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Flights to Denver will take you to a city that has its roots in the Old West, but its eyes looking firmly to the future. While it may now be a buzzing, metropolitan city, it still has something of a small town feel. All the major attractions are within a short walk of the 16th Street mall, which acts as Denver’s unofficial heart. The skyline is a crystalline sparkle of sky-scraping towers and blocks.
However, make your way through the streets and you’ll discover culture on virtually every corner. Despite its metropolitan appearance, Denver has a thriving outdoor scene and plays host to a number of festivals, with plenty of theatres and distinctly-different neighbourhoods adding to its vibrant atmosphere. You can book a flight to Denver with Qatar Airways through most international airports.
If you’re travelling to Denver with your children, you might think that soaking up some local history could be something of a problem. Think again; the Children’s Museum of Denver is both educational and entertaining.
However, if your children are that bit older, take them along to the Byers-Evan House Museum or the History Colorado Center. For a night-time treat, the Chamberlin Observatory is both a working astronomical telescope and an historic landmark.
One of the best ways to uncover a culture is to immerse yourself in its arts scene – something that Denver has in abundance. Your trip to Denver ought to set aside some time for the impressive Denver Art Museum, which houses works from local, national and international artists. For a less-static experience, the Denver Theater hosts the biggest and brightest Broadway shows.
There are plenty of theme parks, which make for fantastic family days out. Elitch Gardens is packed with thrilling rides and entertainment, while Waterworld is one of America’s biggest water-parks and the perfect way for the whole family to cool off.
You’ll find plenty of leisure attractions on your trip to Denver, some highlighting its cowboy past and others exploring the potential for the future. For a taste of the natural world, head over to the Butterfly Pavilion, where you can encounter a huge range of spectacular invertebrates and, of course, some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies.
However, if you fancy a taste of the Old West, the Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum is just a short drive from Lookout Mountain, where you’ll be rewarded with one of the finest views in Colorado. If all the Stetsons and spurs have whetted your appetite, you can buy authentic western clothing at Rockmount Ranch Museum's well-stocked gift store.
If you’re travelling to Denver with food in mind, then you’ve made an excellent choice. The city is packed with restaurants and diners, serving sumptuous dishes from virtually every corner of the globe. You’ll find food from Asia, Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, Italy – and virtually anywhere else you can think of.
However, for a true taste of Colorado cuisine, look out for restaurants serving delicious chilli con carne, fajitas and tostadas. Typical Colorado cuisine is a fusion of old American, Mexican and Spanish foods, giving rise to dishes that use a lot of chillies, chicken and various beans and pulses.
However, if you’re feeling adventurous, there are still restaurants that serve rattlesnake fillet – usually served with a smoked-chilli jelly and black-eyed beans.
Your trip to Denver will probably take you through a few of the city’s neighbourhoods, each with their own character. As a result of the way Denver is divided up, there is different shopping to be had in each district.
16th Street is where you’ll find most of the chain stores, while the Cherry Creek Shopping District plays home to the high-end shops. Larimer Square is a popular shopping district and far more eclectic than most, where you’ll find everything from clothing to furniture.
When you book a flight to Denver with Qatar Airways you will travel on a Qatar Airways operated flight to Dallas (Ft Worth International), or Chicago (O Hare International), and connect to Denver with our partner airlines.
Flights to Denver land at Denver International Airport.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Denver please check the visa and passport requirements.
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