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Dec 11, 2014, 13:48 ET
Driving into the Rocky Mountains from Denver. Photo credit VISIT DENVER.

Avant… or Apres Ski… Denver is the Place

Denver is the world's largest après ski town. It's also a great place to gear up, find deals, and acclimatize before you hit the higher Rocky...

Nov 17, 2014, 17:09 ET
Mile High Holidays 2014 Press Conference: (From Left to Right) Shaun Taylor-Corbett (Frankie Valli, Jersey Boys), Mayor Michael B. Hancock, The Grinch (How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical), Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol), Tami Door (Downtown Denver Partnership), Dave Dixon (Cherry Creek Shopping Center), Richard Scharf (VISIT DENVER), Julie Underdahl (Cherry Creek North) and Jeff Hovorka (DCPA) at the Mile High Holidays 2014 Press Conference. Image courtesy of Evan Semon.

Million Dollar Tourism Marketing Campaign To Sell Denver As A Holiday Destination

 Mile High Holidays, the city's million dollar tourism marketing campaign, got off on a high note today at a press conference with Denver Mayor...

Oct 27, 2014, 14:55 ET
The 9News Parade of Lights is the signature event of Denver's holiday season. Photo credit Evan Semon

Denver is Magical During Mile High Holiday Season

Denver becomes a magical place during the holiday season with parades, concerts, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating and some of the country's...

Oct 10, 2014, 12:20 ET
Spend an afternoon with 15,000 of the Living Dead at the Denver Zombie Crawl! (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention ...)

Halloween is a Spook-tacular Time to Haunt the Mile High City

Stephen King was inspired here. It was a lonely stay at the Stanley Hotel in nearby Estes Park, Colorado that gave him the idea for the classic...

Oct 01, 2014, 12:33 ET
Wonderbound Company Dance Group. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention ...)

Seven Neighborhood Art Walks, More than 100 Art Galleries, 23 Free Museums, Nine Days of Theatre, Concerts and Dance! It's Denver Arts Week!

The 8th annual Denver Arts Week – the largest and most diverse celebration of the arts in the Rocky Mountain region – returns from...

Sep 26, 2014, 17:28 ET
Denver Beer Fest 2014 Press Conference with Mayor Michael Hancock. Photo Credit Jensen Sutta (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER)

No GABF Tickets? Denver Beer Fest To The Rescue!

It's no secret, the 33rd annual Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) sold out all 50,000 tickets in 32 minutes! What to do if you don't have...

Sep 24, 2014, 11:57 ET
Denver Art Museum. Photo Credit Jeff Wells (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER)

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: Cartier Exhibition at Denver Art Museum Offers Brilliant Experience

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) and VISIT DENVER today launched BrilliantinDenver.com, unveiling hotel packages that feature VIP, skip-the-line...

Sep 17, 2014, 14:40 ET
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Cheers To Denver Beer Fest!

The world's largest celebration of beer is heading to The Mile High City Oct 2-4, 2014 when the 32nd annual Great American Beer Festival®...

Sep 09, 2014, 11:29 ET
Denver Union Station. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention...)

Restored Union Station Just One of Many Railroad Attractions in The Mile High City

With eight new restaurants, two bars, a hotel and a half acre of splashing water fountains, The Mile High City's glittering newly refurbished Union...

Aug 26, 2014, 11:37 ET
Fall in Denver. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER)

Denver's Spectacular Fall Color Show Lasts Two Months

 Denver has one of the longest periods of fall colors of any city in the country. That's because there are five different climate zones within...

Aug 07, 2014, 13:33 ET
Denver's 1914 Beau Arts Union Station celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014 with a massive restoration and redevelopment. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention...)

From Urban Adventures to Mountain Panoramas, Denver is the Place to Be This Labor Day Weekend

What better way to kick off Labor Day Weekend than driving up the highest paved road in North America?  The scenic highway to the summit of...

Jul 22, 2014, 12:08 ET
Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen, Denver. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention ...)

Menus Go Live at Noon Wednesday!

Denver foodies, wet your appetites – the menus for the first Summer Denver Restaurant Week (DRW) will be live at noon MST on Wednesday, July...

Jul 17, 2014, 12:39 ET
The Blue Bear Farm on the grounds of the Colorado Conventions Center.  Photo credit Stevie Crecelius (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention ...)

Denver to Become One Big Farmer's Market with Approval of New Urban Farming Law

 The City of Denver could become one big farmer's market after the City Council recently approved a new law that allows Denver residents to...

Jul 14, 2014, 16:13 ET
Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention ...)

Get Your Sports Fix in Denver This Summer

With seven professional teams, Denver is always a pro sports paradise. But sports fans will find even more to love during the summer of 2014 with...

Jul 10, 2014, 13:14 ET
Denver's Dick's Sporting Goods Field hosts the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championships. Photo credit Dick's Sporting Goods Field (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention...)

The World's Best Lacrosse Players Go for Gold This Summer in Denver

Don't miss "the fastest sport on two feet" (according to The New York Times) in Denver from July 10-19, 2014, showcasing the world's greatest...

Jun 26, 2014, 16:55 ET
Denver's Independence Eve Fireworks. Credit Evan Semon (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER ...)

Four Big Reasons to Celebrate the Fourth in Denver

Denver, Colorado is one of the top destinations to celebrate Fourth of July, according to travel booking site, Travelocity.com. From live music in...

Jun 06, 2014, 17:02 ET
VISIT DENVER- Denver July 4th Getaway. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER...)

Win "Mile High Fourth of July" In Denver, Colorado Giveaway on Facebook

Win a fantastic 4th of July weekend escape to Denver, Colorado, complete with free tickets to a spectacular fireworks show at Civic Center Park and...

Jun 04, 2014, 12:29 ET
Yoga on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheater. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, CVB)

Get Fit this Summer - Rocky Mountain Style - In Denver, The Mile High City

 Exercise is a little different a mile above sea level. There's 25 percent less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must. And the mile...

May 12, 2014, 12:39 ET
Frederic Remington,The Cheyenne. Courtesy of Denver Art Museum. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER)

Denver Offers a New Look at the Old West with World's First Exhibition of American West Bronzes

All the romance, history and adventure of the American West comes to life in the first full-scale exhibition of...

May 01, 2014, 14:43 ET
Elitch Gardens, Denver. Photo credit Elitch Gardens. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention...)

Denver Rocks Memorial Day Weekend With Free Concerts, Art Festivals and a Rock Opera

Memorial Day kicks off summer in The Mile High City with a weekend of free rock and roll, arts festivals, and water thrills. You can start your day...