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Denver (officially the City and County of Denver) is the most populated
municipality and the capital city of the US State of Colorado. It has
earned the nickname "Mile High City" due to its official elevation of one
mile above the sea level. This also makes Denver the highest major city in
the United State. The city is situated near High Plains, South Platte River
Valley, and foothills of Rocky Mountains. Due to its closeness to the
mountains, the city observes sudden change in weather.
Things to Do in Denver
Aurora History Museum
Aurora History Museum is a community-based museum and cultural center. It
features changing exhibitions in history, decorative & fine arts, and
natural history. The museum's permanent exhibition, "Growing Home" depicts
the history of the region. Programs, tours, teas, workshops, and family
events are offered for all ages throughout the year. The museum store
offers books, toys, and regional souvenirs. To do research in the history
archive, please call ahead for an appointment.
Museum of Nature & Science
Museum of Nature and Science is in the City Park. The most notable exhibits
of the museum include imposing dinosaur skeletons, remains of Ice Age
animals, collection of minerals presented by the Coors family, and one of
the largest nuggets of gold found in Colorado. Also, of note are the
artifacts of prehistoric Indian people. The museum features changing
exhibitions so there is always something new to see.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Center for the Performing Arts is situated near Larimer Square. It
is a gigantic cultural center featuring Boettcher Concert Hall, Auditorium
Theater, and Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Spend an evening here watching a
Broadway Show or a play. It is also home to the Denver Center Theater
Company, Denver Center Attractions, and Denver Center Theatre Academy. The
center also functions as an educational facility offering acting classes
and programs, as well as professional development opportunities.
Best Time to Fly to Denver
The best time to book cheap flights from Pittsburgh to Denver are the
months of April & May, and September & October. The weather is
pleasant during these months, and city is less crowded. Avoid booking
flights from PIT to DEN June-August as it is the peak season and prices may
be very high. For a pocket friendly trip, one can opt to travel during