A flight from Fort Lauderdale to Denver International Airport (DEN) gets you from sea level in Florida, to the rocky precipices of the Mile-High City. Begin your sightseeing in Denver by visiting the Civic Center Park and then walking up the steps towards the Colorado State Capitol, which is open for tours. When you're thirsty for some authentic beer that's brewed in the Rocky Mountains, hit up a local microbrewery like Black Shirt Brewing Co.
U.S. Route 87 offers a convenient drive through downtown Denver and nearby communities such as Centennial. Sports fans can watch the Colorado Rapids dominate the pitch at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park, or encourage the Denver Nuggets to score jump shots at the Pepsi Center.
When you need a break from the frenzy of downtown Denver, relax at Crescent Park and Confluence Park along the South Platte River. Visit the Denver Botanic Gardens and get closer to nature, by exploring local plants and trees from the Rocky Mountains. You can also check out the Japanese Garden at Sakura Square, located in downtown Denver.
Hints and Tips
During your four hour flight between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Denver, make a list of animals you want to see at the Denver Zoo and Downtown Aquarium. Once you land at DEN, your rental car will be waiting for you in the lots found along Peña Boulevard.