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. A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver’s stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views are all here, year-round. Situated in the South Platte River Valley, this modern city draws openness from the Great Plains to the east and features spectacular Rocky Mountain views to the west.
RED ROCK AMPITHEATER
On any given night, you’ll find talented artists playing a vast array of genres in clubs throughout the metro area. And at the top of every music lover’s bucket list is Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Just 15 miles from downtown, see gorgeous sandstone monoliths that buttress the iconic stage and go for a hike on the trails in the surrounding park. While you’re at it, take a moment to enjoy sweeping views of the Denver skyline.
Rolling Stone magazine calls it America’s best Amphitheatre. Musical legends including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones have raved about it. And many a music fan will wistfully recount their first-ever Red Rocks concert. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre’s reputation may precede it, but there’s no replacement for experiencing this acoustically impeccable, naturally stunning marvel of ochre sandstone yourself.
DENVER'S ARTS DISTRICT
If you really want to explore Denver, delve into its diverse neighborhoods. The River North Art District (RiNo) is “where art is made,” riding a wave of urban revival with art galleries, craft breweries, restaurants and eye-popping street art on nearly every corner.Close to downtown is the trendy Highlands neighborhood with Victorian-era homes, hip restaurants, lush gardens, art galleries and a famous ice cream shop in a giant milk can. The Art District on Santa Fe is a haven for art lovers with more than 60 art galleries and colorful murals, highlighting the neighborhood’s Hispanic roots. Uptown has a long stretch of cafés, bistros and pubs with outdoor patios near the city’s largest greenspace, City Park, which also houses the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. And in Five Points, the music of jazz legends transcends local clubs. Now it’s a fusion of old and new with coffeehouses, breweries, museums and beloved barbecue institutions.
THE SPORTING LIFE
Home to the three-time Super Bowl-winning Denver Broncos, Denver is as sports-crazy as you think. Three downtown stadiums for football (Broncos), baseball (Colorado Rockies), basketball (Denver Nuggets) and hockey (Colorado Avalanche) means you can catch a game and then head out on the town with ease.
And of course, if you come looking for outdoor recreation, you won’t be disappointed. The city offers miles upon miles of paved off-road trails that connect to a vast array of dirt trails and mountain-bike adventures. Indoor and outdoor adventure parks showcase extreme sports — from the Downtown Denver Skatepark to Ruby Hill Mountain Bike Park. The nearby Rocky Mountains boast hiking excursions, rafting, world-class ski slopes and wildlife. Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the top outdoor destinations in the world, is just a 90-minute drive from downtown.
Are you ready for an adventure?