Denver Overview

Denver is the capital city of Colorado and is dubbed the Mile High City due to its location at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, 5,280 feet above sea level. Whist the city provides the gateway to a feast of year-round holiday possibilities in the state of Colorado, Denver is a vibrant, young city with lots to offer and boasts 300 days of sunshine, brilliant blue skies and breathtaking mountain scenery.

There’s more to Denver though than an amazing backdrop.  It is one impressive city, full of interesting neighbourhoods and people, must-do attractions and a superb array of year-round events.

You can find the pulse of Denver’s vibrant creative community year-round on the first Friday of each month in seven art districts. Galleries, studios and cultural attractions stay open late for a mind-expanding night of art, food, drink and fun.

If shopping is your thing, visit the region’s premium shopping mall, Cherry Creek shopping centre and/or 16th Street Mall – a tree-lined, pedestrian promenade that runs through the centre of Downtown and is lined with outdoor cafes, renovated historic office buildings, sparkling glass-walled skyscrapers, shops, restaurants and retail stores.

The Denver nightlife is nothing but fun and lively. Local and national artists play in numerous clubs. There are chic hot spots and trendy lounges in Larimer Square and energetic atmosphere at Colfax Nightlife District where people dance the night away. LoDo – the city’s oldest region boasts hip places often jammed with people due to a variety of clubs from country-and western to comedy and jazz.

The city’s culinary scene is thriving with risk-taking food experts. Top restaurants in Denver reflect the city’s outstanding diversity and allegiance to local produce. The restaurant Avelina serves American cuisine with wood-oven roasted dishes and exquisite desserts are a treat to food enthusiasts. Mister Tuna is an Asian-fusion restaurant that local Denverites love. Their king crab with brown butter and black lava salt is a must-try!

Denver is simply an urban gem….everything you crave in a big city, but with an outdoor, active vibe that invites you to come and explore any time!  Make sure you take the opportunity to explore the city during your time in Colorado.


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