If you are going to be flying into Denver, you will be arriving at Denver International Airport, or DIA. DIA is one of the largest airports in the country and it has a distinctive look that replicates snow-capped mountains. The airport is modern looking and features lots of art and shops to make it a fun experience.
One of the downsides of DIA is that it is so far out of town. A taxi to downtown Denver is going to cost you around $50 and taking Uber is going to be the same or even more depending on when you want to travel. It is about 30 miles to downtown Denver, so if you are on a budget, you might want to think about taking the light rail into the city.
Denver has recently built a dependable, safe, and reliable light rail system to downtown Denver. It will drop you off in the spectacular Union Station which is right in the heart of downtown and it an experience in itself. Union Station is packed with restaurants, breweries and unique shops and people go there just to eat and wander around. It has turned into a food destination, so you might want to spend some time exploring it once you get into Denver.
The light rail is fast, convenient and affordable. It only costs around ten dollars to get downtown so you are going to save a ton of money and enjoy a relaxing ride. You can access the light rail right from inside the airport and it is the best way to go if you are on a budget.
When you are traveling to DIA you want to get there at least two hours early so you have enough time to get through the security checkpoints. If you are traveling during the holidays you should probably arrive three hours early because the lines can get huge during the holidays.
DIA is a great airport and you can catch flights to just about anywhere in the world. It is a popular airport and it is new so you get to enjoy the modern look of the airport and all of the different restaurants and other amenities of the airport. It is located out on the plains so the surroundings look pretty boring, but once you get into Denver you will be more than happy.