Luxury Holidays in Denver & Colorado
A chilled and collaborative city with a thriving cultural, arts, and music scene, Denver is home to historic Union Station, Old West museums, craft breweries, world-class restaurants and great nightlife. Its mix of red brick Victorian buildings and modern architecture offer a gateway to several of the Western USA’s national parks and the breathtaking scenery of the great outdoors.
10 things to do in Denver and beyond
- Admire the artwork. From colourful street art and murals across the city to the architecturally designed Denver Art Museum, the immersive alien worlds of the Meow Wolf and a 12-metre tall Blue Bear sculpture.
- Shop. Head Downtown to the pedestrian-only area of Larimer Square for unique shops and boutiques in Victorian buildings. Or for big brands visit Cherry Creek, an upscale shopping mall with over 500 stores.
- Head on a beer trail around the LoDo area of the city and sample craft beers from breweries that take their inspiration from across the world.
- Celebrate the history of Baseball at the National Ballpark Museum, known to house one of the best collections of baseball memorabilia in the world.
- Visit the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre - a naturally formed venue with exceptional acoustics. It’s played host to everyone from The Beatles, to Jonny Cash, U2 and Coldplay, against a backdrop of the Colorado sunset.
- Enjoy mountain-cold refreshment at the Coors Brewery, just outside the city of Denver it’s the world’s largest brewery site.
- Escape to the wildflowers, craggy peaks and scenic roads of the Rocky Mountain National Park, around a 90-min drive from Denver.
- Step back in time in Georgetown - an elegant Victorian mining town tucked away in a mountain valley, with a railroad that takes you to nearby Silver Plume.
- Cross the world's highest suspended bridge in Royal Gorge. Walk or take the aerial gondolas across this 1053 metre high bridge that spans the Arkansas River.
- Admire the spectacular views from the top of Pikes Peak, with a hot, fresh donut - a tradition for all those who make it to the summit.
Reasons to visit Denver & Colorado
It’s easy to get around the city. From bikes to the walkable downtown and public transport including the free 16th Street Mall shuttle bus, there’s no need for a car here.
There’s something for everyone. With sports stadiums, museums, theatres and art galleries; music venues, shops, outdoor cafes, upscale restaurants and a rich cultural history.
Discover the Wild West. Denver is surrounded by the mountains, mining towns, ranches and railroads that set the backdrop to its past. The history of this frontier town and the gold rushes, cowboys and outlaws that defined the era are celebrated in museums across the city and beyond.
Luxury Holidays in Colorado Springs
Home to the US Air Force, USA Olympics, and all kinds of exhilarating outdoor adventures, Colorado Springs is considered one of the best places to live in the US. And it’s easy to see why with its sophisticated, friendly downtown areas surrounded by a picturesque landscape of mountains, red rocks and big blue skies. Explore Pike’s Peak, commonly known as America’s Mountain from winding highways or scenic railroad trips, and discover the geological wonders of the Garden of the Gods for everything from hiking and biking to yoga, rock climbing and painting.
Weather in Denver
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver is a year-round destination with low rainfall, hot summers and cold winters. Daytime temperatures in July and August can reach up to 38C with regular thunderstorms, and snowfall is common in winter. On spring and autumn days temperatures drop considerably from day to night. But the warm, dry “chinook” winds that blow in from the Rocky Mountains can quickly increase the temperature on even the coldest day.
Interesting facts about Denver
- Area approx. 155 sq miles
- Population approx. 716,000
- Known as the Mile High city due to its altitude of 1609 metres above sea level - exactly one mile high.
- At 26.2 miles, Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in the US.