Denver in Colorado is known for being an outdoor paradise in any season while also boasting a city of friendly people and exciting attractions and events. Renting a car from the airport gives you the immediate independence of a local and allows you to get away from the city lights to explore those famous Rocky Mountains and area beyond.
Hosting over 16 million visitors per year, the City of Denver hosts entertainment for all ages and interests, from the Denver Zoo to world class shopping, over to The Colorado History Centre, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences. Denver dining options are unlimited, while the city nightlife is as robust and freewheeling as they come. Check out the scene in Larimer Square and the dance floors South of Colfax, or for a slower pace, pay a visit to the Coors Brewery. Looking for the quirky side of Denver? Get off the beaten track with visits to the Buckhorn Exchange, a steakhouse with wall to wall taxidermy, or to Fifty-Two 80’s, an eclectic museum immortalizing the classic cartoon era of the 1980s.
But truly it is once you get beyond the city lights that Denver really shines. The Rocky Mountain State Park is an easy drive from the city with some of the most pristine outdoor adventure potential in the United States. Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes in the winter, while hikers and campers will find inviting trails, lakes, and campsites in the summer. Fill up your gas tank and drive some of the most picturesque roads in the country by exploring the Mount Evans Byway, 60 miles west of Denver. Navigating the highest paved road in North America, the Byways winds up to the Mount Evans summit to the 14,264-foot peak, offering breathtaking views mere steps from your rental car.
After you have exhausted yourself on either the trails or the slopes, be glad you have that rental car and stop for a dip in the regions premier hot springs in Buena Vista and Salida. Alternatively, pack a lunch and visit the Buffalo Head Nature Preserve to get close to some of the last wild buffalo in North America. Intrigued by the legends of the Old West? Nothing gets you to the days of the cowboy more than a visit to the Buffalo Bill Museum, an ode to the most famous cowboy of all!
The temptation of exploring Colorado’s wide open vistas and unparalleled natural scenery will draw you out of the city and leave you wanting more of this unspoiled state.
If you and your family want to experience everything that the Denver area has to offer, renting your own car is an absolute must. Whether you are looking to cruise hip Denver in style or attack the mountain road, our low cost and flexible rental car options at Orbitz are available to suit every itinerary. Live life on your own terms, grab that rental car, start your Denver adventures today!