Area information

  • What To Do in Denver
  • Denver’s Top Five
  • Getting There

Life is different a mile above sea level – water boils at 202 degrees, golf balls travel 10 percent farther, the sun’s rays are 25 percent stronger, and the sky really is “bluer.” But altitude is only one of the characteristics that make Denver unique. The Mile High City is set at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, with views of dozens of snowcapped peaks and fabulous sunsets. It boasts a great climate, the nation’s largest city park system and major ski resorts just an hour away.Denver

 has been called a “cow town,” but it’s actually a sophisticated city with the most highly educated population in the US

. More then three dozen museums cover every subject from quilting to railroading to outer space. The Denver Arts Complex, the largest performing arts center in the world under one roof, houses the symphony, opera, dance and theater. And, of course, Denver

 is a real sports town, with three new stadiums and great national teams.

While Denver is one of America’s youngest cities, it has retained a surprising number of historical structures. Many of them are concentrated in lower downtown, known as “LoDo,” where Victorian buildings have been transformed into a popular district with restaurants, jazz and comedy clubs, outdoor cafes and brewpubs.

Our conference hotels are located right in the middle of it all, along or near the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall. You can walk down the Mall or take the free shuttle service to the LoDo district, museums, movies, shopping and all the city has to offer.

What to do in Denver

CherryCreekShopping Center,10 minutes from downtown, is Denver’s premier shopping destination with 160 shops, restaurants and services. This world-class shopping center features renowned stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Apple Store, Tiffany & Co., Cartier and California Pizza Kitchen. www.cherrycreekmall.com

Downtown Denver’s premier entertainment and retail complex, the Denver Pavilions, features 50 stores and restaurants situated in 4 three-story buildings linked by walkways and escalators, that cover two blocks on the city’s famous 16th Street Mall. Major tenants include: Virgin Megastore, Hard Rock Café, NikeTown, Barnes & Noble Superstore, Wolfgang Puck Grand Café, United Artists Theatres and Maggiano’s Little Italy. www.denverpavillions.com

Tattered Cover, with stores in historic LoDo (Lower Downtown) and in Cherry Creek North, is one of the nation’s best-loved and best-stocked independent book stores. www.tatteredcover.com

Larimer Square, in LoDo, offers unique shops and adventurous dining along a charming street lined with restored nineteenth century brick buildings. www.larimersquare.com

Tabor Center, on the 16th Street Mall in downtown, features The Cheesecake Factory and ESPN Zone, along with more shops

Denver’s Top Five:

“Only in Denver” dining delicacies:

  • 1 Buffalo (fewer calories than chicken)
  • 2 Rattlesnake (tastes like chicken)
  • 3 Rocky Mountain Oysters (ask your waiter)
  • 4 Micro-brewed Beer (Denver brews more than any other city)
  • 5 Denver Omelet (the real thing)

Scenic drives from Denver:

  • 1 U.S. Hwy. 36 to Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 2 U.S. Hwy. 6 and Colorado Hwy. 119 to Central City and Black Hawk
  • 3 I-70 west to Georgetown
  • 4 I-25 south to Colorado Springs
  • 5 Colorado Hwy. 74 from Red Rocks to Evergreen

Airport Transportation

There are several shuttle services from Denver International Airport to Downtown Denver. Costs are approximately $18 each way or $32 roundtrip. The RTD skyRide public bus is $8 each way. The Ground Transportation Information counter is located on Level Five of the main terminal. For more information call:

RTD skyRide public bus                       800-366-7433
Blue Sky Shuttle                                  303-300-2626
Super Shuttle International Denver     800-525-3177

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