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 Rockies and national parks perfectly. Denver is a myriad of history and modernity, and offers rich, old-west culture amongst its bustling streets.
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.
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.
- Colorado State Capitol building
- Denver Art Museum
- LoDo Historic District
- 16th Street Mall – Pedestrian Mall
- Coors brewery tour
- Larimer Square
- Cherry Creek Shopping District
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave