The City Of Hundred Sunshine Days

By: Douglas Scott

Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the High Plains. It sits at 5,280 feet above sea level in Colorado's Rocky Mountains midway between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. The Denver area is home to 2.5 million people who do not seem to mind at all its 300 days of sunshine a year. Tourism is getting out into the wide open spaces rather than on sightseeing in town

As the largest city in a 1,000-kilometer circle, Denver is the shopping capital of the Rocky Mountain West with nearly 500 department stores, galleries and boutiques the Cherry Creek Shopping District is the largest and most varied shopping experience.

The 16th Avenue mall is a mile-long, tree-lined promenade stretching through the heart of downtown. Bustling with street vendors, clothing souvenir shops, and jewellery stores, and a lot of bars and restaurants, this energetic strip offers plenty of variety. The Denver Pavilions, at the entrance of the mall, is a new open air-shopping plaza filled with trendy chains, including the Denver edition of the Hard Rock Cafe. The D & F Tower, and a 325-foot replica of St. Mark's campanile in Venice, is in the centre of the mall.

The city is also known for its outstanding steak houses serving both Colorado beef and bison. It now has a wide selection of Latin fusion and Asian fusion restaurants, as well every other type of cuisine. Sea food is flown in fresh daily from Mexico.

Denver was importance in the folk scene of the 1960s and 1970s. Well-known folk artists such as Judy Collins, Bob Dylan and John Denver lived in Denver at various points during this time, and performed at local clubs.

The Water World park offers rides that range from steep slippery slides to raft rides down the Lazy River. The wave pool is ideal for wading, and Wally World, with geysers and shallow water slides, is a perfect water introduction for young ones.

Ocean Journey is a popular attraction. It is an expedition along two rivers on different sides of the world. The first journey treks along the Kampar River in Indonesia, through the Emerald Forest and tropical jungles. The second is a journey follows the Colorado River from its head waters at the Continental Divide as it descends to the Sea of Cortez. Along the way, you will explore the river's depths, and witness a wealth of aquatic life.

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