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With 300 days of sunshine and a skyline framed by the spectacular Rocky Mountains, it's no wonder that Denver has attracted a wide array of talented photographers over the years. We've put together a list of some of our favorite Denver spots to get perfect shots.
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THE VIEW: While you're in City Park, you'll be treated to unbeatable views of Denver's skyline, framed by the spectacular Rocky Mountain Front Range. You may not find a better panorama in all of Colorado. The best time for a family photo is just before dusk ("the magic hour," as the pros call it), as the sun begins its gorgeous descent behind the mountains.
THE VIEW: The Anschutz Family Sky Terrace in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers unparalleled views of The Mile High City. See well above the trees in City Park with the downtown skyline and the capitol dome in the distance. On a clear day, you will see views from Mt. Evans to Longs Peak. The best time to go is a cloudless morning when the Museum opens for the day. Bonus: The museum has solar telescopes set up on the Terrace on select mornings.
THE VIEW: Take a break, admire stunning views of the mountains and skyline, and have a drink on one of the many rooftop patios like 54thirty Rooftop at the top of the Le Méridien Denver Downtown hotel or check out the pool deck at the Halcyon hotel in Cherry Creek. Dine at top restaurants like Linger and El Five in Lower Highland (LoHi), which also offer million-dollar views. And for a more laid-back experience, try Avanti F & B, an innovative food hall in LoHi, or The Woods, a full-service restaurant and beer garden, in RiNo.
THE VIEW: Denver Botanic Gardens is a 23-acre oasis in the middle of the city that has 45 different gardens (some 33,000 plants), as well as one of the nation's top 10 conservatories. Everywhere you point your camera will capture nature at its most glorious.
THE VIEW: Denver's favorite park is extremely photogenic, with two lakes, two formal flower gardens, bike and pedal boat rentals and thousands of joggers and bicyclists. Washington Park is a great place to capture the spirit of this city that loves the outdoors and recreation.
THE VIEW: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a 9,000-seat amphitheater that is carved out of 300-foot high red sandstone monoliths. Besides the amphitheater, there are acres and acres of huge red rocks in dramatic formations. Everyone from the Beatles to Bruce Springsteen has played "the Rocks." Get some shots of the venue and stage, but also get some panoramic pics of Denver and the plains from the top of the Amphitheatre.