Mile High City
Denver is known as the "Mile High City" because its official elevation
is exactly one mile — or 5,280 feet (1,609 meters) above
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, it's no surprise that
draw is the
outdoors — it is
home to more than 200 parks, historic rock formations, three
sports stadiums, championship golf courses and
fabulous ski resorts.
In addition to it's world-class cultural attractions — and
the nation's second largest
Lincoln Center is the largest) — Denver
also has amusement and water
parks, fine museums, specialty shops, fun restaurants,
and a state-of-the-art aquarium.
Denver, the 10th largest city in the nation, was
home to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
The Best Time to Visit Denver
Denver boasts 300 days of sunshine a year.
Its mild, dry, sunny climate makes it a popular tourist destination
— any time of year.
Spring and Fall are relatively mild. Rainfall
is minimal — about the same as Los Angeles. Summer is hot
with low humidity — this
is also peak tourist time.
Winters are cooler, with plenty of snow — all
the better for skiing and snowboarding.
Ski season typically runs from mid-November
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