It’s that time of year again when you can start to put the stresses of work and family life behind you and instead focus on your upcoming vacation. Whether you’re going all-out on a luxury break or taking a week off to travel with the family, your trip will give you the chance to detox and return to daily life feeling refreshed and ready to take on anything. However, before you can enjoy daydreaming about your vacation, there is some planning to be done. As well as deciding on the destination, accommodation, and activities, you also need to sort out your flights. If you live in the Denver, Colorado area, then you will appreciate this comprehensive list of some of the best airports in Denver.
Denver International Airport
This airport is most people’s first choice. DIA has non-stop services to 215 destinations amongst 23 airlines throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, and it’s the fourth US airport to surpass 200 destinations. Oddly enough, however, this airport is also the subject of some bizarre conspiracy theories. DIA is also renowned for its striking murals, which, while some travelers might think is chic and, in case that doesn’t pique your interest, the blue horse statue, Mustang, that stands outside the airport.
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
This small airport is ideal if you are looking for cheaper flights. However, just because it’s small doesn’t mean it is lacking. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport has a quality café area that serves great breakfast and lunch options, and also has rooms available for meetings. One cool aspect of having a meeting here is that you get a great view of the runway. This airport includes a state-of-the-art 124-foot-tall airport traffic control tower. If you’re interested in air shows, it’s also worth noting that this airport hosts a Rocky Mountain Air & Ground Festival. This event is also worthwhile for car enthusiasts and is enjoyable for all the family.
This airport has been around since 1968 and stands the test of time. Located in the famed Denver Tech Center, Centennial Airport is one of Colorado’s leading business airports. You can enjoy VIP treatment thanks to the great facilities and helpful staff. If you want to eat something a little more filling than the typical airport food, then you’re in luck, as Centennial Airport has a conveniently placed restaurant close by. The aptly named award-winning Perfect Landing restaurant offers all sorts of delicious cuisines, from your standard cooked breakfast, lunches and full dinners. Dubbed “Denver’s Hidden Gem Restaurant,” Perfect Landing offers top-notch service, along with live music and stunning views of the city lights and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Boulder Municipal Airport
In 2017, the Boulder City airport was established as the third-busiest airport in the state. A general aviation airport, Boulder Municipal Airport provides business, private, recreational and emergency flights to the City of Boulder and surrounding areas, and it also includes flight training, with Mountain Flying, Glass Cockpit, and other specialized training for wannabe pilots. Located in the foothills of the Rockies, this airport is a great spot for soaring and gliding. Boulder Municipal Airport also has an aircraft rental, so if you’re interested, you can rent your aircraft through a leaseback agreement. This airport is known for its friendly staff, but it is important to note that this is not a commercial airline service. There are also some great hotels nearby, including the Boulder Marriott, the Residence Inn, Hotel Boulerado and the Courtyard by Marriott, so you’ll be spoilt for choice if you need to find nearby accommodation before or after you fly.