Denver is breathtaking, and not just because of the elevation. Its panoramic views of snow-capped peaks are beautiful.
If you’re outdoorsy, you know. Getting a work assignment here is akin to landing a goldmine.
But you don’t have to be a bearded mountaineer in order to enjoy Denver; there’s no need to worry about crampons or ice axes at all, unless that’s your deal.
Denver has plenty of other things going on.
It’s mastered a blend of liveliness and energy, and balanced it perfectly with chill down to earth vibes.
To make sure you take full advantage of your time here, we’ve compiled a list that will help you get the most out of your work assignment in Denver.
Your Temporary Home
The first thing you need to do is find a place to stay.
If you’ve had to do this before you know: a week or more spent in a small noisy hotel room can make you stir crazy.
Which is why corporate housing is a much better solution when you’re looking at relocating for a short-term basis. Most properties are fully furnished, and come with most – if not all of the amenities you’re used to back home.
However, endlessly searching online for corporate housing options is time consuming.
The best way to find your perfect Denver Colorado home is through Travelers Haven. They’re the perfect one stop shop to get you the cream of the crop of available on-demand housing in Denver.
Simply tell Travelers Haven what you’re looking for, and they take care of the rest.
Moving to a new unfamiliar city is overwhelming, even if you’ll only be there temporarily. Let Travelers Haven take care of finding you a place you’ll love.
Mid-June to early September is when most of the tourists choose to visit Denver, since that’s when the weather is warmest.
In winter, the temps slip below freezing with highs in the 40s or below.
For those who enjoy what each season has to offer, Denver is a great place to experience them all.
If you do end up coming here during the winter, make sure you bring lots of layers, including hats, scarves, gloves and wool socks.
Cost of Living
Whenever you’re heading somewhere new it’s a good idea to be aware of the cost of living, and budget accordingly.
Currently, the cost of living in Denver is 14% higher than the national average, however that figure is made primarily due to housing which is 38% higher than the national average. Utilities are 18% lower, and groceries are 5% lower.
Get to Know the City
One of the best ways to acclimate to Denver is through the senses. Book a food tour and enjoy some of our best local fare, and get the inside scoop on Denver, including wild tales from our old west origins.
In addition to restaurants and delicious craft breweries, Denver’s art museums boast an impressive curated collection, including indigenous artworks.
The 16th Street Mall is a popular shopping and dining spot, with 42 outdoor cafes there to keep you satiated – both as far as sustenance and people watching are concerned.
Hop on the free shuttle whenever you want to give your feet a break.
Denver has a great music scene and some really cool unique venues; the Red Rock Amphitheater is a prime example.
Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors
With the Rocky Mountains a mere stone’s throw away, escaping the city isn’t hard. Hop on a tour that will take you there from Denver, or explore it on your own.
There are also scenic trails everywhere around Denver, and hot springs not too far.
If you weren’t outdoorsy before coming to Denver, you may be after you leave.
More and more studies show the positive aspects of spending time outdoors, and Denver is so beautiful, it’s hard to resist.
Make New Friends
One of the best ways to begin to feel at home in a new city is to meet people, get out and explore.
Get to know your coworkers. If there are any locals in the group, perhaps they can take you to some of their favorite spots.
Go to the places you enjoy, such as yoga class, the gym, or an improv show. The trick to meeting people here is to put yourself out there.
When you have some friends to explore and do things with, it makes your time much more enjoyable.
Now that we’ve got you all excited, we hope that you can use some of these tips to your advantage so that you’re able to get the most out of your time here in Denver. The old saying is true, ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ Denver is an excellent place to enjoy a little of both.