Denver

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Flanked by majestic mountains, which attract skiers in winter and hikers in summer, this city is full of outdoor adventures as well offers many cultural attractions. 

Denver, the capital of Colorado, has a rich cowboy history but is no longer the Wild West. A former mining town, this city has long since shaken off its frontier reputation. These days visitors can enjoy all the museums, galleries and theaters you'd expect of a modern state capital along with outstanding outdoor activities.

A great way to get a feel for this city is to head to the Golden Triangle Museum District and explore some of the city’s most-visited exhibition halls. These include the Denver Art Museum, the History Colorado Center and the Art Institute of Colorado. Afterward, take a stroll through the nearby City Park or check out the district’s shops, clubs, cafés, salons, studios and performing arts centers.

Denver’s family attractions are also worth visiting. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Children’s Museum of Denver are very popular and so is the Denver Zoo, which was founded in the late 1800s. Many visitors say it is among the best zoos in the country. Catch a breeze on Water World’s Mile High Flyer ride or on the Lakeside Amusement Park roller coasters. Look for shows at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to enjoy a concert among amazing canyon formations. At Dinosaur Ridge, do the Triceratops Trail and marvel at the 1,600 butterflies in the Tropical Conservatory of the Butterfly Pavilion.

Denver and its surrounding areas also offer plenty for those with a love of the great outdoors. In the warmer months, hike the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park or jump on a bike and tour Colorado's Wine Country.

Rent a car and head for the hills. Just 30 minutes' drive away you’ll find Golden, home to the Coors Brewery and the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. To the south, the Garden of the Gods has breathtaking rock formations. In winter, hit the ski slopes at nearby Vail, Copper Mountain or Beaver Creek and discover why Denver is such a popular destination.

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Where to stay in Denver

Downtown Denver which includes signage

Downtown Denver

4.5/5Wonderful!(24 area reviews)

Downtown Denver
Golden Triangle which includes outdoor art and a statue or sculpture

Golden Triangle

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Golden Triangle

Top hotels in Denver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ramada by Wyndham Denver International Airport
Ramada by Wyndham Denver International Airport
2.5 out of 5
6210 Tower Road, Denver, CO
HK$556
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and within 9 miles (15 km) of Dick's Sporting Goods ...

4.2/5Very Good! (4,169 reviews)

"Early breakfast was appreciated for a very early flight."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Denver International Airport
Hyatt Place Denver Downtown
Hyatt Place Denver Downtown
3.5 out of 5
440 14th St, Denver, CO
HK$722
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,754 reviews)

"Loved every room we have gotten. Parking is impossible."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Hyatt Place Denver Downtown
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
4 out of 5
650 15th St., Denver, CO
HK$849
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Downtown Denver, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. 16th Street Mall and Buell Theatre ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5,716 reviews)

"Great gym and work out equipment. Nice lobby and amenities. Staff very pleasant. Good downtown location and close by other major hotels and attractions. My room I could see the mountains which was nice."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Popular things to do in Denver

Red Rocks Amphitheater
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Red Rocks Amphitheater

5/5(9 reviews)

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

Denver Zoo
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Denver Zoo

5/5(3 reviews)

This zoo started with a single bear. Now, it’s an award-winning tourist destination housing more than 3,500 animals.

Denver Art Museum
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Denver Art Museum

4/5(9 reviews)

This eclectic museum is impressive not only for its vast collection of artwork but as an architectural masterpiece.

Top activities in Denver

Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour
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Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour

96% of travellers recommend
HK$1,002
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
HK$163
Per adult
6-Zipline Adventure in the Rocky Mountains
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6-Zipline Adventure in the Rocky Mountains

98% of travellers recommend
HK$823
Per adult
Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo
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Denver Haunted Pub Walking Tour - LoDo

92% of travellers recommend
HK$194
Per adult
Denver Foothills Explorer
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Denver Foothills Explorer

94% of travellers recommend
HK$536
Per adult
Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Lakewood, CO
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Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Lakewood, CO

HK$20
Per adult

Reviews of Denver

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 43.10344827586207%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 27.586206896551722%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 9, 2019

There are a lot of electric scooters around town from various companies available for hire these are operated by people with a very wide range of skill level, you've been warned.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 7, 2019

Very busy city lots to see

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Oct 1, 2019

2nd visit to denver for 2 night stay after touring. Visited most of the attractions first time round, nothing new this time.. Wouldnt want to spend more than two days here

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 22, 2019

Nice city, good shopping & restaurants friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 15, 2019

Love Denver cant say any more

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 30, 2019

Interesting city, clean, and very friendly. Easy to walk around.

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