Denver is the capital and the largest city of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is a consolidated city-county, located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Denver is also one of the best cities for beer lovers, with more breweries than any other U.S. city and the second-highest number of breweries per capita!

A walkable, outdoor city with 300 days of sunshine, brilliant blue skies, and breathtaking mountain scenery. Founded in 1858 as a gold mining camp, Denver is located at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 1,609 meters above sea level – exactly one mile high. Denver offers adventure for all ages, and it the gateway to Colorado's incredible ski resorts.
Where to Stay in Denver
There’s no shortage of places to stay when you’re visiting Denver. Denver is an outdoor city with a vibrant, walkable downtown. Within a one-mile radius, you can explore some of the city's best museums; shop at art galleries and boutiques; see a Broadway touring show; enjoy live music; and experience exciting professional sports. 
Due to the easy access from Union Station, we highly recommend The Crawford, The Oxford, The Rally & The Maven, boutique hotels in downtown Denver, offering a unique blend of luxury and comfort, providing an ideal base for exploring the city.

Getting Around
Denver Union Station, located in the heart of downtown, is the main transportation hub and locals’ hangout with a direct rail connection to Denver International Airport. From there, it’s easy to get around on foot, light rail, pedicab, or electric rental bike. You can also take the free MallRide where electric shuttle buses run up and down the 16th Street Mall and stop at almost every corner.
Things to do in Winter
Winter in Denver offers a wealth of activities to embrace the season's charm and excitement. Here are our must-do winter experiences:
Arts & Culture: Denver boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene with captivating exhibitions. Delve into thought-provoking narratives and immersive displays that celebrate diversity and creativity.
Meow Wolf : Take a mind-bending journey through the immersive art installations of four alien worlds filled with interactive exhibits, surreal landscapes, and hidden secrets waiting to be uncovered. This transformative experience captivates visitors with its creative fusion of art and storytelling.
Denver Botanic Gardens: Escape the winter chill and wander through the Denver Botanic Gardens, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Explore 45 diverse gardens showcasing over 33,000 plants, including exotic species and native flora. From the Japanese Garden to the Rock Alpine Garden, each area offers a unique botanical adventure.
Ice Skating: Lace up your skates and glide across the ice at Skyline Park's outdoor skating rink. Located in downtown Denver, this seasonal attraction invites visitors to enjoy a classic winter pastime against the backdrop of the city skyline. 
Culinary Delights: Indulge in Denver's culinary scene, where innovative chefs and local artisans showcase their talents. From Michelin-recognized restaurants to cozy cafes and food halls, there's something to satisfy every craving. Sample gourmet delights at Denver Milk Market, savor farm-to-table cuisine at Mercantile Dining & Provision, or enjoy a lively dining experience at Denver Union Station's eateries.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre: Just a short drive from Denver, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre offers a unique winter experience. Discover the natural beauty of this iconic venue, renowned for its acoustically perfect amphitheater and breathtaking surroundings. Explore hiking trails, enjoy panoramic views, and learn about the area's geological and musical history at the Visitor Center.
Seasonal Activities during the Festive Season:
Holiday Lights Tour: From the iconic Denver Union Station along 16th Street to Civic Center Park and mesmerizing Night Lights Denver projection mapping installation, and the dazzling Mile High Tree, enchanting displays create a memorable evening for all. Also, check out Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo, Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens and Lumniova Holidays at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.
Denver Christkindlmarket: Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland at the Denver Christkindlmarket, is an authentic German-style holiday market features local and European craft and food vendors, as well as lively entertainment.
Mile High Tree Experience: Marvel at the spectacular Mile High Tree, a towering structure adorned with 60,000 LED lights. Located in the heart of downtown Denver, this immersive art installation offers nightly light shows choreographed to multi-cultural holiday music. Step inside the tree for an unforgettable viewing experience and capture memories against its dazzling backdrop.


Denver Dining & Nightlife
Denver's culinary scene is thriving, with Michelin-recognized restaurants and a plethora of craft breweries to explore. Indulge in the Denver Beer Trail, offering a diverse lineup of brews from Latin American-inspired to traditional German offerings.
Food halls like Denver Milk Market, Avanti Food & Beverage, and Zeppelin Station provide a variety of cuisines in lively communal settings. Don't miss the culinary delights at Denver Union Station or the gourmet markets like The Source and The Denver Central Market for a taste of local flavors. Whether you're craving international cuisine or classic comfort food, Denver has it all.

Looking for more? Denver is also home to a thriving live music scene with intimate theaters, concert stadiums, original events and an annual music lineup stacked with international headliners.