The Ultimate Denver Travel Guide // What To Know Before You Go: Denver

The Ultimate Denver Travel Guide // What To Know Before You Go: Denver


– This is Denver, Colorado,
known for its high elevation, beautiful mountains, Denver omelets, and possibly John Denver. But there’s way more to know
about Denver and even more to do, and we’re gonna
take you through it all. This is What to Know Before
You Go: Denver edition. Once you get into Denver
International Airport, you’re probably gonna wanna get out. So take the airport rail to Union Station. It’s just nine dollars each way and the trains leave every 15 minutes between six AM and eight PM. Otherwise it’s every 30 minutes. Super convenient, super easy. And do not just breeze
through Union Station. This beautiful space is
more than just a hub. It’s a 100 year old historic landmark with some of the city’s
top restaurants and bars like Citizen Rail, an urban steakhouse styled like a modern day rail car with a gorgeous open
kitchen and wood fire grill. You can go traditional with a perfectly cooked dry-aged
tomahawk ribeye for two or Colorado lamb chops with
lentils and Swiss chard or mesquite fired mussels
swimming in a tangy dijon broth. Don’t sleep on the cocktails, either, especially the Plunder’s Road made with citrus, mezcal
and clarified milk. Biking is high on the list of ways to get from point A to point B in Denver. Hundreds of miles of dedicated bike paths run through Denver and its edges, connecting you to areas like
Cherry Creek and Red Rocks. Biking along these paths makes it easy to pack in a lot of
destinations in one day. In spring 2010 Denver launched its bike sharing program, Denver B-Cycle. Starting at just nine dollars a day more than 800 new shiny red
bikes are available for sharing at almost 90 stations around Denver. If you have a need for speed explore the mile high city on a scooter. Scootours Denver offers
Vespa style scooter rentals and even guided scooter tours. Never ridden one before? They got you. If you can ride a bike, are 18 or older, and have a valid driver’s license, Scootours can easily train you to ride. If that’s not your speed, take a hike. Make a day trip to Boulder and hike through beautiful Chautahqoua, a relatively easy trail
with more amazing views of the Front Range. This is a popular spot so be
advised that it can get crowded but it gets major points
for being pet friendly. Speaking of animals if you’ve never seen over 500 pieces of taxidermy in one place, it’s time to check out Buckhorn exchange. This Denver institution
has been around since 1893, serving up some of the
best meats you can find and of course, rocky mountain oysters. If you don’t know what they are it’s best to just trust us and try them. They’re deep-fried goodness. Bull testicle goodness but whatever. Just order one or two
of these crispy balls with horseradish dipping sauce and dig in. But if that kills your appetite, it’s worth the trip just
to see the decor alone. Got beers on the brain? You’ve got to head to River North and tour the Great Divide brewing company. Open in 1994, this brewery has 16 taps of seasonal and year round brews and due to the small size
the tours are first come, first serve, open to the
public and best of all, free. More of a film buff? You’ll want to catch a flick
at the legendary Mayan theater. This movie theater opened in 1930 and is one of the country’s
three remaining theaters designed in the art deco
Mayan revival style. If you prefer outdoor activities,
you’ll find that Denver has some pretty sweet
city run golf courses. It’s just 10 dollars for the
green fee at Harvard Gulch. A par three in the
Platt Park neighborhood. Still have mountain lust? Take the Amtrack Winterpark
Express and hit the slopes. Dubbed the ski train,
this weekend only train runs from Union Station to Winterpark and has been in operation since 1912. If you book in advance you
can get the early bird price of 29 dollars each way and avoid all the traffic with
this easy two hour ride. Speaking of beating traffic
one of the easiest ways to get around the mile
high city is pedicab. These tricycle cabs cart
passengers all around town and the Mile High Pedi Cabs is the oldest company, started in 1988. Most drivers pedal hard for tips but typically it’s two
dollars per city block. With this roadmap, you’ll have no problem finding your way around this amazing city. Now go out there and put it to good use! Thanks so much for watching
What to Know Before You Go Denver Edition, presented by Expedia. Be sure to subscribe to
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