This neighborhood west of downtown is for students, families, and sports fans. The northern section features the amusement park at Elitch Gardens, which also has great views of the city. Sports fans can take in a Broncos game at Mile High's Sports Authority Field, or a Denver Nuggets basketball game or Colorado Avalanche game at the Pepsi Center, where large music concerts are also held. The neighborhood's southern section is taken up by the three-college Auraria Campus, which might not interest non-student travelers.
Getting Around Denver
The best way to get around Denver is using public transit. Regional Transportation District-Denver www.rtd-denver.com offers bus service from Denver International Airport. Fares range from $9-$13 depending on boarding and destination locations. Hours of operation are 3:30 a.m.-midnight. RTD Light Rail offers 5 lines of service with 35 stations. Fares range from $2.25-$5 depending on distance. Hours of operation 3 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Some lines operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The MallRide offers free transportation downtown between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Sunday. There is an extensive bus system available which generally operates from 4 a.m. until 1 a.m. Public bike sharing is available through Denver B-Cycle (http://denver.bcycle.com), $8 per 24 hour pass; $20 per 7 day pass. The first 30 minutes are free.
- Denver International Airport-DEN
- $55.15 Flat rate to downtown Denver
Things to Do and See Near Auraria
- Denver Zoo
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Coors Field
- Mt. Evans
- Molly Brown House
- Colorado State Capitol
- Adams Mystery Playhouse