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    Denver – a brief overview

    Set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s sunny Mile High City (so named because, although flat, it happens to sit almost exactly a mile above sea level) doesn’t draw as many tourists as it might – which makes it all the more of a find for those who do come calling. Gateway to some of the finest outdoors in the American West?

    Tick. Home to an animated arts and culture scene? Naturally. More professional sports teams than you can pitch a baseball at? And then some. For those who like their cities laid-back, their neighbourhoods diverse and their skies blue, it’s a winner.

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    Colorado State Capitol

    200 East Colfax Avenue
    Denver, CO 80203
    USA
    Tel: 303 866 2604
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 1000-1500 (historical tours)

    Historical tours are available of the city’s grand, dome-topped State Capitol, focusing on the early days of Colorado and giving a look at the work that went into constructing the building itself.

    Clyfford Still Museum

    1250 Bannock Street
    Denver, CO 80204
    USA
    Tel: 720 354 4880
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Thu 1000-1700
    Fri 1000-2000
    Sat-Sun 1000-1700

    Dedicated to the celebrated American painter who was at the forefront of the abstract expressionist movement, this relatively recently opened museum has a huge collection of his works.

    US Mint

    320 West Colfax Avenue
    Denver, CO 80203
    USA
    Tel: 303 405 4761
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Thu 0800-1530

    Free guided tours are available of the Denver Mint, one of six US Mint facilities around the country. You can see how new coins are minted and struck. Pre-booking is recommended.

    Denver Art Museum

    100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
    Denver, CO 80204
    USA
    Tel: 720 865 5000
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Thu and Sat-Sun 1000-1700
    Fri 1000-2000

    Home to what many consider to be the best collection of Native American art anywhere in the USA, the gallery also showcases works by European masters and temporary exhibitions. It’s set across two buildings.

    Coors Brewery Tour

    Corner of 13th Street and Ford Street
    Golden, CO 80401
    USA
    Tel: 1 866 812 2337
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1000-1600
    Sun 1200-1600 (summer)
    Mon and Thurs-Sat 1000-1600
    Sun 1200-1600 (winter)

    In business since 1873, the Coors HQ is today the world’s largest single-site brewery. Tours give insight into the brewing methods used and the history of the company – there’s even the chance to try a cold sample.

    Denver Zoo

    2300 Steele Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    USA
    Tel: 720 337 1400
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900-1700 (Mar-Oct)
    Daily 1000-1600 (Nov-Feb)

    Committed to conservation and education, the zoo plays home to everything from leopards, cheetahs and tigers to pythons, warthogs, elephants and tapirs. It supports the Species Survival Plan.

    Elitch Gardens

    2000 Elitch Circle
    Denver, CO 80204
    USA
    Tel: 303 595 4386
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Thurs 1000-1900
    Fri-Sun 1000-2200 (late May to mid-Aug)
    Various days and times in shoulder season
    Closed during the winter

    A downtown amusement and water park, originally opened as a zoological garden in 1890. Today you can expect the full gamut of looped rollercoasters, log flumes and adrenaline kicks.

    Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave

    987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
    Golden, CO 80401
    USA
    Tel: 303 526 0744
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900-1700 (May-Oct)
    Tue-Sun 0900-1600 (Nov-Apr)

    Dedicated to the memory of the famous soldier and bison hunter William F ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody, this attraction gives the chance to visit his gravesite and find out more about his fascinating life.

    Denver Botanic Gardens

    1007 York Street
    Denver, CO 80206
    USA
    Tel: 720 865 3500
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 0900-2100
    Sat-Sun 0800-2100 (mid-May to Sep)
    daily 0900-1700 (Oct to mid-May)

    An extensive set of gardens with plants from all corners of the globe – there’s a dedicated children’s garden with caves and swing-bridges. Two further botanic gardens, operated by the same organisation, sit elsewhere in the city.

    Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    2001 Colorado Boulevard
    Denver, CO 80205
    USA
    Tel: 303 370 6000
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0900-1700

    More than a century old, this museum features a range of exhibits from the natural world, with a particular focus on the birds and mammals of the Colorado Rockies.

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    Country overview

    From its vast plains, snow-covered mountains, deep forests and strange rock formations, to soaring skyscrapers and a thunderous cultural scene, the USA is a collage of extremes. Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Manhattan’s unforgettable skyline, your first ride in a yellow cab, the ubiquitous hamburger joints, yawning expanses of prairie, the sweet strains of New Orleans jazz, or the neon-lit excesses of Las Vegas.

