If you are planning on flying by private jet charter to Denver, you do have choices about where to land in the greater metropolitan area. There is the option of landing at the Denver International Airport, or you can opt for the nearby Centennial Airport in Englewood or the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield. In any case, there are plenty of places you want to visit while in the Denver area. Here are ten spots that you don’t want to miss.
1. Mount Evans Scenic Byway
If you really want to enjoy the majesty of the mountains, there are two ways to take in the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Before your jet lands, have the pilot cruise over the Byway and get a good look from above. While you are in town, rent a car and drive on what is known locally as the road into the sky. If life is stressful right now and you need a change of scenery, the peaceful drive will do you a lot of good.
2. The Coors Brewery
Coors and the mountains are synonymous in the minds of many people. While you are in town, tour the Coors Brewery in nearby Golden. You’ll learn about the origins of the brewery, get a look at how they brew and bottle the beer, and also get to enjoy free samples. Make sure you set aside at least a couple of hours for the tour.
3. Sports Authority Field at Mile High
You have taken your private jet like a Cessna into Bronco territory. That means you must visit the Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Known to locals as Mile High, the stadium is considered one of the most interesting ones in the entire country. There are five levels for seating, but the real surprise is the art gallery that’s housed in the stadium. Built in 1948, the Mile High started out as the home for a minor league baseball team but has been the base of operations for the Broncos since 1960.
4. 16th Street Mall
The LoDo District is something you must see. While there, visit the 16th Street Mall. You’ll find restaurants of all types, plenty of shopping choices, and lots of entertainment venues. If you can imagine it, there’s a good chance of finding it somewhere in the Mall.
5. Molly Brown Museum
Titanic enthusiasts aren’t the only ones who will enjoy a tour of the Molly Brown House Museum. While there, you get to learn quite a bit about the city’s history as it relates to the “unsinkable” Molly Brown. That includes facts about the suffrage movement in the area, and Brown’s efforts at social reform in the local mining communities.
6. The Denver Zoo
Home to more than 4,000 animals, the Denver Zoo covers over 75 acres. Walk around all you like or take a train that goes from one end of the park to the other. The rich mixture of plant life and animals is explained by tour guides who ensure you get to see everything of interest.
7. Coors Field
If you are a Major League Baseball fan, Coors Field is a must. Home to the Colorado Rockies, the stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000. Catch a game if you arrive in town during the season. During the off-season, you can also tour the facility and visit the Rooftop. There you can enjoy a beautiful view of the area and sample some of the best in local beers.
8. Denver Botanic Gardens
With 24 acres and over 15,000 varieties of plants, a tour of the Denver Botanic Gardens is definitely in order. Along with the plants, you can also enjoy sculptures that are strategically placed around the main areas. Touring exhibits are also on display much of the year. You could discover the work of a prominent artist and be on your way to becoming a collector.
9. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Enjoy 900 acres that allow you to walk, hike, climb, and enjoy a great view of the Rocky Mountains. As the point of transition between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, you get to see the best that nature has to offer.
10. Union Station
Before you board your business jet and head for home, spend some time at the historic Union Station. While recently renovated, the Station retains the original 1917 facade. It’s still a working transit station, but it also offers plenty of restaurants, shopping opportunities, and entertainment venues.
Nothing beats air travel like a reserving a private charter flight. If you are heading to Denver for business, make sure there is plenty of time to see the local attractions and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. You’ll want to come back as soon as possible.