Tucked 5,280 feet up into the Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado is not only one of the highest elevated major cities in the world, it's beloved for its combination of outdoor activities and metropolitan entertainment. Places like the Colorado Convention Center (where a giant blue bear statue can be seen peering through the Center’s glassed ... Read more
exterior) demonstrate the fun personality of this vibrant modern city. With a growing population of over three million, many like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, Denver is the hub to some of the best and biggest places to enjoy your favorite winter sports (and in the summer, catch a baseball game at Coors Field.) When the weather's good (which is usually is), walk around the boutique shops of Larimer Square, or tiptoe through the tulips in the Botanic Gardens.

Denver places to stay and top hotels

Denver things to do and experiences

  • Coors Field
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    Sports, Baseball Stadium
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  • Denver Botanic Gardens
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    Outdoors, Garden
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  • 16th Street Mall
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    Shopping, Mall
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  • Denver Zoo
    9.694 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
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You may think of Denver as more of a winter destination, what with the plethora of ski resorts that surround it, but the city is actually pretty great at any time of year. Temperatures start to climb above 60F ... Read more
(16C) in April and stay warm through late October, which provides the perfect climate for getting outdoors under the blue skies for a hike or a picnic. Fall plays host to a number of popular annual festivals, many of which include imbibing (beer, wine, etc.), but do bring layers, both to put on when the weather gets chilly and to take off when the beer sweats kick in.

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Denver reviews & trip reports

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    Adventure Travelers
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    Family Travelers

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Great time celebrating Halloween there! Lots of outdoorsy things, upcoming foodie city, and lots of good herb.

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The atmosphere was great and the downtown area is very walk-able! My friend and I also visited Boulder nearby and did a hike. We had an awesome time!

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you don't have to have extremely warm clothes if you plan to hike, you'll see amazing sites and warm up!

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Such an incredible place. There really is something for everyone!! I can’t wait to return

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Agoura Hills, California, USA

Downtown is the place to go to for the best food and drinks with different neighborhoods each with their own unique style, such as LoHi, RiNo, LoDo

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Local from Centennial, Colorado, USA

There's so much to love about Denver. Great places to eat, fun things to do, good proximity to the mountains. For the largest city in Colorado, there's still a very down to earth feel about it.

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Local from Denver

"Don't waste the pretty or the pow..!" #colorado #outdoors #scenic #snow #mountains #climate #mountainair

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Local from Denver, Colorado, USA

The American southwest is breathtaking--and there's so much to see between Denver and Phoenix. I'll post specific reviews of some of the places I recommend but figured having a list of sites, in the order in which you could visit them would be helpful:

1) Denver, CO
2) Aspen, CO
3) Moab, UT (Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, plus Horseshoe Canyon)
4) Mesa Verde National Park (Cortez, CO)
5) Monument Valley (Olijato-Monument Valley,UT)
6) Antelope Canyon/Corkscrew Canyon (Page, AZ)
7) Grand Canyon National Park
8) Sedona, AZ
9) Phoenix, AZ

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Local from Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. No matter the season, there is ALWAYS something to see or do. Spring there is hiking. camping, and basketball. Summer there is hiking, camping, whitewater rafting and baseball. Fall there is hiking, camping, leaf peeping and football. Winter there is snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and hockey. Year round there are many awesome museum to explore. If you are not accustomed to the altitude then take it easy and drink plenty of water.

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