    Marvel at the thunderous spectacle of 12,000-year-old Niagara Falls in northern New York, or seek an antidote to urban chaos amidst the flat farmland of the Midwest. Then there are the black hills of South Dakota, the dramatic mountain and ocean landscape of California’s Pacific Coast Highway and the world-famous Grand Canyon.

    Geography

    Covering a large part of the North American continent, the USA shares borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The country has coasts on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The State of Alaska, in the northwest corner of the US, is not part of the continental US; it is separated from the rest of the USA by Canada. Similarly, Hawaii is not part of the “lower 48” states; it lies in the central Pacific Ocean.

    The country’s dependent territories are offshore and have distinct geographies of their own; the majority are islands.

    The third-largest country in the world (after the Russian Federation and Canada), the USA has an enormous diversity of geographical features, including mountains, plains, and coastal zones. Though there are many cities that are densely populated with more manmade features than natural ones, there are also vast rural areas that are far more sparsely populated. The climate ranges from subtropical to arctic, with a corresponding breadth of flora and fauna.

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    Key facts

    Population: 317297725

    Population Density (per sq km): 32

    Capital: Washington, DC.

    Language

    English, with significant Spanish-speaking minorties (10.7%).

    Currency

    US Dollar (USD; symbol $) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of $100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1, though the $2 bill is rare and is not in high circulation. Coins are in denominations of $1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

    Electricity

    120 volts AC, 60Hz. Plugs have two flat pins with or without a third round grounding pin.

    General business opening hours

    Business hours are officially Mon-Fri 0900-1730, although an extended working day is very common in certain sectors and it is not unusual for people to be working well into the night or over the weekend.

    Public holidays

    Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

    2014

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2014
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 20. January 2014
    Presidents’ Day: 17. February 2014
    Memorial Day: 26. May 2014
    Independence Day: 04. July 2014
    Labour Day: 01. September 2014
    Columbus Day: 13. October 2014
    Veterans’ Day: 11. November 2014
    Thanksgiving Day: 17. November 2014
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2014

    2015

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 19. January 2015
    Presidents’ Day: 16. February 2015
    Memorial Day: 25. May 2015
    Independence Day: 04. July 2015
    Labour Day: 07. September 2015
    Columbus Day: 12. October 2015
    Veterans’ Day: 11. November 2015
    Thanksgiving Day: 26. November 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015

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    Nightlife in Denver
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    Denver’s nightlife scene is one of its greatest assets, with live music and good drink central to the appeal.

    And offering up everything from glitzy dancefloors to grungy rock clubs, it’s got something for everyone.

    Williams & Graham

    3160 Tejon Street
    Denver, CO 80211
    USA
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    A cocktail bar full of character, in a prohibition-era speakeasy occupying a corner bookstore.

    Beta Nightclub

    1909 Blake Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
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    A renowned magnet for electronic music fans, with some great DJs on the roster.

    Dazzle Jazz

    930 Lincoln Street
    Denver, CO 80203
    USA
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    A well-respected music venue showcasing some of the best jazz artists from the region and beyond.

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    18300 West Alameda Parkway
    Morrison, CO 80401
    USA
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    Renowned for its open-air concerts, this place has hosted everyone from The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to U2.

    Paramount Theatre

    1621 Glenarm Place
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
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    A one-time movie house that now doubles as an art deco cultural venue.

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    Restaurants in Denver
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    Denver has a love affair with eating out, whether it’s comfort food, Asian cuisine or fine dining.

    But a word to the wise about one of the local specialties, Rocky Mountain Oysters – they’re actually bull’s testicles.

    Elway’s Steakhouse

    1881 Curtis Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
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    Price: Expensive

    Serving up hand-cut prime steaks, the restaurant is named after part-owner John Elway, a famous quarterback.

    Rioja

    1431 Larimer Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
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    Price: Expensive

    Mediterranean-inspired fine dining with local and seasonal products.

    Root Down

    1600 West 33rd Avenue
    Denver, CO 80211
    USA
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    Price: Expensive

    A much-acclaimed restaurant underpinned by a ‘field to fork’ ethos, with organic and natural ingredients.

    Cafe Brazil

    4408 Lowell Boulevard
    Denver, CO 80211
    USA
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    Price: Moderate

    The place to head for excellent South American seafood dishes, with a huge list of different rums.

