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Denver is the capital city and is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado. One of America's most beautiful and sophisticated cities, Denver has the largest park system and the tenth largest downtown of any city in the country. Downtown Denver is home to over 300 restaurants, a restored historic district with 90 bars and brewpubs, several museums and galleries, the largest performing arts center in the nation, three college campuses and a unique downtown amusement park called Six Flags Elitch Gardens. Gorgeous mountain views are visible from every downtown street and the whole area is centered on a mile-long pedestrian promenade that is lined with outdoor cafes and baskets overflowing with flowers. Denver is home to seven professional sports teams, and also offers horse racing, dog racing, Grand Prix and one of the world's largest rodeos - the National Western. Highlights of the city include the Denver Zoo (the fourth most popular zoo in the nation,) the Downtown Aquarium and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Denver also has a growing music scene and is home to the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, a 9,000-seat venue that was carved out of gigantic red rock boulders. City Park, the town's largest recreational park, offers an 18-hole golf course, 12 tennis courts, several ball fields, flower gardens, an interactive water-play area, a 25-acre fishing lake and several historical structures. Ruby Hill Park is a favorite spot for winter tobogganing and inner tubing and offers spectacular views of Denver's skyline. Several ski resorts are within a short drive of Denver and everything from hot air ballooning to guided horseback riding tours are available in the area.

Surrounding areas: Arvada, Colorado (7.0 mi), Aurora, Colorado (8.1 mi), Morrison, Colorado (12.5 mi), Golden, Colorado (12.6 mi), Broomfield, Colorado (13.6 mi), Louisville, Colorado (18.2 mi), Evergreen, Colorado (19.1 mi)

Denver Vacation Rentals

Denver Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Adam's Mark Hotel1550 CT PLDenver, CO (303) 893-3333
Bank Lofts817 17TH StDenver, CO (800) 352-5804
Boston Lofts828 17TH StDenver, CO (800) 352-5804
Brown Palace Hotel321 17TH StDenver, CO (303) 297-3111
Burnsley All Suite Hotel1000 Grant StDenver, CO (303) 830-1000
CCMH Denver Se LLC Dba Four Points By Sheraton Denver Southeast6363 E Hampden AveDenver, CO (303) 758-7000
Carriage Place4900 S Ulster StDenver, CO (800) 352-5804
Comfort Inn & Suites4685 Quebec StDenver, CO (303) 388-8100
Comfort Inn Denver Downtown401 17th StDenver, CO (303) 296-0400
Comfort Suites Denver International Airport6210 Tower RdDenver, CO (303) 371-9300
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson4343 Airport WayDenver, CO (303) 375-1105
Courtyard By Marriott - Denver International Airport6901 Tower RdDenver, CO (303) 371-0300
Courtyard By Marriott Denver - Stapleton7415 E 41ST AveDenver, CO (303) 333-3303
Courtyard By Marriott Denver Cherry Creek1475 S Colorado BlvdDenver, CO (303) 757-8797
Courtyard By Marriott934 16th StDenver, CO (800) 321-2211
Courtyard By MarriottDenver International Airport6901 Tower RdDenver, CO (303) 371-0300
Crossland4850 Leetsdale DrDenver, CO (303) 333-2545
Crossland8750 Grant StDenver, CO (303) 430-4474
Days Inn Business Place - Dia7030 Tower RdDenver, CO (303) 373-1500
Denver Marriott Hotel City Center1701 California StDenver, CO (303) 297-1300
Denver Marriott Techcenter4900 S Syracuse StDenver, CO (303) 779-1100
Denver West Inn7150 W Colfax AveDenver, CO (303) 238-1251
Doubletree Denver Hotel3203 Quebec StDenver, CO (303) 321-3333
Drury Inn4380 Peoria StDenver, CO (303) 373-1983
Embassy Suites Denver International Airport7001 Yampa StDenver, CO (303) 574-3000
Embassy Suites Denver Southeast/North Tech Center7525 E Hampden AveDenver, CO (303) 696-6644
Embassy Suites Hotel At Denver Place1881 Curtis StDenver, CO (303) 297-8888
Embassy Suites Hotel Denver Aurora4444 N Havana StDenver, CO (303) 375-0400
Extended Stay America715 Kipling StDenver, CO (303) 275-0840
Extended Stay America1291 W 120th AveDenver, CO (303) 280-0111
Fairfield Inn - Denver International Airport6851 Tower RdDenver, CO (303) 576-9640
Fairfield Inn Denver1680 S Colorado BlvdDenver, CO (303) 691-2223
Fairfield Inn Westminster12080 Melody DrDenver, CO (303) 255-3100
Four Points Sheraton Denver Cherry Creek Hotel600 S Colorado BlvdDenver, CO (303) 757-3341
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown1845 ShermanDenver, CO (303) 864-8000
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/Speer Blvd2728 Zuni StDenver, CO (303) 455-4588
Hampton Inn & Suites Devner Tech Center5001 S Ulster StDenver, CO (303) 804-9900
Hampton Inn - Denver International Airport6290 Tower RdDenver, CO (303) 371-0200
Hampton Inn Denver SW3605 S Wadsworth BlvdDenver, CO (303) 989-6900
Heritage Creek650 S Dahlia CirDenver, CO (800) 352-5804
Bed & Breakfast
Castle Marne Bed And Breakfast1572 Race StDenver, CO (303) 331-0621
Queen Anne Inn Luxury Bed And Breakfast2147 Tremont PLDenver, CO (303) 296-6666
Capitol Hill Mansion Bed And Breakfast1201 PennsylvaniaDenver, CO (303) 839-5221
Merritt House Bed & Breakfast Inn941 E 17TH AveDenver, CO (303) 861-5230
Briar Rose Bed And Breakfast Inc2151 Arapahoe AveBoulder, CO24.2 mi.(303) 442-3007

