Denver is truly a city with endless adventure around every corner! I went in late April and spent 4 days there! From breweries, to murals, to hikes, and everything in between, Denver is a vibrant city that boasts authenticity and self-expression! With that being said, I bring you my Denver travel guide with all my recommendations for Denver! NOTE: all places mentioned below are linked for your viewing pleasure and convenience!
When to Travel to Denver, Colorado
This all depends on what type of weather you want to endure while on your trip. Denver experiences a fairly cold climate during the majority of the calendar year. The warm season is defined as the months from June to October, so if you are looking for higher temperatures, I suggest visiting during this season! The beauty of Denver is that you can find a variation of climates just by venturing a little outside of downtown! Below I will share about how the Rocky Mountains was full on snowing during the trip!
What to Consider when Buying Your Flight
This section of the Denver Travel guide discusses flight prices. If you are traveling from San Francisco, it is about a three hour flight. I would recommend buying your flight 1-2 months ahead of your intended travel. The main airport to fly into is the Denver International airport (DEN), and is located 40 minutes outside of downtown Denver. I got the most amazing flight deal through Skyscanner for $55 roundtrip on Southwest Airlines!!! Prices to Denver are around $200-250 so this was a great deal! As always, I recommend searching flights on Skyscanner and Google Flights to monitor flight price fluctuations. For transportation, I would, however, opt for renting a car for a portion of your stay. Why I only say a portion is because downtown Denver is very walkable and there is a free metro bus that transports patrons on the two main streets of the city! We rented a car for one day through the airport and got a great deal for our time there: $75 for the 24 hour time period! Check the airport rental car providers to see which one best suits your needs! Recommended vendors to check rates are: Budget, Avis, and Hertz.
Where to Stay in Denver, Colorado
I stayed at Le Meridien Downtown Denver! It is centrally located, boasts expansive rooftop views, and offers luxurious accommodations and amenities! I recommend staying at a hotel if you are traveling single or in a couple, but I am aware that Airbnb’s are a bit more affordable and works better in a group setting! Check Airbnb for Denver accommodations!
Denver Travel Guide: What to Do There
This section of the Denver Travel Guide is a breakdown of what I did while in Denver! If you do not have as much time as I did, I suggest choosing your most preferred sites and spots to visit prior to arriving.
Highlight on my favorite brunch spot!
- Snooze for Brunch: This brunch menu has everything you could possibly look for in a brunch! There are multiple locations, but I recommend going to the one inside Union Station! The interior is eclectic and artsy, and they had an outdoor heated tent to sit in as well. From their larger-than-life unique mimosa flavors, to their eggs benedict (my favorite), this place is definitely a MUST go!
I hope you enjoyed this mini guide about the logistics of Denver and I will be sharing more recommendations in another post! I hope you found it helpful for your upcoming trip! Please comment thoughts and questions below, and share with your friends and family! Thank you for your continued support!