Hotel at a Glance: Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast
Located southeast of Denver in the city of Aurora, this Radisson hotel specializes in comfort and convenience. To reach the Mile-High City, make use of the hotel’s shuttle or hop on one of the nearby trains offering light-rail service to downtown. After a day of exploring the area, you can enjoy a meal in the hotel’s restaurant or relax with a drink at the lobby bar before retiring to your comfy and contemporary guest room.
- In-room amenities: free WiFi, Sleep Number beds, complimentary tea and coffee
- Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool, or take a relaxing soak in the whirlpool.
- Nearby attractions: The Arapahoe Park horse-racing track, the historic western towns of Black Hawk and Central City, and the shops, museums, and nightlife of Denver are all a short drive or shuttle ride away.
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 taxidermied animals from around the world, including Arctic walruses and the cheetahs that once guarded Nicolas Cage’s mind.