Pecos 15 guidebook

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Pecos 15 guidebook

Neighborhoods
From the stately Victorian houses of Five Points to the hip restaurants and nightclubs of historic LoDo, Denver's laid-back attitude is exemplified in its neighborhoods. Explore the city on a B-cycle, Denver's pioneering bike sharing system. Use our neighborhood guides below to find attractions, restaurants and interesting places within each neighborhood and historic district.
Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains. Weather: 84°F (29°C), Wind W at 4 mph (6 km/h), 17% Humidity Local time: Tuesday 3:26 PM Population: 619,968 (2011) United States Census Bureau Elevation: 5,130–5,690 ft (1,564–1,734 m) Mayor: Michael Hancock Metro population: 2,932,415 (US: 19th) Plan a trip Denver travel guide 3-star hotel averaging $156, 5-star averaging $476 Upcoming Events Altitude: Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level.
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Denver
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Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains. Weather: 84°F (29°C), Wind W at 4 mph (6 km/h), 17% Humidity Local time: Tuesday 3:26 PM Population: 619,968 (2011) United States Census Bureau Elevation: 5,130–5,690 ft (1,564–1,734 m) Mayor: Michael Hancock Metro population: 2,932,415 (US: 19th) Plan a trip Denver travel guide 3-star hotel averaging $156, 5-star averaging $476 Upcoming Events Altitude: Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level.
Cultures blend in historic Five Points, one of Denver's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. The district was known as the "Harlem of the West" because it was a frequent stop for jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, who played clubs like the Rossonian and the Rainbow Room. The neighborhood was also mentioned repeatedly in Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Today, historic Five Points' creativity and vibrancy live on in a fascinating fusion of old and new. Visitors can stop in at innovative coffeehouses and craft breweries, visit museums telling stories from the past, experience live music from all genres at independent music venues or eat at beloved soul food and barbecue institutions.
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Five Points
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Cultures blend in historic Five Points, one of Denver's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. The district was known as the "Harlem of the West" because it was a frequent stop for jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, who played clubs like the Rossonian and the Rainbow Room. The neighborhood was also mentioned repeatedly in Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Today, historic Five Points' creativity and vibrancy live on in a fascinating fusion of old and new. Visitors can stop in at innovative coffeehouses and craft breweries, visit museums telling stories from the past, experience live music from all genres at independent music venues or eat at beloved soul food and barbecue institutions.
Denver is an outdoor city with a vibrant, walkable downtown offering urban adventures for all ages. Within a one-mile radius, you can kayak on the Platte River; explore some of the city's best museums; shop at art galleries and boutiques; see a Broadway touring show; enjoy live music; ride a rollercoaster or cool off in a water park; and experience exciting professional sports. Experience Denver's top chef-driven restaurants and innovative craft breweries. The Denver Beer Trail is a great guide to sampling those local brews. Downtown's free 16th Street Mall shuttle makes it easy to get around. Visit Larimer Square and the renovated Denver Union Station in historic Lower Downtown (LoDo), where Victorian buildings now house restaurants, galleries, shops, bars, brewpubs and coffee houses, or head to Denver Pavilions where you'll find shops, restaurants, bars and a movie theater. Discover the downtown area by bike, thanks to the B-cycle bike-sharing program, and don't miss the chance for a photo with everyone's favorite Blue Bear public art sculpture at the Colorado Convention Center.
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LoDo
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Denver is an outdoor city with a vibrant, walkable downtown offering urban adventures for all ages. Within a one-mile radius, you can kayak on the Platte River; explore some of the city's best museums; shop at art galleries and boutiques; see a Broadway touring show; enjoy live music; ride a rollercoaster or cool off in a water park; and experience exciting professional sports. Experience Denver's top chef-driven restaurants and innovative craft breweries. The Denver Beer Trail is a great guide to sampling those local brews. Downtown's free 16th Street Mall shuttle makes it easy to get around. Visit Larimer Square and the renovated Denver Union Station in historic Lower Downtown (LoDo), where Victorian buildings now house restaurants, galleries, shops, bars, brewpubs and coffee houses, or head to Denver Pavilions where you'll find shops, restaurants, bars and a movie theater. Discover the downtown area by bike, thanks to the B-cycle bike-sharing program, and don't miss the chance for a photo with everyone's favorite Blue Bear public art sculpture at the Colorado Convention Center.
