Get A Feel For Denver

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Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods and natural beauty combine for the world's most spectacular playground. How will Denver inspire you?

Will it be the hustle and bustle of Union Station and the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver or the natural beauty of Washington Park? The fine art of the Denver Art Museum or the colorful murals of the River North Art District? The glow of the gold dome atop the Colorado State Capitol, or the sense of community at Denver PrideFest?

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No matter what you’re looking for, Denver has something for everyone. Discover creativity at the Clyfford Still Museum, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art or MCA Denver. Explore history and science at History Colorado Center or the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Or simply soak in the culture with a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts or during a First Friday Art Walk in the Art District on Santa Fe.

Get outside as you explore the Highlands neighborhood, take a yoga class on the rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison or stroll the paths of Denver Botanic Gardens or the stalls of one of the many farmers’ markets. Brave the rapids while kayaking on the South Platte River or simply brave the rides at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park.

Stay out late at one of Denver’s many indoor concert venues, jazz clubs or piano bars, or challenge a friend to a game of late-night ping pong at Ace Eat Serve. Seek adventure everywhere, from the Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Arts to the sidewalks of Denver’s annual Chalk Arts Festival to the indoor farm at GrowHaus.

Grab a quick bite from a food truck, then make your way to the Denver Zoo to marvel at elephants or the Downtown Aquarium, where you can immerse yourself in life under the sea. Awaken your senses under the lights of Larimer Square, while dining on the patio at Rioja or Tamayo, over drinks at The Cooper Lounge in Union Station or Ratio Beerworks, or while touring and tasting at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey distillery. Read Denver's Must-Try Restaurants >>.

Find something new while shopping at Denver Pavilions, The Source Market Hall or Cherry Creek, then explore Denver’s Western roots while you dine at The Fort, browse for boots and cowboy-style shirts at Rockmount Ranch Wear or experience the thrill of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.

Go to the mountains, where you can ski, snowboard or mountain bike at the nearby resorts or tour the Coors Brewery in Golden. Or stay in the city and catch the action as you cheer on the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Rockies the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Avalanche or the Colorado Rapids.

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