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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...

Apr 22, 2014, 12:35 ET
Colorado Convention Center, Downtown Denver. Photo credit Scott Dressel Martin (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention ...)

Downtown Hotel Occupancies and Rates Soar in March, Thanks to Strong Convention Calendar

Downtown Denver hotel occupancies climbed 25 percent in March 2014 compared to March 2013, thanks to a very strong convention calendar. In March...

Apr 21, 2014, 14:15 ET
Outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist Dale Chihuly, credit New York Botanic Gardens. (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention ...)

Chihuly Sculptures Will Dazzle the Denver Botanic Gardens this Summer

Denver Botanic Gardens will present the Rocky Mountain region's first outdoor exhibition of artwork by celebrated American artist Dale Chihuly. His...

Apr 17, 2014, 12:08 ET
VISITDENVER.com's New Homepage  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention &..)

Denver's Most Popular Tourism Website Gets an Extreme Makeover

 Denver's most popular tourism website, VISITDENVER.com now has a fresh look and powerful new tools for visitors and local users. Produced by...

Apr 03, 2014, 14:11 ET
Brown Palace Atrium, Credit VISIT DENVER.  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Take a New Look at the Old West in Denver

Denver's history may be short, but it is certainly colorful.  In 1857, not a single person was living in the Colorado Territory at the...

Mar 24, 2014, 13:12 ET
"The Heavy is the Root of the Light," Artwork by Mindy Bray, Photography by Paul Brokering. Image courtesy of NINE dot ARTS(R), art consultants for the Colorado Convention Center.  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Colorado Convention Center Adds $235,000 of Art

The Colorado Convention Center, already known for its innovative public art that includes the 40-foot high Blue Bear peeking into the building,...

Mar 19, 2014, 11:40 ET
Denver's Union Station Project - Rendering.  Credit RTD Denver.  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Denver's Union Station Project Set to Open July 12

 The most exciting project in downtown Denver in decades will open on July 12, 2014 with the restoration of the city's Union Station. The...

Mar 10, 2014, 12:36 ET
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Denver Museum of Nature.  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Ancient Maya Live Again at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States is running from February 14 to August 24, 2014 at the...

Jan 22, 2014, 13:47 ET
Thousands of Denver Broncos fans are heading to the Big Apple for Super Bowl XLVIII. How do you pick someone from Colorado out of the crowd at Times Square? Way #3: They have healthy calves from biking. Denver had the nation's first citywide bike sharing program and currently has more than 800 bikes available at 83 stations throughout the city. There are 850 miles of paved, off-street bike trails in metro Denver.  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau)

10 Ways to Spot a Denver Broncos Fan in New York

Thousands of Denver Broncos fans are heading to the Big Apple for Super Bowl XLVIII. How do you pick someone from Colorado out of the crowd at...

Jan 06, 2014, 16:27 ET
Just one of ten exciting reasons to visit Denver in 2014: Denver's Union Station is undergoing a massive restoration and redevelopment that will transform it in July 2014 into a transportation, dining, shopping and entertainment hub, all centered around a new 112-room hotel.  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau)

From Chihuly to Cartier, Denver Will Sparkle in 2014

Maya Culture, Live Music and Lacrosse Highlight a Trend-Setting Year in the Mile High City DENVER, Jan. 6, 2014 The Mile High City will...

Dec 18, 2013, 16:32 ET
Denver's 16th Street Mall - a mile long pedestrian promenade lined with 42 outdoor cafes, becomes ground zero as tens of thousands of people gather for two firework displays - one at 9 p.m. and another at midnight. This year's show is even bigger and brighter than ever with a grand finale that will include more than 125 "thunderous salutes," and DJ's spinning music along the street.  (PRNewsFoto/VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The Mile High City To Send 2013 Out With A Bang!

Denver Welcomes 2014 With TWO Firework Displays and More  When you have 26 breweries in your downtown, one free New Year's Eve party is...