My husband and I ( 29 and 31) want to spend Christmas (4 days) in Denver but we are torn between staying in LoDo or Cherry Creek. It's our first time to Denver and I want to experience Christmas the way I did as a child. We live in Los Angeles so you can imagine the Christmas spirit that we get here...NONE!! :)
We are going to rent a car but we would rather not drive that much especially in the snow.
I would really like if you can suggest places known for:
Restaurants ( no franchise we like to experience mom and pop rest), bars
Sight seeing , historic scenes
Cross country skiing
Xmas celebration ( we're there from dec 22-25)
Also we want to travel light meaning no check in luggage can we get away with waterproof hiking shoes? If we want to drive to do cross country skiing can we just rent a sedan car with tire chains or we need an SUV?
Thank you for your help.