Sometimes, you just need to get away. If you're in need of an escape, why not head to Denver, Colorado?
Thanks in part to its breathtaking mountain views, vibrant food scene and proximity to outdoor adventures, the New York Times named the city one of the top places to visit in 2018. If you're looking to explore a Denver destination, head to the Golden Triangle Creative District, near downtown. The up-and-coming arts center has a lot to offer, including world-class museums and galleries.
Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Minneapolis and Denver on travel site Skyscanner.
Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Denver to get you started.
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Flight deals to Denver
Currently, the cheapest flights between Minneapolis and Denver are if you leave on May 5 and return from Colorado on May 9. Sun Country Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $77.
There are also deals to be had in March. If you fly out of Minneapolis on March 12 and return from Denver on March 14, Delta can get you there and back for $97 roundtrip.
Top Denver hotels
Regarding where to stay, here are some of Denver’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa (321 17th St.)
If you're looking to splurge on top quality, consider The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. The hotel has a 4.9-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $169.
The Four Seasons Hotel Denver (1111 14th St.)
If you're looking to treat yourself, there's The Four Seasons Hotel Denver, which has rooms for $235/night.
Set in the heart of Denver, this hotel is close to the Denver Performing Arts Center, the 16th Street Mall and the United States Mint. Additional attractions include the Pepsi Center.
The Embassy Suites Denver - Downtown / Convention Center (1420 Stout St.)
A third option is The Embassy Suites Denver - Downtown / Convention Center. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $159/night and puts you right next door to all the activity of the Denver Convention Center.
Guests can enjoy a swim in the saline pool or work out in the fitness facility. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning and a manager's reception with complimentary drinks and snacks is available in the evening.
Local restaurant picks
If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Denver has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.
Snooze an A.M. Eatery (1701 Wynkoop St.)
If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Snooze an A.M. Eatery, which has an average of 4.7 stars out of 72 reviews on Skyscanner.
Reviewer Mikayla wrote: "This restaurant is one to write home about! Suggestions: The Blueberry Danish Pancakes, 'Freaky Friday' Pancakes (for the peanut butter lovers out there), and of course 'The Orange Snoozious.' You won’t be disappointed, I promise."
Root Down (1600 W. 33rd Ave.)
Also worth considering is Root Down.
The spot prides itself on striving to solve the omnivore’s dilemma. All dietary needs are considered, including vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten free.
Sushi Den (1487 S. Pearl St.)
Finally, there's Sushi Den.
Independently owned and operated, Sushi Den continually raises the bar and sets the standard for high quality cuisine.
Featured local attractions
To round out your trip, Denver offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are some top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.
Coors Field (2001 Blake St.)
First up is Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. The venue is named after the Coors Brewing Company, which is also based in Colorado.
"Whether they win or lose, you'll enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains and a beautiful ballpark," wrote visitor Holly. "Try and sit up high on the first base side and watch the sun set over the Rocky Mountains!"
Denver Zoo (2300 Steele St.)
The Denver Zoo is another popular destination.
Where else can you visit polar ice caps, a tropical forest, the African savanna and a jungle all in one day? The zoo is a state-of-the-art habitat featuring more than 3,500 animals representing 600 species.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science (2001 Colorado Blvd.)
Finally, spend some time at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
This museum is one of the city's most popular attractions, drawing almost two million visitors a year. There are permanent displays on North American Indians, Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs and minerals, all stunningly detailed and vast. The children's discovery area is educational and fun.
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