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Car rental Denver airport

Car rental Denver airport

Denver is the capitol of one of the most beautiful states in America. It’s recommended to rent a car at Denver airport, because without a rental car you will not be able to discover all of Colorado’s beauty. Holiday Cars offers a lot of car rental options at Denver International Airport so we advise you to search the deal that suits you best!
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Denver International Airport

As said before, Denver International Airport is America’s largest airport by total land area. The longest runway in the United states is also based in Denver, with a length of almost five kilometers. DEN is the 20th busiest airport in the world with over 61 million passengers per year. Despite of its enormity, Denver airport has been voted best airport (best run airport specifically) of North America several times.
Denver International Airport is quite artistic, for instance there is a 10 meter tall statue of a blue mustang (horse) with illuminated red eyes, better known as Blucifer. Furthermore the Teflon-coated fiberglass roof of the main terminal resembles the rocky mountains.
If you would like to rent a car in Denver, the airport is the place to be as well. Holiday Cars offers car rental from seven different, trustworthy, on-sight suppliers. There’s plenty of options going from small economy car to large SUV.

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Car rental Denver

I am sure you are convinced to rent a car at Denver airport and here you are on the right address to do so. Holiday Cars provides you with the option to compare seven different suppliers at Denver Airport. Some offer a lower price, some offer a more extensive service panel. There’s always one thing they have in common, they will provide you with a reliable rental car.

Airport information

Address: 8500 Peña Blvd, Denver
IATA Code: DEN
ICAO Code: KDEN
Tips and experiences for Denver airport

Our customers rated Denver airport with an average of 8.9 based on 356 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

14-02-2020
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Buy full insurance for rental cars in the winter. The Westin Denver Airport has a wonderful open lobby. The train to Denver Union station is frequent and convenient. For the train, buy a day pass ($10.00) if traveling round-trip to and from the airport. The security line was very quick after midnight. What a beautiful airport!
12-02-2020
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Make sure all information is documented,car hire can be great just look around for the best price but be careful with hidden extras,always had plenty of time in the airport you might spend a little more time in a shop than you think.
12-02-2020
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Denver Airport is a ways from Denver. If you need to use the bathroom, do so before leaving the airport. Check out the art in the airport. It's pretty good. Drive up into the mountains, or at least to Red Rocks. There are some nice hiking trails there. If it's winter, be sure to get 4 wheel drive. You never know when snow may come. If you are unfamiliar driving in snow, you definitely don't want to be caught unprepared.
09-02-2020
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Easy in and out access. Find and rent an all wheel drive in the winter or you will nearly be required to at the service counter.
07-02-2020
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It was super simple to rent a car through Holiday Cars, and the people at the rental counter were very friendly and helpful. They kept the customer's interests at the top of their list and helped us get on the road quickly and efficiently. If you are driving out to the mountains from Denver, make sure you have an all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle - Ricardo told us that there are new regulations on the highway through the Loveland Pass that prohibit vehicles without all-wheel or 4-wheel during the winter months. We are so thankful for his advice, otherwise we would have gotten a ticket, or worse - stuck in the ditch! We would highly recommend taking a drive through the mountains and checking out the many ski resorts in the rockies. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can visit incredible hot springs, rent snowshoes or snow mobiles, shop the finest outdoor retailers in the world, and so much more.
07-02-2020
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Plan plenty of time if you are checking ski/snowboard equipment and travel during non-peak times. Know where you are meeting your party as there are different places that commercial/personal vehicles are allowed. There is not a cell phone waiting lot for non-commercial traffic. Bars and restaurants are quite crowded, so plan accordingly.
05-02-2020
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I would strongly suggest they avoid Budget out of Denver, as there is little evidence of a customer-focused mindset.
31-01-2020
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Unless you know 100% that you will not have any delays at all (due to your fault, the airline or mother nature) do not book thru a third party agency. You must prepay and should your travel plans change you get a classic catch-22 runaround. The third party booking agency says refunds/exchanges will be handled by car rental agency, and of course car rental agency says all issues must be handled by 3rd party bookers. They both claim that prepayment is handled & held by other entity. While it is true that comparison shopping can save your money consider the unknowns, and potentials for trip changes, when booking rental cars before making prepayments. The hassles you encounter are not worth the few bucks you save by going through the rental car company directly.
29-01-2020
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Getting through security was brutal ... took almost 50 minutes and barely made our flight. Other than that the airport was great.
27-01-2020
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Get to airport early. Use TSA pre. Book your car ahead of time. Buy the tank of gas. Check the car when you turn it in.
25-01-2020
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Ahh, I didn't realize how much I miss the Denver area until this trip. We lived in Loveland for many years, but now live in Oregon. You cannot beat those immense clear blue Colorado skies! The Denver airport is huge, but so well organized that it is a breeze to move through. Had one of my best breakfasts ever at Mr Egg in Thornton, very close to the Merchandise Mart where we were part of the Colorado Indian Mkt. Green chili to die for!
24-01-2020
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1. Perform quality control for rental car company 2. Buy your own windshield wash 3. Buy your own snow scrapper 4. Drive safe 5. Do not follow to close 6. Pray
22-01-2020
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Be patient. Consider traction laws in the winter if driving to the mountains. Allot ample time to get into the mountains. Rent a place with a kitchen to dramatically save on food. Try the free ice skating in downtown Denver. Copper Mountain and Winter Park are both great options for families with kids.
21-01-2020
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Security will take a long time if you do not have TSA PreCheck. Food was good while we were waiting. I flew Frontier and I would not recommend them as an airline as they take forever to get off the ground/taxi to terminal. It was also 1 hour to get my bags from the carousel.
17-01-2020
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Denver is fine. No issues other than the airlines need to manage their luggage islands better.
16-01-2020
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Good airport hate the shuttle ride to the car rental place but that’s the way it is. Shuttles were frequent and on time
14-01-2020
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The airport is very easy to navigate. The security TSA checkpoint is clearly labeled and the TSA agents were very friendly and thorough in the information and instructions they gave. I would recommend to be sure and check your airline's policy on bags and bag sizes. Make sure ahead of time that they are the right size and that you have paid for them if needed. Paying ahead of time is much cheaper than paying at the gate. Also be sure to check the TSA website for items you can and can't pack. This will save you a lot of time getting through security. Last, if you have a work badge on you and have to remove it for the scanner, don't forget to get it back out of the bin!!! :)
13-01-2020
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DIA is modern and efficient but... also big. If it’s your first visit/trip then review the airport map and find out where your points of interest are. This helps a bit when you arriving tired or departing stressed. First time timers should also read up on what you’ll be asked to do in the security check with TSA. This will spare your nerves as well as the nerves of the people behind you. Don’t arrive last minute! You never know what will pop up. Also, if you’re a US citizen arriving home from abroad then consider using the E-Passport app on you phone. It really expidites your time clearing customs.
09-01-2020
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Pack light. Don’t lose your drivers license. Don’t forget swimsuit. Use valet and bellman. Order room service. Business hotels are usually quieter and you have the pool to yourself.
08-01-2020
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Always use Vaseline or other to coat nostrils to avoid airborne sicknesses. Always check 3rd party, ie autonrental or airline, websites from promotions that you could avail of. Be nice to all staffing as they already have too many irate customers and a smile goes a long way. Especially counter and TSA folks. Be prepared for security checkpoints and don’t wait for the last minute. Pack yourself a lunch/ snack, no dressings or liquids above 3oz. Will save you a fortune, and you’ll also know what you’re getting. If you like to order alcohol on the plane, pick up some of the plastic miniatures at your local liquor store. You can carry as many as you like. :) Wear loose fitting clothing, sweats etc. the day of dressing up to travel is gone and the more comfortable you are, the better you’re experience will be. Don’t forget airplane compatible headphones too.
06-01-2020
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I do advise to read disclosures regarding any additional services, I did and I had a few questions so I decided to call the rental company and they confirmed and answered every question. I will definitely use them again!
19-12-2019
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Very busy airport Arrive early to get through security. Efficient baggage handling. Security efficient. Handles crowds quickly. Lots of nice shops and restaurants.
