Soak in the western sun
Although its winters can be snowy, Denver, overall, is a pretty sunny city. It sees about 70 percent sunshine in a given year, and experiences an average 115 clear days when clouds in the sky are sparse. To put that in perspective, you’ll get more vitamin D here in the Mile High City than in Orlando.
Hit the slopes
Skiing is a regional pastime in Denver. The city is just an hour’s drive away from resorts at Echo Mountain, Eldora Mountain and Loveland. Travel a little farther, and you can enjoy a ski getaway at luxurious resorts in Vail, Breckenridge or Aspen.
Satisfy your appetite for beer
If you love craft beer, you’ll love Colorado. As of 2017, the state had 348 breweries, the second most of any state in the nation. Denver itself has 148 of them. You may need a map to find ‘em all but you can sure have fun trying. The city also hosts the Great American Beer Festival, which showcases up to 4,000 beers from hundreds of breweries around the country.
Stay at the head of the class
Colorado’s schools have some of the highest test and college readiness scores in the country. Throw its colleges and universities into the mix, and it’s clear why the state was ranked in the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report’s best states for higher education. Denver’s Regis University and the University of Denver have both been listed among the top colleges in the nation.