Frontier and United offer nonstop flights from Reagan National and BWI Marshall, respectively, to Denver, with early May fares currently starting at $350 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
1405 Curtis St.
Pop culture-themed boutique hotel features talking elevators, dog-friendly accommodations and retro goodies in the 5 & Dime Store. Rooms from $119.
Hyatt Regency Denver
650 15th St.
Centrally located luxury business hotel has spacious suites and a 6,700-square-foot gym. Great view of the Rockies from the 27th-floor Peaks Lounge. Rates in May from $149.
WHERE TO EAT
Ale House at Amato’s
2501 16th St.
Offers 42 beers (mostly from Colorado microbreweries) plus munchies such as wild boar sliders and house-made fried doughnuts. Striking city panorama from the Lower Highlands district. Entrees from $13.
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
1106 14th St.
In the Hotel Teatro, with such elegant dishes as Hawaiian tuna sashimi and roast Colorado lamb rack. Entrees from $35.
WHAT TO DO
Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock St.
This Brad Cloepfil-designed museum opened in November. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults $10, seniors and students $6, ages 6-17 $3.
Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden
Photograph Colorado’s oldest running steam locomotive, check out model railroads, and ride the vintage Galloping Goose automobile-train hybrid at this 15-acre museum. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $10, seniors $8, ages 2-16 $5.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
6550 Gateway Rd., Commerce City
On the grounds of a former U.S. military chemical weapons facility. Daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitor center open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.