Take a deep breath in the Mile High City and gaze at the majestic Rocky Mountains. Explore hundreds of city parks or head indoors for some culture -- ranging from art museums to the US Mint. Sports fans will find plenty to cheer about while watching the Broncos, Nuggets or Rockies.
Put your finger on the pulse of the Mile High City. Take a pedicab or carriage ride through LoDo (Lower Downtown), stopping to relax at a café or watch street performers entertain. You can also browse the Denver Art Museum -- a seven-story building that hosts more than 60,000 pieces of art -- or tour the US Mint, where money is produced. Denver Airport is approximately 25 miles away.
This prestigious area is conveniently located near golf courses, tennis courts and Cherry Creek Reservoir. Do some shopping, walk around a beautiful park, or drive to Coors Field, Invesco Field or the Pepsi Center -- these are the spots you should go to watch the Rockies, Broncos and Nuggets. You'll be 10 miles from downtown and 25 miles from Denver Airport.
Stay in an upscale residential area that's only five miles southeast of downtown. Walk to Cherry Creek Mall, or the area's art galleries, boutiques, cafes and nightclubs. You'll also be near the University of Denver campus or a short drive from Tech Center -- just hop on I-25 to get to this major business corridor. It's an approximate 20-mile drive to Denver Airport.
Stroll the University of Colorado campus or shop pedestrian Pearl Street Mall. This college town with outdoor flair sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, offering great hiking and biking. The university's sport teams are often some of the country's best in football and basketball. Catch a game or, for some culture, check out the Shakespeare plays and the local symphony.
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the region's most visited destinations, especially in July and August. Avoid heavy crowds by planning your trip at another time.