on 12-19-2017 12:53 PM
I know it's really early, but does anyone know what kind of things there are to do in Denver? I used to go to conferences in exciting cities I had never before visited--and then spend all my time at the conference. SGF is wonderful, and there is plenty of fun to be had at the conference. Still, it's a shame not to see a city while you are there. So now I make a point of always getting out to see at least one thing in the city. I have never been to Denver before (except to change planes). What are the fun things to do and see in Denver?
on 12-19-2017 12:58 PM
The hotel is a few blocks from the state Capitol building, and a block from the free 16th St trolley. There are lots of good bars and restaurants nearby.
If you rent a car, you can head up into the mountains, and at least some of the Colorado ski resorts should still be open in early April.
on 01-23-2018 03:55 PM
Do you have any specific local restaurants you would recommend? When I travel, I always love to try the flavor of a place that I visit - something that is unique to the location and has memorable food.
on 01-23-2018 05:09 PM
Search the Web for restaurants in Larimer Square and LoDo.
Here's something to get you started:
on 12-19-2017 01:05 PM
Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol
Museum of Contemporary Art
Denver Art Museum
on 12-19-2017 02:11 PM
Just outside of Denver in the small town of Golden you can visit the Colorado School of Mines(my grad school). They also have a small brewery in Golden (Coors).
12-19-2017 02:06 PM - edited 12-19-2017 02:15 PM
I lived in CO for 10 years until about 18 months ago. Some of my favorite are
Lots of the kids that came to the zoo on field trips often went to this restaurant. I don't think the food is great, but the show is good
If you like to hike, it may be a little early to go into the high country (still too much snow on the ground in the higher elevations in April), so
Spring Skiing should still be available at some of the ski resorts (if not all, if the season is typical)
Also if you are into sports Denver has professional teams in Hockey, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse.
If there is something specific you are looking for, please let me know I still have lots of resources there (and I will be there as well). I look forward to meeting you there.
12-19-2017 02:19 PM - edited 12-19-2017 02:25 PM
And you can not go wrong with a tour of a candy factory https://hammondscandies.com/visit/tours/
and if you have a car Celestial Seasonings Tour in Boulder http://www.celestialseasonings.com/visit-us/tea-tour
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Hooray! I've merged the two "What to do in Denver" posts into the original one started by @SJSlaughter.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Denver!