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|Denver City Facts|
|Country||USA (United State of America)|
|Total Area||154.9 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||39.7392° N, 104.9842° W|
|Time Zone||MST (UTC−07:00)|
|Major Religion||Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Denver Museum of Nature and Science,Denver Art Museum,Colorado History Museum|
|Universities||University of Denver|
The city of Denver is the largest city of the US state of Colorado. It is also the capital of Colorado. The nickname of Denver is "The Mile-High City" because it is situated at an elevation of one mile above sea level. Denver is located on the plains to the east of the Rocky Mountains. Denver city has the largest park system in the US. Denver experiences more than 300 sunny days in a year, which make it sunnier than San Diego or Miami Beach.
Some of the fine hotels of Denver where you can put up while you are there are Brown Palace Hotel, Hotel Teatro, Grand Hyatt Denver, and Hotel Monaco Denver. Hotel Teatro is an AAA Four-Diamond hotel, which is located within walking distance of downtown LoDo.
Restaurants serving all types of cuisines can be found in Denver. For instance, if you are looking for good Mexican restaurants in Denver, some of the choices available to you would be Casa Bonita Restaurant, Croc's Mexican Grill, and Donkey Den. Casa Bonita is a restaurant of Denver, which offers exciting entertainment, besides fine dining. Guests are served delicious Mexican and American food. The atmosphere of the restaurant is that of a Mexican village. Strolling mariachis roam the restaurant playing their music. The Donkey Den is just the right place to down a few margaritas, while relaxing on the patio. The restaurant offers delicious Mexican food and 113 different types of tequilas.
Amusement Parks: Among the scintillating amusement parks of Denver are Dave & Buster's of Denver, Lakeside Amusement Park, Fat City, and Jillian's. Lakeside Amusement Park is the biggest amusement park in Denver. It provides fun and enjoyment for the entire family. Some of the things you can enjoy over there are the 15 kiddie rides, classic Cyclone Roaster Coaster, charming miniature train, and 39 other rides. After exhausting yourself on the rides, you can replenish your energy at the café on the premises.
Beaches: Denver is surrounded on all sides by land. So, you will not find any major beaches in Denver. Some of beaches by the lakes of Denver and by the rivers are Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Beach, Boyd Lake State Park, and Cherry Creek Reservoir. The Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Beach is possibly the highest beach of the United States. Although the people of Denver call it "the beach," it's more of a stream alongside the parking lot. But, skiers find it an ideal spot to relax for a few moments, after skiing. One gets a splendid view of the Rocky Mountains from here. But, be sure to get warm clothing with you as it can get rather cold here.
Economy: Denver is the largest city within a 600-mile radius, so it has become a natural storage and distribution point for goods within the Mountain States. Denver is also the financial, business, administrative, and transport center of the Rocky Mountain region. Denver area also has the largest number of federal workers after the Washington D.C. area. As Denver is situated close to the mineral-rich Rocky Mountains, mining and energy industries played an important role in its economy in the 1970s. Denver is also an important center for manufacture of aeronautical, telecommunications, and other high-technology products. Denver is also an important tourist center.
Climate: Denver lies at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and experiences a semi-arid type of climate. It experiences around 300 days of sunshine a year, thus making it an ideal holiday spot. July and August are the hottest months of the year with high temperatures of 88o F. Winter months in Denver extend from November to March. The coldest months are the months of January and February with temperatures reaching a low of 43o F. Snow often falls in these months. Spring season in Denver is warm and wet. Autumn has a warm climate with sunny days and cool nights. Denver often experiences thunderstorms in late spring and early summers. The climate of Denver is also quite unpredictable and experiences frequent weather fluctuations.
Last Updated : March 05, 2014