Colorado’s capital is known as “the Mile-High City”, and not just because of the Rocky Mountains that provide Denver with its gorgeous backdrop. Let’s just say, the locals know how to have a good time.
#whenincolorado, summit nearby peaks, ski down the slopes during the snowy season, and enjoy the scrappy, can-do culture that comes with one of America’s first gold-mining communities. Even the not-so-rugged traveller will get their kicks in Denver, with a growing international cuisine scene and glitzy boutique shopping at the foot of the mountains. That’s outdoorsy, too!
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Speaking of starting at the top, pick up one of our Denver car rental deals for the 2-hour drive out to Mount Evans. From the mountaintop, get a good look at the stomping grounds of folk singers and adrenaline junkies alike. Travelling after a fresh layer of powder? Grab some skis and work on your slalom at nearby Echo Mountain—a resort area for sportsy guys and gals who believe “roughing it” is overrated.
If you want to get a little geeky about the Great Outdoors, you’re in good company at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Into a different kind of green? Check out the Denver Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank—rumour has it, you can stare $30 million dollars in the face. You can’t go on a Denver holiday without a third green leafy. Explore the sprawling Denver Botanic Gardens, located just southeast of the city centre. What? Were you expecting a different green?
In downtown Denver, explore Larimer Square, a shopping and dining destination at the site of Denver’s first mining camp. Next, rock the boutiques in uptown neighbourhoods like the Highlands and Cherry Creek North, where you’ll find today’s hottest fashions, vintage treasures and curiosities. Hey, you’re about to save big with a sweet Denver package, so go ahead and get that designer jacket.
For Denver’s quirky combo of comfort food and fine dining on one plate, you can stick to the Lower Downtown streets of Larimer Square. But if you want to sample all this city has to offer, take a bite outta the swanky fare in Capitol Hill and devour avant-garde cuisines with the movers and shakers in the River North Arts District (RiNO).
Denver knows how to clean up right. Catch a show at the Denver Performing Arts Complex north of Capitol Hill, just one of the stellar arts venues within walking distance of others. If you want to hop from the symphony to a play premiere, just say the word, then toast to a holiday well spent at nearby gastropubs and rooftop cocktail bars.
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