More than 800,000 business and pleasure travelers fly between Las Vegas and Denver each year, making the route the third most flown between each airport. Find the best low-fare deals from Las Vegas to Denver on Orbitz.com. Las Vegas and Denver are both hub cities for airlines in the western United States, and dozens of direct and connecting flights depart daily between the destinations. Travelers to Denver can experience world-class art museums, challenging outdoor recreation activities, day trips to popular Rocky Mountain ski spots and immerse in the culture of America's #1 Beer City.
Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, and it is filled with extravagant shows and popular casinos. In addition to the millions of pleasure travelers who visit Las Vegas each year, the area also plays host to hundreds of corporate conventions and cultural events. Las Vegas is served by the McCarran International Airport.
Four airlines at McCarran offer direct service from Las Vegas to Denver: Frontier, Southwest, Spirit and United. Several additional airlines offer connecting service, including US Air and American Airlines. Transportation to the airport is easy using RTC Transit buses or area taxi or limousine services. McCarran is within a few minutes of the Las Vegas Strip. Fares between the Strip and the airport range from $6 to $15. Most hotels and casinos provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.
For travelers who drive to the airport, ample parking opportunities are available. Terminals 1 and 3 offer short- and long-term parking lots as well as valet parking. Economy parking lots are also available just off airport property, with shuttles operating throughout the day to ferry travelers to the terminals. Daily parking rates range from $8 to $21 per day. McCarran offers a casino-within-an-airport atmosphere, complete with slot machines and walk-up bars. Dozens of restaurants line the terminals of McCarran airport, giving departing travelers the choice between national fast food chains, brand-name sit-down eateries and delicious local fare.
Denver is the capital of Colorado and the state's largest city. Known as the Mile-High City for its high elevation, Denver attracts millions of visitors to the Rocky Mountain region each year. Popular tourist itineraries for Denver include Rocky Mountain National Park, the Coors Brewery in nearby Golden, strolling through historic neighborhoods within the city and enjoying patio dining at one of many downtown microbreweries.
Denver originated as a mining town in the late 1850s during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. As a frontier town, Denver grew rapidly as wagon routes expanded and more settlers moved west. Denver has grown into a bustling metropolis with more than half a million residents and ranks in the top 20 metropolitan areas of the United States. Travelers arriving at the Denver International Airport can take advantage of Regional Transportation District buses that connect the airport to metropolitan Denver and surrounding towns, including Aurora and Boulder. Taxis are readily available at the airport, and many rental car companies are available on-site. Denver International is located half an hour from Denver's city center. Fares from Denver International Airport to downtown Denver range between $50 and $60, due to the distance between the airport and city.
Winters in Denver experience daily temperatures between 17 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. In the summer, average temperatures range between 50 and 90 degrees. Denver does not receive as much snow as many other areas in Colorado but can still accumulate more than 50 inches of snow per year. Weather can be unpredictable in Denver, with storms influenced by the Rocky Mountains, as well as the High Plains region. Pack a variety of clothes to have options between warmer and cooler weather gear, so you can change as rapidly as the weather. Many travelers to Denver choose to add side trips to some of Colorado's ski cities, like Vail or Aspen. Although only a short drive from Denver, their higher Rocky Mountain locations ensure dramatically higher snow falls and lower yearly temperatures.
Tourist attractions in Denver include the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Aquarium and the former home of the "unsinkable" Molly Brown. Shoppers can enjoy the famed 16th Street Mall, while government enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the Civic Center or Denver Mint. Denver is home to several major league sports teams, including the Denver Broncos (NFL), the Colorado Rockies (MLB), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Colorado Rapids (MLS).
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