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When you picture cities whose snow-filled winters are no less striking than its sweltering summers, which ones spring to mind? Denver, which lies just east of the Rocky Mountains and is Colorado’s most populous city, should definitely be atop your list. The city owes its nickname, the Mile High City, to its unique geographical position: Its elevation is exactly one mile, or 5,280 feet, above sea level.

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Considering the city was founded as a mining town in 1858 – a time when it boasted little more than a few buildings and a collection of trees – it’s hard to picture Denver at present as having over 200 mountain and city parks, public golf courses, recreation centers and Denver meeting space along with Denver honeymoon suites. And I’d be remiss not to mention how rich in culture the area is. The Denver Performing Arts Complex, where travelers can enjoy everything from cabaret shows to classic and contemporary plays, is the second largest performing arts center in the world behind Lincoln Center in New York City. Art and history aficionados alike can head to the city’s popular Civic Center which, along with its gardens, statues and fountains, comprises the Colorado History Museum, Denver Art Museum and the city’s Central Library.

        Home to the Colorado Rockies (Major League Baseball), Denver Broncos (National Football League), Denver Nuggets (National Basketball Association) and Colorado Avalanche (National Hockey League), Denver enjoys a vibrant sports scene rivaling that of big-name cities like New York and Los  Angeles. The Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS) play inside Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, a northern suburb of Denver.

In case you’re wondering how the city fares as far as hotel accommodations, Red rocks hotel are in for a real treat. There are several properties to choose from that are both budget-friendly and lie in close proximity to the city’s parks, cultural institutions and sporting venues.

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