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Denver, Colorado

Mile High City
Denver is known as the "Mile High City" because its official elevation is exactly one mile — or 5,280 feet (1,609 meters) above sea level.

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, it's no surprise that Denver's biggest draw is the great outdoors — it is home to more than 200 parks, historic rock formations, three major sports stadiums, championship golf courses and fabulous ski resorts.

In addition to it's world-class cultural attractions — and the nation's second largest Performing Arts Center (New York City's Lincoln Center is the largest) — Denver also has amusement and water parks, fine museums, specialty shops, fun restaurants, and a state-of-the-art aquarium.

Denver, the 10th largest city in the nation, was home to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The Best Time to Visit Denver
Denver boasts 300 days of sunshine a year. Its mild, dry, sunny climate makes it a popular tourist destination — any time of year.

Spring and Fall are relatively mild. Rainfall is minimal — about the same as Los Angeles. Summer is hot with low humidity — this is also peak tourist time.

Winters are cooler, with plenty of snow — all the better for skiing and snowboarding. Ski season typically runs from mid-November to mid-April.


Scenic mountain view of Denver, Colorado

Snow Mountain, Colorado

Building in Downtown Denver, Colorado

Dancing Sculptures in front of Sheraton Denver Hotel, near the 16th Street Mall, Denver, Colorado

Downtown Denver, Colorado




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