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Denver, Colorado

 Denver is a vibrant, active city at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. With 300 annual days of sunshine, The Mile High City is a year-round destination that combines rich Western heritage and passion for the outdoors with urban excitement. Its walkable downtown features chef-owned restaurants, brewpubs, professional sports, shopping, family attractions, arts and culture. Denver is the premier gateway to the best of the Western USA’s national parks including Mesa Verde, one of four national parks in Colorado, as well as Yellowstone in Wyoming and the Canyonlands in Utah.

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Ambulance: 911
Fire: 911
Police: 911
Denver Police Department: +1 720 913 2000

The Denver Post
The Advocate
Colorado Politics
Denver Business Journal
Rocky Mountain News

General opening hours for shops are 10am to 9pm from Monday to Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.

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Visit Denver Travel & Tourism Information
Address: 1575 California Street, Denver
+1 303 892 1505

Opening Hours: May - October:
Monday-Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm

November - April:
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm

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The City

In the wake of the California Gold Rush, prospectors hoped to strike their own reserve of wealth and riches in the streams of the Rocky Mountains and the South Platte River. Today citizens of Denver have riches worth far more than precious metal. They have a prosperous city inlaid in horizons of prairie fields and the mighty Rockies mountainside.

As a part of America’s pioneering history, Denver is riddled with historical elements. The Colorado Railroad Museum showcases the city’s tenacity in constructing an entirely citizen-built rail system, which connected Denver to the transcontinental railroad. Remnants of the Wild West can be found in areas like the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, allowing visitors to step into the Old Western lifestyle. Other landmarks of esteem include the world’s largest single producer of coins, the Denver Mint.

Laden with parks, trails, gardens, museums, and districts, Denver is a tributary of its citizens. Taking an active interest and pride in their city’s evolution, Denverites even approved a sales tax in 1988 that would go to maintaining Denver’s cultural and scientific facilities—a tax still implemented today. Don’t be fooled, though, for the city knows how to relax and show its citizens and visitors a good time. This is evidenced by Denver being the largest brewer of beer in the country.

Events

Mile High Holidays (November-January)

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (January)

Denver Restaurant Week (February)

Denver Day of Rock (May)

PrideFest (June)

Cherry Creek Arts Festival (July)

Denver 4th of July Weekend

Denver Labor Day Weekend (September)

Denver Beer Fest (September)

Denver Arts Week (November)

Do & See

As a city crafted among the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains and High Plains, much of Denver’s appeal resides in exploring its ethereal beauty. It possesses a rich cultural and geographical history, both of which are created via Denver's plethora of museums and natural trails. Denver offers attractions for all ages: the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with its dinosaur exhibits, Space Odyssey, digital planetarium and IMAX theater; the Denver Performing Arts Complex, home to 10 venues offering theater, opera, symphony, ballet and Broadway touring shows; History Colorado Center, telling the stories of the past through people and places; Denver Botanic Gardens, a lush oasis in the middle of the city; the Denver Art Museum, with its acclaimed American Indian and Western art collections; and the Clyfford Still Museum, showcasing the work of this American abstract expressionist.

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Mount Evans

Denver Zoo

Ute Indian Museum

Cherry Creek Bike Trail

Lower Downtown Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens

Children’s Museum of Denver

Invesco Field at Mile High

Molly Brown House Museum

El Pueblo History Museum

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Denver Art Museum

Washington Park

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

Clyfford Still Museum

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Colorado State Capitol

Forney Transportation Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Rocky Mountain Adventures

Dining

The city’s farm-to-table epicenter, Larimer Square buzzes with outdoor dining and a twinkling canopy of lights. Denver Union Station – the city's elegant transit hub – is a foodie destination as well. The historic building houses many restaurants and bars, including Mercantile Dining & Provision, a unique restaurant-market combination.

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Rock Bottom Brewery

Denver Chophouse

Benny's Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Vesta Dipping Grill

Aquarium Restaurant

1515 Restaurant

The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar

Washington Park Grill

Tavern Wash Park

Sushi Den

Fruition Restaurant

Tocabe

Snooze

Paramount Cafe

Linger

Avanti Food & Beverage

Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

Root Down

Cafes

One simply cannot find a better setting for enjoying a good cup of coffee than Denver’s many mountainside cafes. Some cafes solely specialize in serving breakfast, so rest assured that breakfast is taken seriously at such establishments. The usuals, such as coffee and tea, are something that you can, of course, expect to find in any single one of them.

