Denver is the capital of Colorado and gateway to the Rockies. Located in the South Platte River Valley, the downtown area is situated 12 miles east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
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.
The city's hip and historic district - LoDo (lower downtown) has the country's highest concentration of Victorian buildings and is full of quirky shops, brewhouses, cafes and al fresco dining. Stroll around the museum of Contemporary Art or the Colorado History museum, visit the U.S. Mint or the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" House. Every month of the year, there are festivals and activities taking place - most open to the public and free of charge.
Denver is a cultural city with a great deal of investment in the performing arts - in fact, Denver is home to the second largest Performing Arts Center in the nation. Denver was very important to the folk music scene in the 1960's and 1970's and well-known folk artists, among them Bob Dylan and John Denver, lived here at various times. Denver also boasts an impressive list of nationally recognised museums.
Ever wonder about that Mile High nickname? Well, Denver is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in the USA. The climate here is very sunny with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. The winters can be cold, but are often milder than people expect making this a city you can visit through out the entire year.
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!