18-12-2019
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The airport itself is fine (restaurants, security, layout, etc). The key for us was that when the flight was cancelled, we didn't give up and go with the 1st recommendation from the agent at check-in. We got back in line and tried a different agent and got a much better result.
06-12-2019
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If you’re in the Colorado area in the summer time, definitely get up into the mountains for hiking or even a drive. The garden of the gods in Colorado Springs is amazing. The 15th street mall is awesome and there’s a lot to do around there.
03-12-2019
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Dollar was efficient and easy to use. They moved their line to receive our car quickly and without issue. The staff was friendly and very good at their job. I really appreciated being able to choose a vehicle myself. We were on our way in a very short amount of time. Our return was just as efficient and we were loading the van to the airport immediately -WOW great service and price!! WE will definitely choose dollar again!
03-12-2019
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Denver airport is easy to access and get around. Be mindful when leaving that construction is currently going on that limits security access and can take a bit longer. Also, leave extra time for rail shuttle to gates. Oh, and get a beer at Great Divide if you're in concourse C. That's all.
26-11-2019
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First time to the US, Colorado was our favourite place of the whole trip. We went for a hike in the Rocky mountains, there was snow in November but we didn't get cold, it was awesome. Red Rocks amphitheater was very cool and there's a short hike to do. Larimer street was also very picturesque with quaint shops; and we also did the Street Mall in the same day (I think it was 16th Street). I would also highly recommend Vail or Brackenridge when there's snow, they are phenomenal towns, absolutely stunning and fairy-tale like. I had to promise my wife that we'll go back one day to spend Christmas there. There are so many ski slopes in that area if you're keen on skiing.
16-11-2019
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Denver airport is filled with so many amazing shops, restaurants & services. They have nail salon & masseuse. The airport services many people, but the flow of traffic is so well organized that it does not feel over crowded or overwhelming.
13-11-2019
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Carry some snacks. Always have an empty drink cup. Towelettes and tissues are a must. Mini size hand & body lotion is great to have. I use a size vaseline to moisten my lips. Always pre-check-in airpirt, hotel, and car rental saves a lot of time. Hey Google is the best travel companion for all questions and directions.
13-11-2019
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Even though you give your responds verbally regarding the contract, make sure you read what you are signing. I have been renting cars for over 15 years and have never experienced what I experienced last week.
09-11-2019
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Denver is fun place to visit. Visit either while fall colors are great or once it starts snowing. Pack warm clothes.
02-11-2019
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DIA is large, plan ahead. They are undergoing construction at the moment, so security lines are fairly long. There is a tram inside the airport that takes you to and from the various terminals. Clean and friendly staff inside the airport. DIA is in a fairly remote area and takes about 30 min from Denver. Make sure to check out the bronco outside the airport!
01-11-2019
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Bring your receipts with you please. Be friendly to the people working there. Have patience. Be sure to say please and thank you.
01-11-2019
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All of the hikes we did around Denver and Boulder were beautiful. We loved the Royal Arch trail in Boulder and Four lakes loop trail in Rocky Mtn National park. We would recommend getting to the park very early in the day to avoid traffic getting into the park. As far as food is concerned, Denver Biscuit Co and Snooze were phenomenal for breakfast. Crooked Stave brewery was fantastic. Highly recommend.
31-10-2019
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I traveled from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is beautiful in mid-October - I made it just in time to see the leaves change!
27-10-2019
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Mke sure you check out the rental car thoroughly before leaving the lot. Check for dent, dings, cracked glass. Also, check the fuel level to be sure the tank is full. Go back to the counter with any issues. Make sure that if you don't rent a toll pass that you look at a map to avoid toll roads. The fees for not paying the tolls electonically are high.
25-10-2019
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In the winter - take the train from DIA - Union Station - Winter Park. Book for overnight stay in Winter Park well in advance. Lots of cool murals to check out in Denver.
25-10-2019
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Be on time. It’s very stressful traveling while you are rushing around. Drink lots of water. Traveling makes you dehydrated and drained. Mark your luggage with a bright color tape or tag to spot easily. Bring a book or something that will make the time go by very fast. Have all your liquids in a bag and in an area where you can get to it quickly. Don’t wear a belt and too much jewelry because it can be overwhelming taking everything off through security.
21-10-2019
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Great airport! Make sure you listen to the baggage claim number as we never saw monitors for them except for at each carousel.
17-10-2019
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Travel with a reusable coffee cup. Use instant oatmeal to keep food costs down. Keep luggage with you. Keep boarding pass and schedule handy. Have small bills for tips. Download audio books on your phone!
14-10-2019
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Denver airport is big and can be very daunting. First advice, if you are unfamiliar with the airport, give yourself an extra hour leeway. This should reduce your stress and anxiety a bit and if you make it to your gate with time to spare, go enjoy some food or drink and relax! You got this :)
13-10-2019
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Reserve online. Travel was easy departing Sat evening and retuning mid-week, mid-day. No hassle check-in and return. Quick and easy shuttle service. No waiting and friendly customer service.
10-10-2019
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Although Denver Airport is well out of the city, it is easy to navigate once there. The train and car/shuttle drop offs are convenient to the checkin counters. However, because of the airport location and the time it takes to get to the gates (via train) you should plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight.
08-10-2019
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Do your homework and research companies etc before you arrive at your destination. Make sure your carry on luggage is proper size and all liquids meet the designated amounts and are in a clear pouch. Have your ID ready with boarding pass to make the check in at security go quicker and smoother and not keep others waiting un-necessarily. Be patient and supportive of other passengers especially those traveling with children. Show respect and appreciation to your flight attendants and pilots. They have many people to service and help. Love when they offer a little humor to make you seem at ease and comfortable.
30-09-2019
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For the Denver airport be prepared to arrive early for the security lines, unless you have TSA pre-check. The airport layout when you get off the flight I found to be a little odd as well; you will need to take 3 escalators to get to ground transportation/ rental car shuttle service. Also please make sure you leave yourself at least 15-20 minutes extra for the shuttle to make it's round to the airport, all car rental companies are off site. There are a few good restaurants located within the airport however be prepared to spend the traditional mark up for onsite eats. One would believe that the airport is near the city, however the downtown Denver is 35-45 minutes without traffic. The airport is also located about 10 miles down the airport exit off the major highway so please allow enough time for parking and rental return.
27-09-2019
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Make Sure to have all of your information readily available for agents. they are very much in a hurry. Do not take up any disputes with agents, as customer service handle them better. Tip your shuttle driver. Make sure to understand what you're getting charged for before you leave with the car.
26-09-2019
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Get there early as you never know what may be going on as far as check in, security etc.... Also, be patient and enjoy the experience.
23-09-2019
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The airport is large and takes some time to navigate through. Overall, very clean and the staff seem helpful and friendly.
23-09-2019
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Learn how to treat customers and inform them of double the charges before they wait in an hour and a half line and you will have more repeat customers. Go fuck yourselves!
22-09-2019
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Just because a car rental is cheaper than another, don’t pick a company you may have never heard of, customer service isn’t always the best.
19-09-2019
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Hiking is a must. Everygreen, garden of the gods, and Horsetooth are so beautiful City o city, the goods, water course, voodoo doughnuts, and make believe bakery are ALL phenomenal
19-09-2019
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Write down all reservation confirmation numbers with locations and phone contact information before you leave home.
16-09-2019
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Bring more than 1 credit card! Get to the airport early even if you have your flight confirmed-they changed both of mine by 44 min. on the outbound and 1:26 on the return flight!
14-09-2019
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Denver airport can be a little daunting if you are not familiar with it. On top of everything not being close at hand it is currently getting renovated. The light rail shuttle is helpful though you have to walk quite a bit to get where you are going. The TSA lines are long but move fairly quick. Getting from the baggage carousel to the shuttles is about the same as other airports. In their favor,the airport staff are very friendly and happy to guide you which is very helpful.
14-09-2019
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Boulder is beautiful, check out some hiking over there. Denver is a really nice city with lots to do for everyone. The zoo is great for kids and families. Recommend going rafting in the spring or early summer. Lots of craft breweries all over the place. Great food with diverse choices
12-09-2019
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Show up early for budget airline flights as they may move your flight time UP! The Denver airport is the only place I've had this happen but it did cost me over $500 to make it right with no help from the airline. Budget airlines at other airports have given me no issues. The train system may seem confusing at first, but the maps on the trains are very easy to understand, give them a look.
