48 Hours in Denver

The Mile High City has been raking in the accolades lately. It was named one of AAA’s Top Ten Summer Travel Destinations, as well as ranked #9 on Travelocity’s list of the best places to visit this season. No doubt about it — Denver is one cool city. From its ever-expanding number of cultural institutions to the always bustling LoDo District —experience it for yourself over a fun-filled weekend in Denver. Fly into Denver International Airport for a quick Denver weekend getaway. Experience all the action of the famous Mile High City. 

Yoga on the Rocks | Red Rocks amphitheater

FRIDAY 

5 p.m. | Enjoy an Early Dinner at The Palm Restaurant

Located in The Westin Denver Downtown, The Palm has an incredible history that continues in grand tradition, serving Italian-American dishes that have delighted diners for the past 20 years.

MainDiningRoom

7:30 p.m. | See a Show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Start your trip on a high note at one of the most famous — and eye-catching — venues in the world. Denver has more music venues and annual concerts than Nashville, after all, so why not see one at the best of the best: the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, located near Sheraton Denver West Hotel.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

 

SATURDAY

8 a.m. | Stroll with Mountain Views

Denver is known for its love of the Great Outdoors, and one of the most popular spots to embark on an adventure is Cherry Creek Path in downtown. The picturesque 40-mile Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a bike rider's dream. If you’re ready for the Rockies (and a challenging hike), head to Royal Arch Trail a 3.5-mile hike that offers a serious scenic payoff.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

11 a.m. | Take a Brewery Tour

With more than 200 kinds of beer being produced and served in Denver, you’d be missing out if you didn’t take a tour of one of their many breweries.  Visit Coors Brewery, the largest single-site brewery and take a free 30-minute behind the scenes tour. 

Miller Coors Caves at Coors Brewery Colorado

Noon | Linger Longer

After all that getting around, you may need to refuel, and Linger is the place to do it. Absolutely order the bao buns (might we suggest the fried chicken with kimchi?), then top it off with a few scoops from Little Man Ice Cream

Linger Restaurant

2:30 p.m. | Visit the Denver Art Museum

The mix of contemporary, international and Western-American art and artifacts make this a fascinating destination. Don’t miss the summertime Dance Performances on the Plaza, as well as free admission the first Saturday of every month. 

Dance Performances on the Plaza

7 p.m. | Catch a Game

Choose your own athletic adventure in Downtown Denver. The city center is home to the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids and Denver Nuggets. Depending on the time of year, there’s bound to be at least one home game win happening.
 Coors Fields Colorado Rockies

9 p.m. | People Watch the Night Away at 16Mix

The bar’s open-air patio is just steps away from the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, making people watching almost as exciting as the menu’s cocktails and locally crafted beers. 

16Mix- Sheraton Denver Downtown

 

SUNDAY 

10 a.m. | Brunch at Kachina Grill

This scrumptious southwest inspired restaurant features a different take on traditional brunch favorites.  We suggest Navajo tacos, green Chile pork breakfast bowls or piñon-crusted French toast. Check out Kachina Southwestern Grill, located at The Westin Westminster.

The Westin Westminster Kachina - Restaurant 

1 p.m. | Hit Downtown

Don’t leave the Mile High City without experiencing the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall or Larimer Square in Downtown Denver. Both offer a variety of great shops and local dining experiences.

16th Street Pedestrian Mall

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