Denver
Larimer Square at night, credit: Bryce Boyer
Denver food truck, credit: Evan Semon
Coors Field, credit: Visit Denver

Denver holidays - Historical yet contemporary

Known as the gateway to the soaring Rocky Mountains, this lively metropolis blends city life with the outdoor playground of the Canadian Rockies perfectly. Denver is a myriad of history and modernity, and offers rich, old-west culture.  

An eclectic and outdoorsy destination

With a stunning mountain vista framing its backyard, holidays in Denver really are right in the very Gateway to the Rocky Mountains. The home and resting place of Wild West hero Buffalo Bill, Denver holidays celebrate the city’s mountain and railroad heritage.

Old West culture is still very much alive in Denver, CO a city defined by its position and its love of outdoors culture. One mile above sea level, Denver is known as the Mile High City and blends history and modern culture seamlessly.  

Things to do in Denver

It all started with a gift of a black bear to the mayor of Denver, now, Denver Zoo is one of the most respected wildlife centres in the world, with over 1.6m visitors each year. The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave is an experience dedicated to the most famous son of Denver, the expert hunter and Old West showman.

Further reading: Top 10 things to do in Denver

When to go to Denver

Holidays in Denver enjoy a climate that averages around 300 days of sunshine each year. July is the warmest month, with high temperatures averaging almost 32°C. January is the coldest month of the year with an average temperature just below freezing at −2°C. Winters range from mild to cold, with periods of snow alternating with periods of mild weather, the result of Chinook winds. Snowfall in Denver is common in the winter, but the snow does not normally stay on the ground for many days before melting due to the strong sunshine.

Holiday highlights

  • Colorado State Capitol building
  • Denver Art Museum
  • LoDo Historic District
  • 16th Street Mall – Pedestrian Mall
  • Coors brewery tour
  • Larimer Square
  • Denver Zoo
  • Cherry Creek Shopping District
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
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