Stella's Coffee House

St. Mark's Coffee House

Dozens

Pete's University Park Cafe

Leela’s European Cafe

MUTINY Information Cafe

Huckleberry Roasters

SNOWLAB

The House of Commons

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

Backstage Coffee

Hooked on Colfax

Carbon Cafe & Bar

Lucile's Creole Cafe

Beet Box

Bars & Nightlife

Denver is a city rife with expectation of having a good time. Its nightlife delivers on the unspoken promise with its South of Colfax nightlife district, as well as the Larimer Square clubs & bars. Denver has an eclectic, even sultry mix of venues for your after-daylight adventures. They brew more beer in the Denver Metropolitan area than in any other city in the USA. The beer culture is relaxed, fun and innovative. Microbreweries take advantage of Colorado’s pure mountain water to produce over 200 different beers every day. From jazz lounges to sports bars, nighttime on the mountainside beckons.

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Jazz @ Jack's

The Hi-Dive

Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar

Mercury Cafe

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

The Grizzly Rose

The Soiled Dove Underground

El Chapultepec

La Rumba

The Ginn Mill

Cru Wine Bar

Great Divide Brewery

Williams & Graham

Beta Nightclub

The Church

Club Vinyl

First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

Shopping

The backdrop of stupendous mountain ranges only adds to the well-maintained, well-equipped shopping centers and districts of Denver. Many are incredibly walker- and biker-friendly, making the shopping experience not only a happy one, but a healthy one as well. Try the high-end Cherry Creek Shopping District, with both indoor and outdoor options, and the 16th Street Mall, where you’ll find all of your favorite American brands. If a unique, local shopping experience is your thing, then check out the boutique shops at Larimer Square right in the heart of downtown. You’ll find a range of high-quality and distinctive local designers offering clothing, accessories, jewelry, wine, chocolate, home goods, and salon and spa services.

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16th Street Mall

Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Rockmount Ranch Wear

Denver Pavilions

Northfield Stapleton

Cherry Creek North

IndyInk

Park Meadows Mall

Colorado Mills

Flatiron Crossing

Hope Tank

Twist & Shout Records

Roberta's Chocolates, Candies & Nuts

Artists on Santa Fe

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Bags by Cab Yarn Shoppe

Regal Vintage

The Truffle Cheese Shop

Essential Information

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.

Denver International Airport

The primary airport servicing the Denver area is also the second largest airport in the United States.

The airport is 24.4 miles (39.9 kilometers) northeast of downtown Denver with ground transportation available from the level 5 Jeppesen Terminal.

SkyRide a convenient and cheap bus service to and from Denver International Airport (DIA). Catch frequent SkyRide buses throughout the RTD service area at bus stops and at many Park-n-Rides. Buses run every day with 15 minute intervals, tickets may be purchased at RTD counters.

Other available transportation includes taxi services, rental car companies, hotel shuttles, public bus, commuter shuttles, luxury limousines, mountain carriers, and charter buses.

Address: 8500 Peña Blvd, Denver

Email: info@flydenver.com

Phone: +1 303 342 2000

Website: www.flydenver.com

Best Time to Visit

Denver sits conveniently en route to the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, which makes it a must-visit for those making their way there during the winter. There is a multitude of events going on around Christmas time, which is an added incentive.
For city exploration, the summers are best, with warm, yet not uncomfortable hot temperatures.

Public Transport

Coordination of public transportation in Denver is managed by the Regional Transportation District (RTD). Purchase a daily RTD pass if you're planning to use public transport all day. Passes may be bought online at www.rtd-denver.com or various retail outlets:

Civic Center Station
Broadway & 16th St, Denver
7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. weekdays

Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station
3175 Pearl Parkway, Boulder
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
closed 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. for lunch

Downtown Boulder Station
14th St & Walnut, Boulder
7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. weekdays

Address: Broadway & 16th St, Denver

Website: www.rtd-denver.com

Taxi

The following cab companies serve the Denver area:

Denver Yellow Cab
+ 1 303 777 7777

Freedom Cabs
+1 303 444 4444

Metro Taxi
+1 303 333 3333

Union Taxi Cooperative
+1 303 922 2222

Post

Post offices and mail boxes can be found all around the city.

Some addresses are:

450 W 14th Ave, Denver

1541 Marion St, Denver

2620 E 12th Ave, Denver

3700 Tennyson St, Denver

Phone: +1 303 433 6477

Pharmacy

Abundant locations of Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, Target and various independent chain store retailers.

One Walgreens open 24/7 is located at:

Address: 1111 S Colorado Blvd, Denver

Phone: +1 303 758 8083

Website: www.walgreens.com

Telephone

Country code: +1

Area codes in Denver: 303 and 720

Electricity

120V, 60 Hz

Plug types A & B

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