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Denver Guide

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.

Best time to visit Denver

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.