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Alpine fun at Denver vacation home rentals

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver features a majestic backdrop of craggy and snow-capped peaks. Surrounded by natural wonders and more than 20,000 acres of pristine parkland, a Denver vacation rental is a great jumping-off point for those in search of outdoor adventures and year-round recreational activities. But at its core, Denver is a bustling metropolis, whose downtown plays host to a slew of major cultural institutions, from renowned museums to heralded theaters. No matter your interests, you're sure to find plenty for your crew to do in this city.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Denver vacation rentals

Theater lovers have something to sing and dance about at the enormous, 16-block Denver Theatre District. Take in an opera, ballet, or Broadway show at the 12-acre Denver Performing Arts Complex and end the night with a drink at a late-night hotspot. Little ones will have fun at the Children's Museum of Denver and come face-to-face with wildlife at the Downtown Aquarium. If you book a Denver vacation rental from May through October, make sure you carve out time for Elitch Gardens, a 65-acre amusement park with a water park and more than 50 rides.

Activities

Activities near Denver vacation homes

Nature enthusiasts will love with the 330-acre City Park, where they can view wildlife at the Denver Zoo and play with interactive exhibits at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Want to exercise more than just your brain? The park also features tennis courts, playing fields, and 2 lakes with walking trails. Give your credit card a workout at the 16th Street Mall, a 1.25-mile outdoor shopping center with 300 stores and over 50 restaurants. If you can pull yourself away from your Denver vacation rental, make the 1-hour drive to the nearby ski resorts in the Rocky Mountains.

Weather

Best time to travel to Denver vacation homes

While it might have a reputation as a winter wonderland—and it does get more than 60 inches of snow each year—Denver also offers 300-plus days of annual sunshine. Heavy snow usually falls between October and April, but daytime highs in the winter often hover around the relatively mild mid-40 range. Things heat up in the summer but, even then, pleasant temperatures rarely exceed the mid-80s. Late spring and early fall also feature cozy conditions with daytime highs in the 60s and 70s. The city doesn't get a lot of rain, but the wettest period is between April and August.

Natural features

Rocky Mountain high! Denver's wild world of nature

Tucked away in the lush South Platte River Valley, with the Rocky Mountains to the west and the High Plains to the east, Denver is known for its breathtakingly beautiful natural landscape. The city features countless trails, giving you the chance to soak up the majestic scenery, famously set 1 mile above sea level. If you're feeling adventurous, make the 90-minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, where bighorn sheep, black bears, and moose make their home amid a land filled with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, rivers, streams, and lakes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Denver

Fly into Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Denver, CO (APA-Centennial), which is 14.4 mi (23.1 km) away.

You can see more of Downtown Denver by jumping on the metro at 16th - California Station, 16th - Stout Station or 18th - California Station.

Family friendly

Family fun near Denver vacation rentals

If you’re traveling with family, you’ll find a diverse array of attractions for kids. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Cherry Creek State Park, an outdoor recreation space with camping, watersports, and other outdoor leisure activities, and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, an urban wildlife refuge with open lakes, wetlands, grasslands, and wildlife.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in Denver

Couples will find plenty of unique attractions to explore in Denver. Vacation homes are available near romantic places like the Denver Botanic Gardens, a botanical showcase for native and international plants with walking trails and events, and the Denver Art Museum, a set of museums with Western and regional masterpieces. You could also visit the Molly Brown House Museum, the historic Victorian home of Titanic’s “unsinkable” Molly Brown with period furnishings and artwork.

Can I find a vacation rental around Denver?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,563 vacation rentals near Denver. From 826 Houses to 47 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Denver for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Denver?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Denver:

  • Union Station: 460 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Denver: 166 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Creek: 436 vacation rentals
  • Five Points: 186 vacation rentals
  • Baker: 120 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Denver?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Denver. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Mint: 1,445 vacation rentals
  • Coors Field: 860 vacation rentals
  • Denver's Downtown Aquarium: 829 vacation rentals
  • Colorado Convention Center: 644 vacation rentals
  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High: 1,475 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Denver listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Denver?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 826 Houses in Denver. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Denver include:

  • Cabins: 47 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 416 rentals available
  • Cottages: 47 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Denver?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 218 vacation rentals with pool available in Denver. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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