Denver & Colorado Springs Holidays

Colorado’s ‘Mile-High’ outdoor playground

Capital of the state of Colorado, Denver is a down-to-earth city lucky enough to have the snow-capped Rocky Mountains in its back garden. Where modern art, culture and trendy urban downtown areas vividly contrast against the gold-mining history and outstanding beauty of the natural surroundings - it’s definitely somewhere you’ll want to visit more than once.

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.

Holidays we think you'll like

Top Pick Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

5* out of 5 stars

Where luxury meets the Rockies, the Four Seasons is a haven of opulence, offering breathtaking views, gourmet dining, a rejuvenating spa, and a timeless experience above the Mile High City.

Hotel Teatro

4* out of 5 stars

A chic boutique hotel in downtown Denver with Art Nouveau architecture, luxurious rooms, and exceptional dining at The Nickel. Ideal for exploring the vibrant culture of the LoDo area.

The Broadmoor

5* out of 5 stars

A year round cultural oasis sitting at the steps of Cheyenne mountains and lake, presenting both leisure and active experiences for all the family.

The Crawford Hotel

4* out of 5 stars

Perched above Denver Union Station, The Crawford Hotel offers history, luxury, and modern comfort. Its unique rooms, diverse dining, and proximity to Denver's attractions make it a gateway to the city's soul.

Things to do in Denver & Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

With stunning alpine lakes, snow-capped mountains, diverse wildlife and miles and miles of breathtaking hiking trails, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the USA's favourite national parks. Perfect for scenic drives and outdoor adventures, take in the views from Trail Ridge Road high up above the tree line, spot deer along the banks of Bear Lake, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the wilderness. Just a 90 minute drive from Denver, visit in late spring, summer or early autumn for unforgettable vistas and incredible hiking experiences for all ages and abilities.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Perfect for hiking, biking, and rock climbing, the Garden of the Gods is a dramatic geological wonder that draws adventurers, nature lovers, and photographers  year-round. Located just outside Colorado Springs, this much-loved national park is known for its awe-inspiring red rock formations, diverse hiking trails, and panoramic views. A handy free summer shuttle makes exploring the park even more accessible. With its stunning scenery and free admission, Garden of the Gods is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking natural beauty and outdoor adventure.

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Home to some of the most well-preserved sites of the ancestral Puebloans, the Mesa Verde National Park offers a fascinating glimpse into early Native American life. With ancient cliff dwellings and rich archaeological sites, join one of the many guided tours of remarkable structures like Cliff Palace and Balcony House. Or take a walk along the spectacular 2.5 mile Petroglyph Point Trail to view ancient Native American rock art. Open year-round, but best explored from spring to autumn, Mesa Verde’s rich history, beautiful scenery and educational experiences are captivating.

Glenwood Hot Springs

Glenwood Hot Springs

“Take to the waters” at the world’s largest hot springs pool, that’s been welcoming visitors for over 135 years and offering a rejuvenating escape in the scenic town of Glenwood Springs. Soak in the mineral-rich waters, enjoy spa treatments or swim in the warm therapeutic waters that are one of the hottest in Colorado, from the nearby Yampah Spring and vapour caves source. And for those looking for some fun in the hot colorado summer, the Hot Springs newest addition is a Splash zone with waterfalls, play areas and ample shade to keep the whole family cool.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Catching a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a true bucket-list experience. Renowned for its stunning natural acoustics and breathtaking views, this iconic open-air venue is carved into red sandstone formations, creating an unparalleled atmosphere. It has played host to legendary performances by artists such as The Beatles, Johnny Cash, U2, Diana Ross, and Coldplay. Red Rocks is also home to Yoga on the Rocks and summer film nights, making it a versatile destination for various events. Just a short drive from Denver, this unique concert venue offers an unforgettable experience.

Useful information

  • Local time GMT (-6)
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Language English
  • Location Midwest USA
  • Flying time 9 hours & 50 minutes

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