10-09-2019
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Denver is a nice and organized airport. It is much better to drop off your bags at curbside checkin, then return your car, than have to deal with the bags and long lines inside.
06-09-2019
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I like Denver airport usually get in and through security pretty quick great restaurants and shopping
05-09-2019
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Staff at this location was very friendly and cared about my time. They were very professional and ensured I did not have to wait when I picked the car up or when I returned for my receipt. I will keep them in mind when I travel to this location soon. A breathe of fresh air compared to surrounding car rentals places. Thanks.
05-09-2019
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If renting a car, make sure you know where the rental agency is located so you know if you can walk there or need a shuttle. And bring lots of patience, remember everyone is just doing their job.
04-09-2019
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If you are trying to get from DIA to one of the many hotels near DIA, you don't have to wait for the shuttle that takes you to the exact hotel you are staying in. You can pretty much take any of the shuttles, because all the hotels are going to about the same place. If you want to optimize this, you can look online first and see which hotels are very near yours. Then you can take any shuttle that goes to any of the very nearby hotels. It looks like the shuttle driver does not ask you for a reservation, so you will not get in trouble doing this. This trick may save you the hassle of waiting a long time for your hotel shuttle. I think that this same trick ought to work when you want to get from DIA to the rental car offices because those are also all in about the same place.
01-09-2019
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Denver airport just a very big airport give yourself enough time to get through. But very organized and clean. Good experience
19-08-2019
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Obviously get there early enough not to be rushed. Avoid traffic on Pena Blvd. and take 470 instead. Because it's a toll road, it is less traveled, making for a more pleasant drive into the airport.
14-08-2019
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Find a comfortable spot to sit. Get exercise walking in airport. Look at pictures posted along walls.
03-08-2019
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Friendly helpful staff. TSA agents were the friendliest and most courteous I have ever encountered. Great layout.
03-08-2019
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Airport laid out very well. Colorado was great. Estes Park was wonderful. Air Museum in Denver was very good.
02-08-2019
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Don’t loose track of your baggage and Phone. Keep your tickets handy in the airport. Always be pleasant to the check in personnel, they will remember and be more helpful. Do not be afraid to ask for information and or for directions. Do not over pack. Select one less outfit than the number of travel days. Please do be clean and pleasant smelling. Your seat mate on airplane will appreciate this very much. Use luggage that has wheels on it for easy access to your terminal.
29-07-2019
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I booked online and paid in advance. Everything worked out perfectly. Nice people and nice cars. Great experience.
26-07-2019
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Denver airport is easy to get around & find our luggage and get to car rental shuttle. Hiking the 14ers is our fav in Colorado.
26-07-2019
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Additional or more obvious signage for shuttle pick-up locations would be nice. Luckily we exited the most convenient door after getting our luggage otherwise and saw the shuttle right away otherwise we would have been a little confused as to where to go.
23-07-2019
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Honest? Don't use this Fox location. Go to another location! Review it very close before committing ! Let the second level of management/maintenance operate the front line Customer Service positions!
09-07-2019
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Denver airport has aliens under it, so it sounds pretty cool. They also have dinosaurs all over the floors. Love this airport, super fun.
07-07-2019
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Don't go into Rocky Mountain National Park with out bringing extra jackets! I went in the last week of June but got snowed on at the base of the park! Weather changes quick in the area so be prepared when it dose. Estes Park is a wonderful place to visit if you are up for the drive from Denver. It took a little more than an hour to get there. I drive slow due to the scenic views along the way. Slow down and take it all in!
05-07-2019
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The people who work at Denver airport are amongst the best you could find anywhere. The layout of the airport is a bit sprawling. If you have arrived by a connecting flight the signage can be very confusing as to where you need to go. There are shuttle trains which are unexpected and confusing. The restaurants are good with a lot of choice. If you have purchased fast food it was difficult to understand where to sit, I went to my gate to sit down and wait. This was actually very easy as the gates are really well serviced and the seating is very comfortable. Denver needs to invest in clearer signs.
02-07-2019
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No problems at all with the Denver airport. Easy to get out of and easy to get to the rental car lot. Baggage claim was quick and easy.
16-06-2019
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If you're not in a hurry, check out the really great bars and restaurants in the main terminal. Keep an eye out for Blucifer, the big blue horse outside the airport. RTD trains are super easy and very inexpensive! Only 40 min to city centre. 16th Street Mall shuttle can take you the length of the centre for free. Hop on, hop off. Check out the state capitol. It's a beautiful building with loads of history. Red Rocks ampitheatre is a beautiful natural theatre that is a must see!!!! Also check out all the amazing geological sites all over the front range! So beautiful!
15-06-2019
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Make your way to Golden, CO for some great hiking and beautiful views right outside of Denver. Come back in the evening for some poetry readings, music, or live entertainment at the Mercury Cafe off of California. They have great food, great service, vegan and gluten free options, and are socially aware and active within their communities. If you have time check out any of the several coffee shops on Pearl Street in Boulder, and catch some travelling musicians playing music on the brick open air mall. A fun time for the family or for a solo people watching adventure. Anything you do in Colorado will be worth it. Especially going to Red Rocks in Morrison for a show or just to hike up the steps to say you did it!
07-06-2019
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Give your self extra time when traveling through Denver International especially when returning a car.
06-06-2019
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Ask for help....we had trouble finding the rental car pickup. Airport employees were friendly and courteous. The airport was beautiful! Easy access to airport when returning the rental car. Quickly able to deplane upon arrival. Bathrooms were super clean!
03-06-2019
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Arrive early. Traffic can cause delays getting to the airport. It's a large airport and train ride is involved. Security includes walking by trained dogs, but that allows you to keep your shoes on at the security screening. Bring snacks as the food choices were limited for people with common food allergies.
02-06-2019
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**** With construction taking place in DIA, you need to be a early. Also look for and watch the directional signs. The pre-check sign is difficult to see if there are large amounts of people in the security area. Remember in DIA, you will always take a tram/train to your concourse. Rental car counters are offsite from the airport so shuttles are provided to and from the airport. Remember to be patient as there are large amounts of travelers passing through DIA!
31-05-2019
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Suggest that final night in Colorado be spent in Castle Mountain area. The town is lovely. Just park downtown and enjoy walking around through all the shops and restaurants. Only about 25 minutes from the car rental. Staff was very friendly and helpful at Fox. Pay for the gas up front at Fox for final fill up. We found it is less expensive through them.
30-05-2019
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When in Denver, go to Santiagos for green chile! When in Boulder, go to Chataqua park for nearby hiking. There are sand dunes in southwestern CO. Mesa verde has an ancient city built into the side of the mountain. Pikes Peak is okay, but expect the rangers to stop you on the way down to "cool your brakes" aka spend money in their gift shop. Garden of the Gods is really beautiful in Colorado Springs
22-05-2019
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Plan early when possible. Give at least an hour extra for travel between airport and rental building. Stick to one driver. Use a membership when possible. Try to not rent at the airport. Though sometime it can't be avoided.
21-05-2019
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Have your paperwork and Driver ID ready for a smoother process. Listen to the advice of the representative behind the counter -- they know the roads and conditions of the area. Be sure to have a credit card with you in the name of the driver. Get the low cost bumper to bumper no-risk coverage for peace of mind. Be courteous even if stressed -- everyone working there only wants to help you and make the experience more pleasant. Treat the vehicle as if it were your own to ensure the next renter has a safe enjoyable experience.
11-05-2019
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Do your homework before trip, reserve car timely. When you arrive know where to catch the shuttle bus. Have all your documents ready such as DL and credit car. The earlier pick up the better car selection. Once given your car location and you have picked out your rental. Walk around your car for any dents or visible scratches. pack up the car and you are ready for the road. Important is that you know your Toll roads if you have not paid, stay off the toll roads
09-05-2019
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I tell all my patients to always travel with ziplock bags. When you are in a plane joints swell and stiffness sets in. Ask the flight attendant for some ice in the ziplock bags. Double bag it to prevent dripping. Then you wrap it in a towel or tshirt. Place it anywhere you feel sore or stiff. When your done dump the ice out and save the bags for the next time.
