Where to Stay
For a vacation that’s equal parts luxe and unique, book your stay at The Crawford Hotel. The hotel is inside Denver’s remodeled Union Station, a beaux-arts style train station and transportation hub. The hotel is a great launching pad: Machete Tequila + Tacos is just across the street and they've got an impressive tequila list (think: cinnamon-infused tequila) and margs that range from sweet to spicy.
Want to spike your vacation with art? Book a room at The Art Hotel, which puts you smack dab in the middle of the city’s art district. The hotel practically doubles as an art museum, starting at the porte cochere that puts on a dazzling and ever-changing light display that’s so pleasing to the eyes it just might hypnotize you. Unique art pieces can be found at every turn, even in the elevator. Next door, at the The Denver Art Museum, the Claude Monet exhibit is in town until Feb. 2.
Or, head to the swanky Cherry Creek neighborhood and slumber at The Jacquard. The patio will spoil you with some of the best views of the city (and the Rocky Mountains). Narrative, the on-site restaurant, has an especially delicious Happy Hour menu. Snack on burrata caprese and caesar salad deviled eggs. Plenty of boutiques are within walking distance.