Home to over 600,000 people, Denver combined the sensibilities of a former mining town with a modern, cosmopolitan aesthetic. Denver offers a lively arts, music, and cultural scene, with outdoor events and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains all year round.
Denver is ranked in the Top 25 of cities with the worst traffic in the USA, so getting around by car can be something of a challenge even for experienced drivers. To reduce the stress, charter bus rental is a great alternative to driving. If you want to see everything the city has to offer, consider going with one of the best charter bus companies in Denver: Metropolitan Shuttle.
Although it has four distinct seasons, Denver is a sunny city, with over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. Autumn tends to be the best time to visit Denver, as there’s little severe weather and the amazing fall colors will be on display.
Here are just a few of the many things to see and do in Denver. Even if you do just one-day tour bus rental, you can hit most of these notable spots:
Denver Art Museum
Located in the Civic Center in Denver, the Denver Art Museum is perhaps most famous for its American Indian art. But the museum has nine curatorial departments in all, with collections from all over the world, including Asia, Africa, and the New World. The museum’s modern and contemporary art collection alone features over 12,000 works, including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe, and Marcel Duchamp. Visitors can also take in Spanish Colonial paintings, sculpture and furniture dating from 1492 to 1850, from all over Latin America.
Elitch Gardens Theme Park
Formerly known as Elitch Zoological Gardens (and briefly as Six Flags Elitch Gardens), this downtown Denver water park is open from May to October of each year. Featuring wooden roller coasters, half-pipe coasters, a white-water rafting ride, a “Tower of Doom” drop tower, teacup rides, and a 300-foot observation tower, Elitch Gardens has something for the entire family. Visitors can also enjoy live shows, “dive-in movies,” and recuperate with nachos and margaritas at J.M. Mulvihills Pub. A full day’s family adventure is only a shuttle bus rental away.
Previously known as Colorado’s Ocean Journey, the Downtown Aquarium is a place where families can have a meal and observe all sorts of aquatic life. Owned by Landry’s Restaurants, the Downtown Aquarium is over 100,000 square feet in size and features exhibits of endangered and threatened species, including Sumatran tigers. Visitors can also see daily underwater shows performed by the “Mystic Mermaids” or relax at the Dive Lounge. The Downtown Aquarium is the perfect choice for a cheap party bus rental and a full day’s blowout celebration.
Children’s Museum of Denver
The Children’s Museum of Denver is a 9-acre facility with twenty exhibits that focus on early childhood education (up to age eight), seeking to teach kids about science, technology, engineering, math, literacy, and the arts. Founded in 1973, the museum features activities such as a story climber, art studio, an “assembly plant” where kids can use tools to build objects out of recycled materials, a retired fire truck, a market and kitchen space to teach kids about healthy eating, an “outdoor adventure” area, and much more. Because it’s located in downtown Denver, the Children’s Museum is a perfect candidate for a shuttle bus or school bus rental.
Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Since 1994, Wings Over the Rockies has featured an extensive collection of air and space displays and archives. The museum’s collection includes a B-1A Lancer, a B52 Stratofortress bomber, an A-7D Corsair II, an F-4E Phantom II, and many more military and civilian aircraft.
Wings over the Rockies also has a 3/4 scale X-Wing fighter from Star Wars on display, as well as a command module mockup from Space Station Freedom and cockpit displays from the DC-10 and Boeing 727 models. But there’s more than just airplanes on display: kids can also learn about flight with the museum’s Summer Space Camp or Adventures of Flight educational programs, and the museum features a technical library with research services.
These are just some of the things you can do in Denver with the surrounding area offering tons of other activities like hiking, skiing and rafting.
Bus Rental Denver
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