Within an hour of Denver, you can find well-maintained biking trails with gorgeous views of the Front Range mountains. Set up your basecamp at the historic (and dog-friendly) Oxford Hotel, brimming with Gilded Age charm from the late 1800s. On your first morning, fuel up at the Snooze in Union Station, then rent bikes from innovative gear shop Evo. They’ll set you up with all the trail beta and gear you need to enjoy a day out on trails like those at Waterton Canyon, Mount Falcon Park, Betasso Preserve, and more.
Back in town, explore the city’s lively food and arts scenes in the River North Arts District, which also goes by RiNo. Here, you’ll find colorful murals painted by the city’s best artists, plus food and creative drinks to write home about. For dinner, choose from a plethora of options at the Denver Central Market, then check out the alley full of street art behind the market before heading back to the Oxford for creative drinks at Cruise Room.