Destination guide

Explore the picturesque setting in Thornton

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Thornton. Renowned for its restaurants, bird watching and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Dick's Sporting Goods Park and Denver Zoo are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Thornton

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Thornton a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Denver Zoo (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Elitch Gardens Theme Park (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Denver's Downtown Aquarium (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Water World (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Legacy Ridge Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Westminster City Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Thornton

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Thornton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Denver Botanic Gardens (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Broomfield County Commons Open Space (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Westminster City Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (7.5 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • City Park (10.5 mi / 17 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Thornton

Fly into Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.), which is 15.3 mi (24.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Thornton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,451 vacation rentals near Thornton. From 764 Houses to 32 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Thornton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Thornton:

  • Union Station: 471 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Denver: 171 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Creek: 443 vacation rentals
  • Five Points: 192 vacation rentals
  • Baker: 121 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 Thornton?

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

  • Thorncreek Golf Course: 1,603 vacation rentals
  • Carpenter Recreation Center: 1,409 vacation rentals
  • Thornton Veterans Memorial: 1,423 vacation rentals
  • Mid-Air Adventures: 1,609 vacation rentals
  • Red Rocks Amphitheater: 1,396 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Thornton 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 Thornton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 764 Houses in Thornton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Thornton include:

  • Cabins: 32 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 392 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Thornton?

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

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