Denver: How to get there, where to stay, what to do and more

March 30, 2012
DETAILS
GETTING THERE

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

The Curtis

1405 Curtis St.

800-525-6651

www.thecurtis.com

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.

303-436-1234

denverregency.hyatt.com

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.

303-433-9734

www.alehousedenver.com

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.

303-820-2600

www.ktrg.net/rkt

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.

720-354-4880

www.clyffordstillmuseum.org

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

303-279-4591

www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org

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

303-289-0930

www.fws.gov/rockymountainarsenal

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.

INFORMATION

www.visitdenver.com

L.A.

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