When all the clinic patients have been seen and hospital rounds completed, residents and students turn to the cultural and active life of the Queen City of the Plains. Denver is one of America’s great cities. While a thriving metropolis, it still retains the relaxed, friendly culture of its Western heritage. Its diverse population is young and well educated, and the city continues to attract leading industries.
Denver is the home of four major-league sports franchises: the Colorado Rockies of baseball’s National League, the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos of the National Football League, the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association, and the Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.
Thriving professional organizations, major corporations, high-tech companies, top-notch retail fashion stores, hotels, restaurants, design firms, and many other creative organizations are in Denver. Come experience Denver, you may agree with so many, that it is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the United States.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located at the center of this stimulating environment. It is near galleries, museums, and theaters, with the Performing Arts Complex offering live theater, concerts, and dance.
The hottest bands and stars perform at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, west of the city. When you think about Colorado you definitely think about skiing. A one-hour drive finds world-class skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the wintertime. Along with superb snow, world-famous resorts offer the best in restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and activities for the entire family.
In the summertime, there are more outdoor activities to take part in such as water sports, amidst the breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery. In the mountains, and right in the city as well, opportunities for biking, hiking, rollerblading, and other individual sports abound.