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DenverUnited States of America

Come to the Mile High City for easy access to challenging Colorado skiing, along with varied cultural attractions, shopping and dining.

Denver’s nickname, Mile High City, comes from its 5,280-foot (1,600-meter) elevation above sea level. Its setting in the Rocky Mountains gives the city great natural beauty and 300 days of sunshine annually. Enjoy its outdoor excitement and great cultural activities.

Hop on the free shuttle bus running along the 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) long pedestrianized 16th Street Mall. The street features numerous shopping, dining and entertainment choices. Bring your ID to tour the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch and walk out with a bag of shredded money.

Beyond the mall’s southern end, look for the Colorado State Capitol Building’s golden dome. Near the northern end is Larimer Square, a shopping and dining area with historic structures from the 1800s.

A few blocks east, watch the Colorado Rockies play baseball at Coors Field. Travel west to tailgate at Sports Authority Field at Mile High where the Broncos play NFL football.

Plan a family vacation with varied activities. See shade, water, ornamental and Western landscapes at the Denver Botanic Gardens in downtown Denver. Walk north to City Park for the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the City Park Golf Course. Drive west through the pleasant residential neighborhood of Lakewood to reach Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, where the natural acoustics of this beautiful setting enhance major concerts.

Colorado has some of the country’s best skiing, with wide glades, powder bowls and steep mogul fields. Travel to top resorts within a 90-minute drive north or west of Denver including Echo Mountain, Eldora, Keystone, Loveland and Winter Park.

These and other areas in the Rocky Mountains and foothills also offer exciting non-winter activities of hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and boating. Drive north about 1.5 hours out of Denver to approach Rocky Mountain National Park. View Longs Peak and explore some of the park’s 150 lakes and 450 miles (725 kilometers) of streams. Look for bighorn sheep, moose and beavers in this huge designated wilderness area.

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Where to stay in Denver

Downtown Denver featuring signage

Downtown Denver

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,688 area reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Downtown Denver. 16th Street Mall is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at 16th - California Station or 16th - Stout Station to see more of Denver.

Downtown Denver
You know... I'm from Seattle. And I know coffee snobbery. Believe me, I do. But a slow pouring technique with a paper filter for a cup of coffee? This takes snobbery to a new level! Personally, I still think a french press is the best way to do it. I mean, I was one of the last Starbucks employees to be put through their "Coffee College" back in 2001. And I remember very specifically about them speaking against a paper filter when wanting to get the full taste of coffee. To get all the oils & crema and such. I'm sure there's a reason to do this whole slow pour thing... I just don't see it. All in all though, the coffee still was good. And the experience of getting your own personal pot of joe was a nice touch. I'll probably go back at some point. :)

Cherry Creek

4.5/5Wonderful!(237 area reviews)

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.

Cherry Creek
LoDo, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

LoDo

4.5/5Wonderful!(860 area reviews)

Take time in LoDo to visit attractions like Union Station and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. 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.

LoDo
The newly renovated Gold Dome, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. This capitol building was constructed in 1890's.

Capitol Hill

3.5/5Good!(181 area reviews)

Unique features of Capitol Hill include the museums and bars. Make a stop by Ogden Theater or Molly Brown House Museum while you're exploring the area.

Capitol Hill
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Five Points

4/5Very Good!(200 area reviews)

Noted for its breweries and gardens, there's plenty to explore in Five Points. Top attractions like Coors Field and Black American West Museum are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at 27th - Welton Station or 25th - Welton Station to see more of the city.

Five Points
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Stapleton

Stapleton is well-liked for its restaurants and live music. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, Northfield Stapleton and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are some interesting sights nearby to check out.

Stapleton

Top Hotels in Denver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Denver
Crowne Plaza Denver
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is $108 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. Denver Art Museum and Civic Center Park ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,479 reviews)

"I really enjoyed how close to downtown the hotel is and the views are just amazing. I will be staying here again soon. I drive up to Denver to do DoorDash on the weekends so this location was perfect around lots of restaurants and very great rates."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Crowne Plaza Denver
Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver
4 out of 5
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO
The price is $115 per night

Located in Uptown, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wells Fargo Center and Paramount Theater. Denver Art Museum and Colorado Convention Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,503 reviews)

"Everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed my stay while traveling across the country."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Warwick Denver
Super 8 by Wyndham Westminster Denver North
Super 8 by Wyndham Westminster Denver North
2 out of 5
12055 Melody Dr, I-25 at 120th Ave, Exit 223, Westminster, CO
The price is $65 per night

Located in North Westminster, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Broomfield County Commons Open Space, Water World, and 1stBank Center. Butterfly Pavilion ...

3.6/5Good! (1,403 reviews)

"It was very nice.easy to book and staff were great"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Westminster Denver North

Popular places to visit in Denver

Pepsi Center
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Pepsi Center

4.5/5(1,107 reviews)

Catch an event at Pepsi Center during your trip to Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or experience its acclaimed art scene.

Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Red Rocks Amphitheater

4.5/5(1,977 reviews)

This legendary rock concert venue boasts outstanding acoustics thanks to soaring rock walls that hug the stage. 

Colorado Convention Center
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Colorado Convention Center

4.5/5(681 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Colorado Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or experience its great live music.

Union Station
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Union Station

4.5/5(1,956 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Denver when you make a stop at a well-known site like Union Station. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

Coors Field
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Coors Field

4.5/5(1,134 reviews)

Catch an event at Coors Field during your trip to Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or attend a sporting event.

16th Street Mall
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16th Street Mall

4.5/5(3,014 reviews)

With a visit to 16th Street Mall, a popular shopping spot in Denver, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Denver

Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour
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Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour

96% of travellers recommend
$139
Per adult
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour
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Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour

98% of travellers recommend
$120
Per adult
6-Zipline Adventure in the Rocky Mountains
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6-Zipline Adventure in the Rocky Mountains

98% of travellers recommend
$90
Per adult
Guided Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting Tour
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Guided Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting Tour

98% of travellers recommend
$66
Per adult
Denver Foothills Explorer
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Denver Foothills Explorer

94% of travellers recommend
$69
Per adult
Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo
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Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo

92% of travellers recommend
$27
Per adult

Reviews of Denver

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 45.504246802694524%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.74978033779166%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.441960363174852%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.5815679000292884%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.722444596309675%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

Stinks like pit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

Friendly environment would definitely be back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

Beautiful city and surroundings. Lots of outdoor activity

5/5 - Excellent

Euri

May 26, 2020

My move to Denver has been the best one yet. I can’t wait to move to the city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Denver is amazing, the hotel sucked though

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

We loved our vacation outside of the hotel we left a night early though our backs couldn’t the beds.

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