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Denver
Travel Guide

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Whether you’re a sport enthusiast or a culture buff, this city offers something for everyone, all set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

Denver, the capital city of the state of Colorado, lies in the South Platte River Valley, close to the dramatic range of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1858 as part of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. Today, the city remains vibrant, with an emphasis on outdoor life and sport, but you’ll also discover many cultural attractions at the heart of this capital.

South of downtown Denver, you’ll find the Golden Triangle, a museum district established to promote artistic and cultural activity. There are eight museums here, including the Denver Art Museum and the History Colorado Center. Apart from the museums, there are over 50 galleries and artists’ studios to visit, as well as many bars and restaurants.

The rest of the city boasts a wide variety of attractions, many especially suited to families. The Children’s Museum of Denver is packed with interactive exhibits aimed at children of all ages. Head to City Park, one of over 200 open spaces in Denver, to explore the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, which is full of displays explaining fascinating facts about life on earth. Also located in the park is Denver Zoo, where you can meet animals face to face.

If you visit during the hot summer months, don’t miss Water World, one of the largest water theme parks in America. Choose from the huge variety of rides that cater for all ages. The Lakeside Amusement Park is another popular attraction, offering all of the traditional fairground rides.

Make sure you schedule time to visit the wonderful natural features in the area surrounding the city. Head west to visit Dinosaur Ridge, where you can discover ancient fossils. Alternatively, the Butterfly Pavilion is only 15 minutes from downtown Denver. Here, you can walk amongst 1,600 flying butterflies housed in the Tropical Conservatory. For music lovers, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, located 24 kilometres to the west of the city, hosts fantastic open-air concerts in dramatic surroundings.

It will only take you an hour and a half by car to reach the Rocky Mountains, where you will be treated to magnificent mountain views. The Rocky Mountain National Park offers miles of hiking trails, where you can relive Denver’s pioneering origins.

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Where to stay in Denver

Sonesta Denver Downtown
Sonesta Denver Downtown
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is SG$167 per night from 11 May to 11 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Paramount Theater and Colorado Convention Center. Civic Center Park and Denver Art Museum ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,539 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on 7 May,2021

Sonesta 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
The price is SG$153 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Denver, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. 16th Street Mall and Denver Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,387 reviews)
"It was located centrally, and easily walkable around Denver."

Reviewed on 7 May,2021

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Grand Hyatt Denver
Grand Hyatt Denver
4.5 out of 5
1750 Welton St, Denver, CO
The price is SG$152 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Denver, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater, Colorado Convention Center, and 16th Street Mall. Denver Art Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,853 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly. There was no housekeeping while we stayed due to COVID, but they will bring replacement items (towels and the like) to the room upon request. Good location with the 16th Street Mall just around the corner."

Reviewed on 7 May,2021

Grand Hyatt Denver
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonder - The Essex
Sonder - The Essex
3.5 out of 5
630 East 16th Avenue, Denver, CO
The price is SG$285 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Uptown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fillmore Auditorium and Ogden Theater. Denver Art Museum and Paramount Theater are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
"Really great option for our group of five. The rooms were lovely and the staff was attentive to any needs we had."

Reviewed on 19 Apr,2021

Sonder - The Essex
Sonder - Zuni Studios
Sonder - Zuni Studios
3 out of 5
3022 Zuni Street, Denver, CO
Located in Highland, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Empower Field at Mile High and Union Station. Denver's Downtown ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
"Place smelled bad. Very uncomfortable seating if u have a guest. I would never recommend this place to anyone"

Reviewed on 29 Sep,2020

Sonder - Zuni Studios
King BED - PET Friendly - Fully Remodeled Home
King BED - PET Friendly - Fully Remodeled Home
3634 Krameria St, Denver, CO
Located in Northeast Park Hill, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Johnson and Wales University, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Zoo. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great Stay
"The house was very cute and met all our needs. The host responded in a timely manner.. The neighbors with the trampoline were slightly loud and their property did make the neighborhood seem a little unclean."

Reviewed on 3 May,2021

King BED - PET Friendly - Fully Remodeled Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Denver

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Nov 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

7 Oct 2019

Very busy city lots to see

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

1 Oct 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

22 Sep 2019

Nice city, good shopping & restaurants friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Sep 2019

Love Denver cant say any more

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Aug 2019

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