The Ultimate Denver Travel Guide // What To Know Before You Go: Denver

Ready to plan a trip to the Mile High City? Denver is known for its beautiful mountains, centuries-old historic landmarks, and high elevation. Whether it’s maneuvering through Denver’s beautiful Union Station, biking on popular trails like Cherry Creek, or taking down an array of Rocky Mountain Oysters, Thrillist’s got you covered! Follow this travel guide to find out how to have the best time in Denver, Colorado.

Do you need a visa to leave the airport? What’s the best way to get Wi-Fi during my trip? What are the bucket list activities in the region? Any local foods you have to hit? Before you step on the plane for your vacation, make sure you watch this original Thrillist series to keep yourself prepared, in the know, and with the right reservations, of course, for an epic, stress-free trip. For each destination of “What to Know Before You Go,” Thrillist highlights three things — how to get around, food and drink, and what to do. Buckle up, because we’re going to get you ready for the best time of your life!


Lee Kalpakis

Brendan Dean

Director of Photography
Ryan Brooks

Production Assistant
Robert Knight

Megan Chong

Line Producer
Emily Tufaro

Art Director
Ted McGrath

Senior Producer
Chas Truslow

Post Production Supervisor
Daniel Byrne

Director of Development
Leo Fernandez

Supervising Producer
Stasia Tomlinson

Executive Producer
Justin Lundstrom

Music Credits
Title Track: Night Runner

Title Track: Coast to Coast
Vincenzo Salvia

Title Track: You Do You
Benjamin Andrew James MacDougall

Title Track: Through the Crowd (a)
Nightshift, Chris Breeze

Title Track: Pocket Full Of Cash
John August Pregler, Bernard James Perry II

Title Track: Feeling Wide Awake (c)
Alex Johnson, Tom Huxley

Title Track: Starchild A
Xyco, Adix, Steve Lextor

Title Track: Love Magic
Nicolas Pinto

Title Track: Balearic Sunshine
Xyco, Adix, Steve Lextor

Title Track: Foxy Lady
Nicolas Pinto

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  1. I would suggest wearing way less clothes than you think you will need. I have severe overheating problems at high altitude even if the air temperature is below zero. I went to Leadville and I actually had to strip down to just shorts. It was -5 and I was about to get into a heat stroke. I was running around taking pictures and over heated.

  2. "100 year old 'historic' landmark"…. Oh, America…. it's cute how you try to make something not that old into "historic". My last flat was older than your entire country. You build things so poorly they only last 30 years. In America, Historic just means "Lucky it is still standing".

  3. Moving to denver this week & hopefully find cool people to bike & hike with, Visited 3 times this year $ me & my brother decided to move here. Such a beautiful place & I want this to be my forever home.

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  5. Since everyone wants to just shout out mean words, Imma say this. Thanks for taking the time to create this video. Everyone most likely worked endlessly until it was done.

    I do agree there is more here than just those points you mentioned but it was a short list of highlights and you all did a great job catching the eye for a tourists.

    Keep up the good work and dismiss the keyboard warriors.

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