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Old 02-21-2014, 09:49 PM   #16
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It will probably be $40 too.
I asked around a good bit (I'm also professional tour director, so it's my job to know) and most said they were told it would be approx $15 one-way from downtown to DIA on the new train. So slightly more than a bus and faster than all other methods. No doubt it will be revolutionary for Denver & anyone on the light-rail routes.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:01 PM   #17
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......This looks like a sore subject out there huh..
Not a 'sore subject' at all, really. The metro area is pretty spread-out, and mostly everyone drives/rides. I've never taken a cab here, and haven't used a bus more than once in decades. It's cheaper to carpool, and the bus schedules made using 'em much too slow.

Besides, there's lotsa friendly inmates around here. Offer a few beers at the hotel, and you may well have rides offered.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:03 PM   #18
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Denver international to downtown is a 24 mile drive. Yeah we are a bit spread out. Blue shuttle charges about $30 for a round trip. Unless you take the sky ride bus any savings you get by renting downtown you will lose getting out of the airport. Stupid franchise and recovery fees just a scam to pass along the cost of convenience. I wonder how that will change when they finish the rail line.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:03 AM   #19
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Ok how about the open market area.If I remember it was quite a few blocks of resteraunts, shops..etc...but all outdoors I can't find it in google maps..
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:13 AM   #20
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Ok how about the open market area.If I remember it was quite a few blocks of resteraunts, shops..etc...but all outdoors I can't find it in google maps..
That's the 16th street mall downtown. If you google the Cheesecake Factory, that is right in the middle of it (and pretty representative of the types of restaurants around there). It's an easy walk to Lodo (near union station) to the north. lodo has a little more variety in restaurants, bars, etc.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #21
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Ok how about the open market area.If I remember it was quite a few blocks of resteraunts, shops..etc...but all outdoors I can't find it in google maps..
Yup, that's 16th street mall. Your bus should pretty much drop you off just west of the mall. I'd avoid the mall though unless you enjoy themed chain restaurants and other tourists. Head pretty much any direction away from the mall and you'll get to experience much better bars/restaurants within a few blocks, and probably a dispensary or two if that fills your taco.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:29 AM   #22
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Ahh 16th street mall .Thanks..Been a few years. Do they have dispesararies in Washington yet, I will be closer to Spokane for the vacation just flying into Denver to save $$$ and can get there Friday night instead of later Sat..I am thinking a drive up to MT is better then waiting in an airport..
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:19 PM   #23
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Take the bus to downtown to save even more:
http://www.rtd-denver.com/skyride.shtml
Do the bus. It is cheaper and faster than any car/taxi.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:14 PM   #24
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That's the 16th street mall downtown. If you google the Cheesecake Factory, that is right in the middle of it (and pretty representative of the types of restaurants around there). It's an easy walk to Lodo (near union station) to the north. lodo has a little more variety in restaurants, bars, etc.
Lodo (lower downtown, closer to the river) is much more interesting for drinks, food & action.

Larimer Square is cool because it's the old buildings that use to be Denver.
It's the area next to the cherry creek where the original gold rush camps were established and Denver City came to be.
Unfortunately much of the old city was torn down for new "modern" buildings and it makes Denver appear newer than it is.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:41 AM   #25
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When are you coming in? Depending on the day I can give you a lift into town.
Wow I remember this thread I didn't think it was so many months ago..
dammm time flies by..!!..

Thanks for all the info..anybody want a few $$$ Friday night..Rather give it to an inmate then a cab company..
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:55 AM   #26
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Yup, that's 16th street mall. Your bus should pretty much drop you off just west of the mall. I'd avoid the mall though unless you enjoy themed chain restaurants and other tourists.
...and more bums, transients and junkies than you can shake a stick at. Last couple of times I've been through there it was more like a refugee camp than a mall. I'd skip it. There's really not a lot to see there.

But if you want to be in that area and would like to earn some points, take your wife to tea at the Brown Palace (17th and Tremont). Beautiful, historic hotel with staff that are absolutely world-class. The State Capitol building is a few blocks south of there and that's a fairly interesting tour (if the dome has re-opened). The Denver Art Museum is a block south of THAT and they've got some stuff that's well worth the look.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:31 AM   #27
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I'm still sticking with www.uber.com

My best friend uses it all the time in Denver, and they come right away versus the Yellow Cab's that leave you hanging. Plus they are cheaper, and typically friendly. He probably has used Uber 50 times now (they use it when they go out to drink).
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:59 AM   #28
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I'm still sticking with www.uber.com

My best friend uses it all the time in Denver, and they come right away versus the Yellow Cab's that leave you hanging. Plus they are cheaper, and typically friendly. He probably has used Uber 50 times now (they use it when they go out to drink).
+1 for Uber. Or Lyft if you want to save a few more bucks.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:00 AM   #29
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There is a semi express bus. Very easy, runs all over town from the airport. I think about 5 major routes. You pick them up curbside, they load your bags underneath, and drop you @ the various park and rides around town.
It's called the "skyride" so you can look them up at the RTD site. I think One of them stops downtown at the 16 st mall stop where the busses connect from there and also the lightrail. Busses up and down the 16 st mall are free. Skyride is ~$11 last time I used it. There is an RTD desk @ DIA.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:00 PM   #30
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uber $30

My friend just took an Uber car from downtown (Coors Field) to the airport and it was $30. Same deal on the return trip. Way faster and more convienent than any bus (which I have taken several times).
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