What to Do on a Long Weekend in Denver

When traveling to a new or familiar vacation destination, weekend getaways are one of the most popular ways to stay and enjoy your time. But, have you considered the possibility of extending your time to make even more room for experiences? On a trip to the Mile High City, we know it’s difficult to make the most of your time in just two days, so we highly recommend planning a long weekend in Denver. This way, you’ll have an extra Thursday or Sunday evening to enjoy various locations of our city.

Before enjoying your long weekend in Denver, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide to unlock the wonder of the Mile High City. Receive our top recommendations for culinary, historical, and cultural locations to visit. Make the most of your experience today!

How to Spend Your Long Weekend in Denver

If you’re considering or already decided to plan a long weekend in Denver, review of our suggestions below. You may even wish to create your own Denver 3-day itinerary or Denver 5-day itinerary from these recommendations, and we suggest using our Vacation Guide (link above) to assist you in doing so. We hope you enjoy the weekend in Denver as much as we do!

Delight in the Iconic City ParkSloan's Lake Park is a great place to stop in Denver on a 3-day itinerary!

Located just a quick 1-mile walk from Castle Marne, spend the morning or afternoon lounging in City Park. It’s one of the charming green spaces in Denver for its quiet escape from the streets and a perfect place to enjoy a Gourmet Picnic provided by Castle Marne. While you’re enjoying the serenity of this park, you’ll notice many other attractions nestled in this location including:

  • The Denver Zoo
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Ferril Lake
  • Duck Lake
  • Tropical Discovery
  • Monkey Island
  • Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Thatcher Foundation of Denver
  • City Park Playground
  • City Park Pavilion

Enjoy the Splendor of the Botanic Gardens

Breathtaking year-round, the Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in the Mile High City. Differentiated for its peaceful ambiance and unique flora, this natural reserve is a testament to the delicate balance of greenery and urban development in our city. Take a self-guided tour any day of the week and enjoy views of towering sculptures and interactive exhibits. In addition, there are many seasonal events happening at this beloved attraction. For example, if you’re here for the holidays, we encourage you to marvel at the magical Christmas Lights in the Botanic Gardens.

Attend a Show, Game, or Concert

While green spaces are prevalent in Denver, there’s also no shortage of entertainment. During your stay at Castle Marne, enjoy close proximity to the Mile High Stadium, Pepsi Center, and the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. In addition, you’ll also be close to a variety of theatrical and artistic performance halls such as the Mayan Theatre and the Denver Ballet Company. Whatever you decide to take in the sights and sounds of Denver’s cultural scene, inquire about our Entertainment Discount. This special offer extends a 15% reduction in the standard rate of your chosen room. Simply show us your tickets upon check-in!

Enjoy Seasonal HappeningsFall is a wonderful time for a weekend getaway to Denver.

No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something incredible happening in Denver. From the fall foliage, to winter activities, to spring awakenings, to summer extravaganzas, our modern city remains the scenic backdrop for your next greatest adventure. Review our carefully curated list of the top events to attend this year!

Learn About Our History

Dating back to the pioneering and gold rush days of the West, Denver has remained a hub for explorers and travelers, as well as maintained its reputation as a historical city. From newly updated exhibit halls to period-oriented buildings, you’ll discover many facts about Denver at one of these magnificent museums. Here are a few of our recommendations on where to visit:

A stop on your 3-day itinerary to Colorado needs to be at one of the malls in Denver.Shop in the City

While you’re spending a long weekend in Denver, you may wish to enjoy the shopping scene. Make the trip to one of the curated malls in Denver. Each of these catered centers offers a collection of unique boutiques, mainstream stores, and wonderful shops, all filled with something special for you, your family, and your significant other. Another unique place to go is the Tattered Cover Book Store. This wonderful shop offers a charming atmosphere, inviting ambiance, and a lavish collection of books. What’s the best part? Many of these locations are located just down the street from Castle Marne.

Taste Craft Beer & Exceptional Cuisine

On a long weekend in Denver, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to indulge in the culinary scene in Denver. To begin your experience, tour one of the many craft breweries and microbreweries throughout our city. Each of these places offers an array brews to try from seasonal to staples, there’s no shortage of savory concoctions to enjoy. Among our top favorites include:

In addition to world-renowned breweries, experience the remarkable restaurants of Denver. From fine dining to casual eating, both the Downtown and Capitol Hill districts offer wonderful places to eat. If you’re searching for a delightful restaurant to complete your daily adventures, freshen up in your accommodation or come as you are to our Candlelight Dinners. Nestled on the first floor of the castle, you’ll be enchanted by the royal ambiance, restored antiques, and robust menu of exceptional provisions offered at our culinary destination. Reserve your table upon check-in or anytime during your stay. Other places to treat yourself include:

  • Fruition Restaurant
  • The Avenue Grill
  • Beast + Bottle
  • Chada Thai
  • Cholon Bistro
  • Guard and Grace
  • Mici
  • Denver Biscuit Company

Relax Together at Castle Marne

Van Cise Room at Castle Marne is a marvelous place to stay on your long weekend in Denver!A long weekend in Denver would not be the same without a stay at our luxurious bed and breakfast. Manicured gardens, picturesque rooms, and stunning charm define Castle Marne, and you may experience all this and more upon arrival. Browse our collection of guest rooms and feel relaxed upon clicking “Book Now!” With a convenient location and proximity to the Denver International Airport, your next adventures in the Mile High City will begin after you step out of our top-rated vacation destination each day. We can’t wait to host you this year!