Denver Gay and Lesbian Vacations
Your gay Denver vacation
Perched between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Denver's greatest asset is the natural beauty surrounding the city. Nicknamed the Mile High City (or better yet, Queen City of the Plains), leisure time here often revolves around outdoor activities. The mild, arid climate keeps the region comfortable in each season, allowing nature lovers to get their fix year-round.
LGBT-welcoming Denver hotels
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Denver Marriott City Centre hotel has 24 conference rooms for business travellers with 27,000 sq ft of floor space There is a fully equipped fitness centre including indoor pool, health club and activities for children Top quality restaurant specialising in American cuisine and an on site Starbucks RoomsRooms at the... More
Guests have room to work and space to enjoy the mountain air at the Sheraton Denver. After a $70 million makeover, Sheraton offers 133,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and sophisticated guest rooms with a fresh feel. The hotel's location is ideal, situated on Denver's 16th Street mall with shopping, dining and... More
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The place to stay for the traveler who expects the highest quality lodging, service, and dining available, the smoke-free Grand Hyatt Denver has it all. Upon entering the lobby of this gorgeous hotel, guests are warmly welcomed to the rocky mountain region by way of a 20-foot sandstone fireplace. Equipped with 516... More
Best in Stay
LGBT Best in Stay Denver hotels
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Brown Palace Hotel & Spa Denver has been voted one of the world's leading hotels, holds an AAA four-diamond award, and over the years has welcomed guests from all over the world. The hotel features amazing architecture, six different restaurants, spa facilities and luxurious accommodation. In addition, it has... More
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Enjoy mesmerizing views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains from the loft-style ambiance of this centrally located, highly rated, and smoke-free hotel, where lucky guests here enjoy remarkable service and quality. Just steps from the Colorado Convention Center, business travelers can access meetings and all... More
Monaco Denver, a Kimpton Hotel is set in two renovated historical buildings, literally and figuratively combines a lavish past with modern functionality for an eclectic Denver property worthy of critical acclaim. In 2009, Travel + Leisure magazine recognized Monaco Denver, a Kimpton Hotel as one of the 500 best... More
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The Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown is a boutique-style hotel housed in a renovated, historic building near the Denver Convention Center and the Center for the Performing Arts. Business needs are catered for with a hi-tech business center which offers both LCD projectors and high-speed Internet access. Guests enjoy... More
|New York||Denver||Sat, Sep 26 - Tue, Sep 29||$186|
|Los Angeles||Denver||Tue, Sep 8 - Wed, Sep 16||$99|
|Chicago||Denver||Sat, Aug 15 - Mon, Aug 24||$137|
|Seattle||Denver||Wed, Aug 26 - Wed, Sep 2||$158|
|Minneapolis||Denver||Tue, Sep 22 - Wed, Sep 30||$118|
|San Francisco||Denver||Wed, Aug 19 - Wed, Aug 26||$158|
|Washington DC||Denver||Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 9||$202|
|Portland||Denver||Tue, Aug 25 - Wed, Sep 2||$158|
|Dallas||Denver||Wed, Aug 19 - Wed, Aug 26||$76|
|Milwaukee||Denver||Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 9||$118|
|Houston||Denver||Sat, Sep 19 - Tue, Sep 22||$137|
|Phoenix||Denver||Wed, Sep 9 - Tue, Sep 15||$76|
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Hiking around Denver
Within just a short drive, you can find yourself camping in majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, biking the challenging Apex or Enchanted Forest Trails, or hiking the queerly named Lair O' the Bear Park.
Hot, hot, hot springs
The less ambitious will want to visit one of the natural hot springs baths in the area, many of which are clothing-optional. Music enthusiasts should experience Red Rocks, a geologically formed, open-air amphitheater that offers perfect acoustics.
Much of the city's friendly LGBT community is centered in Capital Hill, southeast of the central business district. Here you will find most of Denver's gay bars, along with a number of coffee houses and LGBT shops. Another hot spot for nightlife is Lower Downtown, or LoDo, which is home to many of the city's trendiest clubs and bars.
A good time for gay travel to Denver is late June, when the city hosts what has been rated one of the best Pride celebrations in the country -- chock full of cowboys and even rodeo clowns! Skiers and snowboarders should check out Aspen Gay Ski Week, the nation's oldest and largest ski event, held each year in mid-January about four or five hours' drive from Denver.
Ease in to the altitude
Take steps to let your body acclimate to Denver's high altitude. Try to limit intense activities during your first day, steer away from alcohol and drink plenty of water to protect against dehydration. And remember that the sun's rays are more intense here, so use that sunscreen!
The Rockies are west
Locals will give directions assuming you know which way is north, south and east based on the Rockies. Just remember that the mountains lie to the west, and you'll stay on course.
Respect the environment
Denver residents take great pride in the natural beauty that surrounds their city, and they don't tolerate visitors who disrespect Mother Nature. In parks and wilderness areas, never litter, and be sure to heed any posted warnings about bear and fire safety.