Get the World-Class Treatment in Denver

 

Denver is an outdoor city filled with urban adventures. The Mile High City is known for its world-class cultural attractions, thriving craft breweries and famous music scene, all within easy reach of the Rocky Mountains.

Situated in the South Platte River Valley, this modern city draws openness from the Great Plains to the east and embraces the spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains to the west. Residents of this mile-high landscape are noted for their sunny dispositions—to match the area’s 300 days of sunshine—and can-do attitudes. It’s very much a “maker culture,” where anything is possible.

 

Easy Access & Walkability

Getting to Denver is easy, thanks to the efficient Denver International Airport. From there, it’s a short, affordable glide on the airport train to the heart of downtown. With more than 10,000 hotel rooms in the downtown area, there’s plenty to choose from at any price point.

 

Renowned Arts & Culture

Denver has a burgeoning art scene that is receiving international attention. A few ways to experience it are at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) in the Golden Triangle neighborhood is the largest art museum between Kansas City and the West Coast. The Clyfford Still Museum houses nearly 2,400 of Still’s paintings, drawings and prints, representing most of his lifetime output of abstract impressionism. In Lower Downtown (LoDo), the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA)—designed by another renowned architect, David Adjaye—houses a constantly refreshed set of exhibits.

 

Beer, Wine and Spirits

Denver is known for something other than its altitude: beer. With more than 200 craft beers brewed in Denver daily, let the Denver Beer Trail be your guide (it  is available at tourist information centers and online at denv.co/beertrail)

While we’re on the subject of drinking, don’t miss Balistreri Vineyards, a family-owned winery dedicated to completely natural wines, or Infinite Monkey Theorem, an urban winery that has turned heads by doing the unthinkable, canning its wines! And Colorado is also home to more than 16 distilleries making whiskey, rum, brandy, gin and vodka.

 

Innovative Dining

Denver is a hub for chef-owned restaurants and Denver has been getting a lot of attention for its latest innovation: gourmet food markets

 

Explore Nature

With Denver’s year-round sunny skies, it’s hard to stay indoors. City Park’s Denver Zoo has about 4,000 animals, representing more than 750 species. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, a spectacular museum that explores fossils and dinosaurs, the mysteries of space at Gates Planetarium, Egyptian mummies, larger-than life films at the Phipps IMAX 3D Theater and a slew of interactive exhibits.

 

 

 

 

Western History

For the history buff, Denver has plenty of fascinating museums and landmarks. The History Colorado Center features exhibits and programs that tell the stories of Colorado and engage visitors in the past, present and future of the Rocky Mountain West. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is heaven for the aerospace enthusiast. “Anything on wheels” is the Forney Museum of Transportation’s motto, and the museum boasts a one-of-a-kind collection of more than 500 exhibits relating to historical transportation. One of the most famous cowboys ever to put on a pair of stirrups, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody epitomized the Old West. The Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave in nearby Golden features exhibits on Buffalo Bill's life, the Wild West shows, and more.

 

Famous Music Scene

On any given night, you'll find talented artists playing a vast array of genres in clubs throughout the metro area. And at the top of every music lover’s bucket list is Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Go to VISITDENVER.COM to learn more about Denver and plan your trip.

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