Food scene
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Masterpiece Deli @ Old Major
1575 Central Street
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Sightseeing
Outdoor activities, cultural pursuits and sporting events all are among Denver’s best attractions–reflecting a city where much of life takes place outdoors, yet arts are also front and center. Red Rocks Amphitheater, combining both, should not be missed. Ditto Denver Art Museum, where exhibits are enhanced by the museum's unusual architecture and design. Miles of bike paths and a forward-thinking rental program make it easy for residents and visitors to ditch the car and bike to attractions, many clustered around the downtown area including History Colorado Center, Elitch Gardens and Coors Field.
One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, Mordecai Children’s Garden, lifelong learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources.
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Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
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One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, Mordecai Children’s Garden, lifelong learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources.
"Wash Park" is a 155-acre expanse of gorgeous gardens, lakes and green lawns–and arguably the most beautiful spot in the city to watch a sunset. Smith Lake in particular, at the park's northern end, draws a multitude of lovers and others each evening as the sun sinks behind the mountains, turning the lake and sky above it brilliant shades of red, rose and gold. If working out together seems romantic, couples can walk, run, skate and cycle here, and for those who find a quaint romance in croquet, there's a court and lessons provided by a local club each week in summer. Summer also offers surrey bikes and pedal boats for rent, and the boathouse is a romantic wedding venue. If strolling through formal gardens sounds romantic, Washington Park's flower gardens are among the city's most beautiful; one was modeled after the gardens at George Washington's Virginia home, Mount Vernon.
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Washington Park
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"Wash Park" is a 155-acre expanse of gorgeous gardens, lakes and green lawns–and arguably the most beautiful spot in the city to watch a sunset. Smith Lake in particular, at the park's northern end, draws a multitude of lovers and others each evening as the sun sinks behind the mountains, turning the lake and sky above it brilliant shades of red, rose and gold. If working out together seems romantic, couples can walk, run, skate and cycle here, and for those who find a quaint romance in croquet, there's a court and lessons provided by a local club each week in summer. Summer also offers surrey bikes and pedal boats for rent, and the boathouse is a romantic wedding venue. If strolling through formal gardens sounds romantic, Washington Park's flower gardens are among the city's most beautiful; one was modeled after the gardens at George Washington's Virginia home, Mount Vernon.
Transportation
Denver’s public transportation is easy, inexpensive and convenient. You can get pretty much anywhere in The Mile High City by rail or bus, and often get there faster than by car. Below, you’ll find some info and tips on how to take advantage of Denver’s public transportation. Hop on board! Whether on foot, by car, by bike, or by light rail, there are plenty of options for getting around Denver. Looking for Downtown Denver transportation to get around the 16th Street Mall? Denver offers free public transportation with the Lightrail. Want to tour the city on a bike? B-Cycle makes Denver even more bike-friendly. These are just a few examples of options for transportation in Denver.
