You'll find plenty of indoor culture and outdoor adventure in funky, laid-back Denver, which enjoys 300 sunny days a year. Visit the many galleries and museums, like the Libeskind-extended Denver Art Museum, that give Denver its reputation as the Arts Capital of the West. Join the Mile High City's (so named due to its altitude) healthy residents on its cycle paths. Head for a skiing adventure in the Rocky Mountains, then return to sample one of Denver's many locally brewed beers on a rooftop patio.
Head to Denver's Uptown area to find Restaurant Row, where fine dining establishments sit next to funky bars and cafes, or join the hipsters in the clubs of historic LoDo (Lower Downtown) with its Victorian buildings. Stroll the tree-lined streets of Old South Gaylord or explore Capitol Hill's Victorian mansions and Gothic cathedrals. Go south of Downtown to discover a cluster of boutique galleries in the unique ArtDistrict on Santa Fe. Head out of town to explore the wild and wonderful Rockies.
Hire a bike and explore Denver's miles of cycle paths, stopping off at the Denver Art Museum to see its African art collection, and Victorian Larimer Square, Denver's first public square, now elegantly restored. Catch an opera or ballet at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, or a gig at one of the city's many live music venues (it has more than LA). Take a day trip to the majestic Rockies to ski or hike, or watch the sun setting behind the mountains from City Park. Then sip an al fresco cocktail in one of Uptown's hip bars.
See the city upside down from a rollercoaster at Elitch Gardens, America's only downtown amusement park. Go west to the Highlands district to find funky boutique shops, or south to Antique Row to work your way through 18 blocks of antique shops and galleries. Head out of town to find the many breweries and wineries around Denver, and enjoy perfect steaks on outdoor patios as you gaze at the Rockies from the Denver foothills
One of the busiest airports in the USA, Denver International Airport handles over 50 million passengers a year. Located 25 miles (40km) from Denver, the airport express bus, skyRide, takes passengers to Market Street Station in downtown Denver in 3540 minutes.
The Automated Guideway Transit System (AGTS) people mover system transports passengers from the main terminal to concourses A, B and C in around six minutes. Concourse A can also be reached via a passenger bridge with views of the prairie, downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains.
Denver Airport provides almost 41,000 public parking spaces in shortstay, longstay, economy and valet car parks. Complimentary parking services include battery jump starts, vehicle location and tyre inflations.
GMT 7 (6 in summer)
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