09-05-2019
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If you rent a car make sure you give yourself at least 3 hours before boarding. Shuttles run every 15 minutes or so. TSA is a nightmare here and this is coming from someone who uses LAX. Be prepared to stand in a long line for over an hour then catch a ride on the subway to get to your gate.
08-05-2019
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Denver airport is very large, so make sure you have enough time between flights to make your connection. Rental cars are about a 10 minute drive from the airport, so take that into consideration when returning the car. Gas station id's on the way to the rental car spot and price was good for fill up.
07-05-2019
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I do not have any travel tips for this airport. Currently under construction at baggage claim. Give yourself normal allotted arrival/departure times.
06-05-2019
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Denver Airport is very very busy. There is a new way to get through using retina scans or fingerprints. While we waited in line to leave, the people with the retina scans went right through. I recommend looking into that. If that isn't an option, get TSA PreCheck or GOES to get through faster. For sure, get there early.
26-04-2019
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Choosing your own car from designated category is great.
12-04-2019
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the airport is beautiful and well laid out. I love the design of the roof top to make it look like the mountains. The restaurants are good. Unfortunately it was under construction, so some of our favorite places were not there. The security line looked long, but moved quickly. WE love flying into Denver.
08-04-2019
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Budget extra time for pick up cars. Denver Airport is way out there!
01-04-2019
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Look at the screen to determine which security line is the quickest.
30-03-2019
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Long security lines , be at least 2 hours early!
29-03-2019
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Arrive one hour ahead of departure
20-03-2019
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Denver airport’s awesome. Avoid EZ rent when getting a rental.
19-03-2019
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Denver Airport is great. Despite construction it was a smooth process getting in and out.
12-03-2019
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Don't rent a car from this company unless you want to pay a lot more than you were quoted.
12-03-2019
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Bring warm clothes to wear outside of the airport. There's a lot of good restaurants around the area for quick eats before the flight.
11-03-2019
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1. Hamburger Mary's 2. Ophelia's 3. Wing's Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum 4. Sheraton Downtown 5. Wyncoop Brewery 6. Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
05-03-2019
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The airport was clean and easy to navigate. However, the security line was pretty outlandish. I understand having to wait and that is not an issue. However, there were far too few TSA agents to keep people from jumping the lines. We had an extra section of line away from the main security that we had to wait in and by the time we had gotten up to the main section of line the rope was taken down and people were skipping the whole back section because nobody was there to transition people from the front line to the back line.
28-02-2019
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1. Pack an extra battery charger, 2. headphones, 3. Download movies, 4. Try upgrading seats (always ask in case they are available day of flight), 5. Rent a car, it save you money over the course of the trip or provide you more freedom, 6. Bring water
28-02-2019
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The airport is large and busy but there didn't seem to be long wait times even when going through TSA. They use dogs to help screen people prior to going through TSA which I imagine speeds the process. Also, they don't require you to remove your shoes which makes for a quicker process as well. The tram that takes you to the different terminals it quick and efficient although there is just 2 escalators up that everyone getting off the tram has to take so there was a bit of a jam up there. Overall, it seems to be an efficiently run airport for being so large and busy.
24-02-2019
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If you visit Boulder, definitely hit Pearl Street. There are great restuarants and shops to meander in and enjoy. Drive up the mountain to see the Flat Irons and take in the specatacular view of Boulder.
19-02-2019
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Plan your travel schedule carefully. Allow for delays as it can be quite common in the USA. Pre book as many things as possible as it will save you money and ensure you get what you want. San Francisco should be on your agenda of cities to visit, so scenic. The All day passport for the tram is great value at $12US. Start your day early to beat the crowds.
15-02-2019
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1. Give plenty of time to get to the airport, it’s very far away from town 2. Check flight monitors all the time a lot of gate switching 3. Check in as many bags as possible, the airport itself is very large and a lot of walking 4. Be prepared for NO preferred lines at TSA 5. If you are hungry there are plenty of restaurants in the airport to eat... I suggest eating after you go through security
14-02-2019
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Although Denver Airport is very large, I still find it easy to maneuver around. There is good signage to get you to the right rental car agency shuttle. The drivers are always friendly and helpful. The distance to the rental cars is not too bad. Plenty of seating and amenities when you get to the rental agencies. Also, the shuttles are always quick to return you to the airport.
12-02-2019
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When initially arriving to the airport, I did not need to go to the baggage claim area, so I was confused as to where to go in order to find the shuttles to the rental car companies. I eventually figured out to follow the signs and take the train to the baggage claim area in order to find the shuttles. Once to the baggage claim areas, there were signs pointing towards ground transportation. After exiting the airport doors, it was easy to find the appropriate rental car shuttle stop from the company signs.
03-02-2019
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Definitely would check out Rocky Mountain NP, New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins and make the short trip up to historic downtown Cheyenne! Beautiful scenery!
01-02-2019
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Pay only for what you are going to use, do not use till raids at all, be awere of the traffic local rules, pay your car before you get there, to ensure that you get what you want, always look for prices everywhere, there are a lot! And be careful with the ice!
30-01-2019
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Research, research, research, book in advance will save money and make sure you select the right vehicle for traveling times.
28-01-2019
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Be prepared to walk a good distance to gates. Very expensive food at airport. Be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for a sub par meal.
20-01-2019
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Our airport experience was pleasant. The TSA agents were surprisingly friendly and helpful, especially given the government shutdown! The wait was unexpectedly longer than we had anticipated - using the outside check-in saved a tremendous amount of time. A generous tip to that attendant was much appreciated by him and the expedience and avoiding the long wait lines for ticketing was much appreciated by us. Arriving earlier to the airport than you could possibly anticipate needing is a good precaution. Have all paperwork already printed out prior to going to the airport to avoid additional lines or delays. Bring patience and a friendly attitude with you when you travel. It can be hard, but it helps everyone involved!
19-01-2019
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DIA is a well oiled machine. We did miss our flight due to the check-in lines being longer than I've ever seen. However, it was New Years day and we arrived 1.5 hours before take off. If we had gotten there 2 hours before, we would've been fine. So folks, just bite the bullet and get to your domestic flights 2 hrs before, international flights 3 hrs before.
18-01-2019
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Check the flight status before you leave for the airport to make sure your flight is not delayed or canceled!
16-01-2019
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Tsa pre-check was awesome. Curbside check in for Southwest rocks!
14-01-2019
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Look ahead to your destination to check road conditions. They change quickly and drastically in the mountains. CDOT will help with road conditions.
14-01-2019
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Cross the bridge to security check at Denver rather than use the security in the main concourse...lines much shorter
10-01-2019
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it is a nice an organized airport but i forgot how the baggage claim and check in is all on one location very far from the rest of the terminals and you need a air tram to go to the terminals. keep in mind as it is time consuming
10-01-2019
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Traveling south to the sangre de Cristo mountains is an absolute beauty for anyone traveling to Colorado. It's definitely one of God's majestic beauty.
05-01-2019
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Have all information ready and know what you need before you get to rental desk staff was very pleasant and helpful
04-01-2019
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easy shuttle ride from airport to car rental. they have you walk around the car and make note of any scratches or dings.. easy drop off- and shuttle was onsite waiting for us- which was good because it was 5 am, dark and 10 degrees. Would use Thrifty again. Employees were very pleasant. I appreciate that.
04-01-2019
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Research your rental options in advance. Have a plan for you arrival, time and destinations, work your plan. Always ask Questions and get solid answers. Rent the unit that will best fit your needs of your trip, example: Van for many people, 4x4 for weather, SUV for space, Truck. etc. Plan out what roads you will be taking and fuel needs along the way. Know the local laws, example: Cell phone use, Seat belt, radar detectors. etc and work within the law of the State you will be in.
04-01-2019
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It was a nice airport. I would like more signage on where to go when you get dropped off. Can be a bit confusing. I would suggest that there also be more staff providing information on where to go. Airport was very nice and clean. More places to eat would also be nice.
