With its wide-open skies and majestic mountains, Denver, Colorado, is heaven on Earth, or close to it. And that’s without mentioning the perfect balance of city to nature. As a result, the Mile High City offers an endless variety of attractions and activities to entertain a short-term visitor in town for business or pleasure. So settle into a corporate apartment in Denver – then get out into the city with CorporateHousing.com’s Denver Guide.
Denver, of course, is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, but you don’t have to go too far afield to enjoy mountain and prairie air. The city itself operates Denver Mountain Parks, 14,000 acres in the nearby foothills. Highlights of the Mountain Parks system include the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, the highest paved road in North America. To the east of the city, near Denver International Airport, visit Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. See deer, bison, and raptors in 15,000 acres of prairie, wetlands and woodlands.
Denver Brewery Tours
Ever since the Coors Brewing Company started promoting that its beer is brewed in Golden, Colorado, the Denver area has been one of the country’s brewing capitals. Today, Coors still brews in Golden in the largest single-site brewery in the world. More importantly, Denver’s brewing scene is thriving due to microbreweries like Wynkoop Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Co., and Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton. Hit the Denver Beer Trail or the Denver Beer Triangle to discover more.
Denver Railroad Attractions
Railroads helped transform Denver from a frontier town to a bustling metropolis. As a result, trains and railroad tours and attractions are quite popular in and around the Mile High City. Popular sites to visit include the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden and the Georgetown Loop Railroad in Silver Plume.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the venue for touring Broadway shows, the resident Theatre Company, cabaret, and “Off-Center” productions. Heads up: The smash hit “Hamilton” will be playing here as part of the 2017-18 Broadway series. If visual arts are more your thing, head to the Denver Art Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. “Star Wars” fans, rejoice: From November 2016 to April 2017, the Denver Art Museum will host more than 60 original costumes from the movie series, including, yes, Princess Leia’s bikini.
Denver is very proud of its origins and has retained a good deal of its “Old West” heritage. From restored buildings to historical sites, there are plenty of ways to connect with the area’s rich past. The History Colorado Center in downtown Denver is a great place to start. Other sites of significance include the American Museum of Western Art and the Black American West Museum, which was started to tell the story of black cowboys.