    Biker Jim’s

    2148 Larimer Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    USA
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    Price: Cheap

    Famed for its gourmet hot dogs – you’ll find everything from pheasant to reindeer on the menu.

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    Colorado State Fair

    22 August – 1 September 2014
    Website

    Venue: Pueblo.

    Though the fairgrounds are located outside of Denver, the Colorado State Fair is worth the trip to Pueblo. It’s a lively celebration of the make up of Colorado – its people, agriculture, art, music, natural resources and industries. There are different kinds of entertainment featured at the fair, including a rodeo and musical performances.

    A Taste of Colorado

    29 August – 1 September 2014
    Website

    Venue: Civic Center Park.

    This Labor Day festival marks the end of summer with offerings from more than 50 food establishments, 270 marketplace artisans and vendors, six entertainment stages and educational programmes. You’ll be able to enjoy full-sized starters, main courses and desserts to share with friends, or choose small portions to have all to yourself.

    Denver Oktoberfest

    19 – 28 September 2014
    Website

    Venue: 20th Street and Larimer Street.

    Join the party in the celebration of all things German (and in particular its beer) during the annual Denver Oktoberfest. Celebrated over two consecutive weekends in September, the city comes alive with live music, costumed dancers, cultural performances, gallons of beer and thousands upon thousands of traditional German sausages. Modelled on the famous Munich Oktoberfest in Germany, Denver’s Larimer Square is the scene of the celebrations for this fun event which also has plenty of entertainment and attractions for younger visitors.

    Great American Beer Festival

    2 – 4 October 2014
    Website

    Venue: Colorado Convention Center.

    Nearly 30,000 people attend the Great American Beer Festival in Denver each year. The festival is one of the American brewing industry’s top public tasting and competition. Tasting sessions offer visitors the opportunity to tour America’s brewing landscape by sampling more than 1,600 different beers from over 300 of the country’s finest breweries.

    Parade of Lights

    5 – 6 December 2014
    Website

    Venue: Downtown Denver, starting in front of Civic Center Park.

    Featuring a lively procession of floats, marching bands, dance troupes and all manner of costumed characters, the annual Denver Parade of Lights has been a popular Christmas tradition since 1975. Over 350,000 spectators line the length of the 3km (2-mile) parade route which snakes its way through downtown Denver to the City and County Building where there is the ticket-only Grandstand seating area. Marching bands are competing to be crowned winner in a number of categories including ‘Best Music and Marching Performance’ and ‘Best Lighting and Overall Performance’.

    National Western Stock Show

    10 – 25 January 2015
    Website

    Venue: Denver Coliseum.

    After more than 100 years in existence, the National Western Stock Show is sure to be a good time for anyone. There are more than 15,000 animals in attendance, including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, bison, yak and more. There are different events daily consisting of everything from horse shows to fiddle championships to tractor races. Don’t dare to miss the professional rodeo.

    Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase

    17 – 19 January 2015
    Website

    Venue: Denver Merchandise Mart.

    From traditional Indian jewellery and pottery to paintings and sculptures, the annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase is the place to find all manner of things relating to Indian culture and heritage. Throughout the three-day event, a number of live music and dance performances take place on the festival’s main stage. There are also special attractions such as the wild bird show ‘Hawkquest’, art and craft demonstrations, Native American and southwest cooking demonstrations and stalls, as well as celebrities from the worlds of music, TV and films. For children, there are balloon artists, face painters, magic shows, cowboy tricks and much more.

    Denver St Patrick's Day Parade

    14 March 2015
    Website

    Venue: 27th and Blake Streets.

    Beginning and ending at Coors Field, the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade follows a circular route through the heart of Denver. The route is lined with revellers who cheer on the floats, marching bands, pipe bands and dancers as the procession makes its way through the city.

    March Pow Wow

    20 – 22 March 2015
    Website

    Venue: Denver Coliseum.

    The March Pow Wow is a unique occasion where American Indian peoples have the opportunity to come together to sing and dance in celebration of the heritage that’s been passed down through their ancestors for years and years. There are more than 700 dancers and musicians involved in the Pow Wow in Denver, who hail from 70 different tribes. The Storytelling Room, samples of Native American food and hundreds of arts and crafts stalls all give visitors opportunities to learn more about the culture and Native American people.

    Cinco de Mayo Festival

    5 May 2015 (To be confirmed)
    Website

    Venue: Civic Center Park.