Denver Weather & Climate

North-central Colorado has a semi-arid, continental climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. It's a common misconception that due to its close proximity to the mountains and world-class skiing, that north-central Colorado has harsh winters. This is not entirely true. While there may be occasional bitter temperatures, storms do not last long. Periods of snow alternate with mild periods. The snow quickly melts with the mild daytime winter temperatures. The hottest months are July and August with an average high temperature of 74 degrees. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 30 degrees. This region has four distinct seasons, and being along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains means weather patterns are subject to rapid, volatile, yet brief changes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 15°F 0.63 in. -
February 50°F 19°F 0.64 in. -
March 56°F 25°F 1.83 in. -
April 62°F 32°F 2.25 in. -
May 72°F 40°F 2.60 in. -
June 82°F 49°F 2.05 in. -
July 88°F 54°F 1.78 in. -
August 86°F 52°F 1.87 in. -
September 78°F 43°F 1.16 in. -
October 67°F 32°F 1.32 in. -
November 53°F 22°F 1.18 in. -
December 47°F 16°F 0.86 in. -

Denver Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Centennial airport (APA) located about 13 miles southeast of Denver, the Jeffco airport (BJC) located approximately 13 miles northwest of Denver, and finally the Denver International airport (DEN) located roughly 18 miles east of Denver.

Denver Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO 
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO 
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO11.0 mi.
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO12.6 mi.
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO58.2 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO7.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Denver City Park Golf CourseDenverCO 
Foothills Golf CourseDenverCO 
Green Valley Ranch Golf ClubDenverCO 
Harvard Gulch Golf CourseDenverCO 
Mountain View Golf CourseDenverCO 
Overland Golf CourseDenverCO 
Park Hill Golf ClubDenverCO 
Wellshire Golf CourseDenverCO 
Willis Case Golf CourseDenverCO 
Windsor Gardens Golf ClubDenverCO 
Buffalo Run Golf CourseCommerce CityCO5.1 mi.
Fox Hollow at LakewoodLakewoodCO5.8 mi.
HomesteadLakewoodCO5.8 mi.
Indian Tree Golf ClubArvadaCO6.6 mi.
Lake Arbor Golf CourseArvadaCO6.6 mi.
West Woods Golf ClubArvadaCO6.6 mi.
Courses at Hyland HillsWestminsterCO6.7 mi.
Heritage Golf Club at WestmoorWestminsterCO6.7 mi.
Legacy Ridge Golf Course at WestminsterWestminsterCO6.7 mi.
Englewood Municipal Golf CourseEnglewoodCO6.9 mi.
Family Golf Center at Centennial AirportEnglewoodCO6.9 mi.
Aurora Hills Golf CourseAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Centre Hills Golf CourseAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Fitzsimons Golf CourseAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Heather Gardens Golf CourseAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Heritage Eagle Bend Golf & Country ClubAuroraCO8.3 mi.
J F Kennedy Family Golf CenterAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Meadow Hills Golf CourseAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Mira Vista Golf CourseAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Murphy Creek Golf CourseAuroraCO8.3 mi.
Ski Areas
LovelandGeorgetownCO37.9 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO42.6 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO58.8 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO74.2 mi.
VailVailCO74.2 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO77.5 mi.
AspenAspenCO104.8 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO104.8 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO104.8 mi.
TiehackAspenCO104.8 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO110.3 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO111.6 mi.
Snowy RangeLaramieWY113.2 mi.
State Parks
Eldorado Canyon State ParkCO21.7 mi. 
Golden Gate Canyon State ParkCO23.8 mi. 
Molly Brown House MuseumDenverCO(History)
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverCO(Miscellaneous)
Museo De Las AmericasDenverCO(Multidisciplinary)
Denver Museum of Natural HistoryDenverCO(Science)
Forney Transportation MuseumDenverCO(Science)
Denver Art MuseumDenverCO(Art)
Aurora History MuseumAuroraCO8.2 mi.(History)
Colorado University Museum of Natural HistoryBoulderCO24.3 mi.(Science)
Longmont Museum & Cultural CenterLongmontCO30.2 mi.(History)
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterWoodland ParkCO51.7 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO 
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO63.2 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO104.6 mi.

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