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DenverUnited States of America

Sat just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a town that has its roots in gold rush mania. Whilst visitors still enjoy panning the area’s rivers and streams for precious metal, Denver is now more known for being one of the largest cities in the Southwest – home to nearly 700,000 people spread across 80 unique neighbourhoods.

The Denver of today is hugely popular as a destination for both families and people who enjoy the outdoor life. With such close proximity to the Rockies, the wider city is home to the world famous Denver Mountain Parks.

Covering over 14,000 acres across 22 developed sites, the mountain park system offers unspoilt access to the Rockies scenery and natural forests. Genesee Park off Interstate 70 is the largest park, and an excellent place observe American Bison.

With a history of both gold and cattle trading, Denver is home to a very multicultural population. Mexican-Americans are particularly prevalent in the city, helping Denver cement its reputation as the home of New Mexican cuisine – indeed, as the hometown of the famous Chipotle restaurant, it would almost be rude not to sample a bowl of the city’s famous chile or a Colorado burrito when visiting! The city’s Mexican connections also celebrate four important occasions each year with festivals, the best known of which being Cinco de Mayo in early May – a riot of food, music and colour that routinely attracts half a million visitors to the city.

As you might expect of a regional population centre, Denver is home to many extremely well regarded museums, galleries and cultural institutions. The Denver Performing Arts Complex is, by far, the most famous and the second largest performing arts centre in the world. With over 10,000 seats and a Tony Award-winning theatre company of its own, the complex is a great place to catch a touring Broadway musical or the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Continuing the city’s love affair with arts and culture, the Denver Arts Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science (with its Colorado themed exhibits) both attract visitors from far and wide, whilst the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum at the former Lowry Air Base provides a fascinating insight into both military and civilian air technology. If animals are more your thing, the city is also home to Denver Zoo and the Downtown Aquarium – each offering the opportunity to get up close and personal to local and more exotic creatures alike.

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Where to stay in Denver

Downtown Denver which includes signage

Downtown Denver

4.5/5Wonderful!(24 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants great entertainment and top sights from 16th Street Mall to Paramount Theater – discover Downtown Denver, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Downtown Denver
Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Cherry Creek

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Abundant dining options and stunning river views are well-reviewed features of Cherry Creek. Make a stop by top sights like Cherry Creek Shopping Center while you're exploring the area.

Cherry Creek
LoDo, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

LoDo

3.5/5Good!(4 area reviews)

Visitors often come to LoDo for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Union Station and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you take a ride at Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station.

LoDo
Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Capitol Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

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.

Capitol Hill
Five Points, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Five Points

4.5/5Wonderful!(2 area reviews)

Noted for its breweries and gardens, there's plenty to explore in Five Points. Top attractions like Coors Field and Black American West Museum are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at 27th - Welton Station or 25th - Welton Station to see more of the city.

Five Points
Stapleton, Colorado, United States of America

Stapleton

The restaurants and live music are just a few features travellers like about Stapleton. If you want to do some sightseeing nearby, Northfield Stapleton and Denver Museum of Nature and Science are a few top places to visit.

Stapleton

Top hotels in Denver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Denver
Crowne Plaza Denver
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is £101 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. Denver Art Museum and Civic Center Park ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,479 reviews)

"I really enjoyed how close to downtown the hotel is and the views are just amazing. I will be staying here again soon. I drive up to Denver to do DoorDash on the weekends so this location was perfect around lots of restaurants and very great rates."…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Crowne Plaza Denver
Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver
4 out of 5
1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £122 per night

Located in Uptown, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wells Fargo Center and Paramount Theater. Denver Art Museum and Colorado Convention Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,502 reviews)

"Everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed my stay while traveling across the country."…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2020

Warwick Denver
Super 8 by Wyndham Westminster Denver North
Super 8 by Wyndham Westminster Denver North
2 out of 5
12055 Melody Dr, I-25 at 120th Ave, Exit 223, Westminster, CO
The price is £62 per night

Located in North Westminster, this motel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Broomfield County Commons Open Space, Water World and 1stBank Center. Butterfly Pavilion ...

3.6/5Good! (1,402 reviews)

"It was very nice.easy to book and staff were great"…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Westminster Denver North

Popular places to visit in Denver

Pepsi Center
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Pepsi Center

Catch an event at Pepsi Center during your trip to Denver.Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or experience its acclaimed art galleries.

Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Red Rocks Amphitheater

This legendary rock concert venue boasts outstanding acoustics thanks to soaring rock walls that hug the stage. 

Colorado Convention Center
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Colorado Convention Center

Find out what's happening in Colorado Convention Center during your trip – a top convention centre in Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or experience its great live music.

Union Station
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Union Station

You can learn more about the history of Denver when you visit a well-known site such as Union Station. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art galleries in this vibrant area.

Coors Field
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Coors Field

Catch an event at Coors Field during your trip to Denver.Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or attend a sporting event.

16th Street Mall
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16th Street Mall

With a visit to 16th Street Mall, a popular shopping spot in Denver, you can browse for souvenirs. Experience the great live music or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Denver

Denver Foothills Explorer
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Denver Foothills Explorer

94% of travellers recommend
£56
Per adult
Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour
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Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour

96% of travellers recommend
£114
Per adult
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour
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Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour

98% of travellers recommend
£98
Per adult
Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo
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Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo

92% of travellers recommend
£22
Per adult
1.5 Hour LoDo (Lower Downtown) walking tour
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1.5 Hour LoDo (Lower Downtown) walking tour

98% of travellers recommend
£20
Per adult
Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Indoor Skydiving Experience

82% of travellers recommend
£51
Per adult

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