Denver stands as the largest city and capital of Colorado, it is referred to as the “Mile-High City” due to the high elevation at which it sits. It is the fastest growing city in the United States of America and offers a vibrant arts and performing arts scene and a festival every month of the year, all while embracing its cowboy and mining heritage.
The modern neighbourhoods are diverse and wonderfully built destinations for a true look at America, while the older areas make intriguing places to explore. Denver is full of lush green parks and they make a fantastic place to spend the day, with the colourful gardens, crystal clear lakes, abundance of wildlife and the plethora of recreation activities open for anyone to join in. For families visiting the area there are several amusement parks and zoos, most popular are the Denver Zoo; featuring indoor rainforest, 7-acre Primate Panorama and for a different way to see the wildlife, take the pioneer train round the park. The Butterfly Pavilion; hosting fun, interactive exhibits and a large tropical conservatory with 1,200 free flying butterflies and the Elitch Gardens; a huge amusement park that is a hit with all ages.
Shopping in Denver is never a disappointment, the 16th Street Mall stretches the entire length of the street and is full of chain stores and novelty shops and at the end of the street you’ll come across the Denver Pavilions. While Larimer Square is considered one of the best shopping districts and is surrounded with striking architecture.