While it's always fun to explore new cities on your own, a guided tour can often provide the best footnotes for a memorable trip.
To experience Denver's fabled Wild West past, don your sneakers and embark on a history tour of Lower Downtown Denver's most unique hotels, businesses, saloons, and brothels. For more information on this tour, check out www.lodo.org.
If you want to soak up the state's pristine wilderness, The Colorado Sightseer specializes in full-length day trips to Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Seasoned Chef Cooking School celebrates the arrival of the city's bumper crop of farmers markets with a walking and tasting tour of the Cherry Creek Farmers Market -- the largest outdoor farmers market in the city.
Denver History Tours offer history-themed walking and bus excursions of the city and the Rocky Mountain region, all of which are led by trained historians.
Just as there is much to see and do in Denver, there are also many options for places to stay. We have some suggestions on the next page.