Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Denver, also known as Colorado's Mile High City, is a hub of culture and commerce. Nestled up against the magnificent Rocky Mountains, the city is a sublime destination for anyone who cannot decide between big-city and outdoor attractions. A fun city indeed, with national deals on travel to Denver available online, while nearby ski resorts are best got to by car rental from Denver.

Getting there

Denver International Airport, 38kms northeast of the city centre, is among the nation's ten busiest, serving around 20 airlines. Regular Regional Transit District buses, the Airporter and the Denver Airport Shuttle all offer connections to the city. Amtrak's California Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco via Denver. Greyhound and TNM&O both run frequent buses on routes along the Front Range and on transcontinental routes.

At the intersection of I-70 and I-25, Denver is easily reached by road by rental car. Colfax avenue, or highway 40, one of the longest streets in America, bisects Denver on its 64-kilometre journey from Strasburg to Golden.

Key attractions

State Capitol building is on the south-eastern edge of downtown and is a main attraction. West of the capitol is the Denver Art Museum, which houses one of the largest Native American art collections in the world, and has work on display from tribes throughout the country. The Black American Western Museum & Heritage Center features some interesting exhibits. In the hills just west of Denver is Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater; evening performances are held in the outdoor amphitheaters 70-million-year-old rock formation.

Out and about

Nearby via car rental from Denver, the city of Boulder is home to numerous artists' co-ops and vegan eateries, and is a relaxing place to pass some time. Its network of bicycle routes and surrounding greenbelt appeal to active visitors. Also worth seeing, the town of Golden is a good base from which to explore the Denver Mountain Parks by rental car. Other attractions of the town are the Coors Brewery, and the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, just west of town.

Leisure options

Night-time entertainment is provided by sports bars, dance bars, lots of brewpubs, outdoor cafŽ-bars, English pubs, old west saloons, city-overlook bars, art deco bars and more. The oldest part of the city, LoDo, is a popular area of nightclubbing, with plenty of noisy revellers here. Denver's proximity to the Rocky Mountains makes it possible to spend a day skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, hiking, river running, sailing, fishing, hunting or mountain climbing. Sailing is popular within the city at Sloan's Lake and in Washington Park. With these in mind, you can find good national deals on travel to Denver.

Safety

driving through unfamiliar territory can put travellers at risk of accidents. Additionally, participating in outdoor sports and water sports, such as boating, can place you in danger of injury. It's wise to take out travel insurance when visiting Denver.

 

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