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Cheap Flights to Denver
You can expect big things when you book a flight to Denver, Colorado. Your Mile High City adventure begins the moment you touch down at Denver International Airport, the largest airport in the U.S. Denver International is one of the most architecturally impressive airports in the United States and is known for its extensive rotating art exhibits. You can even do a little last-minute travel shopping—from the Tattered Cover to Taspen’s Organics, Denver International Airport’s shopping scene is worth browsing. Of course, your DEN experience begins on your flight, and with Hotwire, you can be sure to book a Denver, Colorado flight that kicks off your Denver trip comfortably.
Whether you plan to head straight to your Denver hotel to freshen up and rest or drive to a restaurant to satisfy your post-flight hunger, you’re in for a treat. Denver is a thriving city full of adventure, wonder, and everything you need to have a good vacation.
Adventuring in The Mile High City
Denver Str-EATS: Everyone knows a vacation isn’t truly complete without some local and unique good eats. If a food tour is your idea of a good time, you’ll love what the Denver restaurant scene has to offer. In the heart of the dairy district, roughly 30 minutes from DEN, you’ll find the Denver Milk Market. The Market is a 16-venue hub of restaurants and shops. The warehouse cafeteria-style building houses Ruth’s Butchery, a gourmet burger joint, Green Huntsman, a specialty salad spot, Albina by the Sea, a seafood restaurant, and several other lunch and dinner eateries. Morning Jones and Brunch serve all the warm and fluffy fixings if you want to hit The Milk Market for breakfast or brunch.
In town for business and need a casual bar for an informal business meeting? Moo Bar, The Stranded Pilgrim, and Cellar are excellent options. Immerse yourself in a unique dining experience at The Forest Room 5 in the heart of Denver. The restaurant serves Latin cuisine and features natural décor to whisk you away to an exotic locale.
Colo-RAD-o: Sure, you could take the typical tourist route, or you can venture off the well-traveled path for a few radically awesome adventures. First up, The Room of Lost Things. If you’re the offbeat type and enjoy hipster/horror finds, you’ll love this strange Denver shop. More of the traditional souvenir type? Check out Artisan Center, or I Heart Denver for artisan and handmade goods to commemorate your trip.
Meow Wolf is another unique Denver attraction. If you’ve ever wanted to transport to another dimension, Meow Wolf can help. The fantasy museum offers a surreal interdimensional immersive art experience sure to make you feel like you’ve stepped into another world. The 4-story exhibit features art from 300 artists in over 70 otherworldly rooms, portals, and installations.
Speaking of art, Denver’s impressive art scene stretches beyond its public displays, airport murals, and mesmerizing museums. Visit the River North Art District (RiNo) to experience the heart of the Mile-High City’s art scene like a true native. River North is a lively neighborhood filled with street murals, experimental art exhibits, food halls, gourmet markets, breweries, distilleries, and an impressive art-infused nightlife scene.
Moun-TONS of Fun: Denver’s vast mountain range makes for a beautiful landscape of rugged adventure worth visiting. Aspire Tours offers full-day tours such as the Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park by Aspire Tours, with a private tour option if you're traveling with a partner. You can also choose to escape the city on a Private Boulder Hike and Brews Tour or a private tour of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Manitou Springs.
Want to explore the Rocky Mountains on your own? Take a drive along the highest paved road in North America—The Mount Evans Scenic Byway. When you get to the top, you can relax and enjoy breathtaking views of Echo Lake. The last item on your Denver adventure starter list is a private or semi-private hot air balloon ride over The Rocky Mountains with Rocky Mountain Balloon Rides.
Frequently Asked Questions about Flights to DEN
How to get cheap flights to Denver?
If Hotwire’s Denver itinerary doesn’t make you want to drop everything and book a last-minute flight to Denver, Hotwire’s prices will. With deals on 16 airline tickets, you can pocket tons of savings for Denver excursions. And with a Hotwire Hot Rate Deal, you can save up to 60% off a Denver, Colorado round-trip ticket.
What is the name of Denver’s airport?
Denver’s airport is called Denver International Airport (DEN) and is the largest airport in the United States. Also called DIA, the airport is quite a sight to behold.
What airport is best to fly into Denver?
There’s not much that beats flying into the largest airport in the United States and second-largest airport in the world. Denver International Airport is Colorado’s premier airport and is currently the only airport in Denver, located about 25 miles from downtown Denver. You can ride from the airport to the Denver Union Station on a DEN commuter train. The ride takes 37 minutes. Don’t feel like taking public transportation? Book a car rental with Hotwire to be in control of your commute.
When is the best time to buy flights to Denver?
Denver’s mountainous landscape makes it a top winter tourist city. The best time to book a cheap flight to Denver, CO, is in August before families all over the country plan their ski trips.
Is it safe to fly to Denver now?
With all the recent COVID-19 closures and reopenings, many people are wondering, “Is it safe to travel to Denver right now?” Be sure to keep up with the latest on travel and destination restrictions. When booking your next trip, refer to the guidance on traveling during the coronavirus pandemic to stay safe.
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