The city of Denver has over 2000 restaurants, 100 cinemas and 30 theatres. Its cuisine offers traditional dishes such as buffalo, Rocky Mountain trout and lamb, plus the best beers.
Denver is the capital of Colorado and it is close to the Rocky Mountains, making it a perfect destination in winter. The city has near to 1700 metres altitude and it is one of the main communication hubs of the United States of America as it is practically in the middle of the country.
To move freely throughout the state, you can rent a car at Denver International Airport located about 20 kilometres from the city. The most economical means of transport (for a single trip) is the bus, which costs 13$ per person, depending on the destination. If you add to this all the other transports you will need to use during your stay in Denver, it is much more comfortable and economic to rent a car.
The first place to visit is the Civic Center Park. This park is located in the heart of the city and has over 25,000 square feet of green areas. Across the street in the park there is the Capitol of the city. After taking photos and touring the park, you can go to Denver Art Museum. This exhibition presents several art galleries from all over the world.
By then you may start getting hungry. For that, the perfect place for lunch is a few blocks away from the museum, the 16th Street Mall. There you will find several restaurants and places offering food for everyone. The place is an outdoor mall surrounded by historic buildings, skyscrapers, bars, cinemas, pubs and shops.
For winter sports, like skiing, you can move to the outskirts of Denver. Vail and Aspen are two of the best places to practice winter sports, but they are somewhat far away from the city. The nearest are Loveland and Eldora, approximately one hour from downtown.
Another highly recommended place for winter sports is Arapahoe Basin especially if you go just to ski, as it has so many cafes and restaurants. The mountain is excellent and it is worth mentioning that it is almost half the price of Keystone, Vail, Breckenridge or Aspen. Come and meet Denver, one of the most tourist places in America.