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Hard Rock Cafe Denver

Hard Rock Cafe Denver
Duration:
Flexible
From:
USD 32.49
Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Denver Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of the Mile High City, where you'll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme. Each option comes with a drink (coffee, tea or soda) and dessert. Expect entrees like the classic cheeseburger, a half-rack of hickory-smoked ribs, salmon, steak and even some vegetarian options. Love All - Serve All!

Booze and Brews Walking Tours

Booze and Brews Walking Tours
Duration:
3 hours
From:
USD 50.00
The Craft Brews & Booze Walking Tour is a unique experience where guests get to discover the awesome world of distilleries & breweries.  We combine education & generous tastings of quality craft beer, cocktails, and spirits.  Visualize the process, interact with ingredients and sample everything at the source alongside professional drinkers.

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Things to do in Denver if you have a Denver Airport Layover or Extended Denver Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Denver Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Denver.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Denver International Airport is located 23 miles from downtown Denver and so, if you are stuck at the airport for one reason or another, a longer layover has its benefits. Given eight or ten hours between flights you could find plenty of attractions and activities to keep even the most contrary traveller happy.


The Denver Zoo


With enough time to spare you could spend the day at the Denver Zoo. A veritable African wildlife experience in the heart of an American city, Denver offers amazing attractions such as Predator Ridge where African predators can be seen in an exhibit as close to their natural habitat as possible, and Tropical Discovery where visitors can walk through acres of rain forest, mangrove swamps and along tropical riverbanks as far away from airport hum drum as you can get. This option would be a great way for a family to while away a 10 hour or so layover as the zoo is located about 20 miles from the airport and there is plenty to see.


The 16th Street Pedestrian Mall


This hub of shopping, dining and entertainment has something to offer for everyone. Even the harassed business executive will be happy as 16th Street Pedestrian Mall is a wireless internet hotspot with free internet access anywhere along the Mall or Skyline Park. From the Mall you also have easy access to many of Denver’s other downtown attractions such as the Pepsi Centre and Coors Field. About half an hour to an hour from the airport by taxi, depending on traffic, you need to allow plenty of time to take in the sights and sounds. This option would make for an entertaining and vibrant way to spend your long layover, but make sure you leave enough time to get back to the airport to catch your connecting flight.



If you are unlucky enough to be left with a five or six hour delay or layover, venturing away from the airport could be a little stressful as most things are a fair distance away. Denver International Airport does, however, have a few interesting attractions within the airport compound that could be worth a look.


The DIA Public Art Program


This attraction offers an eye catching experience that will certainly take your mind off waiting. The permanent art collection features 26 site-specific works of art by 39 artists. The pieces can be found in the airport landscape and in the architecture of Jeppesen Terminal and Concourses. The train tunnels and communication systems also have their fair share of inspiring visual attractions. These permanent displays include sculptures, murals and installations. Alongside the permanent collection the airport has a number of changing exhibits in different locations. These can be found by accessing the official airport website.


Something to Eat


 

Denver International Airport has over 50 restaurants, cafés and eateries to choose from so you could settle down and enjoy a lengthy meal to while away another hour or so before your onward connection.



So do not despair if you are stuck at Denver International Airport, a medium length layover will ensure you are well fed and culturally enriched and with a long enough layover you can see many of the sights and sounds of downtown Denver.

Denver Attractions

Self-Guided Denver Scavenger Hunt

Self-Guided Denver Scavenger HuntDuration:
2 to 3 hrs
From:
USD 11.00
Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues. Unlike other city-wide excursions, this one unshackles racers from the tyranny of official start times and concrete dates. Players simply click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and begin the scavenger hunt whenever they've got a spare two hours. During the process, players will hear fun stories and insights about historical sites while discovering hidden gems along the way.

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Denver Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Denver Scavenger Hunt AdventureDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 15.00
Turn Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the <i>Amazing Race</i> with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.<em> </em><br><em></em>

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Shuttle Transportation Service from Denver International Airport to Downtown

Shuttle Transportation Service from Denver International Airport to DowntownDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 25.00
Reliable non-stop door-to-door shuttle service between Denver International Airport and downtown Denver hotels, Cherry Creek hotels and Denver Tech Center hotels.

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Nightingale Puzzle Room Experience

Nightingale Puzzle Room ExperienceDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 25.00
You and your friends, family or co-workers have 60 minutes to search the room for clues and solve puzzles in order to free the nightingale. Keen perception and good communication skills are the keys to success and loads of fun!

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Rocky Mountain Zephyr Puzzle Room Experience

Rocky Mountain Zephyr Puzzle Room ExperienceDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 25.00
You and your friends, family or co-workers have 60 minutes to search the room for clues and solve puzzles in order to stop the runaway train. Keen perception and good communication skills are the keys to success and loads of fun!

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Haunted Evening Denver Pub Tour

Haunted Evening Denver Pub TourDuration:
2 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 25.00
<p>Our Denver haunted pub tour is a combination ghost tour and pub crawl that will take you on a walking tour to explore the fascinating history of the city. Hear some of Denver's most famous and creepy haunted stories. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 2.5 hour journey through some of the oldest bars in downtown Denver. We will visit four bars, housed in historic buildings that date back to the mid-19th century, and have time to enjoy a delicious optional libation as the guide tells you all the spooky happenings and great history of this Old West town!</p>

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Mile High Culture Pass

Mile High Culture PassDuration:
Flexible
From:
USD 29.99
The Mile High Culture Pass includes admission to the following attractions:<br /><ul><li>Clyfford Still Museum</li><li>Denver Art Museum</li><li>Denver Botanic Gardens</li><li>Denver Museum of Nature &amp; Science</li><li>Denver Zoo</li><li>History Colorado Center</li><li>Kirkland Museum of Fine &amp; Decorative Art (will re-open in early 2018)</li></ul>With the 5 day option, you can visit all of the attractions within a span of 5 consecutive days. With the 3 day option, you can visit all of the attractions within a span of 3 consecutive days. The pass is activated upon first use and can be used an unlimited amount for the specified amount of days.

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Moscow Mule Experience

Moscow Mule ExperienceDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 30.00
It is all about the Moscow Mules!  Mile High Spirits has just turned  America's most popular cocktail into America's first Moscow Mule in a can.  That's right, and it is made right here in the Mile High.   Learn about your favorite drink in Denver's favorite bar, and if you are not a ginger beer fan, we've got more liquor and infusions than you can shake a stick at, and being that it is a weekday experience, we have made it short and super sweet!

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Last Updated: 12 Mar 2017