Denver is the capital, and the most populous municipality of the U.S state
of Colorado. It is nicknamed Mile High City since it is exactly one mile
above sea level making it one of the highest cities in the United States.
Denver offers mesmerizing backdrop of Rocky Mountains to its west, and High
Plains to its east. There’s so much to do in the city that you’ll be
completely spoilt for choice. From the outdoor charm of Red Rocks to the
indoor grace of the Denver art Museum, there’s something to suit every
taste. Some of the recommended attractions to be checked out in the city
include - Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Denver art Museum, Denver Zoo,
Denver Museum of art & Science, Denver Botanic Gardens, & State
Things to Do in Denver
Denver Botanic Gardens
Set up in the late 1950s, Denver Botanic Gardens is amongst the largest
botanical gardens within U.S.A, spread on nearly 23 acres of area. The
garden lays emphasis on native plants along with sustainable environment
friendly practices. Amongst the major highlights here are Japanese Garden,
Marnie's Pavilion with ferns, orchids, & waterfalls, and Boettcher
Memorial Conservatory with exotic tropical & subtropical species.
Denver Zoo was set up in late 1800s. Spread on around 75 acres of area, the
zoo houses over 4,000 wild life species and animals. Some of the animals
here include hyenas, lions, Panamanian golden frogs, green tree pythons,
red kangaroo, African penguin, African wild dog, and more.
Washington Park, near central Denver, is spread on nearly 165 acres. It is
famous weekend hangout area. The park features jogging paths, gardens,
tennis courts, lakes, rental boats, recreation center, and more. The 2
prominent lakes here are Smith Lake in its north and Grasmere Lake in the
southern area of the park. The recreation center here has a pool and offers
swimming lessons and fitness classes.
Best Time to Fly to Denver
The best time to book flights from Raleigh Durham to Denver is between the
months of April & May, and from September to October. During these
months the city generally remains less crowded and experiences pleasant
weather. If you are looking forward for pocket-friendly deals, then it is
best to visit the city during winter season. June-August is the peak season
in Denver and the city is packed with tourists from everywhere and prices
may be sky high. It is advised to book RDU to DEN flights in advance to
avoid paying more later.