World's Greatest Places 2021
An interior train view of Rocky Mountaineer's Rockies to the Red Rocks train route, which is a two-day trip through the landscapes between Moab, Utah and Denver.
Courtesy Rocky Mountaineer
July 20, 2021 6:33 AM EDT

With the dramatic peaks of the southern Rockies to its west, action-packed Denver is one of the best cities in the U.S. to grab a local craft beer or watch some baseball—this year it hosted the MLB All-Star Game. A pregame stop at The Beer Spa that opened in February—where customers can sip a beer while soaking in a bath infused with hops, barley and herbs—is practically a prerequisite. The city also hosts a flourishing food scene, and plenty of hotels are slated to launch this year, including Hyatt’s Thompson Denver in the center of town and the swanky Clayton Members Club & Hotel in Cherry Creek. Canadian train-touring company Rocky Mountaineer’s new Rockies to Red Rocks route will offer a picturesque way to get to town—and to experience the stunning mountains between Moab, Utah, and Denver on a two-day luxury rail journey. It also serves as a prompt to venture outside the city to Red Rocks’ jaw-dropping outdoor amphitheater for a concert with a view. —Stacey Lastoe

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