Denver: One of the Nation's Top Cities to Live in

In Denver, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., you'll never run out of things to do!

To start, wander along the miles of walking/biking trails that weave through most of the city's 205 parks.

Some of the local sights include experiencing fine art at the Denver Center for Performing Arts; petting the stingrays at the Denver Aquarium; or catching a concert at the Pepsi Center. You can ride the Mind Eraser at Elitch Garden's theme park, or get your fill of shopping on the 16th Street Mall and then grab dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy.

Explore one of Denver's beautiful neighborhoods like LoDo (Lower Downtown), Uptown, Capitol Hill, the Highlands, Wash Park (Washington Park), or Riverfront and enjoy local favorite "hot spots" like Little Man Ice Cream, Protos Pizza Parlor, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, or Mead Street.

Feeling competitive? Cheer on the Avalanche, Mammoth, Broncos, Nuggets, or Rockies — Colorado’s professional sports teams; they are all within walking distance of Denver's mass transit light rail system.

Get your groove on by trying East Coast Swing at the Mercury Cafe or Salsa at La Rumba; they host free or cheap lessons most nights of the week.

Relax by snagging a latte at Leela Café. Then head down the street to the Tattered Cover to meet a local author.

Whatever your taste or style, Denver is sure to have something for you. With such a diverse variety of shops, restaurants, and activities, there's always a new place or adventure to experience.

Being so close to a thriving city like Denver also opens up countless opportunities for CCU students to find part-time jobs or take the skills they are learning in the classroom to the next level through internships. Get an edge in the working world while enjoying city living at its finest!