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-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation 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 vacation home and experience everything that makes Thornton a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Thornton

Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

Traveling 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 center. 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 1,558 holiday lettings near Thornton. From 792 Houses to 34 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:

  • South Boulder: 36 holiday homes
  • Lincoln Park: 96 holiday homes
  • Platt Park: 31 holiday homes
  • Rosedale: 22 holiday homes
  • Golden Gate Canyon: 17 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:

  • National Jewish Health: 1,488 holiday lettings
  • University of Denver: 1,491 holiday lettings
  • University of Colorado-Boulder: 819 holiday lettings
  • Bluebird Theater: 1,494 holiday lettings
  • Clear Creek History Park: 1,734 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 792 Houses in Thornton. Our other popular types of Thornton holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 34 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 461 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 34 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 267 holiday homes with pool available in Thornton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.