With its changing seasons, clean mountain air, famous ski resorts and a huge number of outdoor adventures, Colorado is a fantastic year-round destination. At its heart, is the mile high city of Denver and its 300 days of sunshine, where the Old West meets the new.
Denver is brimming with energy, it's a young active city with world-class museums, entertainment, shopping restaurants and a lively nightlife scene that makes visitors feel they can find something new around every corner. Let's start by checking out the following.
Denver Beer Company
Beer lovers have long flocked to the city's many pubs and microbreweries. In fact, some 200 beers are brewed here every day, more than any other city. This is the Denver Beer Company, where you can bank on new beers every week and choose from flavored with pumpkin, graham crackers or even kaffir lime wings.
Denver also offers a wide array of shopping options to suit all tastes and budgets. There are lots of places to browse for the Colorado Western style of clothing - one favorite is Larimer Square and at Rock Mountain Ranch Wear, you'll find distinctive local boutiques, selling unique clothing, accessories, jewelry and home goods. Or head to Cherry Creek to find sheet brands and more great outdoor shopping.
Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
Looking to stay somewhere with a story, the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, 17 Street, has been open to guests every day for the last 120 years and counting. Its beauty and elegance make it a must see even if you stay elsewhere. If you do check in, you will join a guestlist that even includes the Beatles.
There's no shortage of venues in which to discover new artists - so whether you're looking for excitement or relaxation in the Rockies, intrigued by the old West or simply out to enjoy the style and flavors of a unique American destination, take a closer look at Denver, Colorado.