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Need to Know About Denver
Nicknamed the Mile High City for its location exactly one mile above sea level, Denver is a destination for more than just those with a head for heights. Established in 1858 when prospectors first discovered gold in the area, Denver was the epitome of a Wild West town in its early days. Denver’s history isn’t limited to gold nuggets though; the capital of Colorado has long been a champion of the arts. In its early days, performances were held in saloons and today, Denver features a dedicated performing arts complex, an opera house, 10 theatres and a world-class concert hall. Denver’s proximity to some of the best Colorado wilderness is another reason why this city ranks so highly with visitors. A line-up of snow-capped mountains backdrops the city and it would be easy to waste a serious chunk of time just soaking in those views. Also working in Denver’s favour is its sporting prowess (a total of 7 professional sports teams), its excellent breweries, beautiful green parks, and sunny climate.
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Getting Around Denver
Denver is a city with a big cycling culture and there are many off-street pedestrian and bike paths if you want to avoid main thoroughfares. Visitors can hire their own bike for the day or make use of Denver’s bike sharing system. Downtown Denver can be explore on foot or you can jump onto the Free MallRide or Free MetroRide services - both buses run regularly throughout the day. The rest of the city is well-serviced by public transport, however it is worth noting that bus drivers on regular routes do not carry or make change for trip fares. There is a light rail that runs from the city centre out to the suburbs.
When is the Best Time to Book Cheap Flights to Denver?
The best time to book a ticket to Denver is for travel in the city’s shoulder seasons: April to May and September to October. The latter period may be particularly popular with food-loving visitors as some of the city’s top culinary festivals happen during this time. Travellers to Denver during these times will find pleasant temperatures, lighter crowds and more budget-friendly accommodation rates. June and August is Denver’s peak season and those heading to the Mile High City in summer should book their accommodation in advance. Winter is also a quiet time for tourism in Denver.
Travelling to Denver Airport
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Denver International Airport (DEN) is located around 45 kilometres from the CBD. Travellers can move between the Denver Union Station and DEN using the airport rail; a journey that takes slightly less than 40 minutes and costs approximately $14NZD each way. There is a metro and a regional bus service, and taxi and rideshare services are also available.
What to do in Denver
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Located within the City Park area, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has some of the most interesting exhibits in the state. Visitors here can see larger-than-life dinosaur skeletons, gaze upwards in a show at the Planetarium, and explore exhibits dedicated to Egyptian mummies, gem carvings and North American Indian cultures.
Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens covers three different locations - York Street, Chatfield and Mt. Goliath. The York Street site spans 24 acres and features ornamental, international-inspired and water gardens, among others. The Chatfield Farms have an agricultural focus, with a market garden, seasonal pumpkin patch and corn maze, stables and a lavender garden. Expect incredible mountain panoramas and hiking trails at Mt. Goliath.
Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is one of most striking structures in Denver, but it is also one of the most beautiful. The museum’s design resembles a futuristic fortress and was influenced by the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Inside, the museum houses a vast collection of African, Asian, European, American and Oceanic art; more than 70,000 pieces, in fact. The building's design was heavily influenced by the peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
If you are looking for a place where you can try local food, enjoy live entertainment, or just relax after your flight into Denver, then look no further: Larimer Square holds something for everyone. As the oldest city block in the city, Larimer Square is home to a run of heritage buildings, from Lincoln Hall to the Crawford Building. The Square is now the address of excellent restaurants, lively bars, interesting boutiques and a year-long calendar’s worth of events so there is always something for visitors to see or do, no matter when you book flights to Denver.