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Denver, Colorado's capital, sits exactly 1 mile above sea level at the edge of the Great Plains with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. You'll find this city tips its hat to its Wild West and mining past but its arts scene and outdoor festivals are gathering pace. There's a rich pioneer history here, more than 200 parks (in which to enjoy the 300 days of sunshine per year) and neighbourhoods themselves can be an attraction too. Of course, there's the enticing mountains just over 12 miles to the west.
There's a major festival or event on during each month of the year and late spring and early autumn are great outdoors seasons. If you're a sports fan, Denver has major teams in football, hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and even rugby to keep you entertained, whenever you arrive.
A quick guide to things to see and do:
- LoDo (Lower Downtown) – is a neighbourhood west of the financial district and home to rich old architecture
- Try a Denver Microbrew Tour – incorporates a guided walking tour of downtown, with pointers on local history, and several microbreweries which offer tastings
- Visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science – explore, learn and be entertained amid exhibitions, the planetarium and IMAX theatre
- See a show at Impulse Theatre – Denver's original improv comedy venue