Most visitors take flights to Denver during the summer months, which offer the warmest temperatures, at times above 32 degrees Celsius. This popular season is also a great time for nature lovers, as they will be able to see the wildflowers at their peak in July and August.
The ski season runs from mid-November to March, which also marks a busy time. Many avid skiers and snowboarders travel to Denver during these months to go to the nearby Rocky Mountain slopes.
Spring and autumn are not as busy and are when you’re more likely to find cheap flights to Denver and better rates for accommodation. These periods experience comfortable temperatures and also fewer crowds. Spring is typically colourful and wet, which is when visitors can make the most of the city’s museums, such as, Colorado History Museum. Autumn, on the other hand, is usually dry. September is the perfect time to catch the foliage change colour and is a favourite time of year for many locals.
Colorado’s “Mile High City” sits on a plain nestled against the Rocky Mountains which provide a dramatic view from the window of your flight as you land. Denver balances big-city life with a love of the great outdoors. Here’s where you’ll find the nation’s largest city park system, 90 golf courses, about 650 miles of paved bike trails, and a mile-long pedestrian promenade in the city centre.
A must-see list for your holiday in Denver includes the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the world’s second-largest performing arts centre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, an open-air natural theatre and the setting for thousands of rock and classical concerts and the Denver Art Museum which has one of the most impressive collections of Western art in the US and an excellent American Indian collection.
The trendy historic district is Lower Downtown, called LoDo. Carefully restored Victorian buildings are now homes to jazz clubs, art galleries, restaurants, and shops. LoDo, the city’s birthplace, is the trendiest part of the city and the heart of Denver’s night scene.
Denver is flat and, with the Rockies just 15 miles (24 km) to the west, has a mild climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Colorado weather is famous for its fluctuations, during any season and any day, which also means that most weather conditions are temporary.
Getting from the Airport to the City
The major airport which travellers will arrive at on flights to Denver is Denver International Airport (TUS). There are various transportation options from the airport to the city including public buses, hotel shuttles, mountain carriers and shared vans. Taxis are also readily available.