Denver Travel Tips
Keep in Mind...
- When you are a mile high You might experience altitude sickness and take longer to adjust to the thinner air. So take it easy on your first day.
- When you are lost The striking Rocky Mountains are not just pretty to behold. Residents regularly use them as a compass for directions. Remember they are directly west of the city.
- When in Rome Denverites are extremely outdoorsy and active. Take a page out of their book, and join them in the parks or on the trails.
Set amidst a stunning background of snowcapped Rocky peaks, the "Mile High City" is frequently associated with mountainous splendor. But there are also "miles" of attractions (pardon the pun). Once known as more of a stopover for outdoorsy vacationers en route to the next ski slope and fishing hole, this city is now known for its blend of urban chic and natural isolation. Visitors can sample diverse urban enclaves, from the Golden neighborhood's cowboy culture to the jazzy aura of Five Points; from the urban sanctuary of City Park to the stately manner of Capitol Hill. Along the way, they'll also find a relaxed, friendly attitude that is rare in a city of its size.
How To Save Money in Denver
- Book local Locally owned bed and breakfasts will offer more character for less cash.
- Plan ahead With a world-class conference center and airport, conventions supply hotels with a reliable supply of occupants who book far in advance. It's difficult to make hotel arrangements before the professionals do, but the potential reward is worth trying.
- Experience the great outdoors Denver has broad avenues, parks, and mountains galore. Take advantage and enjoy the free leg work.
Denver Culture & Customs
According to TripAdvisor, Denver is the "'thinnest' city in America." Denverites enjoy spending time outdoors -- whether skiing through the Rocky Mountains or taking a stroll through City Park -- and many travel writers encourage you to do the same. Just remember to drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen regularly to ward off altitude sickness and sunburn.
Denver is home to a wide variety of cultures, and Denverites are generally very accepting of all types of lifestyles. If you're looking to meet and mingle with residents, head out for a locally brewed pint at one of the many neighborhood bars or stroll through one of the farmers' markets.
In recent years, Denver dining has become ever-so-slightly fancier than it was in the past, attracting world-renowned chefs and inspiring magazine features. While this city offers a wide variety of international cuisine from Mexican to Mediterranean, a trip to the Mile High City is only complete after sampling some of Denver's famous green chili, which is often made with tomato, onion and pork and can be somewhat spicy to mouth-numbing, depending on the chef.
Denver is also a prime destination for beer lovers. Home to the Coors Brewery, the Mile High City is famous for its homey pubs and sports bars. Although the dining scene has become more upscale, beer is still a staple at almost every restaurant.