Denver Quick Guide
Denver's unique character is enhanced by its Old West history and the dramatic "Rocky Mountain High" that John Denver sang about in his 70s folk-pop hit of the same name.
Visitors to the Mile-High City with a penchant for history shouldn't miss the restoration of turn-of-the-century buildings contained in 26 square blocks of Denver's historic Lower Downtown. Victorian structures that once served as warehouses and commercial structures have been painstakingly restored and now feature some of the city's most popular cafes, restaurants and nightspots in the area now known simply as "LoDo."
Denver's economy is driven by aerospace, computer software, financial services and telecommunications industries.
Denver is the capital of Colorado and is also a consolidated city and county. Navigating government offices can be daunting, but residents can easily get the help they need by calling the city's 311 service from a landline telephone. The city and county building is located at 1437 Bannock St., where you'll find the office of the mayor. The governor's office is located about half-mile east at 136 State Capitol.
Getting Around or Getting Away
Map your Denver driving directions to popular cities that include Castle Rock, Englewood, Golden and Littleton.
Need a flight to or from Denver? Find a Denver travel agency. Need to get to DIA from areas including Longmont, Broomfield, or from Downtown Denver? Try these airport transportation services. Need a place to stay? Also find Denver Hotels on TripAdvisor.
Making Denver Your Home
Denver Shopping and Services
Denver is a great place to call home. If you're new in town, find Denver real estate or locate Denver movers, find a gardener in Denver or shop for furniture, appliances and more in the Denver Yellow Pages.
Where to Go in Denver
Denver offers everything from its "cowtown " history, steeped in Old West charm, to the futuristic "Space Odyssey, " the most sophisticated all-digital planetarium in the world, housed at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The beauty of Boulder, just a mere 35 miles northwest, offers some of the best of the great outdoors, while popular cities like Aurora and neighborhoods such as Cherry Creek are all short distances away and offer a variety of things to do.
Things to Do in Denver
Try a new cuisine, find a new hangout or take up a new hobby. Denver's variety of neighborhoods and towns make it easy to find new things to do!
Sports fans can easily find tickets for Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets games, while outdoor enthusiasts have some 200 parks to play in, all within the city limits.