Denver Colorado Travelogue Video by VisitDenver.com (The Official Travel and Visitor Bureau for Denver, Colorado)
Founded in 1859 as a gold mining camp, Denver is one of America’s youngest cities & one of the most exciting. Today, this booming metropolis has a population of 2.6 million & is the largest city in a 600-mile radius – the entertainment, shopping, cultural, sports & recreation capital of the vast Rocky Mountain West. The metropolitan area consists of seven counties & thirty-two cities.
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is one of America’s most beautiful cities & one of the most fun. Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver is a lively city with a great love of the outdoors. Denver is ranked in the top ten of the fittest cities. Here you’ll find the nation’s largest city park system (200 parks), 90 golf courses & an incredible 850 miles of unpaved bike trails. But Denver is also a cultural & sophisticated city.
Denver has the tenth largest downtown in the U.S. – a bustling area centered around a mile-long pedestrian promenade that is lined with outdoor cafes & flower baskets. Down every street there are mountain views. The mountain panorama visible from Denver is 120 miles long & includes nearly 200 named peaks. Downtown Denver is home to four new sports stadiums, 300 restaurants, a restored historic district filled with 90 bars & brewpubs (Denver brews more beer than any other city in the U.S.), a collection of museums, a variety of galleries & shopping, the second largest performing arts center in the nation, three college campuses & even a unique downtown amusement park, Elitch Gardens.
Denver is one of only a few cities to offer eight professional sports teams: NFL Denver Broncos; MLB Colorado Rockies; NHL Colorado Avalanche; NBA Denver Nuggets; MLS Colorado Rapids, NLL Colorado Mammoth; & the newest addition is the Denver Outlaws of the MLL (recently named America’s #1 Sports City)
Denver has one of the highest educated populations in America & a great love of the arts. The Denver Art Museum recently doubled its size with a new wing designed by Daniel Libeskind. The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second largest in the nation with ten theaters seating 10,000 people for Broadway theater, symphony, opera & ballet.
Denver’s hip downtown offers sports bars, pubs, jazz clubs & restaurants. In addition, Denver has a growing music scene & one of the best concert venues on earth, the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, a 9,000-seat arena carved out of gigantic red rock boulders. According to Travel + Leasure, Denver is ranked #2 on America’s Best Beer Cities list.
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