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Downtown Denver for July 4th - lodging, events & car rental

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Downtown Denver for July 4th - lodging, events & car rental

I am traveling to Denver for the 4th with two friends (arriving Fri 7/4, leaving Sun 7/6). What would be some good areas to look at for lodging that would be close to some nightlife as well as some of the main attractions in downtown Denver? We are late 20s / early 30s. (I saw quite a few posts mentioning The Curtis, but that is out of our price range.)

Also, are there any events going on over the 4th we should be aware of - festivals or fireworks displays?

Lastly, we are planning to rent a car as we will be exploring greater Denver from Sun-Tue, but debating whether to wait to get the car until we leave downtown on Sunday. Is there easy transportation to downtown from the airport? How much is it to park a car downtown for two nights?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Downtown Denver for July 4th - lodging, events & car rental

For sure wait on the car until you leave. It will be about $65 for taxi from airport (there are cheaper shuttles). You'll also pay more for the car at the airport, pay the daily fee for it to sit downtown and then pay for parking. Just make a reservation at a downtown location for your departure time from downtown. You can return at airport, generally, for no extra fee.

The Curtis is generally the cheapest of the cool hotels downtown. If that's too much, look at something like Comfort Suites, etc. Curtis is nice. It's not the most elegant, but a really fun spot, informal and a bit eclectic and one of the most happening hotel bars downtown.

Have fun.

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2. Re: Downtown Denver for July 4th - lodging, events & car rental

The Curtis is fun, you might look at the Sheraton on 16th as well they have a nice outdoor pool.

denver.org/things-to-do/… has great info and may offer some hotel specials

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3. Re: Downtown Denver for July 4th - lodging, events & car rental

We might book with AirBNB, in which case I'm looking for area suggestions vs. specific hotels. Is the LoDo area the best to stay in?

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4. Re: Downtown Denver for July 4th - lodging, events & car rental

If you can yes. I think AirBnB is a god idea as well as VRBO.

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