With its glorious scenery, and its down-to-earth, laid-back lifestyle, it’s easy to see why Denver – aka “The Mile High City” - is a popular place to visit or call home.
Whether you like to snow ski, visit museums, shop for great clothing and more, Denver can fulfill all of your needs.
The Mile High City is located on high rolling plains, 12 miles east of the "foothills," a series of gentle mountains that climb to 11,000 feet. Not in sight but a bit beyond is "Front Range of the Rocky Mountains," a series of snowcapped peaks rising to 14,000 feet. The picturesque mountain view from Denver is 140 miles long. There are 200 visible named peaks including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above.
Denver has a population of 634,265 (the 23rd most populous city in the U.S.) while there are 2.7 million people in the metro area.
According to the Denver Office of Economic Development, Metro Denver has a population of 2.7 million people. By 2030, Metro Denver's population is anticipated to increase by nearly 50 percent to almost 3.9 million, with 800,000 new jobs being created.
The Downtown Aquarium offers everything from Colorado's state fish, the Greenback Cutthroat trout, to swimming with sharks (scuba license required).Visitors can check out a variety of 15,000 fish, mammals and birds.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour
Savor a sample of the famous Budweiser beer after learning how it's brewed in Fort Collins, the Colorado home of Anheuser-Busch. Gallop through the tour and meet the renowned Clydesdales.
Five miles east of Boulder is Celestial Seasonings, the largest herb tea manufacturer in the United States, which serves 1.6 billion cups of tea each year. Guided tours end in the Tea Shop and open tea bar where visitors can sample more than 100 different tea blends.
Denver Art Museum
With more than 60,000 works of art, the Denver Art Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of world art between Kansas City and the West Coast. The museum also has a variety of special exhibits, events and lectures.
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
The Buffalo Bill Grave & Museum's exhibits include memorabilia from Buffalo Bill's life and Wild West shows, Indian artifacts, antique firearms and other Old West artifacts. The historical complex on Lookout Mountain includes the museum, Buffalo Bill's grave and the Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop and snack bar.
The Art District on Santa Fe offers more than 40 galleries, restaurants and shops located just south of downtown Denver. It is the largest concentration of art galleries in Colorado, offering contemporary, emerging and traditional art including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, graphic art and textiles.
Cherry Creek North is Denver's premiere shopping and dining neighborhood. The area has 320 independently owned galleries, shops, restaurants and spas and is adjacent to upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center, which has an additional 160 brand name stores. Together, they create the largest and most varied shopping district between Chicago and San Francisco.
Denver is a terrific place to visit anytime of the year and if you are lucky enough, a perfect metropolitan city to hang your hat permanently!