Influential History

When gold was discovered in 1858, it sparked the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, bringing miners and prospectors along the new railway system to present-day Denver eager for the glimmer of gold in the South Platte River. Although the pioneering frontiersmen did not find much gold, the city became the state capitol as a hub for mountain exploration and continues to boom as one of the top U.S. tourist destinations.

 

 

Eclectic Architecture

Denver’s architectural styles range from Art Deco, Renaissance Revival, to Rustic and more. Structural gems include historic Denver Union Station, a restored Beaux Arts landmark transit terminus treating travelers and locals alike to ten chef-owned restaurants and bars. A few steps away, the elegant Oxford Hotel offers a glimpse into Denver history, including a prime example of 1930’s glam, The Cruise Room.

 

Authentic Lifestyle

With more than 200 parks, 85 miles of paved bike trails, and golf courses open year-round, Denverites enjoy four distinct seasons of entertainment and activity. Seven professional sports teams, the iconic, open-air outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver Performing Arts Complex housing nine theaters, Denver Art Museum, and several distinct cultural districts ensure Denver’s 31 million annual visitors leave with memories that will last.

 

Delectable Dining

Enjoy a food scene that caters to those with eclectic taste, serving up farm-to-table feasts, globally inspired meals, or classic Rocky Mountain “oysters” at Denver’s oldest restaurant. Modern day food halls serve up several dining delights in one collective space. Indulge your taste for the best of the areas established craft microbreweries and distilleries or slip away to a speakeasy for a prohibition-era handcrafted cocktail.

 

Natural Landscapes

Semi-arid Colorado is home to some of the world’s best ski resorts and hot springs. Fall will delight with the state’s signature gold Aspen tree transforming the landscape into shimmering yellow, orange and red. The blue skies of summer are a perfect backdrop for hiking and mountain bike trails, fishing, camping, kayaking and whitewater rafting. Although Denver’s mild winter encourages twelve months of outdoor dining and continued access to golf, nearby world-class mountain ski resort destinations make for an exciting day trip.

Unforgettable Excursions

Enjoy excursions to charming neighboring towns from your Denver base, namely Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, or Golden which is home to Coors Brewery and panoramic views of Denver from Lookout Mountain. Estes Park within Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the country. After an urban day in the city, explore Pike’s Peak, Garden of the Gods or Mount Evans along with local ski resorts Winter Park, Keystone, Vail, Breckenridge, and Aspen only 1.5-4 hours away.