Known as the Mile High City, Denver is filled with 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, and a natural beauty that makes it the world’s most spectacular playground. Get local Denver tips on attractions, activities, scenic sightseeing, biking and tours, golf, and other destinations. Feed giraffes at the zoo, stand exactly one mile high at the capital, shop the outdoor 16th Street Mall, relive the Old West, and explore the Rockies! When you wake up in Denver, adventure awaits.
When it comes to events, Denver has it all: a state-of-the-art convention center, a central location, an international airport, a walkable downtown district packed with shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural attractions, and thousands of hotel rooms. Denver is just 340 miles from the exact center of the continental United States, closer to the center of the nation than any other city our size. In addition to easy air access, Denver is at the intersection of two major interstate highways, has two daily AMTRAK passenger trains, and is a major hub for interstate motorcoach travel.
Denver has 2,000 restaurants (300 downtown within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center) serving all varieties of cuisine. Area specialties include southwestern dishes, buffalo, Colorado beef and lamb, and fresh produce such as succulent Palisade peaches and sweet Olathe corn. The city is gaining a reputation for its innovative collection of farm-to-table, chef-owned restaurants.
Action or relaxation… you choose. Distinct shopping and dining districts, performances galore, funky to five-star lodging, historical attractions and more await you in Denver!
While the Rocky Mountains are still snowcapped, Denver enjoys an early spring with delightfully warm, sunny days. More than 50,000 flowers are planted on the 16th Street Mall each spring. Dress in layers so that as the sun warms up, you can remove layers and stay comfortable. In summer, Denver offers natural air conditioning – a perfect combination of warm, sunny days followed by cool evenings where a light jacket or sweater is often welcome. Autumn can arrive early in the high country, and the colorful turning of the aspen trees occurs in the mountains from mid-September to mid-October. Denver receives more hours of annual sunshine than San Diego or Miami Beach, so winter days in Denver are bright, sunny, and surprisingly mild. In February, average daily highs are 45 degrees – warmer than New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, or St. Louis.