART-DECO HISTORIC DISTRICT

For a little throwback, head to the beachfront to see all the Art Deco architecture of Miami's yesteryear. Throw on your comfiest sneakers and get ready to get your steps in.

These historical '20s and '30s pastel buildings have been restored into luxurious hotels and nightclubs along trendy South Beach and provide a colorful way to spend the afternoon or evening.

Next time you find yourself in Miami, you'll be well-equipped to find your zen and get the R&R you deserve. Share your travels with us using on social by tagging @BritandCo and @dickssportinggoods #FITSQUAD.

Photography: Brittany Griffin/Brit + Co

Design: Marisa Kumtong

Production + Styling: Cassidy Miller

Author: Lesley Chen