Where to stayin Denver

Known as the Mile High City, Denver has an invigorating setting, where the sun shines 300 days of the year. Find a hotel in or near this laid-back city and get outside to appreciate its best natural and cultural attractions. Suburban towns just west of Denver are near the Rocky Mountains, where hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities offer excitement and exercise. Hotels in neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Denver are great if you want to be near arts, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Decide where to stay to make your vacation to Denver convenient, fun and memorable.

Great Neighborhoods for Dining

Downtown Denver's 16th Street Mall is a mile-long strip of retail and dining establishments. Stay at any hotel in the downtown neighborhood and use the free shuttle to travel to restaurants, stores, museums and theaters, many within a block or two of the main street. Auraria has high-rise hotels serving visitors to the Convention Center, the university and Mile High Stadium, with a broad selection of casual to upscale restaurants as well. Accommodations just south of the city center in the Capitol Hill neighborhood are close to some of the city's best restaurants, ranging from farm-to-table bistros to elegant French and Italian fine dining establishments. To the north, Highland's hotels are surrounded by hip cafés with tapas, sushi, Caribbean and even Middle Eastern selections. South of Denver, Greenwood Village has hotels and great restaurants, from steakhouses to Mexican fare, serving the tens of thousands of people arriving daily for work at the Denver Tech Center.

Downtown Denver

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.

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Live music, theaters, and restaurants highlight some notable features of Auraria. Make a stop by Pepsi Center or Elitch Gardens Theme Park while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Pepsi Center-Elitch Gardens Station or Sports Authority Field - Mile High Station to get around town.

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Capitol Hill

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.

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If you're spending time in Highland, you might enjoy its river views and restaurants. If you've got time to venture a little farther, you can make a stop by Union Station or Pepsi Center.

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Where to Stay for Culture

For innovative art, with street murals, visual artists, furniture makers, pop-up galleries and jazz bars, find a place in the neighborhood of River North Art District, called RiNo by locals. Close to the Downtown Denver area is the Golden Triangle Creative District. Book accommodations here and explore 45 city blocks of cultural attractions including museums, galleries, ballet, street murals, Final Friday music and art events and year-round festivals and celebrations. Outside the city center, stay at a hotel about a 30-minute drive west of Denver in Golden to see its museums, arts center and historic buildings from the Gold Rush era.

River North Art District

Discover River North Art District, memorable for its live music. Popular attractions in River North Art District include Denver Coliseum and Forney Transportation Museum, and you can see more of the area by hopping on the metro at 38th & Blake Station.

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Downtown Denver

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.

Recommended hotels in Downtown Denver

Golden Triangle

Art galleries, museums, and shopping are just a few things travelers enjoy about Golden Triangle. Check out Denver Art Museum or United States Mint while you're exploring the area.

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Best Areas to Stay for Outdoor Activities

Drive less than 30 minutes east of Denver and stay in Aurora, where outdoor activities include horseback riding, golf, hiking and paddleboarding. West of Denver, Golden's hotels at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills offer great access to rock-climbing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing and kayaking. Lakewood is also a great place to stay to be closer to the city but less than a 2-hour drive from ski resorts such as Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. For quiet appreciation of nature, stay in the neighborhood of the very large Cheesman Park and tour the seasonal plant displays at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Cheesman Park

Travelers come to Cheesman Park for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Denver Botanic Gardens and Cheesman Park while you're in town.

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