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Your Denver vacation

With a palpable Old-West vibe in the air, the "Mile High City" is steadily transforming into a cosmopolitan town that you can still enjoy on a budget. From the Rockies to the Downtown Theater District and the abundance of microbreweries, Denver has an endearing atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.

To get the full Denver vacation experience that will cost you next to nothing, let CheapTickets show you the way.

Best time to take a vacation to Denver

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    If you love wildflowers, then July is a great time to plan Denver travel even though it can get fairly hot with 90 degree temperatures. Also visit the Rocky Mountains, where cooler temperatures make hiking and camping more comfortable, and the views are spectacular. Denver vacations are typically sunny and mild from May until August. Autumn months are great for milder temperatures and attending Denver's fun outdoor festivals. Keep in mind that in September Denver can have sudden cold temperatures. During the winter months, temperatures can drop into the teens at night. Nearby skiing and snowboarding are popular in the Rockies from November through March. Denver is famous for football in the fall. The Broncos always excite fans at Sports Authority Field at the new Mile High Stadium (previously known as Invesco Field). The famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, just outside of Denver, has amazing acoustics due to it outdoor natural rock formations.

Insider tips for Denver travel

  • Great American Beer Festival (GABF)

    Denver is home to the nation's biggest annual beer festival, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), a three day event every fall.

  • LoDo

    Lower Downtown, known as LoDo, is where you'll find fun trendy restaurants, such as Swimclub 32, a very respected Asian diner.

  • Elway's Restaurant

    Former Bronco Quarterback John Elway owns Elway's Restaurant with locations in Downtown, Vail and Cherry Creek.

  • National Western Stock Show

    Every January, Denver has nightly rodeos known as the National Western Stock Show, featuring cattle exhibits and hundreds of vendors.

  • United States Mint

    See one of the few places where money is manufactured at the United States Mint, which offers individual and family tours.

Denver highlights

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  • Denver Botanic Gardens

    Nestled just 10 minutes east of downtown Denver, this flourishing botanic garden is one of Colorado's most charming gems. Dubbed one of the best in the U.S., this collection of gardens is overflowing with vibrant flora from across the world. And with an admission price of just $12.50 (cheaper for concessions), it's a relaxing getaway on Denver travels.

  • Colorado State Capitol

    From the presidential portraiture to the murals and stained glass, there is plenty to see in this house of government. Take a free tour or explore on your own. You may even see some politics in action.

  • Historical Tour

    To brush up on some local history on your Denver vacation, head over to the Brown Palace Hotel on Seventeenth Street for a free hour-long walking tour of the city (held Wednesdays and Saturdays). Meet near the Ship Tavern inside.

  • Washington Parks

    Pack a picnic, and take a stroll in the verdant Washington Parks. This collection of parks boasts over 100 miles of pathways and is full of freshwater lakes that anyone can fish in free of charge.

  • Hammonds Candies Factory Tours

    Let your sweet tooth rejoice for the best in Colorado candy – from oversized candy canes to lovingly crafted lollypops – and indulge in a free factory tour. Pick up some sweets and listen to the history of candy on this unique Denver travel experience.

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