photo by Scott Dressell Martin
ASCT 2021 Annual Conference | April 30 - May 2
Get to know The Mile High City, where the sun shines 300 days a year, natural beauty surrounds, award-winning dining and impressive architecture, diverse neighborhoods and a thriving cultural scene abound. Just beyond Denver, the Rocky Mountains rise with many peaks at 14,000ft or higher.
Fun facts - the 13th step on the west side of the Colorado State Capitol Building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high.
Traveling to Denver
The Denver International Airport (DEN), is the 5th busiest airport in the US, offers nonstop service to more than 180 U.S. cities, has 23 major airlines and 6 low-cost carriers - (Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, JetBlue, Allegiant and Sun Country)
Airport Rail: At a cost of only $10.50 each way, travelers can now take the airport rail (known as the A Line) from DEN to Denver Union Station and vice versa. The 23-mile ride takes approximately 37 minutes. The rail line serves eight total stations.
Taxis: A taxi takes 25 minutes to reach downtown, estimated cost of $50.
The Westin Denver Downtown
The Westin is located directly in the city center and is steps from Coors Field, Empower Field at Mile High, the 16th Street Mall, Union Station, local restaurants and breweries.
1672 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202
What to do
Union Station - one of Denver's most iconic landmarks, located in the heart of downtown, the renovated 1914 train station features 10 chef-owned restaurants, bars and boutiques. It is also the transportation hub offering the free 16th street mall shuttle, the free downtown circulator and the light rail line.
16th Street Mall - Designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, the pedestrian promenade is 1.25 miles long and has access to over 250+ stores. Free shuttle buses, dubbed the MallRide, travel up and down the 16th Street Mall, stopping on every corner. Hop on and hop off as the shuttles come and go every few minutes and make everything downtown easy to reach.
The Arts District on Santa Fe features 30 galleries and the largest collection of galleries in Colorado. Find contemporary, traditional, graphic, textiles, painting, sculptures and more. Enjoy First Friday Art Walks (5:30–9:30 p.m.) every first Friday of the month.
The Golden Triangle is another Denver arts neighborhood where you can find 8 of Denver's museums and over 15 galleries. In the Golden Triangle, you can find the famed Denver Art Museum.
Denver offers stunning scenery, majestic mountains, scenic drives and small town adventures, many within a 2 hour drive.
Red Rocks Park& Amphitheatre - Red Rocks is a naturally formed amphitheater which features inspiring hiking and biking trails in addition to outdoor yoga and world famous concert performances.
Wild Animal Sanctuary - Located 30 miles outside of Denver, this 320 acre rescue and educational center features lions and other rescued animals in natural habitats.
Rocky Mountain National Park - with 76 mountains more than two miles high within the park's 412 square miles of scenic beauty. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times.
For more information on endless things to do in and around Denver, including dining, shopping, transportation, fun facts and unique neighborhoods, visit the Denver CVB website.
Information and photos courtesy of Denver CVB.
Photos by: Steve Crecelius, Scott Dressell Martin and VISIT DENVER
Registration will be open in 2021!