From bearded brewery enthusiasts to outdoorsman strapped to bicycles & 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?

Frequently Asked Questions about Denver

When did the Denver Mint open?

The Denver Mint is a branch of the United States Mint, and is located downtown. Construction began in 1897, but the mint didn't strike its first coin until February 1, 1906.

How far is Vail from Denver?

When you want to escape the city for a day, make your way into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The beautiful town of Vail is only 96 miles away, so hop on Interstate 70 and head west. Be sure to enjoy a drink at 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirits.

Where to ski in Colorado near Denver?

Denver is just a hop, skip, and jump away from the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Some of the best ski areas close to "The Mile-High City" include Winter Park Ski Resort, Keystone Ski Resort, and Arapahoe Basin. Keep those tips up.