02-01-2019
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Plan well in advance for holiday travel or you will have to settle for less than ideal situations
02-01-2019
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I have traveled in and out of Denver many times in the past several years and have never had any issues. The airport is large and requires times to get through it, but there is a system that works. I prefer to book with airlines that use Terminal A as I do not have to use the underground rail system to get to my terminal. I also use the outside curb check for my luggage as there is often no wait and the bell caps are always very helpful. The standard back check and check-in can get very busy on high travel days. Denver is a very popular tourist destination and the airport is very often busy. Plan extra time to get through the airport and know that there are some extra steps to get in and out of the airport due to the size of the facility. The airport is also a good 30-40 minutes from the downtown and it is necessary to plan the additional travel time when coming too and departing from Denver. Hope this is helpful.
17-12-2018
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DEN is a clean and nice airport. I recommend pre-check because the security lines can catch you sometimes. Root Down in Terminal C is the best place for food and drinks. Great Divide is opening a tap house, too. Add in 30-45 minutes for the rental car shuttle on your return. Be aware that there is construction internally.
16-12-2018
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Security is always super fast in Denver don't arrive to early
13-12-2018
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Be sure to enjoy yourself in Denver international airport. Car rental is usually a good experience, however there have been some breakdowns in service.
13-12-2018
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Account for time to take the terminal train and to take the shuttle bus to the rental cars (it's about 2 miles away). For departures, find out whether the north or south gate has a shorter line (they post it on several displays throughout the airport).
11-12-2018
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The Denver airport is miles and miles and miles away from anywhere you want to be. Plan on spending a lot of time getting to or from the airport.
10-12-2018
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The security staff is very friendly and helpful. There are lots of tasty options for meals once you are in the terminal. The train to Union Station is easy. Very enjoyable airport experience.
01-12-2018
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Bring your own empty water bottle and snacks. Wear easy on/off shoes with socks. Download movies onto your phone before the flight. Bring a spare battery pack to recharge. Dress in layers, airplanes can be super hot or frigid. Bring an extra stuff sack when traveling in the winter to put your coat, hat , scarf, sweater, etc so you don’t have to fill up your carryon bags with bulky clothes.
01-12-2018
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Time is of the essence, but If a trip is fighting you at every step of the way, set back, relax, you were not meant to be there. Once more, there is so much in what is around you at any given moment, it is a shame to miss it !
30-11-2018
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The Denver Airport is very unique! It was under construction while I was there, but not too bad! The shape of the building itself is cool and then the propellers on the wall in the train tunnel are fun. There are plenty of great food options. Also, the natural sunlight from windows and skylights makes you feel less cramped during a day of travel. There's lots of seating near gates as well as power outlets.
29-11-2018
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Find a native and let them show you around. They are rare nowadays but they can show you all the gems of Denver.
29-11-2018
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Before the roads close go to Pikes Peak. It's an absolutely beautiful drive. Then visit Estes park and head to the Estes Mountain brewery for some fantastic beer and great atmosphere. Be sure to visit the Rockies as the drive there is very nice. Boulder was a particularly nice change of scenery from the big city atmosphere of Denver. Hit up a hot spring as well. I think early to mid-November was the perfect time to visit. Most of the roads were open in the Rockies and the weather was not too cold.
26-10-2018
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train between terminals is good, but need to figure out where your airline is and that the train is required.
26-10-2018
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N/a
17-10-2018
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At the airport, use the Bridge Security. The lines there are shorter and faster, according to the staff that work there. Also this airport requires quite a lot of time to move though. I try to get to the car rental return 2.5 hours before my flight. The Advantage shuttle only leaves periodically, and the drive to the airport takes over 10 minutes. Once in the airport, the TSA lines can take over 40 minutes! And if you have some time to kill before going to DEN, consider visiting the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. It's amazing place close to the airport filled with wildlife you see from your car.
17-10-2018
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Very nice airport and very easy to navigate.
15-10-2018
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Excellent facility. Easy to navigate.
14-10-2018
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Give yourself plenty of time to get thru airport, especially if you have connecting flights. Review airport map to speed up your travel time in airport.
13-10-2018
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The Denver airport is fairly easy to navigate! I suggest getting there a little bit earlier for your return flight because there is only one security check in. You also need to take a shuttle train to each terminal so it could add some time to your trip back. The airport itself was cleanly and had a variety of options for food and shopping. It would be more convenient if the rental car places were on site or if the shuttles to and from the rental car sites came a bit more frequently. Overall the experience was good and easy to navigate. No major issues!
12-10-2018
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Make sure to get in line quick! Be patient it may be a while. Always travel with water and blankets in the car. The weather can change quickly. Better safe than sorry. Drive friendly don’t ruin other people’s day!
11-10-2018
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Its a big airport nothing more to say.
11-10-2018
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Quick checkin service with reservation. We did wait on the bus to pick us up from the airport for at least 15 minutes. The car was clean and we had no problems during our stay. The bus driver got us back to the airport quickly so that we would not be late for our flight. The drop off was convenient and fast as well. Great experience with EZ Car Rental.
10-10-2018
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If you are in a rush at the airport there is a separate security check point upstairs near the Terminal A sky bridge. Most folks don’t go that way so if you’re running late it can might be your short wai savior.
08-10-2018
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The airport is clean and easy to get around in. The restaurants a very good and plentiful. The moving sidewalks makes it easy to haul your luggage and the train is quick. They have airport personnel around that can guide you to where you need to be. Suggestions would be to never rent from EZ Rent a Car. There are gas stations right near the rental car return that make it convenient.
07-10-2018
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This airport moves a lot of people using trains, so there is not excessive walking, Coming and going within airport was not bad- signage was good, Airport personnel stationed at good areas to ask questions. Outgoing flight, got to airport 2 1/2 hours early and that was about 5AM. TSA checkpoint was not bad-4 rows of people, but was at least 10 rows of wait 15 minutes later, surely they opened more than 4 screen stations after I went through at that time of the morning, TSA Agents were polite. Facility was clean. My out and in to the Denver airport was through rental car agency shuttle; after getting car it is a driving distance before you get into Denver. but on accessible highways.
06-10-2018
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Check thr fees before you drive off..total.rip.ofg
05-10-2018
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Be sure to research Colorado's private toll roads before renting a car or driving in Colorado.
02-10-2018
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Make a packing list and check off as you pack. Always bring your bathing suit. Take an anti acid 1 hour before your flight it helps with air sickness. Buy earplanes to put in your ears to help with air pressure changes. Drink plenty of water and bring a snack and gum. Bring a good book. Wear comfortable clothes and good walking shoes. Please wear deodorant!! and be happy.
30-09-2018
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Travel with a few clothes, and very comfortable. Always read the reviews of the hotels
29-09-2018
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Let the counter agent go through his or her entire up-sell pitch. Be prepared for a long sales pitch on the toll pass. They will tell you tolls may cost you hundreds of dollars if you don't buy it. If you don't listen, your questions to be ignored. To see if you will need, it run a Google maps search for your route, with the "avoid tolls" feature active. Check the inside of the windshield to be sure it's clean. Driving into the sun with a dirty windshield in Denver traffic could get you killed. Check
29-09-2018
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Must go: Rocky mountain NP and rent car at holidaycars.com
28-09-2018
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Be prepared for horrible freeways
27-09-2018
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reserve ahead of time be prepared to wait at peak times stay calm and don't be in a hurry understand how the airport car rental process works know you are going to be on vacation it's not the fault of the people who work there
27-09-2018
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Get there early!
27-09-2018
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Denver airport has so many places to eat, and a MAC store and an Urban Decay store! The windows around the airport show the runway, which is fun. It's a great place to walk around.
27-09-2018
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There was a 45 minute wait on Saturday morning, Labor Day weekend for the car rental. Denver airport : arrive 2 hours early to make it through security lines
26-09-2018
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The airport is very clean. I love how it is decorated! It is small compared to the other major hubs like JFK so going through security is a bit faster. People that work there are always friendly. The directions are clear on where to stand to get picked up in the free car rental shuttles by company. The ride to the car rental is about 10 minutes. Great experience!
26-09-2018
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Plan extra time for the trip to the car rental as a shuttle is needed. Security lines are long and time should be allowed but overall one of the more organized airport security experiences. Definitely check in ahead of time and use the bag drop line if possible. The food court is fairly affordable for an airport. The free water stations have decent water so you can save on buying that. They have plenty of phone charging stations at the gate, which was a relief! If you have extra time, there are plenty of Denver historical kiosks to peruse.
