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Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

As you might have guessed from posts like 2010's "50 reasons we're glad we live in Denver and not the United States," we think there's no place better than the Mile High City. And it turns out that the folks at The Delicious Day agree.

The site's post declaring Denver to be the best city in the U.S. lists eighteen reasons why. We've photo-illustrated the complete list.

Count it down below, and click here to read The Delicious Day item.

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 18: "25 days of sun a month (or 300 days of sun a year) (or more sun than San Diego or Miami)."

Note: We've debunked this theory as a myth several times, but nothing seems to kill it.

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 17: "The highest percentage of high school and college graduates in the country."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 16: "Legalized marijuana." Continue to keep counting down The Delicious Day's eighteen reasons why Denver is the best city in the U.S.

 

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.
Photo by Kate Levy

Number 15: "A population that is 52% white, 32% Hispanic, 10% black and two of the last four mayors have been African American."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 14: "The skinniest city (in the skinniest state) in the country."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.
Photo by Kyle Huninghake

Number 13: "State recognized civil unions." Continue to keep counting down The Delicious Day's eighteen reasons why Denver is the best city in the U.S.

 

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 12: "The biggest urban park system in the United States (205 parks, dudes)."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 11: "650 miles of paved bike trails (Distance between Denver and Vegas? 753 miles)."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 10: "One of the first three states in the US to allow women to vote." Continue to keep counting down The Delicious Day's eighteen reasons why Denver is the best city in the U.S.

 

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.
Photo by Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass

Number 9: "25 ski resorts within 100 miles of the city."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 8: "The second largest performing arts center in the United States."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 7: "200 visible mountain peaks, 32 of which are over 13,000 feet." Continue to keep counting down The Delicious Day's eighteen reasons why Denver is the best city in the U.S.

 

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 6: "A self imposed 10th of a cent sales tax which raises $36 million dollars a year, making Denver the largest art collecting municipality in the country."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 5: "The only city in the US to say, 'Thanks, but no thanks' to the Olympics."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 4: "The same amount of precipitation as Los Angeles." Continue to keep counting down The Delicious Day's eighteen reasons why Denver is the best city in the U.S.

 

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 3: "Seven sports teams."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 2: "Average high temperature in February? 49."

Photos: The 18 reasons one site says Denver is the best city in the U.S.

Number 1: "More beer brewed daily (80 varieties) than in any other city in the US + extra thin air to get you drunker -- faster."

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Lists & Weirdness archive: "Fifty reasons Colorado is the best state in the country, 2013 edition."


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