With an average of 300 days of sunshine in the Mile High City, you're sure to find more than enough reasons to smile during your visit to Denver. Although the city buzzes with excitement, the great outdoors - filled with snow-capped peaks, lush forest glens and pristine mountain-fed lakes and rivers - is just a short drive away. With a car rental in Denver, your options for exploration are nearly endless.
The best of byways
With 200 named peaks just along the outskirts of Denver, it can be difficult trying to pick which mountains to climb. To satiate your want to "take it all in," why not take your Denver rental car to the Mount Evans Scenic Byway? Reaching heights of more than 7,000 feet in a mere 28 miles, you'll feel like you're truly on top of the world from the magnificent vistas of this rich stretch of road. At its peak, the route provides you with panoramic views of both the Continental Divide and the entire Front Range. While many sights along this route are larger than life, be sure to stop and smell the flowers during your drive as well - literally! A number of vibrant wildflowers pepper these roadsides with color, and mountain goats, marmots and pikas are always close by as well.
Waters of youth
After exploring the natural beauty of Denver, you'll want to reap the benefits of the area's soothing spas. Direct your Denver car rental toward 17th Street to visit The Spa at The Brown Palace. Indulge in spa treatments that utilize the spring water drawn up from a state-of-the-art artesian well. With individual massages, mud treatments and skin wraps available, the spa also provides the perfect chance to snuggle up with your spouse in one of the spa's private couple's suites.
Although Denver has its fair share of celebrities amid its more than 619,000 residents in the area, few have had as large an impact as the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown. Most famous for surviving the sinking of the Titanic, Brown also made history in Denver as an activist, suffragist and philanthropist. This history is most visible today at the Molly Brown House Museum. Featuring a restored exterior and well-preserved furnishings from the late 19th century, the home oozes a sense of wealth that Brown, the daughter of poor Irish immigrants, earned through a combination of hard work and some good fortune. You'll be sorry if you choose not to drive your car rental in Denver to this quintessential spot of history.
Set on the western fringe of the Great Plains, the “Mile-High City” is a cosmopolitan town with enough backcountry charm and big city chic to make it the perfect weekend escape. Best of all, when you reserve one of Thrifty’s Denver rental cars online, you’ll not only have access to all this amazing city has to offer, but you’ll get our lowest rate guaranteed.
If you’re a frequent renter, you can even get a free day with our Denver rental cars. Just sign up for the Blue Chip Express Rental Program® and for every 16 days you’ve rented with Thrifty, you’ll earn one free day. Just redeem your certificate for any car from Compact to Full-size or a Minivan and in no time, you’ll be on the road.
Need some ideas to help you get more from your Denver car rental? We’ve got you covered there, too. Below are just a few of the city’s must-see spots you’re sure to love:
- The Great Outdoors. Book one of our Denver car rentals with enough room for you and your favorite adventure gear and hit the road. From bikes to skis, fishing equipment or camping gear, with 359 miles of trails, nearby ski resorts, canyons and crystal blue lakes dotting the landscape, the Denver area offers an unforgettable outdoor escape.
- Downtown. If living on the edge isn’t exactly your thing, then hop in your Denver car rental and head into downtown! With a world-class shopping and arts scene, you can fill your car with bags from the hottest boutiques in town and fill your head with visions of some of the finest works of art this side of the Mississippi.
- Sports. From the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies to the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, there’s rarely a time when a game isn’t being played in this multi-sport town. So snap up some tickets and take in a game. Better yet , with our Denver rental cars you can head over to the arena and tailgate like a local before the big matchup.
Go ahead. Book your Denver car rental online and get your Rocky Mountain adventure off to a great start.