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Denver, also known as the Mile High City and the Gateway to the Rockies. This bustling metropolis is full of residents and vacationers from all over the world. Plenty of sunshine, diverse neighborhoods, and a thriving cultural scene make Denver a popular destination. Whether you're the outdoorsy sort, looking for city life before venturing into the Rockies, or you're the ultimate cosmopolitan, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Denver. Shop, eat or take in a concert or a game from top-tier professional sports teams in this engaging city.

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10. Visit the US Mint

Marvel at the production of billions of coins for American spenders at the Denver Mint. Tour the facility -- tickets are free -- and watch the precious raw metals be pressed, die-cut, and stamped. This particular mint manufactures coin dies, stores silver bullion, and mints coins both commemorative and for general circulation.

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