Denver is the capital of Colorado, and the largest city in the state, situated 5,672 feet above sea level amidst a stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The city is young, active and boasts stunning architecture, award-winning dining, and unparalleled views. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver's seven professional sports teams entertain year-round.
Elite Airways flies in and out of the Denver International Airport (DEN), as well as Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (FNL) just 60 miles to the north. With 300 days of sunshine, Denver's mild winters and fewer crowds make it a perfect all-year round vacation destination.
Denver International Airport is located at 500 Pena Blvd in Denver, CO. The ticket counter is located on the west side of terminal between Lufthansa and Air Canada. The gate is located in the A Concourse near Lufthansa, Luggage can be retrieved in the baggage claim as directed by the airport. Click here for airport website.
The "Mile High City" was settled in 1858 with the discovery of gold on the shores of Cherry Creek. The opening of gold and silver mines in the late 1800s brought prosperity to the area. Today, Denver has a fast-growing population and offers the best of cultural arts, attractions and outdoor activities. Click here for more information.
The perfect time to be outdoors in Denver is all the time. No matter the season, the mountains, wilderness areas, national parks, scenic byways, lakes and rivers beckon those looking for unparalleled scenic beauty and perhaps a little adventure.
The city offers more than 850 miles of paved off-road trails that connect to hundreds of miles of dirt trails and mountain-bike adventures. The nearby Rocky Mountains boast hiking excursions, ski slopes and wildlife. Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the top outdoor destinations in the world, is just a 90-minute drive from downtown.
There are plenty of attractions for visitors who want to spend a few days in Denver, including a world-class zoo and the Museum of Nature & Science, which is filled with treasures of the earth - including dinosaurs, dioramas, space exhibits, science experiments, digital planetarium, an IMAX theater, and touring shows. Several nearby museums pay tribute to larger-than-life characters, such as Buffalo Bill Cody, the Unsinkable Molly Brown, and modern artist Vance Kirkland.
The hub of the city's business world is located downtown and in the Tech Center, but visitors especially enjoy the city's hidden-gem neighborhoods, each with their own dining scene, diverse shopping, and enjoyable cultural attractions.
Denver's arts and cultural world has thrived in the last decade. In 2006, it celebrated the opening of a major expansion to the Denver Art Museum; then, two years later, the city was given a new home for The Museum of Contemporary Art. Meanwhile, Denver's creative community has transformed several neighborhoods into vibrant art districts, with First Friday Art Walks attracting art lovers year-round.
The center of the city's performing arts world is the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC), the second largest such structure in the U.S. DPAC regularly hosts blockbuster Broadway musicals, classical music, dance, drama and much more.