Denver easily looks down on most U.S. cities from its perch at 5,280 feet - or 1 mile - above sea level. Residents, particularly those that started out as visitors, proclaim Denver's lofty stature is not only measured in feet above sea level, but also in its well-rounded offerings including more than 300 days of sunshine a year.
Located on the dividing line of the Great Plains and towering Rocky Mountains, Denver provides easy access to varied terrain-not to mention stunning views. But more than just a pretty face, the city is home to both high style, shopping - don't miss Cherry Creek Shopping Center or the Outlets at Silverthorne - and neighborhood comforts. Performing arts groups, like the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, city parks, and a nightlife that reaffirms late-night fun and live music are among the many welcome distractions in this highly regarded vacation destination. For a perfect visit to Denver, plan your trip around the weekend your favorite band performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Marquis Theater, the Fillmore Auditorium, or the Bluebird Theater - or, if you prefer sports to shows, the schedule of the Nuggets, Broncos, or Rockies.