Featured Airport of the Week: DEN
Updated: Jun 21, 2018
This is one of many posts to come highlighting top travel routes and airports out of Nashville International Airport (BNA).
The Denver International Airport (DEN) is HUGE. Twice the size of Manhattan, it's the largest airport in the U.S. DEN has transformed itself into not only an airport but a destination. It's not the worst place to spend a layover due to its art collection, ever-changing events, and dining selections.
Food & Drink
The Denver Airport is deeply connected to its roots and the 2013 addition of Root Down to Concourse C is no exception. Root Down prides itself on its field-to-fork menu and dishes made of locally-sourced ingredients. Root Down is perfect for those on a gluten-free or vegan diet. Another local Denver favorite is Elway's located in Concourse B. This is the place to go if you are craving a piece of hand-cut prime steak or fresh fish. Elway's also has a fantastic breakfast menu that includes eggs benedict, omelets, and french toast. If you don't have time to sit down to eat, DEN has plenty of grab & go options. Some include Auntie Anne's (Concourse C), Dunkin' Donuts (Concourse A), and Rocky Mountain Cafe (Concourse B). Here is a full list of restaurants at DEN.
Another distinction of the Denver Airport are the events that are constantly going on. Right now the airport is in the midst of "Fly Away Fridays", a series of free events every Friday through the month of August. Musical performances, children's activities, and games are just a few events that make up this program. In the fall is the 4th Annual Beer Flights on the Plaza, an event that features some of Colorado's best breweries. Perhaps one the more shocking and cooler things the airport has is its temporary skating rink! Starting November 24th, DEN's skating rink will be back...there's no place like DEN for the holidays! Here is a full list of events at DEN.
The Denver International Airport is perhaps best known for its distinct aesthetic. Distributed throughout the airport you will find a variety of permanent and temporary art displays. Through DEN’s Art and Culture Program, these exhibitions are carefully created by artists and architects alike to transform the airport into a creative and interesting space for travelers. One digital exhibit titled "Colorado National Parks" represents the state's beautiful landscape. Another, "'Dumb Friends League' Barks, Meows and Neighs at DEN", is a product of DEN’s Art and Culture Program and the Dumb Friends League, a pet adoption nonprofit. Here is a full list of all of the art and its locations in DEN.
Insider Tip: People claim the best view in the airport is of the Rocky Mountains from the west end of the C Gates.
Original post by Emily McMahon