Nicknamed the ‘Mile-High City’, Denver dates back to the era of gold and silver mining in the mineral-rich Rockies in the mid-19th century. However, it was with the boom in the energy and oil sector during the 1970s and ‘80s that the city found its place in the big league. Denver’s historic 17th Street and buildings like the Brown Palace Hotel and Paramount Theater stand testament to its glory days. Culture lovers have a lot to explore, starting from the historic buildings of Larimer Square to displays of indigenous creations at the Denver Art Museum. Stroll through the lush environs of the Botanic Gardens and if you are staying for a while, head off to the alpine slopes of the Rocky Mountains for exceptional skiing. As the sun sets, LoDo or Lower Downtown comes alive with brimming restaurants, bars and nightspots.
Gateway to the Rocky Mountains
Red Rocks Amphitheater
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