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It's easy to find the exact location where the city of Denver reaches the elevation of 5,280 feet (1 mile) above sea level. Just look up at the western entrance of the state Capitol and the brass cap marks the spot. Just like the hidden mark on Denver's iconic Capitol, the city of Denver is a thrilling gem waiting to be discovered. Ready to start planning your Denver, Colorado, vacation? Your first stop should be to the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia®, the travel website that offers AARP travel discounts or the best deal from Expedia, whichever saves you more.
This city known for it's mile-high elevation is also an amazing place to visit. It features world-class museums, shopping and entertainment options, plus a long list of year-round activities. Fascinated by money? Take one of the weekday tours of the U.S. Mint, where 50 million coins are made daily. Reservations are required. Or maybe you'd rather wander through the extensive collection of American Indian and Western American art at the Denver Art Museum. Take the art to an always changing canvas with a climb to the rotunda of the Capitol for a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains that provide a backdrop for this beautiful city. See how many of the 200 named mountains you can identify.
Denver offers everything from luxurious hotels with spas to affordable family-centric accommodations, many within walking distance of popular shopping, dining and entertainment districts. Whether you are looking to stay close to the LoDo District or in outlying areas close to the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre or near other area attractions, you'll find great discounts and deals on Denver hotels – through the AARP Travel Center.
The great outdoors awaits visitors to Denver, whether you are ready for an invigorating mountain hike, a bike ride along the more than 800 miles of trails that traverse the city or more inclined to simply want to stroll along and check out the shops, restaurants and galleries at 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square or the LoDo District, where more than 90 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and cafes have made their home in century-old warehouses. The Cherry Creek shopping district is just a couple of miles from downtown and offers more than 500 stores, galleries and spas. Whatever your interests, don't forget to check out the AARP Travel Center for great deals on hotels that keep you close to the action.
Get your rental car through the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia® and head out for the mountains in the distance. Head northwest to Rocky Mountain National Park for the day. Go west to Golden for a tour of the Coors brewery or a visit to the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. Maybe you want to try out the slopes or take a scenic train ride. All of those are possible within a short drive from Denver. Then you can return to the city for a night on the town with all it has to offer.
Did you know that booking a vacation package offers you the best way to save on your Denver, Colorado vacation? Simply book your hotel, air and car rental together on the AARP Travel Center and you can save up to $500. Plus, book tours, activities and save even more.