04/26/2012 08:09 am ET | Updated Jun 26, 2012

Why Denver Is A Great Destination This Summer (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Denver has a lot of bragging to do these days. With nearly 300 new restaurants, the addition of a history center, a new museum dedicated to one of the most important painters of the 20th century and retrospectives of Yves Saint Laurent's and El Anatsui's work at the Denver Art Museum, this summer it will be easy for the city to attract visitors from across the U.S. and abroad.

Whether you desire family fun, a romantic getaway or a perfect place to party with friends, you can rest assured that Denver offers more than enough fun activities to pack a summer vacation itinerary.

I have already ventured from Atlanta to the Mile High city twice this year, and I think it is safe to say that I'll be making it back for a third visit. Luckily, you can join me on my most recent trip through photos and videos as I tour places like the Denver Zoo, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and the new History Colorado Center!

Summer 2012: Destination Denver