Once seen as the domain of cowboys and oilmen, today the mile-high metropolis is a cosmopolitan mix of natural beauty and world-class hotels, entertainment and attractions. The Denver Art Museum houses one of the finest collections of American Indian art in the world. The city is also the official home of four national teams: the Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies and Avalanche, meaning every season is sports season. Even with all the big town glitz, Denver has managed to maintain its earthiness. Outdoor recreation is still a major draw. With 205 parks in city limits and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains, there is ample opportunity for hiking, biking, mountain climbing and more. Families visiting Denver won’t know where to begin. The Zoo, the Children’s Museum and the Botanic Gardens offer hours of entertainment. Or pop by the United States Mint for a free tour. To prove that Denver really is “The Mile High City,” head to the State Capitol. There’s a spot on the west steps of the building that is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level.
Denver, CO Hotels and Resorts
Ranks #1, The Denver Marriott Residence Inn City Center is downtown Denver`s newest all suite hotel. Easily walk to the Colorado Convention Center, downtown Denver restaurants, shopping and entertainment including United Artist Theatres, Six Flags, Larimer Square, Great American Beer Fest or one of Colorado`s local breweries such as Wyncoop and Breckenridge Brewery. We also offer a convenient location to Denver Bronco`s, Colorado Avalanche or Rockies baseball games. Qwest, Xcel, Sprint, Denver Federal Government Building, Deloitte and Accenture are only a few of the many local offices within walking distance. Or how about a day of world-class skiing? In an hour or less you can be at any of the Vail Resort properties or other Colorado Ski areas. Whether you are here for a short business trip, family vacation or relocating to Denver and need temporary housing, come stay with us and experience first hand the comforts and “service so memorable” you have come to rely on from The Residence Inn by Marriott.
Taqueria Patzcuaro is an unsung gem of a joint dishing up authentic Mexican fare in a no-frills atmosphere. Located in north Denver — in a stretch of town bursting with Mexican bakeries, shops and cafes — Patzcuaro is a local favorite for a casual and inexpensive taste. Seat yourself at this unpretentious spot serving lunch and dinner, and complimentary chips and salsa are served as soon as you sit down. An entire wall is lined with the menacing faces of Mexican revolutionaries. But don’t let the staring eyes distress you. You know you’re far from the ultra-Americanized Taco Bell when the menu offers dishes such as taco cabeza (beef cheek meat), chuletas a la Mexicana (pork chops swimming in a spicy chile) and pescado a la Mexican (fish filet cooked with olive oil, tomato, onion and jalapeno). Still, timid diners can find safety in familiar burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and more.
The Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, Denver’s Bull & Bush mirrors Britain’s best pubs, down to its cozy furnishings and characteristic memorabilia. Guests revel in the comfortable, dim interior as well as in the microwbrews, which flow freely and are apt complements to authentic plates of fish and chips. Multiple televisions keep visitors abreast of the latest happenings in the sports arena, and well-prepared pub fare keeps them sustained when the competition grows keen.
Among the recommended attractions are: Denver Art Museum, known for its wide range of Native American art, this museum also contains the only major Asian art collection in the Rocky Mountains.
The Denver Art Museum is a private, non-profit, educational resource for Colorado. The mission of the museum is to enrich the lives of Colorado and Rocky Mountain residents through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by supporting these works with exemplary educational and scholarly programs.