Denver, Colorado - The Mile High City
Since I live in a podunk town about an hour from the big city, I thought I'd go ahead and post about a place you guys might actually enjoy visiting.
Denver sits at an elevation of 5,280 feet above see level (give or take). It is home to all of Colorado's professional sports teams (the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Rapids come to mind). Denver also houses several universities both in the metro area and its suburbs, such as the University of Colorado
(at Boulder and Denver) and the University of Denver
Within a few hours drive of the city you can see plenty of interesting landmarks. The Royal Gorge Bridge
outside Canon City (the world's highest suspension bridge), the Coors Brewery
in Golden, Garden of the Gods
in Colorado Springs, the Great Sand Dunes
, and Six Flags Elitch Gardens
can all be found with relative ease.
If you enjoy shopping, Denver offers several great malls. The best include Flatirons
, Cherry Creek Mall
, Park Meadows Mall
, the Castle Rock Factory Outlets
, and 16th Street Mall
. It's also worth noting that Denver RTD has been rated one of the best public transportation services in America.
One of Denver's greatest assets is the view. No matter where you want to go, there's almost always something to see. Colorado Springs, located about an hour south of Denver, has one of the most breathtaking views I've ever seen, with the city pushed right up against the towering 14,000-foot Pikes Peak, a world-famous mountain that attracts thousands of hikers a year.
And who could forget skiing? There are more than twenty great ski ranges within a four-hour drive from Denver metro, with some of the best skiing on earth found in Vail and Winter Park.
Whatever your pleasure, Denver probably has it. The night life is excellent and the day life is beyond amazing. If you like the outdoors, Colorado's definitely the place to come.