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Discover Denver is at its most dynamic in this central district, which has cool craft breweries, bars, galleries, boutiques and entertainment venues.
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Ride escalators between the plazas of this exclusive gated resort village and enjoy warm cookies after an afternoon on the slopes.
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Abundant dining options and stunning river views are well-reviewed features of Cherry Creek. Make a stop by top sights like Cherry Creek Shopping Center while you're exploring the area.
If you're looking for ample dining options and great live music, Denver Tech Center might be a great stop. You can visit Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre and then jump aboard the metro at Orchard Station or Arapahoe at Village Center Station to get around town.
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Take time in LoDo to visit attractions like Union Station and Larimer Square. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station to see more of the city.
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021
Where to stay: Hotels in the heart of LoDo (Lower Downtown) include the historic Crawford Hotel, and the Kimpton Hotel Born, a sleek place to stay for both humans and dogs. Book either hotel today as part of your Colorado package deal.
Transportation: Denver has a good public transit system of light rail and buses. It’s also a bike-friendly city with dedicated cycle lanes and paths, and a bike-sharing system that includes a 24-hour pass.
Visit Boulder, a college town that’s surrounded by the Flatirons rock formations:
Transportation: The Flatiron Flyer is a bus rapid transit service that connects Denver and Boulder which takes just over an hour. On weekends in the summer you can reach the Chautauqua Trailhead by jumping on the free Park-to-Park shuttle from the Pearl Street Mall. Year round there’s a Flatiron Flyer service to the park, which takes about 30 minutes.
For the last evening of your Colorado weekend trip, make a beeline for Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo), which you can reach by rail from Union Station in about 15 minutes on the A Line. RiNo is a jumble of historic warehouses and factories that host restaurants, jazz bars, art galleries and brewpubs. Before taking a seat inside, wander and explore the colorful street art murals across the district. From RiNo, use the A Line service again to reach the airport in about 40 minutes.
Colorado is famous for its mountains, with winter and summer appeal, but it offers many more things to do as well.
Visit Colorado’s capital, Denver, known as the “Mile High City” because it is 1 mile (1,609 meters) above sea level. This elevation gives the city very comfortable summer temperatures with access to hiking or skiing in the Rocky Mountains less than an hour’s drive away. Hop on and off free buses to explore the city’s downtown next to the mile-long (1.6-kilometer) pedestrianized 16th Street Mall. Visit Denver’s cultural attractions: the Botanic Gardens, Museum of Nature & Science, Art Museum, Zoo and Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Attend major league professional sports competitions in football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer.
One of the country’s largest ski destinations is Breckenridge Ski Resort, with five peaks and over 180 trails. It is now a year-round vacation spot and has numerous summer activities at the Breck Summer Fun Park. Ride the BreckConnect Gondola to the top of the mountain and brave the thrilling alpine superslide or gold runner coaster over 2,500 feet (760 meters) to the bottom. Choose from mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, ziplining, or even a Segway tour to complete your visit.
Aspen and Vail offer massive resorts with challenging slopes as well as family-friendly open glades. Take ski lessons, shop in boutiques, enjoy fine dining and experience the exciting après-ski atmosphere. Colorado has more than 20 ski resorts make your vacation an annual event and ski them all.
Among Colorado’s mountains, over 50 are greater than 14,000 feet (4,267 meters), big draws for aggressive climbers. Near Colorado Springs visit Pike’s Peak at 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) of elevation. From this vantage point amid “purple mountain majesties,” view the “amber waves of grain” below in the Great Plains. See the commemorative plaque noting the poem with these lines, written by Katherine Lee Bates the lyrics later became the beloved song America the Beautiful.