Once considered the domain of cowboys and oil tankers, the kilometre-high metropolis is now a cosmopolitan blend of natural beauty and world-class hotels, entertainment, and attractions. The Denver Art Museum houses one of the finest collections of Indian art in the world. The city is also the official home of four national teams: the Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies, and Avalanche, which means that each season is a sports season. Even with all the sparkle of the big city, Denver has managed to retain its character. Outdoor recreation remains a major attraction.
With 205 parks within the city limits and 20,000 hectares of parks in the nearby mountains, there are many possibilities for walking, cycling, climbing and more. Families visiting Denver don’t know where to start. The zoo, children’s museum, and botanical gardens provide hours of entertainment. Or drop by the United States Mint for a free tour. To prove that Denver is true “The Mile High City”, go to the State Capitol. There is a spot on the west stairs of the building which is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level.
Denver, CO Hotels and Resorts
Ranked # 1, the Denver Marriott Residence City Center is the newest suite hotel in downtown Denver. Easily walk to the Colorado Convention Center, restaurants, shops, and entertainment in downtown Denver, including United Artist Theaters, Six Flags, Larimer Square, Great American Beer Fest, or one of Colorado’s local breweries such as Wynkoop and Breckenridge Brewery.
We also offer a great location for baseball games in Denver Bronco, Colorado Avalanche or Rockies. Qwest, Xcel, Sprint, Denver Federal Government Building, Deloitte and Accenture are just a few of the many local offices within walking distance. Or how about a world-class ski day? In an hour or less, you can be in one of the Vail Resort accommodations or in other Colorado ski resorts. Whether you’re here for a short business trip, family vacation, or moving to Denver and need temporary accommodation, come stay with us and experience the comforts and “memorable service” you can trust the Residence Inn by Marriott.
Taqueria Patzcuaro is a little-known gem of a joint that serves authentic Mexican cuisine in a no-frills atmosphere. Located in north Denver – in a piece of town full of Mexican bakeries, shops, and cafes – Patzcuaro is a local favourite for an informal, inexpensive taste. Take a seat in this humble place where lunch and dinner are served, and free fries and salsa are served as soon as you sit down. An entire wall is covered with the threatening faces of Mexican revolutionaries. But don’t let the gaze bother you. You know you are far from the ultra-American Taco Bell when the menu offers dishes such as taco Cabeza (beef cheek), chuletas a la Mexicana (pork chops swimming in spicy chilli) and Mexican Pescado (fish fillet cooked with olive oil, tomato, onion, and jalapeño). However, shy guests can find safety in burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and more.
The Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, Denver’s Bull & Bush, reflects the best pubs in Great Britain, with warm decor and characteristic memories. Customers appreciate the comfortable and quiet interior as well as the breweries, which can flow freely and are a suitable addition to authentic plates with fish and fries. Several televisions keep visitors informed of the latest events in the sports arena, and well-prepared ad rates support them when competition becomes fierce.
Among the recommended attractions: the Denver Art Museum, known for its wide range of Native American art, this museum also contains the only large collection of Asian art in the Rockies.
The Denver Art Museum is a private, not-for-profit educational tool for Colorado. The museum’s mission is to enrich the lives of residents of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains by acquiring, preserving and presenting works of art in permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by supporting these works through educational and exemplary scientists.