26-09-2018
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Visit Leadville Colorado for best gold mining history experience!
26-09-2018
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take a flashlight in case you need to view rental car for damage at night when picking up. take pictures and video of the inter and exterior of car when picking up and dropping off. carry an extra set of clothes and toothbrush on carry on in case luggage is lost. do early bird check in on flights. take picture of luggage in case it's lost or sent to incorrect location for proper description. take an uber or lyft to/from airport.
25-09-2018
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Na
25-09-2018
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Denver is not too far away from Colorado Springs where we spent the majority of our time. There is a ton of stuff to do like the Garden of the Gods, Mt. Cheyenne Zoo, Focus on the Family Center, as well as downtown Denver. We had a great time and the entire state is beautiful and somewhere I would like to live some day. Definitely go to Denver and Colorado Springs you won’t regret it and you’ll love being able to just look outside and see all of the beautiful mountains. Advantage did make it easy to get a rental car, but they also gave us an upgrade to an SUV which was great for the whole family and made it easy and fun to get around the area! We will be back to Denver and Colorado Springs and will be using Advantage again. Can’t wait to get back there and enjoy the Colorado views, skies and beautiful scenery as well as the clean air!
24-09-2018
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The airport is fine, but stay away from Advantage. From the Yelp reviews I have read there is always a 1-2 hour wait to pick up your car.
22-09-2018
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Make sure to check all around the car for dents, or broken windshield, and check to see if the car is up to date on all it's service.
20-09-2018
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the airport is efficient but leave time so you are not rushed
19-09-2018
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Weigh your bags to check ahead of time. Check your carry on souvenirs and make sure they will go through security.
19-09-2018
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All went well at the airport.
16-09-2018
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Expect long lines for security chexks at Denver airport even during mid-day.
15-09-2018
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If you like trains, take the Cumbres and Toltek Scenic Railroad. If you take the entire trip, a delicious lunch is served at approximately the half-way point on the journey. Other beautiful places include Rocky Mountain National Park. Allow 3 hours or more for this park. The Colorado River trail is a must do. Mesa Verde has probably the most cliff dwellings of anywhere in the country. There are both cliff dwellings and above-ground dwellings. Take a whole day to enjoy this park. It will be worth it!
13-09-2018
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Booked with Thrifty because of "Jeep Wrangler or similar ", got Ford Escape. Find rental company that keep their word.
10-09-2018
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Beautiful airport but spread out. Allow extra time to check luggage and then take the train to the gate.
10-09-2018
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Denver International Airport is one of the best airports in the U.S. It's easy to navigate and easy to get where you want to go, whether it's to a rental car facility, a hotel, or into town.
09-09-2018
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Get to the car rental company early. Use precheck when flying to avoid long lines. Pack light when traveling. Arrive at the airport early in case there are flight changes. Wear comfortable clothes on the flight and bring a water bottle. Be prepared for anything on your trip.
09-09-2018
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My tips for any traveler to Denver airport is arrive early. This is a large airport. The airport is under construction.
24-02-2018
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Clean airport with plenty of good information posted on monitors- good security- fast and friendly
24-02-2018
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When traveling to and from ski country during the ski season, spend the extra money for a four wheel drive vehicle. Driving conditions in the mountain passes can change quickly and can be treacherous.
23-02-2018
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Denver airport has multiple pick up locations because we were on the last stop it took us over an hour and twenty three minutes to be exact to be picked up to take us to the car rental location. Maybe try sending a van to each location so that the first stop won’t fill the van each time. It is very cold in the winter to stand with children. We called customer service and we were told that we just had to wait. They could not connect us to the local pickup center for an ETA because, “they do not work on that issue, amend we just needed to wait.”
22-02-2018
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pick up spot is labeled as EZ car rental, not Advantage
22-02-2018
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In Denver, I would definitely visit Union Station. Get a drink and sit in the lobby a while. It's a beautiful space with lots going on. I'd also take a walk down the 16th street mall. There are no cars, so it's very relaxing. Also, walk down Larimer Square. Very quaint with lots of shops and cafés with outdoor seating.
15-02-2018
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If you are traveling to CO, we would definitely recommend renting a car in Denver. It is an amazing opportunity to see all of the natural beauty that CO has to offer. The Advantage Rental Car facility is extremely convenient, easy to get in and out, and the shuttle bus is prompt on pick up and drop off. The Denver airport has lots of great spots for dining before you go through security, so if you have extra time it is a great place to relax for a quick bite.
07-02-2018
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Get dropped off at the right terminal. We got dropped off at the wrong one and had a long walk! Check-in and drop off was very smooth. Good food court options and reasonable quality. The vans to take you to parking and rental cars are easy to find just outside the terminal. Friendly helpful staff. Interesting posters and displays too which you can use to while away a few minutes!
30-01-2018
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Best travel tips regarding car rental: 1. Know that you may end up with a vehicle you really are not happy with - it just seems to go that way. 2. Pack lightly so as not to be disappointed with the storage space of your vehicle. 3. If you rent a midsize car, be careful when driving in the snow/ice. You will slide. Best travel tips for visiting Denver or the surrounding area: 1. You must visit Denver Biscuit Co. They have the best cinnamon roles ever. And the rest of the food is good too. 2. If you are skiing, consider Winter Park. It is a great mountain and not crowded during the week. 3. Visit Frisco - great town with lots of shops and restaurants.
28-01-2018
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Easily marked signage and large enough with many amenities.
16-01-2018
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Easy to get to car rental. Smooth transaction, no issues.
31-12-2017
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Have your paperwork and Driver ID ready for a smoother process. Listen to the advice of the representative behind the counter -- they know the roads and conditions of the area. Be sure to have a credit card with you in the name of the driver. Get the low cost bumper to bumper no-risk coverage for peace of mind. Be courteous even if stressed -- everyone working there only wants to help you and make the experience more pleasant. Treat the vehicle as if it were your own to ensure the next renter has a safe enjoyable experience.
31-12-2017
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I love flying in and out of DIA.
30-12-2017
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Do not rent from AAdvantage rent a car! There is nice photo ops throughout the terminal with winter scenery and a chairlift and an ice rink where you can skate for free! One of my favorite airports along with Minneapolis Minnesota.
30-07-2017
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Remember that there is a second floor for food. We got off the plane and needed a meal but saw all the lines on the first floor were long. But once we checked out upstairs, it opened a lot more options. We were fortunate and the baggage claim was in our terminal, so we didn't have to take a train anywhere. Since lunch took a little longer, they ended up unloading our bags for us and setting them aside. Since there was customer service there, they were eager to help us find our luggage. We got a cart. Then, we found the waiting area for budget and were on our way!
20-07-2017
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It's a nice airport! However you have to take trains to get anywhere within the airport so allot some time for that. The food offerings are good. We were able to wait comfortably for our flight. Signs to direct you around the airport are also simple and helpful. I appreciate the cleanliness of the airport as well. I have never had a bad experience flying through the Denver airport.
18-07-2017
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Always get to the airport 2 hours early. Travel out to the ski country and visit Vail, Beaver Creek and Aspen. Sign up for white water rafting. It's a blast! And finally, don't feed the bears. :)
16-07-2017
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Denver has a nice airport, it was easy to get around and get to the baggage claims.
14-07-2017
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At the airport realize there are 3 security checkins, so find the shortest. And if you rent from Fox, realize they are not adjacent to the other rental cars which they did not tell me when I picked up so I lost time trying to figure out where in the heck yo return the car.
07-04-2017
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Check out the cultural sites in the city and Red Rocks.
19-03-2017
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My trip was a holiday vacation. Extraordinary view of the mountains. Breckenridge would be the place to go for skiing. Surrounding Boulder is a beautiful campus town. Downtown Denver has plenty of restaurants to choose from for Dinner.
12-03-2017
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Be sure to rent a vehicle with all wheel or four wheel drive if heading to go skiing!!!
10-03-2017
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Just take your time and check your surrounding makes for a safe trip.
07-03-2017
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went skking in Vail, was awesome!
07-03-2017
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4 wheel drive recommended for the mountain trips.
