Hotel at a Glance: Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Located across the street from the Convention Center in the Central Business District, Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown puts guests right in the heart of the city. While you're here, you can stroll along bustling city streets or catch the free trolley that runs up and down the nearby 16th Street Mall. At the end of the day, retire to a contemporary guest room outfitted with a comfy Garden Sleep System bed.
- Order a handcrafted coffee drink at the onsite DazBog Coffee Shop.
- Contemporary American cuisine onsite: Pi Kitchen + Bar serves up New York steak rubbed with smoked sea salt, Colorado lamb, and Angus beef burgers. A happy hour serves cocktails for $3.14, available daily from 3:14 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Stay fit in the fitness center and adjacent indoor pool.
- Why visit now?: The hotel is convenient to all of the area's best ski resorts, including Breckenridge and Keystone.
Denver: Mile High City in the Rocky Mountains
Modern urban life meets the Old West in the Mile High City. Founded as a mining town in the 1850s, Colorado's capital has never quite lost its rugged frontier spirit. The proximity of the Rocky Mountains probably has a lot to do with it. The great outdoors are bound to stay near the forefront of your mind with such a spectacular reminder crowding the horizon.
If you can tear your eyes away from the scenery, though, there's a lot to see in the city. In the trendy Lower Downtown Historic District—LoDo to natives—you can take a stroll through the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver or mingle with the fashion-forward crowd filling the restaurants, boutiques, and nightclubs of Larimer Square. Downtown, the pedestrian-friendly 16th Street Mall cuts a swath through the heart of the city, past sidewalk cafés, skyscrapers, and plazas filled with street performers.
For an outdoor adventure inside city limits, make your way to City Park, which houses the Denver Zoo as well as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The museum’s long-standing wildlife hall features more than 90 dioramas and taxidermal animals from around the world, including Arctic walruses and the cheetahs that once guarded Nicolas Cage's mind.