It's now easier than ever to get from Denver International Airport (DEN) to downtown Denver with the opening of the new Denver airport train line. At a cost of $10.50 (with several discounts available Opens a New Window. ), travelers can use the rail service, known as the A Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Opens a New Window. , metro Denver's public transit provider. The A Line, which opened on April 22, 2016, whisks travelers to the heart of downtown, specifically the recently restored Union Station, which is the city's new transportation hub and "living room," thanks to its plush surroundings. From Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation services, such as light rail, regional and local buses, Amtrak rail service, taxis, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttle (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide buses that provides access to most downtown hotels. Union Station itself is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts building and the location of hip, locally owned restaurants, bars, shops and a boutique hotel. DAILY SCHEDULE FROM UNION STATION 3:15 a.m. - 4:15 a.m. - every 30 minutes 4:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. - every 15 minutes 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. (1 a.m. Fri/Sat) - every 30 minutes *Last train leaves Denver International Airport at 1:26 a.m. (1:56 a.m. Fri/Sat) FARES - A LINE $10.50 - each way to/from Denver International Airport to Union Station downtown Discounts are available Opens a New Window. WHERE AND HOW TO BUY A TICKET Tickets can be purchased on rail line platforms at ticket vending machines, in Union Station Underground Bus Concourse or at any RTD sales outlet. WHERE TO CATCH THE LIGHT RAIL Airport: The location is right by the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Downtown/Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop St. TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM UNION STATION TO YOUR HOTEL Download the Denver Union Station Arrival Guide here . PDF File for denver Opens a New Window. . LUGGAGE Rail vehicles on the A Line have overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks. Travelers must be able to handle their own luggage. ACCESSIBILITY Trains have level boarding at all doors of the train and have two wheelchair spaces per car. STATIONS SERVED BY A LINE The new A Line services eight stations: Denver Airport Station 61st & Pena 40th Avenue & Airport Peoria Central Park 40th & Colorado 38th & Blake Union Station QUICK FACTS Travel Time: 37 minutes Cost: $10.50 one way to/from airport to Union Station Speed: Up to 79 mph Capacity: 209 people per car (including seating for 91 people and two wheelchair spaces) Features: Overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks INSIDER TIPS Looking for hotels near the Denver Airport? Right next to the Denver Airport Station is the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel, which is connected to the airport. Have an early flight or late arrival? No problem, stay right at the airport! The recently remodeled Union Station, located at the other end of the line from the airport, provides easy access to the restaurants, bars, microbreweries, shops and attractions around Lower Downtown (LoDo), Coors Field and the bustling pedestrian 16th Street Mall.
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Denver International Airport
8500 Peña Blvd
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It's now easier than ever to get from Denver International Airport (DEN) to downtown Denver with the opening of the new Denver airport train line. At a cost of $10.50 (with several discounts available Opens a New Window. ), travelers can use the rail service, known as the A Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Opens a New Window. , metro Denver's public transit provider. The A Line, which opened on April 22, 2016, whisks travelers to the heart of downtown, specifically the recently restored Union Station, which is the city's new transportation hub and "living room," thanks to its plush surroundings. From Union Station, travelers can access additional local and regional transportation services, such as light rail, regional and local buses, Amtrak rail service, taxis, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttle (MallRide) and free downtown MetroRide buses that provides access to most downtown hotels. Union Station itself is a beautiful 1914 Beaux-Arts building and the location of hip, locally owned restaurants, bars, shops and a boutique hotel. DAILY SCHEDULE FROM UNION STATION 3:15 a.m. - 4:15 a.m. - every 30 minutes 4:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. - every 15 minutes 6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. (1 a.m. Fri/Sat) - every 30 minutes *Last train leaves Denver International Airport at 1:26 a.m. (1:56 a.m. Fri/Sat) FARES - A LINE $10.50 - each way to/from Denver International Airport to Union Station downtown Discounts are available Opens a New Window. WHERE AND HOW TO BUY A TICKET Tickets can be purchased on rail line platforms at ticket vending machines, in Union Station Underground Bus Concourse or at any RTD sales outlet. WHERE TO CATCH THE LIGHT RAIL Airport: The location is right by the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel. Downtown/Union Station: 1701 Wynkoop St. TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM UNION STATION TO YOUR HOTEL Download the Denver Union Station Arrival Guide here . PDF File for denver Opens a New Window. . LUGGAGE Rail vehicles on the A Line have overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks. Travelers must be able to handle their own luggage. ACCESSIBILITY Trains have level boarding at all doors of the train and have two wheelchair spaces per car. STATIONS SERVED BY A LINE The new A Line services eight stations: Denver Airport Station 61st & Pena 40th Avenue & Airport Peoria Central Park 40th & Colorado 38th & Blake Union Station QUICK FACTS Travel Time: 37 minutes Cost: $10.50 one way to/from airport to Union Station Speed: Up to 79 mph Capacity: 209 people per car (including seating for 91 people and two wheelchair spaces) Features: Overhead storage, luggage towers and bicycle racks INSIDER TIPS Looking for hotels near the Denver Airport? Right next to the Denver Airport Station is the new Westin Denver International Airport Hotel, which is connected to the airport. Have an early flight or late arrival? No problem, stay right at the airport! The recently remodeled Union Station, located at the other end of the line from the airport, provides easy access to the restaurants, bars, microbreweries, shops and attractions around Lower Downtown (LoDo), Coors Field and the bustling pedestrian 16th Street Mall.