Senior Travel to Denver

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Bordered by the snow-capped Rocky Mountains and sparkling with glass office towers, Denver, the “Mile High City”
marks the perfect blend of outdoor recreation, fine arts and shopping.  Denver’s sophistication is often overlooked—it is home to excellent art museums and performing arts complexes.  Seniors, Denver is a great place to visit in its own right and not just as a jumping off point for skiing or snowboarding.

Denver boasts one of the most technologically advanced airports in the world. It is totally awesome, with marble throughout on the floors and a roof that is unlike anything you will ever see elsewhere. The Denver International Airport, covering 53 square miles, is the largest international airport in the US, and the third largest international airport in the world.

Denver is renown for its culture, adventure, culinary, shopping and entertainment.  You can experience a terrific night life in the Lower Downtown (Lodo), take in museums or find an adventure in the massive seven-story Denver Public Library as seen in this interactive map of downtown life,

If you like landmarks, you will enjoy visiting the state capital building, a scaled down version of the U.S. Capitol.  Denver is also home to one of four United States Mints.   Enjoy sports?  Check out the Rockies, the Nuggets, the Broncos, the Avalanche and more.  Summer activities?  Denver is home to mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, canoeing and white-water rafting.  Regardless the time of year, Denver is a great place to visit.  Seniors, send for one of these free vacation guides. The Denver Post has a calendar of events for seniors to check out prior to a visit.

I was fortunate at one time during a national conference to stay at the historic Brown Palace Hotel.  Standing the test of time, the Brown Palace today remains a grand, unprecedented hotel, known for its stunning Italian Renaissance Architecture, elegant atmosphere, and its continued ability to exceed travelers expectations.  For the past 28 years, it has been awarded four stars by Mobil Travel Guide.

If you are hungry and like Mexican food, do check out the CasaBonita.  I ate there with a group of students from our church on our way to Estes Park.  It is an experience unlike any other restaurant you will encounter. Imagine
viewing cliff divers inside a restaurant, strolling musicians plus mouth-watering Mexican food. So good I will even toss in a menu for you to examine.  Denver is unlike any other major US city that you will
visit, seniors.  Do check it out.  jeb

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  1. [...] only one I’ve ever been inside is the Brown Palace in Denver and that was for a national conference I attended.  Look at those front doors and that awesome [...]

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