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Popular amenities for Denver vacation rentals

Stay near Denver's top sights

Coors Field955 locals recommend
Denver Zoo884 locals recommend
Ball Arena500 locals recommend
Mile High Stadium389 locals recommend
Denver Botanic Gardens1,100 locals recommend
City Park745 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Denver

  • Total rentals

    9.8K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    488K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    5K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    3.5K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    840 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    6.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Denver

All About Denver

A city whose skyscrapers are dwarfed by the surrounding Rocky Mountains, Denver is an ideal getaway for visitors who don’t want to choose between wilderness and city. Denver’s past as an Old West boomtown is still present, especially in such historic neighborhoods as Larimer Square, alongside the free-wheeling spirit of a vibrant art scene and new tech energy. Denver makes it easy for you to take a morning hike in the mountains before an afternoon of shopping in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, or to follow a tour of the Denver Art Museum with samplers at a nearby craft brewery. There are plenty of bike trails and parks such as Sloan’s Lake to explore within the city limits, as well as outdoor shops that can supply you with skis or snowboards for an excursion to Colorado Ski Country.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Denver

One of the sunniest major cities in the United States, Denver sees only around 80 days of precipitation a year. Spring and fall are cool but comfortable, and temperatures regularly rise into the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit in July and August.

Nighttime temperatures dip below the freezing point starting in November, but during the day, the city’s winter is relatively mild, averaging in the 40s and 50s. Denver sees a lot of snow during those months, but it doesn’t necessarily stick around — you have to go higher into the mountains for snow sports. No matter what season you visit, when you’re outdoors slather on sunscreen and wear sunglasses.

Top things to do in Denver

City Park

Families with school-age children can easily spend an entire day in this 330-acre park, which offers wide expanses for picnics and running. And kids can explore the wonders of the Earth as well as outer space at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

River North Art District

Once a swath of crumbling warehouses, RiNo has become the most colorful neighborhood in Denver — literally. You can spend hours wandering outside admiring the multistory murals, or popping into art galleries and boutiques. The art scene here has attracted cafes, food halls, restaurants, and bars, which keep the neighborhood lively well into the night.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Just 90 minutes from downtown Denver is one of the country’s most spectacular wilderness areas. More than 300 miles of trails wind through, and up, the mountains and around the shores of more than a hundred lakes. In the summer, you can stay in your car to drive along Trail Ridge Road, high above the treeline, or hike up to the alpine meadows where elk graze. (Keep in mind: The park charges a per-vehicle entrance fee.)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Denver?

    Denver enjoys a semi-arid, continental climate. Summers are warm, with average highs around 88°F (31°C), while winters are cold and sometimes snowy, averaging around 45°F (7°C). The city sees over 300 days of sunshine each year, and the air generally remains dry, making it comfortable for outdoor activities throughout the year.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Denver?

    Delve into Denver's rich history and culture at the Denver Art Museum or the Molly Brown House Museum. Explore Denver Botanic Gardens, widely recognized for its tropical plant variety. The Denver Zoo, situated in City Park, is also a great destination for family fun. Nature enthusiasts might enjoy a stroll along the Cherry Creek Trail or a hike in the nearby Rocky Mountains.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Denver?

    Denver is most frequently visited between June and September when the weather is warm and outdoor events are abundant. Some of the city's popular events include the Denver Chalk Art Festival in June, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in July, and A Taste of Colorado over Labor Day Weekend. However, winter visits can be equally enjoyable, especially for ski and snowboard enthusiasts.

  • What are the best places to stay in Denver?

    Denver's neighborhoods each have their own unique charm. The LoDo (Lower Downtown) district is a vibrant area with a historic feel, while Cherry Creek is known for upscale shopping and dining. Capitol Hill is popular for its colorful Victorian homes and proximity to downtown. For a more contemporary vibe, consider staying in the River North Art District, known for its creative scene and trendy restaurants.

  • What are the best places to visit in Denver?

    Denver has a wide array of attractions to visit. The Denver Art Museum and the Denver Botanic Gardens are city highlights. History lovers may enjoy the Molly Brown House Museum or the Colorado State Capitol. Sports enthusiasts might like a tour of Coors Field or a game at the Mile High Stadium. Don't miss a stroll down the 16th Street Mall, a vibrant pedestrian precinct.

  • What are some hiking trails in Denver?

    Denver is surrounded by beautiful hiking trails. Close to the city, the Cherry Creek Trail and the High Line Canal Trail offer scenic urban walks. Just outside of Denver, the Mount Falcon Castle Trail and the Red Rocks Trail in Red Rocks Park offer more challenging hikes with wonderful views. For an immersive mountain experience, head to the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • What are some family activities to do in Denver?

    Families in Denver can explore the interactive exhibits at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science or enjoy a day at the Denver Zoo. The Downtown Aquarium offers a glimpse into different aquatic ecosystems, while the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus provides hands-on learning experiences. For outdoor fun, consider a picnic in Washington Park or a bike ride along the Cherry Creek Trail.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Denver?

    Denver has abundant opportunities for memorable day trips. Just an hour's drive from the city, you can explore the Rocky Mountain National Park, known for its alpine lakes and diverse wildlife. The city of Boulder, known for its beautiful University of Colorado campus and the hiking trails of Chautauqua Park, is just 40 miles (64 km) away. Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is also worth a visit, with its towering sandstone rock formations.

  • Are there vacation rentals near Denver's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Denver's top attractions. We offer over 28,420 vacation rentals near Denver Art Museum, over 10,970 vacation rentals near Denver Zoo, and over 9,470 vacation rentals near Denver Art Museum Shop, and so much more! Experience the best of Denver right on your doorstep.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Denver?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Denver. From over 720 condo rentals, over 1,610 apartment rentals to over 4,960 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

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