Founded as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, today Denver is Colorado’s center of government, its most populous city and a major transportation hub. If you are looking for Denver hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional rates. Click on a local area below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Denver hotels.
Thanks to its location halfway between the eastern and western population centers, Denver is home to enough federal agencies that the city has the largest concentration of federal employees outside of Washington, D.C. Its proximity to the Rocky Mountains is responsible for the significant mining presence and Denver’s moniker as the Mile High City. Denver’s many cultural venues are as diverse and interesting as the city itself. Traditional art lovers will enjoy visiting the Denver Art Museum, with its permanent collections from around the world and excellent temporary exhibitions. Those more inclined toward the performing arts must visit the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. During any year, patrons can experience all kinds of shows from Shakespeare to Broadway. Denver is proud of its place in history and shows this pride in the number and variety of its museums. A day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is fun for young and old alike. In addition to permanent and visiting exhibits, this museum is home to an IMAX Theater and Planetarium. Focused on children from toddler to eight years old, the Children's Museum of Denver is a perfect place to spend two or three hours with your child. Denver offers a number of museums for visitors with specific interests. Among these are the Black American West Museum, the Denver Firefighters Museum and the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. If your personal interest happens to be money, you are in luck. The Denver Mint, the largest producer of coins in the world, offers visitors tours of the facility. Just be sure you make reservations before you arrive. Regardless of the season, Denver is an ideal city for outdoor activities. Some consider this area the best in the nation for hiking. About.com describes five fun hikes near Denver that are worth considering. Just an hour and a half north of Denver is Rocky Mountain National Park. The park was created in 1915 and is home to some of America’s most dramatic scenery. The Mount Evans Scenic Drive takes you above 14,000 feet elevation to view elk and bighorn sheep.
Sports fans love coming to Denver no matter the season, thanks to the city’s numerous professional sports teams. Football fans will want to head to Invesco Field to see the Broncos. The Colorado Rockies baseball team arrived in Denver in 1993 and plays at Coors Field. The Pepsi Center is host of games for both the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League and the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.
Denver sports doesn’t end with traditional American athletics. The city is also home to two up-and-coming, fast-paced sports, professional lacrosse and professional soccer. The Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League play at the Pepsi Center, and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer play at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. If a great game and a cold beer sound pretty good, consider that the Miller Coors Brewery is in nearby Golden, Colorado. Denver is also world famous for its microbreweries, like the Great Divide Brewing Company. Stop by either for a tour or a tasting and learn more about beer than you ever thought possible. Thrill-seekers who find themselves in Denver are in for a treat… particularly if they like the kind of thrills that leave you soaking wet. Six Flags Elitch Gardens delivers roller coasters and water rides for adults and kids. For the ultimate water park experience, head to Water World, one of America’s largest water parks, spanning over 60 acres.
Denver is a unique place to golf. Included among its courses is Wellshire Golf Course, voted one of the best public facilities in the nation. Thanks to the altitude, you might even get a few extra yards on each drive. Golfers can see a complete list of all Denver golf courses at Golflink.com.
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