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Denver is the capital city of Colorado, USA and the largest city in the state. Known as "The Mile-High City", Denver has an altitude of 5,280 feet/1,600 meters and lies where the Midwestern plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.

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Sports fans, beer lovers and budding cowboys listen up… it’s time to place Denver atop your next holiday hit list! Set against a backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Colorado capital seamlessly fuses the Old West and urbanisation with a ton of character. Originally three separate towns, Denver was established when American settler, General Larimer bought out the other would-be town...

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Approx. 555,000
Time Zone: 
GMT - 7
English (official), Spanish, Native American
American Dollar ($USD)
110v - 60Hz


Mexican food is abundant and satisfying and takes a local Denver flavor. Green Chili is the order of the day: a brown, chunky and spicy sauce made from pork and Pueblo or Hatch green chilies that works well on everything from chorizo and eggs to tamales. Denver is also known for "western" food using ingredients such as angus beef, buffalo, rattlesnake, cutthroat trout and Rocky Mountain oysters. The city also embraces its cultural diversity with a wide-range of ethnic restaurants.

Southeast Asian restaurants are especially abundant with a multitude of Thai and Vietnamese restaurants in every style and price range. Denver has most types of cuisine as other large cities and has several restaurants recently noted in top food publications. A recently passed bill had outlawed smoking in bars and restaurants statewide.

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