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How to Ride Light Rail

Tuesday May 27, 2014

The light rail in Denver has grown to six lines, providing convenient access to downtown from southern suburbs, as well as Golden to the west and Aurora to the east. Tourists can purchase individual tickets, as well as ticket books and day passes. "If someone is going to ride sporadically but up to ten times during that week, I would recommend a Ten Ride Ticket Book, because it gives a good discount and it gives flexibility rather than having to use the ticket vending machine each trip," saidScott Reed, a spokesman for RTD, in an email.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday May 23, 2014

Happy Memorial Day weekend, Denver! The long weekend features the Downtown Denver Arts Festival, as well as the opening weekend of Water World and Arapahoe Park. The Rockies are on the road this year for Memorial Day, but the Colorado Rapids face off against the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. What are you plans for the three-day weekend? Share in the comments section below.

June 2014 Events in Denver

Friday May 16, 2014

The first weekend in June 2014 kicks off with the Denver Chalk Festival, City Park Jazz and a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The month only gets better, as the Capital Hill People's Fair, Denver Greek Festival and PrideFest round out the month's activities. What are you looking forward to in the Mile High City in June? Share in the comments below.

Union Station Ceremony

Friday May 9, 2014

State and local officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Denver's Union Station today at noon. "A century ago, our leaders here in Colorado had the foresight to build Union Station because they knew commerce requires connectivity," said Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. Although the interior of the station will not open until July, the station is now up and running as a hub for buses, light rail and Amtrak. Two restaurants near Union Station are also open, the Protein Bar and the Thirsty Lion.

Summer Fairs and Festivals

Wednesday May 7, 2014

Are you ready for summer in the Mile High City? One of my favorite things to do in summer is wander around a street fair, and gorge myself on unhealthy fried food such as funnel cakes. Oh, and maybe look at some art and listen to some music, too. But mostly it's all about the funnel cakes! The summer season kicks off with the Downtown Denver Arts Festival over Memorial Day weekend, and ends with A Taste of Colorado over Labor Day weekend. What is your favorite summer festival in Denver? Share in the comments below.

Rockies Rooftop Rocks

Friday May 2, 2014

The Rockies Rooftop, which opened on April 4, has proven popular in its first month, according to Coors Field officials. "We do not release actual attendance numbers for the Rooftop -- but I can tell you that the ticket sales have been robust from the very first game," said Jay Alves, vice president of communications for the Colorado Rockies, in an e-mail. "The unique experience in MLB and LoDo, the Denver weather and the play of our club have all played a role in the sales and excitement." The Rooftop offers no reserved seating, but does offer restaurants and bars along a 38,000-square-foot rooftop deck. Rooftop tickets are $14, and include a $6 credit for food or beverage.

2014 Denver Broncos Schedule

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Which teams are the Denver Broncos playing in 2014? Find out with our printable 2014 Denver Broncos schedule. The season kicks off on Sun. Sept. 7, 2014 in Denver against the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks on Sun. Sept. 21, 2014 at Seattle after a humiliating defeat by the Seahawks earlier this year. Which game are you looking forward to the most? Share in the comments section below.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Friday April 18, 2014

Cinco de Mayo FestivalCinco de Mayo, which falls on May 5 every year, celebrates a decisive battle between Mexico and France in 1862. Today, the holiday is celebrated in the U.S. to honor Mexican culture and heritage. The Cinco de Mayo Festival in Civic Center Park will celebrate its 27th year in the Mile High City on May 3 - 4, 2014. Admission is free to the festival, which features Mexican food, artwork and music. What is your favorite activity on Cinco de Mayo? Share in the comments below.

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May 2014 Events in Denver

Wednesday April 16, 2014

May 2014 events include Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and the Downtown Denver Arts Festival. The Mile High City celebrates the Kentucky Derby on May 3 with the Denver Derby, or dog lovers can choose to run Wash Park at the Furry Scurry, also on May 3. May includes a full slate of concerts at Red Rocks, from Lana del Rey on May 19 to a two-night engagement by Bassnectar from May 30 to 31. Free days at Denver museums throughout May include the Denver Art Museum on May 3 and the Four Mile Historic Park on May 5.

Tourism for Denver 420 Rally

Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Denver 420 Rally slated for April 19 - 20, 2014, could provide a bumper crop of tourists. According to Hotels.com, searches for Denver hotels have increased 73% for Friday through Sunday compared to last year. Denver hotel searches have increased by 25% since the start of recreational marijuana sales, according to Hotels.com. Voters approved recreational marijuana use in 2012, and retail marijuana stores in Denver began selling strains on Jan. 1. The sale of recreational marijuana started on Jan. 1.

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