Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel Denver International Airport
This hotel is just a 15-minute drive from the airport, and its complimentary shuttle runs guests to and from the terminals every half hour, 24 hours a day. The property caters to on-the-go travelers with 24-hour business and fitness centers as well as long-term parking. Some options in this getaway include up to seven days of parking, so you can travel outside of the city and still rest easy knowing that your car is safe and sound in the hotel lot.
- In-room amenities: 32-inch flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, and ergonomic desk chair
- Make a toast: Some options include two welcome drinks.
- Eat local: Many of the ingredients used by Sporting News Grill come from the Rocky Mountain region, including steroid-free chicken and beef, organic produce, and craft beers.
- Go swimming in the indoor pool and hot tub.
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.