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Denver, the capital city of the state of Colorado, lies in the South Platte River Valley, close to the dramatic range of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1858 as part of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Today, the city remains vibrant, with an emphasis on outdoor life and sport, but you’ll also discover many cultural attractions at the heart of this capital.
South of downtown Denver, you’ll find the Golden Triangle, a museum district established to promote artistic and cultural activity. There are eight museums here, including the Denver Art Museum and the History Colorado Center. Apart from the museums, there are over 50 galleries and artists’ studios to visit, as well as many bars and restaurants.
The rest of the city boasts a wide variety of attractions, many especially suited to families. The Children’s Museum of Denver is packed with interactive exhibits aimed at children of all ages. Head to City Park, one of over 200 open spaces in Denver, to explore the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, which is full of displays explaining fascinating facts about life on earth. Also located in the park is Denver Zoo, where you can meet animals face to face.
If you visit during the hot summer months, don’t miss Water World, one of the largest water theme parks in America. Choose from the huge variety of rides that cater for all ages. The Lakeside Amusement Park is another popular attraction, offering all of the traditional fairground rides.
Make sure you schedule time to visit the wonderful natural features in the area surrounding the city. Head west to visit Dinosaur Ridge, where you can discover ancient fossils. Alternatively, the Butterfly Pavilion is only 15 minutes from downtown Denver. Here, you can walk amongst 1,600 flying butterflies housed in the Tropical Conservatory. For music lovers, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, located 24 kilometres to the west of the city, hosts fantastic open-air concerts in dramatic surroundings.
It will only take you an hour and a half by car to reach the Rocky Mountains, where you will be treated to magnificent mountain views. The Rocky Mountain National Park offers miles of hiking trails, where you can relive Denver’s pioneering origins.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Aurora Sports Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Buckley Air Force Base and The Children's Hospital. Anschutz Medical Campus and University of Colorado Hospital are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Aurora Sports Park, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and Buffalo Run Golf Course. Springhills Golf Course and Buckley Air Force Base are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in the heart of downtown, this granite-and-glass tower is adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center and one block from the 16th Street pedestrian mall's shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Located in the heart of Denver, this motel is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Denver Merchandise Mart and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Coors Field. Denver Coliseum and National Western Complex are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Westminster, this hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Denver's Downtown Aquarium, and Elitch Gardens Theme Park. Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are also within 16 mi (25 km).
This high-rise building offers apartment-hotel accommodations that are 1 block from the 16th Street Mall, 1.5 blocks from the Colorado Convention Center, and walking distance to the US Mint, several professional sports grounds, and many bars and restaurants.
This hotel is located just 7 miles south of Denver International Airport and 17 miles from downtown Denver.
The Westin Westminster is 10 minutes from Downtown Denver and Boulder as well as one exit from the Interlocken Business Park. The property is connected to the Promenade and Walnut Creek complex with shopping, dining and attractions within walking distance. The property also is connected to City Park with miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails with incredible Rocky Mountain Views.