Flying into Denver can seem like you’re nearing a splendorous wall as the mighty Rocky Mountains rise sharply from the Great American Plains.
Flying into Denver can seem like you’re nearing a splendorous wall as the mighty Rocky Mountains rise sharply from the Great American Plains. The city has come a long way since its beginnings as a humble mining town. Now a major cultural center, it’s known for its world-class museums, cultural offerings and shopping. It’s also a foodie’s dream town. Several major airlines are headquartered in this major transit hub. And the city’s strong financial sector has earned it the nickname “The Wall Street of the West.” The Mile High City is growing. There are currently at about 800,000 residents; that number jumps to about 3 million in the greater metro area. While the city is conveniently situated nearby many natural wonders – think hiking, skiing, freshwater activities – its many neighborhoods offer a great variety of cosmopolitan diversions. Points of interest include areas like the Civic Center, Cherry Creek, LoDo (with the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field as the centerpiece), the River North Arts District, Washington Park and Capitol Hill. A short drive from the city’s center will find you in laidback Boulder, with its majestic Flatirons as a backdrop, and the stunning Rocky Mountain National Park, home to the highest elevation paved road in the nation.