Denver, also known as the “Mile High City,” sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains and has been a gateway to The West for hundreds of years — at first for settlers and gold miners and now for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The city itself is spread out over 155 square miles, but the main shopping, dining, and arts areas lie within a five-square mile area with cosmopolitan downtown Denver at its core.
Why Go To Denver
For lovers of the great outdoors and purple mountain majesty, as well as cultural pursuits, delicious and independent restaurants, and a vibrant shopping and craft beer scene, a vacation to Denver is a sure winner as are Denver flight deals. And, during the winter season, the surrounding mountains offer some of the best snow skiing in the United States while the city is often snow-free.
Who Should Go
What isn’t there to do? Hiking and biking, plus skiing in the winter. And with sunshine more than 240 days a year, the weather is bound to be perfect.
From the world’s largest brewing site (Coors), to independent breweries, brew pubs, and tasting rooms, beer lovers will find it easy to raise a glass to their favorite beverage.
For active families, the Denver area offers a multitude of fun activities from a day at the Denver Zoo or Children’s Museum, tours of the U.S. Mint, dinosaur bones and footprints at Dinosaur Ridge, and Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park with thrill rides, kids’ rides, and water rides.