Discover the captivating mix of never-ending wilderness, iconic districts, down-to-earth locals and contemporary culture with a car hire in Denver. Capital of the laid-back state of Colorado, Denver has quickly expanded into a cultural hub and attracts people from all walks of life. Around Denver downtown you will find award-winning eateries, trendy bars, live music, cosy coffee joints and plenty of shops for those favouring some retail therapy. A trip to Denver of course, would not be complete without driving your rental car to the breathtaking surroundings and visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park, which is located just a short drive from the city. Here you can adventure through vast canyons, alpine meadows, and navigate through the mountains to find views that are rivalled by no other. For rock 'n' roll fans head to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is a naturally formed, world famous outdoor venue and just sixteen miles from the centre. Notable acts who have played here include The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Daft Punk and the Grateful Dead. Other popular attractions in Denver include the Denver Zoo and the Art Museum, which collection includes more than 70,000 works of art.
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Roads are quite wide in the states to accommodate larger vehicles and Denver is no exception. On the outskirts of the city you will have plenty of space and the traffic is not very busy. Driving through the centre, as driving in any other major city, can get quite challenging during busy hours and around the business district. In more suburban areas, there generally is less congestion. Be aware that the USA enforces strict road rules which keep the roads safer and fines apply for those not obeying them. With a car hire in Denver it is possible to drive to Colorado Springs, a popular destination for tourists seeking scenery and interesting rock formations, or to Aspen, home of the famous ski resorts.
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Park your car hire at one of the many car parks available throughout the city. Underground, overground or on-street parking are all options in Denver. Most car parks or on-street parking in the city centre will require payment. The rates and time limits for metered parking vary by location, and are posted on the meter or kiosk. Another option is to park your car hire outside the city centre and travel in. Union Station, which is the main transport hub, is also another option for parking and located just a short distance from the main street that runs through the centre of the city.
Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains, just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Downtown is located immediately east of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, twelve miles away from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.The city is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in the USA.Winters are mild in Denver and snow doesn't stay on the ground long when it does reach lower temperatures. In summer, the city enjoys low humidity, with sun-filled days and cool, pleasant evenings.
Denver Airport is located around 24 miles from the city centre and is easily accessible with a car rental. It is the largest airport in the United States by total land area.
Denver Airport (DEN)
Telephone: +1 303-342-2000
Getting around Denver is very easy. An extensive bus system is run by RTD which connects the whole city and it's surroundings. RTD also offer a free 16th Street MallRide with travels up and down the main street making visiting all the attractions much easier.