Tips for Planning your Winter Vacation to Denver Colorado

There is no place more magical to spend your winter vacation than Denver, Colorado. The city lights up with a winter wonderland for merry visitors of any age. Located under two hours away from a dozen world class ski resorts, the Mile High City is an alluring cosmopolitan après ski destination. Due to the popularity of this winter destination, it is best to plan your vacation early. Here are some tips to make the most of your winter visit:

Come Fly Away

Flights become more expensive as the ski season approaches, so start searching flights as soon as you know your vacation dates. Denver International Airport is a hub for some airlines that do not appear on large search engines like Expedia or Travelocity, so visit the Southwest Airlines directly to compare deals.

Winter Hibernation

Fine Denver, Colorado hotels are at capacity in the height of the season. There is nothing more festive than a stay with us at The Brown Palace during the holidays – the grand illuminated tree and festive swinging music in the Atrium lobby, oh my. Book your room in advance, we fill quickly!


The Denver, Colorado culinary scene is creating national buzz with some of the country’s most progressive chefs gravitating here to open their own masterpieces. Book a table under the twinkling lights of a favorite staple on Larimer Square one night. Venture to one of the many hot new restaurant croppings in LoDo (Lower Downtown) or up the road in the trendy, young neighborhood of LoHi (Lower Highlands) another night. Check 5280 for a list of all Denver, Colorado restaurants and the best newcomers. If your vacation falls over Thanksgiving or Christmas, be sure to indulge in the decadent champagne brunch at Ellyngton’s with the entire family. Remember to book all of your dining reservations well in advance, you will be surprised how quickly restaurants book up!

Make Merry

A winter vacation should be an exuberant one, so take advantage of Denver nightlife. Denver, Colorado is a premier host to some of the season’s most festive theatre performances. Check the for showtime schedules of The Nutcracker, White Christmas, A Christmas Carol, and more. If you are a sports fan, enjoy a Nuggets home game from the beautiful club level at the Pepsi Center.

Now that you have the run down on wintery Denver activities, start planning your trip to ring in the holiday season with us in the Mile High City!

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