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Colorado's "Mile High City" sits on a plain nestled against the Rocky Mountains which provide a dramatic view from the window of your Denver 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 downtown.

A must-see list, once you step off your Denver flight, would include 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.

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Denver climate

Denver is flat and, with the Rockies just 15 miles 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. The average temperatures in January range from the mid-teens to the low single digits (about 4 degrees Celsius) and in July from the mid-teens to the 30s.

When to fly to Denver

Peak season:

Summer offers the best chance for good weather with the warmest temperatures, and the wildflowers are at their peak in July and August. Ski season runs from mid-November to mid-April.

Off season:

Spring and autumn are when you’re more likely to find a cheap flight to Denver. There’s a chance of snow, but it will probably melt quickly. Spring is typically colourful and wet where autumn is usually dry. September is the time to catch the leaves change colour and is the favourite time of year for many locals.

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Getting around Denver

In the Motor City, travel by car. Detroit is easy to drive through, and there are plenty of parking spots. Bring a good map, since many downtown streets are one way, and avoid driving in rush hour. The People Mover runs on an elevated track in a three-mile loop downtown. If you need a taxi, you can hail one on the street.

Denver insider information

  • The Colorado State Capitol has murals depicting the history of water in the state on the walls of the first-floor rotunda. On the first floor, the west lobby hosts revolving temporary exhibits. When you stand on the 18th step of the State Capitol, you are 1.6km (5,280 feet or one mile) above sea level.
  • Two museums of interest are Museo de las Americas, showing the artistic and cultural achievements of Latinos in the Americas, and the Colorado History Museum, with exhibits including Ancient Voices, a look at Colorado’s ancient peoples through artifacts and film, and Soldiers on Skis, the story of WWII soldiers who trained for battle in the Colorado Rockies.
  • One of the top five US botanical gardens is here. The Denver Botanic Gardens are 23 acres of local, Australian, African, and Himalayan flora.
  • There are 80 different beers brewed in the Denver area. Coors Brewing Company offers free tours, with stops in the sampling areas. The tours are limited and conducted on a first-come first-served basis, so you may want to get there early. The brewery is in Golden, about 30 minutes from Denver.
  • When you ask for directions, people usually instruct you to “turn west off of” or “then go south” and so on. Just remember that everything is Denver is relative to the mountains, and that the mountains are west of the city.
  • For gifts to take back home, take a look at fossils. Fossils tend to cost less in Denver because they are more abundant here than in other places.

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Interesting information about Denver

Photo of Denver   Denver
Avg temperature for this monthDenver25.6 °CSource: World Weather Online
Average monthly rainfall inDenver26.5 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flying time toDenver11 hrs 24 mins
Currency exchange rate inDenver$1.00 = £0.61Source: Oanda
Airlines flying toDenverIberia, Air Canada and Air France
Available deals toDenver1134
Partners with offers toDenverWorldwide Flights, Airbookers and CheapOair.co.uk
Advertisers with offers toDenver34
Cheapest flights offer toDenver£550
Avg flight offer toDenver£721

 How much do things cost in Denver?

  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): £2.45
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre): £1.02
  • 1 bedroom flat outside of centre: £497.11
  • Bottle of wine: £7.35
  • Cappuccino: £2.18
  • Pair of Nike trainers: £43.66
  • Bottle of beer (imported beer): £2.45
  • Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre): £1.63
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: £3.67
  • 3 bedroom flat in city centre: £1367.02
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