Three Perfect Days: Denver
Founded on a barrel of whiskey and a death threat, the Mile High City has always played by its own rules
United Airlines Magazine
The Mile High City is the perfect domestic getaway between the coasts. Colorado’s sunny capital is a dynamic destination with statuesque mountain views and plenty of wide-open spaces to explore.
Arrive via Union Station, where you can take in the beauty of this landmark train hub while also sourcing a bite from one of the James Beard Award-winning chefs that now call it home (we'd recommend a farm-to-table dairy dish from the Mercantile Dining & Provision, but take your pick).
For the best views of the city, and the nearby Rocky Mountains, check out the Colorado State Capitol. Or if you’re searching for a new Western wardrobe to fit in, Rockmount Ranch Wear literally invented the pearl-snap shirt. Dressed to impress, stop by Williams & Graham for a sharpener, or enjoy the street art in the RiNo Art District. To top it all off, a tour of Red Rocks Amphitheatre will bridge the city’s history of music with the majesty of its geography. The Plains don't come more flat-out alluring than Denver.