Cherry Creek North

You don’t need to go too far for a weekend winter outing. Just three miles from the heart of downtown Denver, Cherry Creek North is the ultimate neighborhood to get lost in.

Illustration by Kara Fellows.

1. Enstrom Candies

This family-owned business has roots in Colorado dating back to 1929. From their first shop in Grand Junction to this Cherry Creek north location, the Enstrom family’s assortment of ice cream, gourmet chocolate, and signature, hand-made toffee is a can’t-miss. 201 University Blvd. enstrom.com

2. Syrup

Owner and Milwaukee native Tim Doherty seeks to combine the quaint atmosphere of a Midwest breakfast diner with the flair of Denver. Syrup boasts a vast menu ranging from fluffy stacks of pancakes to innovative signature cocktails that is sure to please any Denverite with a hankering for breakfast food. 300 Josephine St. syruprestaurant.com

3. Blue Island Seafood & Oyster Bar

Visit this chic, nautical-themed eatery to indulge in the culinary delights of New England. This restaurant boasts a menu of lobster rolls, clam chowder, and oysters that are so fresh you’ll think you’re sitting on the docks of Cape Cod. 2625 E. 2nd Ave. blueislandoysterbar.com

4. North Italia

Modeled after a traditional Italian trattoria, NoRTH Italia seeks to infuse the sleek ambiance of Cherry Creek North with an assortment of wood-fired pizzas, grilled dishes, and weekend brunch offerings. 190 Clayton Ln. northitalia.com

5. Aviano Coffee

This coffee shop prides itself on its unconventional qualities, such as employing coffee sommeliers to measure the drink’s taste and ensure a deliciously refined product. Aviano also boasts a unique, industrial space, inviting visitors to gather around its community-style bar and meet other coffee lovers. 244 Detroit St. avianocoffee.com

6. Gallerie Rouge

This quaint print shop boasts a vast collection of vintage posters, some dating back to the 1800s. Spend an afternoon browsing their selections and taking home some favorites from the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, or Avant-Garde periods. 2830 E. 3rd Ave. gallerierouge.com

7. The Vineyard Wine Shop

This winery has a wide variety of beverages sure to entice both winetasting newcomers and veterans. Browse the vast selection of bottles to take home, or get the expert recommendations from the shop’s knowledgeable and friendly staff while you taste wines. 261 Fillmore St. vineyardwineshop.com

8. Bloom By Anuschka

German designer Anuschka Pashel combines the aesthetics of a flower shop and a boutique at this unique Denver shop. BLOOM offers floral arrangements, planters and mini gardens, alongside stunning jewelry that recalls the beauty of the natural world. 3170 Second Ave. bloomdenver.com