Colorado Itinerary: 3 Days of Denver Wellness
Arts & Culture
If you want to spend a few days in Colorado to focus on your health and wellness, Denver is wonderful. You can find so many places here to relax, spend time outdoors, or both! Even if you only have a few days to get away, you can pack a lot of wellness activities into those days if you have a plan. There is so much to do in Denver, you could visit multiple times without doing the same thing twice!
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Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Upscale high-rise hotel in the heart of Denver with elegant rooms, spa, outdoor heated pool and fitness center.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
A modern, elegant stay with views of the Rocky Mountains, plus a spa and refined steakhouse.
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Thompson Denver - A Hyatt Hotel
Vibrant downtown hotel with chic style and a French restaurant all within a short walk from the historic Union Station, Coors Field and the buzzy bars and restaurants of the Dairy Block.
Daily breakfast for two.
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Day 1: Explore the different neighborhoods
Depending on your arrival time, you can use this day to get acclimated to the city. Not just regarding altitude! Explore one of the nearby neighborhoods if you like. Downtown Denver is a walkable area (or use the free RTD 16th Street MallRide Bus) with so many things to do! There are an incredible number of museums, retail spaces, dining options, and nightlife hangouts to choose from. Baseball fans can find Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies here in Lower Downtown, which locals refer to as “LoDo.”
Rino, the River North Art District, is also a great area to explore. This area contains many of the city’s art galleries and outdoor art (of course!), but you’ll also find a lot of the craft breweries in this area. But crafting spirits here isn’t limited to beer! You can find wineries, distilleries and the Colorado Sake Co., which is fairly unique for the United States.
If you want to spend this day shopping, Cherry Creek is a great neighborhood to shop ‘til you drop. Then you can choose one of the many restaurants to refuel. And for those interested in more art and history, check out the Capitol Hill and Golden Triangle District.
If you are not within walking distance of the neighborhood you would like to explore, there are many public transportation options. RTD is the Regional Transportation District and includes bus, rail, and light rail. You can find fare information and maps on the RTD Denver website. Lime and Lyft also provide scooter and e-bike rentals around the city.
Day 2: Spa day
If you are planning to add some spa services to your stay, I would recommend planning that well in advance and setting aside at least half a day for that. Denver does have a lot of spa locations that offer a range of services.
Many of the hotels in the city have spas on site. If you choose to stay at one of these locations, you won’t even have to travel to your spa appointments! When you book with me, some of those locations also offer credits to use on spa services as a perk! For example, the Four Seasons Denver and the Ritz-Carlton Denver both have spas on site and offer hotel credits as a perk.
Another great hotel and spa is the historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. Here, you can enjoy your spa services in the morning, and then treat yourself to an Afternoon Tea service in the hotel’s beautiful atrium.
Day 3: Museum & tour
Now that you have spent a day relaxing, you can spend another day exploring! (Or the other way around, if you choose.)
Choose another neighborhood to explore! Or explore more of the neighborhood you began exploring on day one. So much to do in each one! Check out all the museums downtown or take a Public Art Tour to see some of the highlights. Head to RiNo and take the Denver Graffiti Tour to check out the unique street art. Follow that up with a tasting tour on the Denver Beer Trail.
If you’d like something more adventurous, there are tour companies that offer day trips to nearby attractions. They can offer tour guides and transportation, so you don’t have to deal with planning more travel. These day trips can include activities like hiking, biking, zip lining and snow sports. They can also include locations like the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the Continental Divide, Garden of the Gods and Pike’s Peak.
Need to Know
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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Colorado.