What To Do In the Denver Area
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Welcome to Denver – The Mile High City – where a thriving arts and cultural scene, 300 days of sunshine, stunning natural beauty and urban adventure combine for the world’s most spectacular playground. A vibrant outdoor city near the Rocky Mountains, Denver is as laid-back as it is sophisticated. It’s a place where engineers rub elbows with rock climbers at local brewpubs, at art festivals, or while strolling along downtown’s 16th Street pedestrian mall. Free shuttles give visitors quick access to world-class art and culture, wine bars, restaurants, nighttime entertainment and live music in Larimer Square or historic LoDo. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver’s seven professional sports teams entertain year-round. Denver’s 850 miles of paved biking and walking paths, the largest of its kind in the country, connect to unique attractions, parks and diverse neighborhoods. One trip is all it takes to fall in love with this great city.

What To Do In the Denver Area


The Highland neighborhood is the happening place in town. Lots of cool little restaurants and bars (including a really awesome speakeasy in a building that looks like a bookstore).

Union Station: The city recently completed a huge renovation of the historic train station. It’s now filled with great restaurants and bars, as well as some great public spaces. The best part is it’s easily accessible by light rail, which runs close to the conference center.

Rockies Games: Looks like the Rox are in town Wednesday-Sunday of conference week. Coors Field is a great place to watch baseball and is also easily accessible by light rail.

Larimer Square: If you’ve seen a picture of downtown Denver, it’s probably Larimer Square. Lots of nice little shops and restaurants with a pretty light display over the street itself.


History Colorado Center: This is a favorite museum in town. Lots of fun interactive exhibits about Colorado’s history. Great for kids, too.

Denver Art Museum: This is one of the city’s most unique buildings—looks like a big ship. They have a great collection of Western art and usually have a couple of cool special exhibits going.

Molly Brown House: Not sure everyone knows who Molly Brown was, but she was on the Titanic - "Unsinkable Molly Brown." She was a really strong woman and a big socialite in Denver. The house museum has some great artifacts from the time. It’s kind of a cult attraction in Denver.


Red Rocks: Phil Tesh put out a live album from here and now pretty much every artist has. Even if you don’t go to see a show, it’s a beautiful place to visit. Lots of nice mellow trails that take you in and out of the rock formations.

Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods: These are in Colorado Springs, so a little hike for conference-goers, but they’re worth it. Pikes Peak is Colorado’s emblematic mountain, while Garden of the Gods is a park full of spectacular rock formations and moderate trails. Both worth a visit.


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