Colorado may experience 300 days of sunshine a year, but that still leaves just about two months of winter wonder to enjoy. With over 300 breweries statewide, 49 ski terrain parks and fine dining to spare, there’s plenty to explore both indoors and out. Here are some of the winter wonders the Mile High City has to offer.
The Art Hotel
An art connoisseur’s paradise, The Art Hotel offers a blend of refined comfort and intimate service. Throughout your stay, you’ll be surrounded by art pieces from Ed Ruscha, Nancy Rubins, Deborah Butterfield and Kiki Smith. Guests may also wander through the Portico Gallery with curated pieces from Denver Art Museum curator Dianne Vanderlip. Immerse yourself in Denver’s cultural scene with the Downtown Denver Cultural Package that includes 2 tickets to the Denver Art, History of Colorado and Clyfford Still Museums, and breakfast for two in FIRE Restaurant and Lounge.
Wynkoop Brewing Company Tours
Wynkoop was Colorado’s first brewpub when it started in 1988, and, since then, their thirst for the highest quality beers has led them to hand craft porters, meads and cask-conditioned beers. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how it’s all done with a public brewery tour. As you walk through the historic J.S. Brown Mercantile building you’ll sample Wynkoop’s best beers. Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Satisfy your taste buds, Feb. 23 to March 4, as Denver’s Restaurant Week returns for its 14th year showcasing the Mile High City’s culinary delights. Hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants will offer multi-course dinners for $25, $35 or $45. Restaurant Week organizers recommend participants browse the menus and make reservations before attending their favorite locations.
Weekend Amtrak Winter Park Ski Train
Although Denver itself isn’t the ideal city for shredding the slopes, Amtrak has made it easier than ever for residents and visitors to get to slopes. Every Saturday and Sunday through March 25, catch the 7 a.m. Weekend Amtrak Ski Train to the base of Winter Park Resort and dive into the powdered slopes of your dreams. From day trips to weekend getaways, the Winter Park Express is your ticket to a winter wonderland. Tickets range from $29 to $59, depending on availability and seats, so book early.
Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park
Located just steps away from 16th Street Mall, the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park is a great place to treat the entire family to ice skating in the heart of the city. Open through Feb. 14, the rink offers skate rentals for $6 to $8, Monday through Saturday, and free rentals on Sundays. Admission is always free for visitors with their own skates. First time on the ice? Don’t fret. Skate lessons are available Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.