Destination Guide


Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in a brilliant fusion of culture and nature, Denver delivers an abundant collection of exceptional recreational and entertainment options. The unique personality of the "Mile High" city is evident from the one-of-a-kind shops, museums, restaurants, and galleries of Lower Downtown (LoDo) to the exhilarating ski slopes of the towering Rocky Mountains. Whatever your interest, Denver is a fantastic destination for the entire family, all year round. Select a destination category from the menu below, or scroll down to find an attraction and nearby La Quinta hotels.


Invesco Field at Mile High - Denver

Invesco Field at Mile High is the premier venue for public events and functions in Denver. Rich in quality and tradition, the complex houses a fascinating $4 million Art Walk and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, and is home to the Denver Broncos.
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Pepsi Center - Denver

The Pepsi Center, the region's newest sports and entertainment venue, is a vibrant facility located at the edge of downtown Denver near the thriving LoDo district.
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Denver Zoo - Denver

Visit the Denver Zoo, Colorado's number one cultural attraction, and enjoy the extraordinary collection of more than 4,000 animals currently on exhibit.
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Denver Museum of Outdoor Arts - Englewood

Examine the synthesis of fine art, architecture, and landscape design at the Museum of Outdoor Arts. The museum features pieces from noted regional and national artists as well as sculptures from founder John W. Madden, Jr.
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Denver Art Museum - Denver

Expose yourself to the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the Western United States at the Denver Art Museum featuring over 55,000 works from around the world. The internationally-renowned American Indian and Spanish Colonial collections are among the most popular exhibits.
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Fiske Planetarium - Denver

Expand your horizons and travel the solar system at the Fiske Planetarium located on the University of Colorado campus. Every Friday features live presentations by some of the world's top astronomers. Regularly scheduled classes, observation sessions, and laser shows offer visitors an out-of-this world experience.
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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum - Golden

Study the intricacies of geology through hands-on experience at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum. The museum offers outdoor tours and classes on rocks, minerals, and fossils in their new high-tech facility.
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Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden

Featuring over 70 historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars, the Colorado Railroad Museum is a "can't miss" for railroad fans. The 15-acre museum is situated at the base of North Table Mountain, near Golden.
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Night Life

Country Dinner Playhouse - Greenwood Village

The Country Dinner Playhouse is Colorado's only year-round professional dinner theater, offering outstanding family entertainment including musical hits such as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Meshuggah Nuns, and The Mousetrap.
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Comedy Works - Denver

Join some of the nation's top-rated comedians at Denver's premier comedy club, Comedy Works. Performances feature comedians such as Greg Proops, Lewis Black, and Daniel Tosh and the club also hosts open mic night every Tuesday.
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Impulse Theater - Denver

Sample the wildly funny concoction of comedy, theater, and interactive entertainment at the Impulse Theater in Lower Downtown. Considered by many to be the funniest show in town, the cast features a collection of quick-witted and highly talented actors.
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Polly Esther's - Denver

Denver's largest nightclub, Polly Esther's cranks out the best high-energy music of the 70's, 80's, and today on three dance floors. With three deejays and one cover charge, Polly Esther's has a groove for you.
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16th Street Mall - Denver

The 16th Street Mall is a tree-lined pedestrian promenade bordered by outdoor cafes, shops, department stores, restaurants, and renovated historic office buildings in the center of downtown. Fountains and plazas offer a variety of entertainers and special events daily.
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Larimer Square - Denver

Shop the specialty boutiques and enjoy a unique dining experience at one of Larimer Square's concept restaurants. One-of-a-kind stores, distinctive fashion, and other exclusive offerings adorn this vibrant urban shopping and dining district.
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Antique Row - Denver

Known for its diverse collection of over 400 dealers, Antique Row is the prime source for antique enthusiasts or anyone searching for a unique gift. Most stores are open daily and offer a wide variety of antique items.
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Cherry Creek Shopping Center - Denver

Explore the 160 world-class shops, restaurants, and services within the lavishly-appointed Cherry Creek Shopping Center, located in the heart of Denver. The shopping center features stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, and Tiffany & Co.
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Denver Merchandise Mart - Denver

The Denver Merchandise Mart is the premier wholesale market center and site of regional, national, and international trade shows, consumer shows, and special events. This wholesale hub features approximately 600 permanent showrooms with collectibles, home furnishings, apparel, and more.
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Keystone Ski Resort - Keystone

Keystone offers three incredible reasons to ski this season: Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback. Each unique mountain offers some of the best terrain in Colorado with steep bowls, bumps, glades, rails, hits, and lights.
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Eldora Mountain Ski Resort - Nederland

The Eldora Mountain Ski Resort is situated just 3 miles from Nederland and offers the closest skiing to the Denver metro area.
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Loveland Ski Resort - Georgetown

Great snow, reasonable prices, and a friendly staff await you at Loveland Ski Resort. With more than 1365 acres of varied terrain, this resort has been a local favorite for over 60 years.
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Winter Park Ski Resort - Winter Park

Winter Park Ski Resort has something for everyone. Choose from beautifully-groomed cruiser runs, terrain parks, half pipes, and moguls among the 5 historic mountains that define this Winter haven.
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Mount Werner Ski Area - Steamboat Springs

Mount Werner, the star of the Steamboat Springs ski scene, offers an exhilrating experience for skiers of varying skill.
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Breckenridge - Breckenridge

Breckenridge combines some of the best terrain for beginners and experts into one intense mountain peaking at nearly 13,000 feet.
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