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Flights to Denver International

Flights to Denver

The capital of Colorado in United State, Denver is not only the largest and most populous city in Colorado State but ranks as the 21st-most populous U.S. city as well. The city is located in the South Platte River Valley which is on the western edge of the High Plains and is at the east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. At an elevation of 1,564–1,731 meters above sea level, Denver is also one of the highest major cities in the United States. Globalization and World Cities Research Network ranked Denver as the Beta World City and as per the population survey conducted in 2014, 663,862 people reside in the city. The city was founded in November 1858 as a mining town and a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas were the city’s earliest inhabitants. While English is the official language of the city, Spanish, Vietnamese, African languages, Russian, Chinese, French and German are also spoken. The city is also nicknamed as ‘Mile High City’.

Overview

All the fights coming to Denver land at the Denver International Airport which is the major international airport in the city and is at a distance of 30 km from the main city. This is the 4th busiest airport in United States and ranks the 10th busiest in the world in terms of passenger traffic. Denver features semi-arid, continental climate zone that is characterized by 4 distinct seasons - summer last from June to August and is marked by high temperatures. July is the warmest month of the year with temperature not exceeding 38 °C. Autumn arrives in September and stays till October and the average temperature is generally warm. November marks the beginning of the winter season and temperatures can dip to−1.2 °C in December, making it the coldest month in the year. Winter is followed by spring which starts from April and lasts till May. The month of April, May, September and October are the best months to visit Denver. . Snowball Music Festival (April), Soul Food Festival (May), Juneteenth (June), PrideFest (June), Oktoberfest on Larimer Square (September), The Great American Beer Festival (September-October) and Starz Denver Film Festival (November) are the major festivals celebrated here.

City Attractions

Mount Evans which is a seasonal road in the city is one of the major attractions, and it remains closed during winter months. The Echo Lake is also located here. Museum of Nature & Science is another major tourist spot where you can see dinosaur skeletons, remains of animals from Ice Age, collection of minerals along with one of the largest nuggets of gold founded in Colorado. Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a huge cultural center and is major venue which holds numerous events and shows. Your trip to Denver is incomplete if you do not visit the Denver Botanic Gardens which are famed for being one of the largest botanical gardens in the United States and include 43 individual gardens along with Boettcher Memorial Conservatory.

The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art displays a major collection of decorative art from 1880 to 1980 and the Denver Art Museum is another historical marvel where tourists can sight vast collection of American Indian, African, European, Asian, and Oceanic Art. Coors Field, Denver Zoo, Colorado State Capitol, Denver Public Library, Larimer Square, 16th Street Mall, United States Mint and Civic Center Park are also popular places to see in Denver.

Eating and Shopping

In Denver, tourists have a chance to explore h best of the world as there are numerous restaurants, budget hotels, fine dining places and Top rated restaurants serving an array of local as well as international dishes. Bagels Lemon goat cheese dip, tea smoked duck, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Salt & Pepper Quail, Egg Breakfast, BBQ Pork, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Hoedeopbap, Pho, hot dog and Jalapeño Sashimi are among the local dishes which should be enjoyed in Denver. ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro for unique food, Cafe Brazil and Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar for amazing sea food, El Taco de Mexico serving city’s best green chili stew, Tom's Home Cookin' for comfort food, Vietnam Grill for Vietnamese dishes, Biker Jim's a prefect exotic grilled sausages and Squeaky Bean for innovative American style dishes are among the most popular restaurant along with their specialty.

Street shopping is a unique charm in the city and can be best enjoyed at the Larimer Square, South Pearl Street, Old South Gaylord Street Shops and Berkeley District which offer some of the most cost efficient shopping options. Best the pedestrian shopping delights, there are multitudinous options for those who are looking for brand or luxury shopping. Denver Pavilions, Cherry Creek Mall, Park Meadows Mall, Flatiron Crossing and Colorado Mills are the top rates shopping destination to buy luxury and branded items.

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