As the capital city of Colorado, Denver is a bustling metropolis and the most populous city in the state. Denver is known for its 19th-century buildings, indigenous works of art, and some of the top ski resorts in the country.
If you’re planning a trip to Denver with kids, know that there’s plenty to do to keep children of all ages happy and entertained. From sightseeing and tours to biking and zoos, there is truly something for everyone.
When planning your Denver vacation, you’ll want to consider where you’ll be staying. Denver offers a wide range of accommodations but not all are well-suited for families with children. If your family wants privacy, modern amenities, and plenty of space to spread out and have fun, consider an Airbnb.
Here are our top choices for kid-friendly Airbnb rentals in Denver, Colorado.
1. Sunny Home in the Highlands
Family Features: Flat screen TV, streaming channels, fully-equipped kitchen, memory foam mattresses, walk-in shower, formal dining area, AC, and free parking on premises
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Room darkening shades, Pack ‘n Play, and children’s books and toys
Overlooking 32nd Avenue in the popular Highlands neighborhood, this upscale Airbnb provides the perfect escape for guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle. The home is decorated with bold pops of color and features curated art pieces that bring the space to life. The two-bedroom, one-bath home is located upstairs and is suitable for small families.
Nearby the kid-friendly home are plenty of fun things to do. Take a drive to City Park, an expansive greenway with picnicking areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, and free events throughout the summer. Or head to the Denver Zoo which houses more than 3,000 animals, as well as the Conservation Carousal.
2. Cozy Bungalow West of Downtown
Family Features: Kids room, basement family room with TV, and fenced-in backyard
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Baby safety gates, crib, Pack ‘n Play, outlet covers, children’s dinnerware, babysitter recommendations, children’s books and toys, highchair, bathtub, and room darkening shades
Grab the kids and head to Denver where this cozy three-bedroom bungalow awaits. The home is located just minutes from downtown and a mere one block from the light rail. The home is set up for young children with a kids’ room featuring two twin-sized bunk beds and a toddler bed.
After a good night’s rest at the bungalow, head over to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Kids can explore the fossils, dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, and much more. In addition to hands-on exhibits, families can see films in the Phipps IMAX 3D Theater located in the museum.
3. Family-Friendly Mid-Century Ranch
Family Features: Backyard, kid’s room, and dining space
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Crib
This stylish and comfortable mid-century ranch offers a wide range of features and amenities that cater to families. The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you need to prepare meals and opens up into a dining area with seating for six. There is also a large grassy yard where children can play, as well as a kid’s room with a crib.
During the day, take the kids to the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. The museum offers one-of-a-kind exhibits that encourage young minds to learn and explore. Families can play for free on the first Tuesday of every month from 4 to 8 PM.
4. Eco-Friendly Home in Lower Highland
Family Features: Green roof, hot tub, open layout, wood burning fireplace, dining room, patio, and recreation area
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Room darkening shades, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, children’s dinnerware, and children’s books and toys
This unique Airbnb has been professionally-cleaned and contains eco-friendly features, such as a green roof. Enjoy soaking in the rooftop hot tub or lounging in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the backyard. The home has been featured in Dwell magazine and contains an open layout, reclaims bricks, and bleacher floors.
Nearby the rental, there are plenty of activities to keep your kids busy. Take a day trip to Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park. The park has more than 50 exhilarating rides, including the mind-bending Kaleidoscape.
5. Luxe Family Getaway with Pool
Family Features: Flat screen TVs, pool, arcade room with pool table, outdoors dining, two-car garage, jetted soaking tub, and memory foam mattresses
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Fireplace guards, Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, and game console
Nestled in a charming tree-lined neighborhood, this upscale family home spans more than 3,900 square feet and contains three bedrooms and three full baths.
The private master suite has a balcony, fireplace, walk-in shower, and jetted tub, and there is also a rooftop deck. The kids can enjoy the new arcade gaming system which offers more than 3,500 games, as well as the pool table.
The Denver Botanic Gardens is just a short drive from the home. Allows your children to roam through the 24 acres of distinct garden collections. You also won’t want to miss the chance to bring your family to the Downtown Aquarium to see the myriad of fish, reptile, bird, and tiger exhibits.
6. Charming Home in Prime Location
Family Features: Large TV rooms, stocked kitchen, laundry, and access to child amenities like strollers
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play, high chair, crib, and children’s books and toys
This spacious three-story, four-bedroom home is perfect for larger families who want space to spread out. The home offers guests access to a stocked kitchen, laundry, and two large TV rooms. The owners also provide guests with four bikes, stroller, and other child amenities upon request.
While visiting Denver, be sure to see the area’s most popular attractions. Dinosaur Ridge is an outdoor museum where children can actually touch the bones of a real Allosaurus and Stegosaurus. Self-guided tours are free of charge.
7. Modern Cosmopolitan Home Near Lake
Family Features: Open floor plan, natural lighting, fully-equipped kitchen, pool table, and loft patio deck
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Children’s books and toys, high chair, crib, baby safety gates, baby bath, table corner guards, outlet covers, room darkening shades, changing table, bathtub, and children’s dinnerware
Located near the historic Highlands Square, this striking home offers everything a family needs in a vacation rental. The property is modern with an open floor plan and plenty of natural lighting.
The back patio is perfect for entertaining and cookouts, and the chef’s kitchen allows for the creation of home-cooked meals. There is also a bumper pool table and loft patio deck that delivers city and mountain views.
Nearby this Denver home, families will discover some incredible sights. The Butterfly Pavilion is just a 15-minute drive from downtown Denver and allows guests to interact with more than 1,600 butterflies and moths that flutter around the lush greenery in the tropical conservatory.
8. Large Family Home in Quiet Neighborhood
Family Features: Deck, fenced yard, two living areas, large dining room, and fully-equipped kitchen
Kid-Friendly Amenities: Pack ‘n Play, bathtub, high chair, crib, and children’s toys and books
Gather the entire family and head to Denver and enjoy a stay at this four-bedroom home, situated in a quiet neighborhood. The home features two living areas, a large dining room, toys for children in the bedrooms and basement, and a fenced-in backyard where the kids can run and play.
Spend your days exploring the area and its many attractions. Take a Denver Trolly to see the city’s most historical sights. Or visit the Colorado Railroad Museum to see the state’s largest collection of cars, locomotives, and historical railroad mementos.