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Denver, or "The Mile High City", is the gateway to the Rockies. Sitting at 1 mile above sea level (hence the nickname) Denver is ideally situated for travellers who want to explore the outdoors, but also want a taste of city life. In town, Denver has a booming brewery and art scene, head over to the RiNo district to find funky and artsy murals alongside some of the most creative beers brewed in Colorado. For sports fans, the LoDo district is for you, Coors Field, home of the Rockies (MLB), and Mile High Stadium, home of the Broncos (NFL) are front and center and surrounded by sports bars and restaurants. One food stop that should not be overlooked is Union Station. Not only a historic, but functioning, and popular train station, it's also a luxury hotel and houses many fine dining restaurants. It's the perfect place to grab a snack and craft cocktail while planning your next stop.
Chances are, if you're coming to Denver, you're into the outdoors. Rocky Mountain national park is about 1.5 hours from Denver and worth the trip. Leave early and take the entire day, you can easily spend a week in the park, but you can hit the high notes (elevation pun intended) in a day trip. Other easy day trips include Boulder, Breckenridge, Frisco and Colorado Springs. No car? No problem, there are many day trip tours, shuttles and even some train routes that run daily to many surrounding areas. Catch a shuttle to Red Rocks to catch your favorite band playing in one of the best amphitheaters in the country. Whatever you are into, book your vacation rental now and explore all that Denver has to offer!
Denver has one major airport, Denver International Airport (DEN) which is 25 miles outside of Denver and one of the busiest in the country. Car rentals, shuttles, taxis and ride shares are all easily available at the airport, or for the cheapest options, you can jump on the light rail which will take you directly downtown and drops passengers at Union Station.
Getting around town? It's fairly easy to get around town driving yourself, and all of the typical transportation options exist, public bus, rideshare, cabs. Local tip- during ski season, check out the train options to head up to Winter Park for a day of skiing.
Denver sits one mile above sea level and has a temperate climate with plenty of sunshine all year round. Colorado enjoys all 4 seasons, with great weather during each. Winters are mild in Denver and summer can get quite warm. The warmest month is July and the coldest is January. But for outdoor lovers, anytime of year is a good time of year to visit Denver.
Denver has around 6,250 vacation accommodation options to choose from. House rentals make up more than half of vacation rentals with an average nightly price of $300 for around 1,900 sq ft. These can typically accommodate 6-8 people making it a good option for larger groups or families. Apartment rentals make up the rest of vacation rentals with an average price of $190 per night for 1000 sq ft. Whether you're looking for a mountain views or cityscape, there are plenty of options in Denver to choose your next vacation rental.