This post is a sponsored collaboration between World in Four Days and Mazda via Drive Shop. All opinions expressed are my own. For more information on our sponsored content and/or affiliate link policy, please click here.
I had a blast on my trip to Denver and had a great time exploring and learning about the city. One thing I discovered about Denver is, there are several ways to get around depending on your budget and needs. During my trip to Denver, I had a car, however, I did use a few of the options below when I didn’t want to drive. If you’re heading to Denver check out these easy ways to get around the city. Where to Park In Denver For Cheap
One big reason you’ll want to explore different options for navigating Denver is, parking in Denver is EXPENSIVE. When I say expensive, we’re talking $48 every 24 hours. If you’re planning on being there a few days this can add up VERY quickly, so finding out where to park in Denver For Cheap, or as close to free as possible is a must.
I was very fortunate (ok, not fortunate, I just did my research #queenofgoogle) to find an inexpensive parking place. Not that you can’t take a car to Denver, just be aware of the expense you’ll be incurring and plan accordingly.
Where to Park In Denver For Cheap
If you’re wondering where to park in Denver for cheap, I went here: the Greyhound Terminal rooftop level at 1055 19th St, Denver, CO 80202. It’s within walking distance to the 16th St. Mall.
Okay, now onto navigating Denver. Here are my top picks (in no particular order) on how to get around the city. Test out one or two…or heck, go wild and try them all. At least now, you’ll know your options.
Bring or Rent a Car
Sometimes you just have to take a car. Renting or bringing your own car along has some bonuses to it. After you’ve determined where to park in Denver for cheap, you’re going to be left with the conveniences of being your own driver:
- You’re in total control of when you get there or leave: No worries about schedule delays, chatty uber drivers, or standing next to the unusual people who sometimes frequent public transportation.
- You have your own transportation to and from the airport: You don’t have to worry about missing your flight if you are completely in control of your itinerary from beginning to end.
- Renting a car means trying something new: I love my car to bits, but sometimes you just get the urge to try out something new. Renting a car lets me get my new car fix without having to purchase something new.
Speaking of trying out new cars, on this trip, I got the chance to test drive the GORGEOUS 2017 Mazda CX-5 and FELL IN LOVE!!! I loved the color and the ivory leather seats were so comfortable and luxurious. When it comes to functionality, my favorite feature of the Mazda CX-5 was the backup assist (so I don’t bump into anything because lord knows I’m clumsy) lane assist (so I can see if another driver is trying to share my lane) and the in window screen that allowed me to view my speed without looking down, as well as notifying me of upcoming stop signs. With all of those notifications, I felt completely in control of everything. Where to Park In Denver For Cheap
Human error causes a lot of accidents, so when I get the opportunity to let technology assist me, I get excited. The CX-5 also came with standard Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio-BOSE® 10-speaker surround sound system with Centerpoint® 2 and AudioPilot® 2, so I got to enjoy the best quality sound and drive completely hands free. There was absolutely no reason for me to touch my phone the entire time I was in there, and I loved it.
Get a Ride
You can absolutely get anywhere you want or need to go in Denver by using Lyft or Uber, just like anywhere. They’re affordable and easy ways to get a ride. Plus, these are locals driving them so you can chat it up and make a new friend who will tell you even more about their city. And here’s my gift to you – a special code to use for either one you choose. Check it out!
There’s a lot of good food to eat in Denver and it’s such a pretty place that you really won’t mind walking around parts of it. There are guided tours you can join, especially in RINO which has lots of interesting murals for your Instagram backdrops. There are also free little libraries around town. We took a guided tour and our guide pointed it out. I thought it was the coolest thing ever! Where to Park In Denver For Cheap
Ride the Light Rail
So Denver isn’t like New York City, but the subway here is a huge help in getting around. It’s safe, clean and affordable too. Plus, it keeps growing and expanding so it’s becoming even more useful. The day pass is the cheapest way to ride the train all around all day. You can even get a special ticket to ride the train to the airport for just $9 which is a great option unless you have tons of luggage.
Pedicabs and eTuks
These are especially fun when you’re exploring the area and need a break from your feet or are having cocktails. They’re easy to find and the drivers are usually highly entertaining. Go for it!
Getting around Denver was so much fun! I got to take a break from driving and explore the public transportation options. Taking an uber and getting chauffeured around is always a great departure from the norm. The light rail was so clean and easy to navigate, and of course, driving was great once I figured out where to park in Denver for cheap. You’re going to get around with ease and love every second of your trip to Denver.
Looking for more posts on Denver? Check these out:
Things To Do In Denver During The Winter
What To Pack For Denver In The Winter