Affectionately dubbed the Mile High City because of its elevation relative to sea level, Denver has quickly become a go-to destination for savvy travelers looking for a unique vacation experience.
With the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver is a truly beautiful and diverse city, both in terms of its buildings and its people. The city is incredibly picturesque, from 19th-century heritage buildings in Larimer Square to Union Station, the Red Rocks Amphitheater and modern marvels such as the Denver Art Museum.
In fact, Denver’s art scene is one of its hidden gems. Seven distinct art districts boast an incredible number of galleries, museums and exhibitions. As for the performing arts, the variety and diversity is second to none. Opera, theatre, ballet, live music and film all play key roles in defining Denver.
On the food and drink scene, Denver does more than pull its weight. Perhaps the jewel in its culinary crown is the abundance of craft breweries; from budding brewers to established legends, city and neighboring breweries continue to garner plenty of buzz.
Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains also means you don’t have to go far to experience the dramatic natural landscapes surrounding the city. Rocky Mountain National Park features hiking paths such as Mills Lake and Ouzel Falls, while others such as Bear Creek Trail are popular with families.