The tradition of afternoon tea is refreshingly alive and well at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. The atrium lobby of this 1892 Italian Renaissance Revival hotel is alone worth a visit: The soaring stained-glass ceiling, the ornate metal rails along the balconies, and the grand staircase make quite the impression. Formal tea service is accompanied by live harp or piano music. The ritual, complete with a range of teas to choose from, as well as scones, finger sandwiches, and imported Devonshire cream, will have you raising a pinkie to tradition. Reservations are recommended, especially around the holiday season.