Destination guide

Explore the picturesque setting in Thornton

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Thornton. Renowned for its restaurants, bird watching and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Dick's Sporting Goods Park and Denver Zoo are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Thornton

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Thornton a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Denver Zoo (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Elitch Gardens Theme Park (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Denver's Downtown Aquarium (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Water World (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Legacy Ridge Golf Course (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Westminster City Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Thornton

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Thornton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Denver Botanic Gardens (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Broomfield County Commons Open Space (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Westminster City Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (7.5 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • City Park (10.5 mi / 17 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Thornton

Fly into Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), the closest airport, located 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.), which is 15.3 mi (24.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Thornton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,555 holiday lettings near Thornton. From 789 Houses to 38 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Thornton is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Thornton?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Thornton:

  • Five Points: 233 holiday homes
  • University: 26 holiday homes
  • Whittier: 85 holiday homes
  • Sunnyside: 119 holiday homes
  • Newlands: 117 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Thornton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Thornton. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Manor House: 1,402 holiday lettings
  • Ellie Caulkins Opera House: 1,545 holiday lettings
  • CU Museum of Natural History: 827 holiday lettings
  • University of Colorado-Denver: 1,546 holiday lettings
  • Pinehurst Country Club: 1,506 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Thornton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Thornton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 789 Houses in Thornton. Our other popular types of Thornton holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 38 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 464 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 38 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Thornton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 202 holiday homes with pool available in Thornton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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