Denver is the capital and buzzing metropolis of Colorado with a large choice of villas, nestled near the jagged, snow-capped Rocky Mountains. The city is literally one mile above sea level and a tour of the rotunda will offer some spectacular views of no less than 200 mountains. There is also plenty of natural beauty closer to hand, with thousands of exotic flowers on show across the 23 acre Denver Botanic Gardens, while City Park boast lakes and is a hikers delight.
Denver has a lively and walkable downtown area that is filled with outdoor cafes, brewpubs, wine bars, shops, sports stadiums, theatres and museums, all centred around the 16th Street Mall's two kilometre long pedestrian promenade. If you're tired of walking, hop aboard the free, alternative-energy shuttle which will stop at every corner along the mall, or even try the Denver B-cycle, the city's bike sharing system.
There are also many different attractions for all ages to enjoy, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science with its dinosaur exhibits, Space Odyssey, digital planetarium and IMAX theatre, the Performing Arts Complex, home to ballet, opera and touring Broadway shows, History Colorado Center, Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Art Museum which is home to acclaimed American Indian and Western art collections. After all of those attraction don't miss shopping at historic Roackmount Ranch Wear, where the snap-button cowboy shirt was invented.