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Denver OVERVIEW
Parked at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver has a location to die for. It's just a half hour drive from downtown to the foothills, and that mix of mountain meets city creates a unique lifestyle all its own. Denver travel is great for anyone - avid outdoor adventurers, foodies, sports fanatics and hipsters can all find something to do here. Denver's high altitude (it's not called the Mile High City for nothing!) means that you'll need to drink plenty of water and take it easy for the first few days. But that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. Denverites are an active lot, and that’s the point—you can go kayaking, fishing, biking and hiking—all within city limits. Denver has the largest city park system in the nation, including 20,000 acres of urban and mountain parkland, so there’s plenty of room to play. And chances are you'll enjoy it all under a deep blue Colorado sky. Denver receives a retina-popping 300 days of sunshine a year—one of the best reasons alone for ...See More Denver travel. You might not think a city steeped in the outdoors and cowboy culture meshes with high culture, but that’s what makes Denver so special. This city loves and supports the arts, collecting and distributing more public money for the arts per capita than any other region. The Denver Performing Arts Complex has 10 venues, and supports a busy calendar of shows, a great stop on your Denver vacation. You might not expect a rich dining scene, either, but you’ll find it. Maybe it’s all that outdoor activity pumping up the locals’ appetites, but Denver is a satisfying to foodies as it is to mountain climbers. There are plenty of options, from upscale cuisine by nationally recognized chefs to small family restaurants. Check out one of the brewpubs in LoDo, try a small ethnic restaurant on East Colfax or go to dinner in the Highlands if you want to party with the locals. Denver travel is all about variety - catch a football game on Sunday, visit an art gallery on Monday and save Tuesday for a mountain climbing adventure. Don’t be afraid to get out and explore. It’s easy to get around Denver—either by walking, taking the light rail or driving—and Denver’s residents are a friendly bunch. See Less
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