Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and has become a burgeoning scene for the arts, culture and some of the best dining anywhere in the country. Urban explorers are pausing to check out the Mile High City’s unique neighborhoods, boutiques, museums, breweries and so much more.

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June – Aug.: Peak season, higher prices and more crowds. Weather is hot during the day, with relief at night. 
Sept. – Nov., April – May: Cooler, comfortable temperatures and generally sunny skies make these months perfect for outdoor adventures in state parks and beyond. 
Dec. – March: Cold weather makes this an ideal time for winter sports lovers to visit.


Visas: Travelers from outside the United States will need a valid passport, as well as ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) eligibility or a full visa. 
Money: Currency is U.S. dollars and ATMs are widely available. 
Travel Health: Travelers (including U.S. citizens) should check for vaccinationproof of negative COVID-19 test and face mask requirements, as well as any travel restrictions before planning their trip. Before traveling, research and prepare for what to do if you get sick while away. Loads of activities in Denver involve the great outdoors and social distancing, and for the latest health safety guidelines, as well as info on what’s currently open, check out Visit Denver.


Getting Here: Denver is served by Denver International Airport (DIA), a 35- to 45-minute drive from downtown. Ride share, taxi, bus and private shuttle services take travelers from the airport to downtown.
Getting Around: Downtown Denver is super easy to navigate. Walking is easy, and BCycle bike shares are prevalent. The city’s bike lanes make cycling around a breeze, and a number of trails lead from downtown to trails along the Platte River Parkway and Cherry Creek Bike Path. The city’s RTD public transportation network is also extensive, and ride shares and taxis are another option.


Local Lingo: LoDo: Lower Downtown, home to lots of restaurants, bars and nightlife. 303: The region’s original area code, and now, nickname. Colorado Kool-Aid: In a word, beer. RiNo: River North, one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods. SoBro: South Broadway, home to an ever-growing bar scene, and maybe the next LoDo.  
Must-Have Apps: Official Denver Visitor App; UntappdRoaming Hunger
Insider Tips: For a true taste of Denver’s quirky side, grab a meal and drinks at Linger, housed in a former mortuary, it’s one of the city’s most-loved hangouts.