Where to Stay

The Source Hotel

Photograph by Werk Creative.

Located in the trendy RiNo Art District, this hotel is part of a bustling food market that greets guests with a complimentary beer from on-site New Belgium Brewing. After touring the city, most of which is accessible from this prime locale, head to the rooftop for a dip in the hot and cold plunge pools.

Rates from US$160, thesourcehotel.com

Where to Eat

Comal Heritage Food Incubator

This lunch-only eatery trains immigrant women in the food industry. The menu changes (prices range from US$3 to $13) but often features international dishes, including roasted Iraqi-style kebabs.


What to Do

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum, photograph by Joecho-16/iStock.

This institution is one of the country’s finest destinations for art. On display through January, Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection features 60 paintings showcasing British cultural history from the 1400s through to the late 1800s. Entry is free on the first Saturday of each month.


U.S. Mint

Of its four active coin-producing facilities in the country, the Denver location is one of two that offers free tours. Here, you can see the craftsmanship that goes into creating coins and learn about the history of the U.S. dollar.


Arts & Culture

RiNo Art District, photograph by peeterv/iStock.

More incredible public art, museums and theatres in Denver

Dairy Block
RiNo Art District Street Art
Station 16 Gallery
First Friday Art Walk

Clyfford Still Museum
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Molly Brown House Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Buell Theatre
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Boettcher Concert Hall
Space Theatre

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[This story appears in the July 2019 edition of WestJet Magazine.]