The pleasant temperatures and stunning vistas of Denver, Colorado are a distinct contrast to the wide open plains and hot weather of Dallas, Texas. Named the Mile High City due to its perch at 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver is known for its outdoor activities, and snowy stereotypes.
Located 15 miles east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Denver boasts a fine arts complex second only to New York City's Rockefeller Center, and more days of sunshine than San Diego and Tampa. With activities ranging from a visit to the Coors Brewery, to hiking through Red Rocks Park, or visiting the Molly Brown House, your days in Denver will be full and diverse. Sports fans will be happy to know that the city is one of only four in the U.S. where all four major sports teams actually play within the city limits.
Hints and Tips
After the one and a half hour, 641 mile flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Denver International Airport (DEN), you can begin your trip at Larimer Square. This historic location features restaurants, shops, nightlife, festivals and street performances; check out Twelve Restaurant.
At the airport, you can hop on a bus, grab a taxi or rent a car for added flexibility. After a quick 35 minute drive you'll be downtown and ready to start your Denver experience.