Arriving in Denver on Tuesday 4/22 by lunch and departing Saturday 4/26 late afternoon. Will have 3 full days in between the half days when we arrive and depart. This is a mother /daughter trip (she is 25) to visit my son/her brother. We have visited the Colorado Springs area when he was in school there so we don't need to head in that direction. I have been to both Denver and Boulder, but she has not. Would like to mix a combination of shopping, breweries (my son works at one so he will be in charge of that portion of the trip!), and outdoor activities. We will have a rental car to drive wherever from our hotel in Boulder. We are considering the following so far:
Denver Botanic Gardens
Maybe a Rockies game on 4/23
Any suggestions of additional areas/attractions we should consider?
Second question is regarding where to stay. We don't want to spend a ridiculous amount of $ just to sleep. I am considering either Best Western Plus, Hampton Inn Boulder North or Quality Inn Boulder Creek. All provide breakfast and are in the $130-$140 per night range. Thoughts?