    The Cinco de Mayo Festival in Denver is a celebration of Hispanic food and culture. It started out as a local street fair in 1987, but has grown over the years to become the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the USA. The celebrations commemorate the Mexican Army’s defeat of the invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mariachi bands, Mexican cultured arts and crafts, folkloric dancers, Mexican Latino entertainment and a variety of Mexican culinary delights are all a part of the fun.

    Denver PrideFest

    1 – 30 June 2015 (To be confirmed)
    Website

    Venue: Civic Centre Park.

    As one of the country’s top pride events, Denver’s PrideFest features a parade, as well as a number of stages for different kinds of entertainment. There’s a dance stage with DJs performing, a country stage for line-dancing lessons, a Latino stage with folk dancers, and the main stage where the live entertainment is. The streets are lined with arts, crafts and food vendors. The whole event is produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Centre of Colorado.

    CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair

    6 – 7 June 2015 (To be confirmed)
    Website

    Venue: Civic Center Park.

    A celebration of Denver’s diverse urban community, the Capitol Hill People’s Fair is a great weekend of entertainment with events, activities and attractions suitable for all the family. As one of the leading arts and crafts events in the region, visitors have the opportunity to buy all manner of wonderful creations, from homemade cakes and jams to individually designed jewellery or one-off paintings. There’s also a full entertainment programme which includes live music, street theatre, children’s acts and other attractions.

    Cherry Creek Arts Festival

    3 – 5 July 2015
    Website

    Venue: Cherry Creek North.

    Including an artistic mix of exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival sees over 200 artists descend on Denver to showcase their works. Around 350,000 visitors attend the celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts of this three-day event, which is one of the most significant cultural events in Denver, as well as a nationally top-ranked art show. The festival spans six streets, which are lined with a diverse group of vendors. There are activities for children, as well as musical performances that carry on into the night.

    Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

    19 – 20 July 2015 (To be confirmed)
    Website

    Venue: Sloan’s Lake Park.

    The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is more than dragon boat racing; it’s a celebration of the local Asian community complete with performing arts, Asian marketplace and village, Taste of Asia food court and, of course, the spectacular races, in both competitive and community categories. The Asian marketplace has over 75 arts and crafts vendors and the performing arts stage features both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian-American performers of martial arts, traditional dances and rock and blues music.

    The village showcases the cultures of different Asian Pacific communities each year and includes the intimate demonstration area, Gateway to Asia. Kids can be entertained (and educated, but don’t tell them that) in the Dragonland section, where there are lots of cultural projects to take part in. A special Dragon Spirit-Awakening ceremony and a traditional Eye-Dotting ceremony awaken the dragon boats and kick off the festivities.

    Starz Denver Film Festival

    24 – 27 July 2015 (To be confirmed)
    Website

    Venue: Various cinemas in Denver.

    Over a 10-day period, the prestigious Starz Denver Film Festival presents a programme of approximately 175 films including features, shorts, documentaries, animations and other experimental works. Each year, a particular actor or filmmaker is honoured with the ‘Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award’, with past recipients including such leading luminaries as Francis Ford Coppola, Morgan Freeman and Ang Lee. There is also a special programme of screenings for children.

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    Hotels in Denver
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    As Colorado’s capital and largest metropolis, Denver has hotels in spades, with almost every big American chain you

    care to think of being well represented. The best of the crop offer fine views and extensive amenities.

    Four Seasons Denver

    1111 14th Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
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    Category: Expensive

    A luxury option set in the Theatre District, with a spa, pool and business services.

    JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

    150 Clayton Lane
    Denver, CO 80206
    USA
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    Category: Expensive

    Another high-end choice, with selling points including Rockies-inspired design and large firepits.

    Magnolia Hotel Denver

    818 17th Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
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    Category: Moderate

    A smart downtown hotel in what was once the American National Bank Building.

    The Curtis

    1405 Curtis Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    USA
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    Category: Moderate

    A quirky boutique hotel with an emphasis on pop culture and funky décor.

    La Quinta Inn Denver Central

    3500 Park Avenue West
    Denver, CO 80216
    USA
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    Category: Cheap

    A reasonably central property at a good price.

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    Climate & best time to visit United States of America

    The United States has varied weather conditions, and the best time to visit depends both upon the location and the season. Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September and October) are generally cooler, more comfortable times to visit. Summer months – June, July, and August – are generally hot regardless of the region, but winter temperatures (November-February) can vary substantially depending upon the part of the US you are visiting. The southern part of the country tends to be warmer in the winter than the north. The general climate of the continental US is temperate, but keep in mind that Hawaii is tropical and Alaska is arctic.

