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Denver lies in the South Platte River Valley along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. Its location made it ideal as a mining settlement during Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1858. In the years since Denver's founding, the "mile high city" has grown into a modern metropolis amidst striking natural beauty.
Get outside and make use of Denver's 300 days of sun. Wander through the calm Japanese Garden in the well-appointed Denver Botanic Gardens. Explore the beautiful peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains with a scenic drive out to Mount Evans. Take an afternoon tour of the Molly Brown House Museum and learn what late 19th and early 20th century Denver life was like.
Don't hit the snooze button, get up early and head out for breakfast at Snooze. Choose their savory breakfast pot pie with homemade rosemary sausage or tooth-achingly sweet coffee and doughnuts pancakes. Step back in time at the Green Russell speakeasy. Enjoy an order of pierogis or handmade pretzels while you sip a handcrafted old fashioned.