Among the most widely reputed attractions of the city is Bear Creek Trail, regarded as one of the top destinations of many Denver vacations. Constructed in 2004, it runs from Pence Park to Lair o' the Bear Park, cutting through two other mountain parks of the state: O'Fallon and Corwina. Bear Creek differs greatly from the majority of trails along the Denver area, resembling much the Buffalo Creek Trail.
Despite its reputation as the "mile-high city", Denver is also actually one of the flattest cities in the nation, which is determined by its location on a Rocky Mountain Platte. One of the most popular on the list of Denver vacations is the tour of the Colorado Capitol with its golden dome, designed in Corinthian-style. Elitch Gardens is a popular destination for both adults and children, featuring the Tower of Doom, the Mind-Eraser roller coaster and more. Whether you want to experience the thrill of free falling, relax on the old carousel or visit the observation tower, Elitch Gardens is an excellent option.
Lower Downtown is home to the famous Tattered Cover bookshop, the historic Union Station, as well as a number of the best Colorado hotels and high-end restaurants. It is also seen as the center of Denver's nightlife with the variety of retro and techno dance clubs, jazz clubs and cocktail lounges. You'll find here one of the best professional stadiums in the nation - Coors Field, which houses Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies. Those looking for splendor and sophistication during Denver vacations should visit the 16th St. Mall with its exquisite restaurants, world-class clubs and bars. Romantic couples are offered trip in horse drawn carriages, while those looking for thrilling adventure take fast shuttle buses.
According to the Country Living Gardener magazine, the botanic paradise of the city is one out of the top ten public gardens in the nation. This success is achieved mainly due to the Sensory Garden, providing its visitors with colorful outdoor experiences.
Tourists who want to be guided to the cities attractions and the surrounding areas while enjoying Denver vacations are provided with the variety of choices. Whenever on Denver vacations, take advantage of the Colorado Sightseer, offering a number of Historic Denver tours. Such tours usually include a visit to some of the oldest buildings of the city, the Molly Brown House, the State Capitol, as well as Four Mile Historic Park. The price of this four-hour Historic Denver tour is $35 for adults and $30 for children aged 5-12. The nine-hour Rocky Mountain National Park tour costs $70 for adults and $50 for children. One of the most popular is the Foothills Tour, which includes stops at the Buffalo Bill Memorial, Red Rocks Park and Coors Brewery.
Colorado hotels are plentiful, with residences that suite every taste and every budget. But be aware that Colorado hotels fill up fast during peak tourist seasons, so you may want to reserve a room or rooms in advance via the internet.
The World Outdoors offers Denver vacations with a six-day sport tour, beginning and ending in Vail. It is the best way to enjoy the Rocky Mountains during the summer season. The best resources for bicyclists are the Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Bicycling & Multi-sport Tours and the Denver Bicycle Touring Club, organizing local rides. There are also a number of companies operating hiking tours in and around Denver.