01-03-2017
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Go into the mountains!!!!!!!
28-02-2017
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Restaurants in Larimer street are all a great experience. Not to miss.
27-02-2017
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Drive out to Vail for skiing
24-02-2017
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Rent a car from Holidaycar.com
15-02-2017
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We landed in Denver and spent a week driving across Colorado, Utah and Arizona on our way to Vegas. There is heaps of accommodation available right across the trip (we went during low season, mind you) so we were able to do whatever we wanted and pick a place to stay each night as and when we liked.
14-02-2017
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Best place in the country for skiing!
08-02-2017
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Ski!! We skied at Keystone and Breckenridge and had a great time!
03-02-2017
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If traveling up to a ski resort in the winter months be sure to rent a vehicle with four wheel drive or all wheel drive.
01-02-2017
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Not really any, we are a family of skiers and all went well.
30-01-2017
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So much to do in the mountains!
30-01-2017
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Go brewery hopping
27-01-2017
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Get a car with good tires and windshield wipers especially in wintry conditions. Definitely ski/snowboard in Vail.
27-01-2017
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For photography, the Red Rocks Amphitheater is beautiful. For entertainment, downtown Denver is fun. The View House is an awesome sports bar right next to Coors Field. Breckenridge is a cute town to visit if you like shops answer small bars/pubs. Best bit of advice would be to get out early and get to your destination early.
24-01-2017
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I just love Colorado and I'll be back in march
22-01-2017
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Restaurants are amazing - check out Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, The district, and Yard Bird. The 16th street mall is full of great shops and restaurants and ice skating. The mountains in the distance are the best part - if you can definitely make the trip to go for a hike.
21-01-2017
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Head to the mountains for skiing
21-01-2017
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Come often go up into the mountains
20-01-2017
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I mainly just head through Denver on way up the mountains. Denver seems to be in constant state of rush hour. Plan on it taking extra time to drive anywhere in the city. But all is forgiven when the short trip from the airport to the great ski destinations is accomplished.
19-01-2017
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Ski in the mountains
18-01-2017
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If using an airline.....I would advise you take advantage of the great rates and service provided by Southwest Airlines. For your auto needs...I would advise travelers looking to secure a rental vehicle to check-out holidaycars.com for the best prices and selection to tour around the I-70, Rocky Mountain corridor.
18-01-2017
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Buffalo Moon Cafe in Genessee is a great stopping off point on the way to or from the ski fields!
17-01-2017
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Be sure to look at the weather before you go. Layers are a great idea! Enjoy. It's a beautiful place.
02-01-2017
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Highly recommend Keystone's ski & ride school.
29-12-2016
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Great town-- be aware of changeable weather
03-09-2016
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Beautiful area, but have a guide book in advance to decide what you want to do before you arrive. The tour of Coors in Golden Colorado, which is a short drive away was well worth it!
23-08-2016
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What a vacation winner! Let’s combine purple mountain majesties . . . HolidayCars.com. . . and . . . Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. Planning the perfect trip requires expertise and coordination. What better way to see the purple mountain majesties of the western slope of Colorado than to fly into Denver and rent a car to explore the Front Range Mountains and cities. My first suggestion is to plan well in advance. Use the internet to find the right price . . . this I found at HolidayCars.com. I never expect all things to work smoothly but I do expect professional help from the chosen company should a snafu arise. When I double checked the finalized car reservation, there was indeed a snafu and HolidaysCars.com took care of it . . . quickly and professionally. Thus, my second suggestion; double check information received well ahead of your intended departure date. I was also prepared for long lines at Budget in Denver . . . Denver being a popular place for Colorado adventurers to begin and knowing the reasonable rental rate available from Budget. I was not disappointed; lines were long. However . . . Budget had many associates behind the checkout counter and the line moved quickly. Budget associates were knowledgeable about rental option add-ons but not pushy if they were declined. Being an already harried passenger after a long flight this speed and professional ism was appreciated. So, my third suggestion; be prepared to be treated professionally by personnel in
23-08-2016
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Blue Lake CO. for a great hike with just the locals. Out of Breckenridge.
20-08-2016
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Denver is fairly easy to navigate with several freeways and the toll road makes it even easier to bypass much of the congested areas. Rocky Mountain National Park...Many Elk just off the road. We also took pictures of Moose, Mountain Sheep and Deer. Just be alert because they are everywhere. Recommend fishing in many of the streams for some of the best trout in the country. Estes Park is only 2 hours away from Denver and is well worth the drive. Scenic waterfalls abound. Rock Pizza Kitchen in Parker is great. If you need beer, wine or liquor, check out Tipsys' Liquor store...they have every brand you can imagine (Be careful or you could spend hours there just looking. They do give Military discount)
19-08-2016
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Estes Park Denver zoo
19-08-2016
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Telluride, CO was a bit of a hike but beautiful!
18-08-2016
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Nice city with interesting night life...People are really nice when not driving...I found drivers drive fast and will cut you off so defensive driving is in order...During rush hours stay off of the main highways and take the back streets to save a lot of time...Visit the mountains when you are there as there are many great state and federal parks very near...
17-08-2016
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Red Rocks; Coors Field; Museums; Dining options; convenience to mountains/resorts
16-08-2016
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We stayed in Granby as home base for exploration of RMNP. Plenty of hikes and kayaking on Shadow Mountain lake was beautiful. We hauled it up to the Arapahoe National wildlife refuge and saw huge moose; such pretty country. We even went all the way to see Great Sand Dunes National Park and I am glad we did. I have never seen or hiked on anything like it....spectacular.
15-08-2016
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Drink plenty of water prior to coming Driving through the mountains leave plenty of extra time to explore and for slowing moving traffic and weather
13-08-2016
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Family live here
12-08-2016
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Drive into the mountains.
10-08-2016
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Be ready for exciting outdoor adventures.
08-08-2016
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We loved the hiking and Rocky Mountain National- we wished our vacation would not end!
06-08-2016
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Visit Denver it's Awesome!
04-08-2016
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Check the small print. :-)
03-08-2016
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Visit museums and take the scooter tours around town.
01-08-2016
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Definitely go to the downtown Boulder area. It is very quaint and always some sort of free entertainment going on. If you like a little more bohemian atmosphere, head towards the restaurants and bars closer towards Colorado University. I would also highly recommend getting into the mountains in areas such as Estes Park and Vail. Another can't miss is the Red Rocks amphitheater. What a beautiful setting to catch live music.
01-08-2016
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We only flew into Denver. Did not stay there on this trip. We stayed in Vail and Co Springs.
31-07-2016
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used it for trip do black hills,
30-07-2016
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Many things to see and do in the Denver area. Do as many as you can and always do your research...
28-07-2016
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Garden of the God's, Denver Zoo, Red Rock
27-07-2016
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Traffic is bad anytime of day.
27-07-2016
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see Mt. Evans while in Denver some areas in Denver not good so know before you go
25-07-2016
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Traffic can be heavy. Toll roads and lanes will save significant time.
24-07-2016
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we did not stay in Denver...
23-07-2016
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If one is planning to stay more than 3-4 days, we found good deals on places with kitchens, etc. via Air B&B and HomeAway for far less than motels. This saved us a ton on meals. Highway 70 heading east can be clogged with stop-and-go traffic on Fridays and Saturdays, so plan according. If you have your own GPS windshield unit, bring it. We recently used our phone mapping apps which were adequate, but not as easy to use while driving and lacked the attributes and size of a good Garmin, etc.
21-07-2016
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Travel west to Aspen
21-07-2016
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Get out of the city and see the back country
19-07-2016
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Colorado = Heaven On Earth! Nice place + Nice People = Great Experience.
18-07-2016
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Take some extra time getting back to airport
17-07-2016
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The mountains are fantastic!
16-07-2016
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Great. Be prepared for toll issues in Colorado. Colorado has no toll booths and coverage is expensive. Not the fault of the rental car companies, but Colorado needs to do something for out of state drivers.
15-07-2016
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Go to Telluride!
14-07-2016
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Aspen in the summer is awesome!
14-07-2016
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Plan for plenty of outdoor activities. Keep a sweater gantry even during the summer time.
11-07-2016
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Plan waaayyy more time when dropping off car.
