Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways
No. 19 Denver
Fresh air is free, and Denver has plenty—ranking well among T+L voters for outdoorsy pursuits and great day trips. There’s no charge, for instance, to explore the dino-track-filled Dinosaur Ridge (a National Natural Landmark), just outside town. The earthy city also ranked well for being pet-friendly: dogs are even welcome at the stately Brown Palace Hotel, which has hosted nearly every president since Teddy Roosevelt, and where rooms start at $179 a night.