Denver, Colo., with its international airport, is often the starting place for a Colorado vacation. But don’t take off before exploring the city’s attractions. From fine art to trendy restaurants, use your feet to explore Denver.
Clyfford Still Museum
Reason to go: See the paintings of Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still, one of the 20th century’s most important painters.
Quirky fact: Before the museum opened in 2011, this private artist hid most of his work from public view for more than 30 years.
Reason to Go: See a baseball game at 5,280 feet.
Quirky Fact: Forty-five miles of underground wiring under the field melts snow.
Denver Art Museum
Reason to Go: You’ll be wowed by the interior and exterior of this architectural icon with an impressive collection and interesting exhibits.
Quirky Fact: Free Family Backpacks keep kids busy.
History Colorado Center
Reason to Go: Visit this highly interactive, family-friendly museum that covers Colorado history with a hands-on approach.
Quirky Fact: Feel the wind on your face as you virtually ski down Steamboat’s famed Howelsen Hill ski jump.
Reason to Go: See rare and endangered animals.
Quirky Fact: In the Meet and Greet program, you can touch a rhino and feed a giraffe.
Reason to Go: Beautifully restored in 2014, it’s the best train station lobby to have a cocktail. Trendy restaurants surround it.
Quirky Fact: A nod to urban beekeeping, there are four beehives on the roof.