Known as the mile-high city, Denver, Colorado will leave you giddy—and that's not just because of its 5,280-foot altitude. Cradled by one of America's treasures, the Rocky Mountains, Denver has a sophisticated, big-city vibe that's made even more enjoyable by its proud pioneer history. A mix of the old and the new, from the historic Union Station to the eclectic 16th Street Mall, the city always enchants—and if you book one of the many hotels in downtown Denver, you'll be right in the middle of all the action.
If you love exciting urban centers filled with trendy shops and outdoor entertainment, then the 16th Street Mall is for you. Located in the heart of downtown, this huge pedestrian boulevard offers a wealth of both local and nationally-owned retailers and restaurants, as well as street performers who add to the carnival-like atmosphere. If you love natural beauty, you'll want to drive west along historic I-70, which is considered one of the country's most scenic highways. Along the way, you'll see flocks of bighorn sheep, and even a protected herd of wild buffalo. Keep going for about 90 minutes, and you'll reach Colorado's famed High Country, the state's gateway to the spectacular Rocky Mountains, where you can enjoy everything from rock climbing to some of the nation's best ski resorts. It seems a million miles away, but you're still always just a short distance from a hotel near downtown Denver.
From the urban enjoyments of historic downtown, to the splendors and outdoor pleasures of the nearby Rocky Mountains, Denver has it all. Travelocity can help you find a Denver flight that's ideal for your schedule, and also help you book vacation packages to Denver for an unforgettable trip. Plus, you can get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app to help you find downtown Denver hotels. From skiing and hiking, to shopping and nightclubbing, Denver—and its altitude—will leave you breathless in the most enjoyable way.