Written by Jenny Roberts, Aspen Luxury Life

My husband and I had been looking for an anniversary destination for – what seemed like – months! Living in Aspen allows us to enjoy nature at a level most people only travel to a few times a year. And, although we appreciate our surroundings, the “city crave” often nips and we find ourselves longing for the hustle and bustle of an urban playground.

We make use of our proximity to Denver, A LOT, but often stay with family, and, enjoy the city a few hours at a time. Since our anniversary planning seemed to fall by the wayside – following the first weeks of September/school – we decided to simply book a hotel in the downtown core and, truly, become city people for a few days…kids included! The Crawford Hotel in Denver’s Union Station was our first choice; its “beachfront property” provides the perfect access to sporting events (Coors Field, Sports Authority Field @ Mile High Stadium, Pepsi Center), a variety of dining venues in established and up-and-coming neighborhoods (Lodo, Highlands, RINO) and some go-to, family haunts (Denver Aquarium, Museum of Modern Art, Children’s Museum).

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