Colorado's capital might be best known for its ski resorts and breathtaking scenery, but visitors will discover just how much more the city has to offer.
The Mile High City - at 1,600 metres officially - gets 300 days of sunshine a year, more than Miami. It embraces its cowboy past - William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) is buried just 30 minutes from the city after all - its mining heritage and its great outdoors, but is a bang-up-to-date cosmopolitan arts and cultural city too.
Its Daniel Libeskind-designed Denver Art Museum is home to collections of African, American Indian, European and American, and Modern art, while the Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on art created since 1945.
Lower Downtown, LoDo to the locals, is a lively, historic district with bars, restaurants, microbreweries and book shops.
The Rocky Mountains offer a majestic backdrop, nature's playground for those taking cheap flights to Denver for the camping, hiking, bicycling, fishing and, of course, the skiing, in the ten national parks or 11 national forests on the city's doorstep.
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