There are many beautiful places to visit in the United States, and for most of them, one trip is enough. New York in the Fall, Chicago in the Spring, Miami in the Winter, Denver…. any time of the year. Colorado is the kind of place that you should visit twice. Go once in the early Spring for skiing and go again in the summer time for hiking. Colorado is great any time of the year. If you don’t like the weather in Colorado today, wait until tomorrow. It can go from 60 degrees and sunny to snowstorm overnight. Don’t worry, though! Colorado boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year! Colorado is one of my favorite places and Denver happens to be one cool city (literally) where you can go from tacos to homemade pop tarts, seriously…..
It’s no secret that the Colorado Springs Airport is one of my favorites. But Denver International Airport has it’s pros, too! Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United States, but you wouldn’t necessarily know that just by flying into it. It’s big, beautiful, and easy to get around. For Denver, you need a car, the car rental center is waaaay offsite, but there are convenient shuttles. There are plenty of coffee places inside, including Starbucks and Caribou. And there are plenty of food options in and out of security. The Wifi is fast and free along with plenty of places to sit. There aren’t a crazy amount of places to plug into, but they’re there. Another cool feature is that there’s a TSA office outside of security, so if you’re looking to signup for TSA Precheck and happen to be flying into Denver International Airport, grab your bag and head over to their office. You should be signed up withing 15 minutes, no appointment needed!
The cons? It’s far from the city and even though it’s relatively easy to get in and out of, it’s certainly not as easy as the airport in Colorado Springs. However, Denver has many direct flights to it. If you’re flying to Colorado, both of these airports will probably be interchangeable for you. You’ll just have to balance the pros and cons of cost, connecting flights, rental car costs, and distance to where you’re going.
There are a few things I look for in airports. Accessibility to corresponding city. Ease of transport within the airport. Comfort (seating/plugs/shopping). Food. And the wildcard. The wildcard is something unique that helps or hurts the airport.
The Denver International Airport receives a grade of 8 out of 10.
There aren’t many more areas for improvement for this airport. The airport isn’t really convenient to the city but Denver doesn’t suffer from the traffic woes of other cities in the US. The wildcard is Colorado itself, which happens to be a really unique and incredible place.