I’m really excited to interview Mitch Krayton of Krayton Travel about Denver, Colorado. Mitch’s tips for the best things to do in Denver are awesome because he moved to Denver from Los Angeles a decade ago and loves the open sky, active trails, and how vibrant the city is in all four seasons.
Denver is known as the Mile High City and is within a couple of hours’ drive of many popular ski resorts. It is the home of sports teams from all of the major sports leagues in the U.S. – Colorado Rockies (MLB), Denver Nuggets (NBA), Denver Broncos (NFL), and Colorado Avalanche (NHL). During your visit, schedule time to catch a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts or Red Rocks Ampitheatre and take in one of the many museums. The Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science are also excellent choices.
There are all four seasons in Denver, but the weather is pretty mild overall. Although the surrounding mountains are filled with snow, much of it blows past Denver. There are many festivals and annual events throughout Denver. Two of Mitch’s recommendations are the Great American Beer Festival (October) and the Denver Christkindl Market (December). If you miss the beer festival, you can also do a self-guided tour among the many beer trails in Downtown Denver.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Denver, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests. When we visited for the first time, we saved over 50% with the Nashville Total Access Pass on some of the most popular attractions.
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Getting around Denver
Mitch says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. It’s a very walkable city and the light rail system is fast, efficient, and inexpensive. You can also use Uber and Lyft to get around.
If you need to rent a car, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz for the best offers. Or, when you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Mitch Krayton about Denver, Colorado. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Denver, Colorado
- Green dots = best things to do in Denver, Colorado
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Denver, Colorado
Who is Mitch Krayton?
Mitch Krayton owns Krayton Travel in Denver, CO, a VIP tailor-made travel company in Aurora, CO. We help people Make Memories, Not Regrets™. He is a Small Ship Cruising Concierge. And, he has a passion to help individuals, couples, families, and groups get the cruise vacation they want and deserve.
Mitch has sailed and traveled extensively, and it’s that experience that makes Mitch uniquely qualified to design dream itineraries for others. He has earned the Certified Travel Consultant® and Luxury Travel Specialist® designations from The Travel Institute. Mitch is also a Verified Travel Advisor® from the American Society of Travel Advisors, and he earned the Signature Travel Expert Select® designation in Expedition Cruising.
Learn more about Mitch and his company below:
- Pitch Yourself in 5 Minutes w Mitch Krayton & 5 Star publicist Michelle Tennant
- Condé Nast Traveler profile of Krayton Travel
- Mitch Krayton Shines as Part of CruiseWorld’s STAR Program
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Jim Markle of Red Oxx shares the best things to do in Billings, Montana. In this episode, Jim and I talk about the Burn the Point car show, the gorgeous scenery along Beartooth Highway, and the Montana State Fair. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
To learn more about Colorado, listen to these other episodes: