12 September 2013

Denver

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The City With 300 sunlit days a year, brilliant blue skies and an imposing mountain backdrop, Denver was founded in 1858 as a gold mining camp. It is located at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, exactly one mile, or 1,609 meters, above sea level. Much of the rich history of the “Old West” of Denver is conserved in its architecture and museums, which vividly describe the history of its entrepreneurs, heroes and heroines of the past. When gold was discovered, Denver became a very prosperous city full of fortune seekers, railroad cars and cowboys. Currently, Denver is Colorado’s sophisticated capital with a downtown where the visitor can walk and which centers on the 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian walkway that has open-air cafés and shops, among these the Tattered Cover bookstore. Just minutes from downtown, the Cherry Creek neighborhood is full of hundreds of boutiques, galleries, shops and restaurants that lure both, locals and visitors, as well as world renowned museums where “Visit Denver” has arranged for especial “deals” for the IAPA visitors. For more information on Denver, please visit: www.visitdenver.org Colorado Colorado is one of the states that hosts the largest number of tourist visitors of the entire country. The climate of the city and the region is strongly influenced by its proximity to the Rocky Mountains to the west. It is considered to be desert, although generally milder in comparison to the climate in mountains to the west and the plains further east, which can be unpredictable in Denver. The weather forecast for the month of October predicts temperatures between 62 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit (16.7 and 17.8 Centigrade) in Denver itself. Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and other famous ski vacation spots are also very attractive during the fall, when the foliage turns to a palette of radiant colors. For more information on Colorado, please visit the official site of Colorado Tourism: www.colorado.com

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