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A City Guide for Denver, Colorado

Crowning A Queen (City)

Before you could find so many big name brand and high quality local hotels in Denver, Colorado, the area was the quiet and beautiful home to local tribes of Cheyenne and Arapaho, as well as prospectors traveling through the region in pursuit of gold.  By 1858, however, the attractive allure of that precious metal during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush was enough to see the first attempt at a formal settlement in the form of a mining town named Montana City on the banks of the South Platte River.  Though the original settlers abandoned the site to build nearby Auraria, General William Larimer staked the area and named it Denver City hoping to win favor with the Kansas Territorial Governor, who shared the name.  The governor had already left his seat, making the attempt futile, but the name stuck and Larimer began parceling out the area to bring in residents and businesses in both the mining and merchant population.

Denver became a economic hub, first from the establishment of a stop on the Pike’s Peak Express wagon train and then the terminus of the Western Union.  The city had a moment of despair when it was passed over as a stop for the first transcontinental railroad, but local residents and leaders came together to pay for and build a link on the route, only increasing its value as a waypoint in the middle of America.  It became the home to the wealthy, who built impressive mansions on its streets, and the working class, who filled the factories.  It is the home of the United Way, has hosted the Democratic National Convention twice, and remains infamous for being the only city to turn down the chance to host the Olympics.  It’s not hard to believe, given its incredible importance as a bastion of commerce and agricultural industry for the country, that it is known as the Queen City of the West.

Endless Adventure One Mile Up

As an icon of American perseverance and progress, the Mile High City has become more than just a home to more landmarks than you could visit in one trip, it has become a landmark itself.  Book a room or suite in any of the hotels in Denver, Colorado, and you’ll get access to so much to do and see that even an extended stay may seem far too short.

For the avid shopper, the 16th Street Mall is a great place to start and finish the perfect shopping trip.  Your love of sports will be sated with big games at the home arenas of the Nuggets, the Broncos, the Rockies, the Rapids, and the Avalanche.  With over 200 parks scattered throughout the city, ranging in size from quaint mini-parks to the enormous and gorgeous 314-acre City Park, and more than 14,000 acres of mountain parks like Red Rocks, Denver is ready to fill the agenda of walkers, hikers, and nature lovers.

Interested in more art and culture and less sports and parks?  Visit an almost overwhelming list of museums and centers, including the Denver Art Museum, Denver’s Performing Arts Center, the Four Mile House, the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, the Museum of Nature and Science, and the Firefighter’s Museum.  There are even more eclectic and once-in-a-lifetime spots like the Molly Brown House, home of the unsinkable survivor of the Titanic, or the Richthofen Castle, built by the uncle of the infamous Red Baron.

But perhaps you are heading to the Queen City of the Plains for business.  Well, you couldn’t have picked a better spot.  Named the 6th best place for business and careers by Forbes in 2013, it is home to telecom giants like CenturyLink, Dish Network, Starz-Encore, and Comcast, as well as Molson Coors, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton, and chains like Chipotle and Quizno’s.

And last, but so very far from least, is the selection of food.  Known for its love and worship of New Mexican Cuisine, Denver is offers a plethora of delicious examples of that state’s spicy offerings, as well as a cavalcade of other options in almost every flavor for whatever your hankering for.

Getting Around and What to Wear

Like every good city in the country, there are plenty of well-kept streets to get you from where you are to where you’re going by your own vehicle or the services of a friendly, knowledgeable taxi cab.  But, you are going to get more than just places to drive your car when you stay at the hotels in Denver, Colorado.  Take the Amtrak or a Greyhound into the city and the smooth rails of the RTD once you’re there.  If you’re active and health conscience, you’ll be happy to know that the League of American Bicyclists rated the state as the 6th most bicycle-friendly in the nation in 2014, and a 2011 study ranked the city 16th in the most walkable of 50 U.S. cities.  That’s good news considering that Denver averages 300 days of sunshine a year with its warmest month, July, averaging a comfortable 74 degrees.  If you’re traveling in the winter, however, remember to bundle up because temperatures have been known to drop to 0, and the city receives an average of 53 inches of snowfall a year.

All This And Great Accommodations

Eager to match the splendor around them, Denver hotels offer an equal measure of variety and quality.  Get a little luxury added to your adventures with a stay at the Kimpton or the Crowne Plaza or enjoy the business services of brands like the Hyatt Regency, Courtyard, and Sheraton.  Stay for as long as you like with the long-term benefits of hotels like the Residence Inn and the Springhill Suites or enjoy the comfort of the Quality Inn and DoubleTree.  No matter what kind of trip you are taking, the hotels in Denver, Colorado, are going to give you more than just another hotel stay, they are going to give you the key to your next great experience.