From bearded brewery enthusiasts to outdoorsman strapped to bicycles and 40-pound backpacks to local cuisine that’s an adventure all its own, this is the Mile-High City.
Denver sits in that perfect niche between the nation’s most impressive mountain range and the rolling plains that are so characteristic of the Midwest—at exactly 5,280 feet (or one mile) above sea level. That means the best of Colorado is in the palm of your hand while you’re here.
If you’re wondering what to do in Denver, pick a direction and load yourself up with whatever outdoor gear gets you going. Skiing or snowboarding down some of the world’s favorite slopes? Check. When the snow melts, those same inclines make mountain biking and hiking in Denver just as adrenaline-pumping as racing downhill. Rock climbing and mountaineering? Check-check.
Of course, you aren’t limited just to that breathtaking playground in the sky—even if you don’t feel like getting your heart rate up, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Denver. Taste the joy (and feel the burn) of green chilies smothering, well, just about anything you can imagine, including burritos, burgers, and eggs. Wash it down with your favorite beer from one of dozens of local craft breweries—that, or go with the classic banquet beer and the one dish you’ll never forget: Rocky Mountain Oysters. When in Rome, right?
Speaking of historic cities, Denver might not be as ancient as Rome, but it’s managed to stay true to its mining and cowboy past. There’s still a sense of freedom and wide open spaces, even in the heart of downtown, which is all part of what attracted settlers to push west for hundreds of years.
Whether you’re heading to the Western Slope yourself or sticking around in the big city, our Denver vacation packages make that freedom available to you today. And isn’t that what travel is all about?
Accommodation in Denver
Travelocity's Denver hotels page has a wide selection of accommodations to select from if you're planning a getaway to the state capital of Colorado.
The offerings at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver and the Ritz-Carlton, Denver will pique your interest, if you're after a high-end experience. Alternatively, the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek or the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection provide visitors with wholesome comfort at bargain prices.