    Many of the country’s dependent territories, such as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, are also tropical.

    Summer is considered the peak tourist season throughout the country; other popular travel times are major American holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as Easter Week and the school holiday known as Spring Break. Certain destinations, such as New York, are perennial favourites and are busy year-round; even when the weather may not be pleasant, these destinations have particular attractions or experiences that always draw travellers. In some parts of the country, travel services may be limited during the low or off-season, largely due to weather conditions.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Telephone/Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +1

    Telephone

    For emergency police, fire or medical services in major cities, dial 911. The following codes denote toll-free (freephone) numbers: 800, 855, 866, 877 and 888.

    Mobile Telephone

    Foreign mobile telephones only work if they are tri-band or quad-band; charges are high. Visitors can also hire a mobile telephone. Pre-pay cell phones can be purchased from a variety of retail outlets, including drug stores.

    Internet

    There are internet cafés in most urban areas, and an increasing number of Wi-Fi hotspots. Many coffee shops offer free Wi-Fi. Many of the international airports offer internet access too.

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    Shopping in Denver
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    Key Areas

    The historic downtown district of Larimer Square, occupying what is the oldest block in the city, is a strong option for catwalk fashion labels, while the alternative stores of Highlands Square in northwest Denver cater for artier, more offbeat tastes – you’ll find everything from sterling silver jewellery to vintage wardrobe staples.

    Markets

    If you’re after period home furnishings, or just the chance to browse beautiful items from other eras, the Antique Row

    Market (1710 South Broadway) has a huge number of antique shops and art galleries. Elsewhere, the Metro Denver Farmers Market takes place in various spots around town.

    Shopping Centres

    The 16th Street Mall is more than a mile long and was designed by celebrated architect IM Pei – there are restaurants and public art spaces alongside copious stores. Another large-scale option is Cherry Creek Shopping Center (3000 East First Avenue), featuring Apple, Ralph Lauren and more.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    Americans are renowned for their openness and friendliness to visitors. The wide variety of national origins and the USA’s relatively short history has resulted in numerous cultural and traditional customs living alongside each other. In large cities, people of the same ethnic background often live within defined communities.

    Shaking hands is the usual form of greeting. A relaxed and informal atmosphere is usually the norm. As long as the fundamental rules of courtesy are observed, there need be no fear of offending anyone of any background.

    Gifts are appreciated if one is invited to a private home.

    As a rule, dress is casual. High-end restaurants, hotels and clubs may require more formal attire.

    Smoking is increasingly unpopular in the US; it is essential to ask permission before lighting up. Smoking is not allowed on city transport and restricted or forbidden in public buildings in most states. There will be a posted notice where no smoking is requested. An increasing number of states (including California and New York) have banned smoking altogether in bars, restaurants and many public places.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 911

    Food & Drink

    Food in the US is safe to eat, and the conditions under which food is prepared and served are regulated by city, state, and federal health and hygiene agencies. In many jurisdictions, it is mandatory for restaurants to have a certificate of health or hygiene, as well as the current grade they have been assigned, posted visibly.

    Although America is famous for its fast food and obesity rates, the local and fresh food movement is very popular in many areas, especially cities, making it easy to eat healthy. A variety of options also makes it easy for people with special dietary needs to find food that suits them, whether their needs are due to health reasons or to religious requirements.

    Tap water is considered safe to drink in the US and is often offered in restaurants before bottled water. Bottled water is available throughout the country, however, both in restaurants and shops, for those who prefer not to drink tap water.

    Other Risks

    The US is generally considered a safe destination for world visitors. Occasional outbreaks of disease, such as West Nile Virus (a mosquito-borne illness) and H1N1 have occurred in recent years, however. Frequent hand-washing and general practices of good hygiene are encouraged to protect oneself against all types of illness.

    Another concern with regard to safety is the possibility of terrorist attacks such as the one that occurred on September 11, 2001. City, state, and federal agencies have stringent anti-terrorism practices in place, however, and direct threats are infrequent.

    Contractual physician of Lufthansa

    Kevin Dr. Lutz
    180 Adams Street
    Suite 200
    Denver
    Colorado 80206
    USA
    Tel. +1-303-454-2266

    Please note that Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for the treatment nor will it bear the cost of any treatment.

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