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Travel Nursing City Spotlight: Denver

December 3, 2015

Travel nursing can take you to locations all around the country, from warm coastal cities to charming towns in the Midwest. Before you visit a city, it helps to learn a little about it so that you can make the most of your stay. Below is some information to help you prepare for a travel nursing assignment in Denver, Colorado

About Denver

Denver is the most populous city in all of Colorado and the state's capital. Located just east of the Rocky Mountains in the South Platte River Valley, this city offers countless attractions, a friendly population and breathtaking landscape. 

Things to Do in Denver

Although you will be spending a significant portion of your time at work while you are on assignment in Denver, you will still have some free time to explore the city. Here are some of the most popular attractions and activities in the area. 

Outdoor Activities

  • Mount Evans Scenic Byway - With an elevation of over 14,000 feet, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America. 

  • Mile High Bike Tours - Mile High Bike Tours is the most popular guided bicycle touring company in Denver. These tours take you to all of Denver's best sites in just a few hours. 

  • Climb a Fourteener – Check this one off your Denver bucket list. A fourteener is a mountain that checks in at over 14,000 feet. There are a few close to Denver varying in hiking difficulty.

  • Check out the Botanical Gardens – Take a morning walk through one of Denver’s botanical gardens for a peaceful and serene atmosphere.


  • Denver Art Museum - The Denver Art Museum hosts a variety of international collections from Europe, the Americas, Africa and more. 

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science - The Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers a number of exciting exhibits, a special interactive exhibit for children, IMAX shows and a planetarium.

  • Molly Brown House Museum - Visit the home of the "unsinkable" Molly Brown to learn about her life and legacy. 


Whether you would rather spend the day exploring small town shops or an expansive mall, you can find a place to shop in Denver. Two of the most popular malls include the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and 16th Street Mall. For local shops and boutiques, check out south Broadway, Colfax, and The Highlands.


Denver is home to countless fine restaurants, as well as a number of locations that offer wine tours. Some of the top rated restaurants in Denver include Root Down, Fruition Restaurant, Izakaya Den and the Ambli Gourmet Eatery. 

Whatever you decide to do in Denver, be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories! If you are still looking for a travel nursing assignment in Denver, contact Fastaff.

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