About Denver, Colorado
Denver is the most populous city in Colorado, being home to more than 4 million residents. It is located in the South Platte River Valley, and bears the nickname “The Mile-High City” for being a mile above sea level. Three other names for which the city is known for include the Wall Street of the West, Queen City of the Plain and Queen City of the West. Once known for being a rich mining area and a cowboy land, Denver is now a bustling metropolitan offering city attractions and at the same time, an opportunity to commune with nature, being only 15 miles away from the Rocky Mountains. The city’s mild climate, nearly year-round sunshine and rich arts and culture scene also add to making Denver a popular tourist destination in the country.
Things to Do
Found 30 miles south of the city proper is Mount Evans, which is considered as the most frequented attraction in Denver. Although driving up would take time and lots of turns, the experience and the sceneries are worth it. You can have a picnic at the top and simply enjoy the beautiful scenery. For greenery at the heart of the city, opt for exploring the Denver Zoological Gardens or Elitch Gardens instead. Kids will surely love the collection of animals at the Denver Zoo with its exhibits featuring African predators and a gigantic indoor rain forest. If exploring museums is your thing, make a visit to the following a part of your itinerary: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, and Children’s Museum of Denver. You could also tour the different breweries for which the city is also known for.
Restaurants and Dining
There are a lot of restaurants to suit the varying taste buds and preferences of tourists in Denver. For authentic local American cuisine, try the offerings at the Fruition Restaurant or Mizuna. Those who want an international cuisine, on the other hand, should try Rioja. It offers Mediterranean-inspired dishes cooked with fresh local produce and meats, as well as Italian, French and Spanish dishes on top of warm local hospitality. Also not to be missed are the delectable dishes made at Vesta Dipping Grill, Osteria Marco and Panzano.
Entertainment and Nightlife
The first place to visit for a fun-filled night is the LoDo neighborhood. Known as the oldest settlement in the city, this lower downtown area now exudes a vibrant nightlife with its plethora of bars, clubs and disco pubs. The same scene can also be expected in Larimer Square, which is considered as the city's rising Theater District. Those who are looking for dancing and partying in style should head to one of the nightclubs in the South Colfax District. Let your funny bone be tickled by the comics at Comedy World, or be entertained by music artists at the Filmore and Red Rocks, too. The best time to visit the city for some serious partying is by the end of September until early October in time for the Denver Beer Fest and Oktoberfest Denver.
Best Hotel Accommodations
If you want the best hotel with class, the Four Seasons Hotel Denver might be just for you. It offers the best amenities and world-class service. If you’re not up for an upscale hotel that comes with a costly tag price, opting for other hotels like Country Inn and Suites by Carlson is a good option. It offers affordable accommodations and free hotel pickup service. Other favorite hotels in the city include the Magnolia Hotel, Hotel Teatro, Residence Inn City Center and Four Seasons Hotel.
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