Holiday Inn Close to Downtown Denver and Airport
Since the construction of Denver International Airport, Stapleton International Airport—which served as the Denver’s airport for more than 60 years—had been abandoned. It was a maze of empty terminals, runways, and hangars. Not anymore—a development project transformed the old airport site into the largest neighborhood in Denver. Residents here also enjoy one of the best locations in the city; Stapleton is just minutes from downtown attractions such as the Denver Zoo and the Denver Art Museum. Located a 15-minute drive from downtown, Holiday Inn Denver East Stapleton boasts an 11-story atrium with views of the city skyline and the Rockies. You can also take in the vistas from the private balcony of your room.
Dining options at the hotel include Quebecs Bistro, which serves New American cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Alternatively, you can head to the newly renovated Spur Bar and Grill. Spur prepares fire grilled entrees and appetizers that pair with a wide selection of local craft microbrews. The lounge also has flat-screen TVs if you want to catch a game.
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 the Arctic walruses and the cheetahs that once guarded Nicolas Cage’s mind.