Hello there travelers! Right now, I am sitting in the middle of the Denver airport watching the bustling crowds stir around me. Perfectly audible names are being called out from above and shops are everywhere. Unlike Cincinnati, sigh, the departures board is absolutely filled with name of cities around the country and world! NINE screens to be exact.
Shopping is an attraction in it’s own right… On my left, I see The Body Shop, Gifts In Flight, Hudson New. On my right, more local shops and more news stores.As I walked from the United terminal, which I am pretty sure had a lot more to offer, I saw way more than I would ever be able to see or do even on a three hour layover. At least I couldn’t be bored.
As far as what to eat…oh my! There is anything you could possible want and need from your standard McDonald’s, Burger King, Caribou Coffee and Starbucks to American and Mexican, French cuisine, bagels and pastries, ice cream and chocolate and way more than I can list right now! The DEN website has three pages of eats alone!
Stated as “one of the most extensive airport art programs in the world.”, including a large aircraft suspended over the train waiting area is what meets the passengers as they head off from ticketing to their gate and along the way depending on what terminal you are going to, be prepared to see one or more of 30plus sculptures and murals. Some are based on American Indian tradition and some are modern wood and metal featured projects.
Seating can be a bit of a problem and plugs to charge up before your flight are not that easy to come by though. With all of these people and all of the room, where are the seats? Perhaps there’s a master plan for the people to be more healthy and actually not sit down! Ooh. Good thinking. Walk around and shop, check out the art exhibits and Don’t Sit Down! Besides, I suppose that I will be sitting long enough once I am on my flight. Way to go Denver! The sad part? The seating is at the McDonalds. Who’s surprised??