09-07-2016
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Climb the rockys
08-07-2016
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If you love mountains. Colorado is your destination.
07-07-2016
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It is great place to visit, very scenic place.
07-07-2016
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Take an umbrella, frequent thunder storms in the summer.
07-07-2016
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Denver is awesome
07-07-2016
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Rocky Mt National Park
06-07-2016
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Go into the mountains visit Estes park and boulder there is so much to see all over colorodo just enjoy
06-07-2016
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When in Denver, go to Nocturne, a supper, wine, jazz club!
06-07-2016
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Drive up to Cheyenne. Lots to see and ifs close by
05-07-2016
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Everyone who says Denver is a beautiful place to visit is telling the truth. I am continually amazed at the natural beauty.
05-07-2016
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Love Colorado Springs. Enough to to do for several weeks without leaving!
04-07-2016
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Just flew in & out, didn't stay there.
03-07-2016
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Off the beaten path trails and hikes are better than the over hyped touristy destinations
03-07-2016
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Pikes peak, mount Evans, Rocky Mountain national Park, White water rafting in with liquid decent
02-07-2016
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Denver is an easy city to drive (navigate). Don't doddle on the freeway, and give way to locals who tend to speed on highways that they drive every day.
02-07-2016
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While I, and my family, traveled to several different places within the states I would definitely recommend. There is a little bit of something for everyone!
01-07-2016
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Go to explore neighboring area.
29-06-2016
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Make sure you get a car that can handle the mountains, at least a 6 cylinder.
28-06-2016
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I recommend you make your financial arrangement with Budget Rentals more noticeable to the travelers. I look for Holiday Cars for a while before I noticed that Budget Rentals was on the paperwork.
28-06-2016
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Get Gps system.
27-06-2016
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Pikes Peak and Red Rocks Ampitheater Were Beautiful.
25-06-2016
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Go see pikes peak and climb the incline
25-06-2016
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Go to the mountains and enjoy the beauty.
25-06-2016
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Enjoy and take it easy. If you head to the mountains expect delays due to folks taking picture of the wildlife.
15-06-2016
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must see Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge, Estes Park
14-06-2016
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Don't pay for the toll roads. One can get around Denver without encountering a toll road.
14-06-2016
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Signage for gas stations along the highways is non-existent. There must be a law against large signs you can see from the road so make sure you use your GPS when you need to fill up.
06-06-2016
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I am a native of Denver, so there were no surprises. On the night we arrived May 26), there was a snow storm just outside of Denver, leaving a spectacular view the next morning with mountain peaks up to 80/90 miles north and 70 miles south to Pikes peak covered with glistening new pure white snow. These mountain peaks are anywhere from 13,000 to 14,300 (or more) feet in height, so such a view under such conditions is truly memorable.
03-06-2016
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See Estes Park and Rocky Mt National Park
02-06-2016
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You can't go wrong anywhere in Colorado!
30-05-2016
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Let the traveler know about the highway costs in toles and how to get around them, also more into on how to get out of the airport area and not get lost. I think Denver has poor signs for new drivers in getting in and out of the airport area
25-05-2016
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Drink lots of water.
23-05-2016
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I had a great time in the Denver area, but driving in this city is nerve-wracking. Be prepared for heavy traffic at all hours of the day.
21-05-2016
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We drove to Avon/Vail and stayed there. There is so much to see and do in Colorado. We love it!
19-05-2016
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It's Colorado, so even if you get lost, it is still an amazing time and beautiful country!
07-05-2016
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We were just there for a total of two nights and then onto Kansas for our destination, so there's not much to say.
29-04-2016
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Breckinridge Ski Pike's Peak
15-04-2016
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avoid travel during rush hour.
12-04-2016
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Avoid the freeway at rush hours - take the tollway to go south from the airport.
07-04-2016
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Denver is amazing, Keystone Co skiing is beautiful and relatively inexpensive. Will be going back a few times a year.
06-04-2016
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Our final destination was Fort Collins. It's very charming college town with nice atmosphere and good restaurants.
29-03-2016
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We stayed locally in Dillon which allowed us to visit all the best ski resorts in the area!
25-03-2016
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Know what size vehicle you need to drive because upgrading is expensive.
24-03-2016
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Visit the Garden of the Gods and enjoy the legal buds
22-03-2016
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Plan on heavy traffic everywhere.
21-03-2016
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Rented in Denver and drove to Steamboat! Just watch the weather when driving through the pass.
20-03-2016
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Red Rock, Golden and the Rocky mountains..and "White Buffalo" restaurant in Vail, Co...
14-03-2016
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Ski trip to Beaver Creek. Awesome
12-03-2016
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get outside and see the sky
04-03-2016
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Wonderful city and general area to visit. Be sure to go South to Colorado Springs an see Pike's Peak!
04-03-2016
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Enjoy your stay take in the restaurants
03-03-2016
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Skiing delight. Many nice places to eat. Friendly people.
03-03-2016
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great place to ski
03-03-2016
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We skied Breck which is worth 5 stars, but the security line at Denver International was atrocious and we nearly missed our flight.
01-03-2016
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In the winter, check to see that you are secure to drive your car in the mountains during snow season. Often all wheel or 4 wheel drive cars are the only ones allowed to travel without chains! Ask for a snow brush.
29-02-2016
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Always watch the weather so you don't get stuck in the snow.
22-02-2016
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Great skiing but lots of traffic on Friday afternoon heading into the mountains.
19-02-2016
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Go up in to Boulder and up into the mountains.
13-02-2016
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Move to Colorado. It's beautiful!
01-02-2016
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For ski areas, fly into Denver and rent car at airport. Far less expensive than renting in the mountains or buying a ticket to local airports near ski areas.
30-01-2016
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Awesome place to visit and work
30-01-2016
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People were very pleasant overall although there was some smoggy air in the downtown area part of the time while we were there (when the wind was not blowing it out). Also spent time in Loveland/Longmont/Ft. Collins areas as well as around Boulder and had a very pleasant 2 week stay looking for possible locations to relocate.
22-01-2016
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Denver Rocks! So many outdoor activities right at your doorstep.
21-01-2016
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Denver and The Rockie Mountains are AWESOME
20-01-2016
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Just leave a bit early just in case of traffic, but I enjoyed all!
12-01-2016
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drink lots of water for the altitude
11-01-2016
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If it is winter and you are planning to drive in the mountains, you should have AWD or front whell drive capability
11-01-2016
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Sky was great.
04-01-2016
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Excellent, skiing, food attractions love the city
02-12-2015
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It's home to me. I love Denver.
01-12-2015
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Car Rental is on street behind CAR RENTAL ROW, otherwise, that's it. Great price for nice vehicles.
23-11-2015
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Be aware of severe traffic disruptions due to weather conditions. One time it took me 4 hours to drive from Denver to Colorado Springs (usually one hour drive).
20-11-2015
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All went well --- No problems===Everyone very helpful== We left during a blizzard.
24-07-2015
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Go to the high country, its beautiful!
23-07-2015
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I did not stay in the Denver area
16-07-2015
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Hike from Aspen to Crested Butte
16-07-2015
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Colorado is beautiful. Enjoy~
14-07-2015
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Don't use Holiday Cars! But Denver and outerlying area is great.
14-07-2015
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did not stay in Denver. Drove up to Aspen which is spectacular over the 4th of July holiday
10-07-2015
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Denver Aspen was a great place - i went there for first time and it was a beautiful place surrounded by mountains -
08-07-2015
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Book Early to save
08-07-2015
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Make sure you have some sort of gps. Pikes peak was a beautiful place to see.
02-07-2015
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We did not stay in Denver, but Colorado Springs was excellent.
30-06-2015
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Have tons of time to explore the surrounding area. Denver ROCKS
30-06-2015
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Hiking and Peak 8
29-06-2015
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Do not cross flooded streets.
26-06-2015
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Denver is gorgeous and while the traffic is somewhat heavy, the drivers are polite and traffic flows well. Do not fear driving in Denver.
20-06-2015
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Beautiful mountains and rivers.
17-06-2015
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We traveled to Colorado Springs and went up to the mountains where the scenery was stunning
12-06-2015
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I don't have any tips at this time