Welcome to Denver!
Denver boasts the 10th largest downtown in America and one of the most exciting and walkable. Within a mile radius, downtown Denver has three major sports stadiums, the nation's second-largest performing arts center, three colleges with 30,000 students, an assortment of art and history museums, a mint that produces 10 billion coins a year, a river offering white water rafting, a $140 million theme and water park, a $100 million aquarium, and an exciting variety of restaurants.
Exploring the City
While in Denver for URTeC 2019, take some time to enjoy the sights. With activities for everyone, there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in town. Visit www.denver.org for more information. Below are some of the exciting places you can visit during your stay.
- Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
- Denver Union Station
- Coors Brewery Tour
- 16th Street Mall
- U.S. Mint
- Colorado Railroad Museum
- Denver Zoo
The Colorado Convention Center is conveniently located in vibrant downtown Denver. It is within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions. Whether you spend time leisurely shopping at the 16th Street Mall, dining at one of the many high-quality restaurants, visiting inspiring museums, or enjoying a Colorado Rockies game, there is something for everybody in downtown Denver.
Denver Museum of Science and Nature
From stunning prehistoric fossils to an exploration of outer space, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science amazes visitors with realistic visions of the past, present, and future. The Gates Planetarium is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the country, giving visitors unparalleled insight into the workings of the cosmos, and the Phipps IMAX Theater features brilliantly filmed IMAX entertainment.
Denver was founded at Confluence Park as a gold mining camp in 1858. Today, the river park is the heart of Denver’s 850-mile bike trail network and is surrounded by attractions. Ride the Platte River Trolley to the Downtown Aquarium to see stingrays and sharks and The Children’s Museum of Denver, with dozens of interactive “playscapes” for younger kids. Eat and drink in the nearby neighborhoods of Riverfront, LoHi, and Highlands.
In summer, Denver enjoys low humidity, which makes for warm sunny days and cool but comfortable evenings. The average daily temperatures range from lows of 50 to highs of 81 degrees Fahrenheit in June. The mild weather is due in part to the city’s altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level—or exactly a “mile high.”
STATEWIDE Smoking Ban
In 2006, Colorado lawmakers passed the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act to protect the health of both the public and employees by reducing their exposure to secondhand smoke. Effective 1 July 2006, restaurants, bars and other indoor establishments in Colorado must be 100 percent smoke-free inside at all times. Some tobacco bars with humidors are exempt. Smoking is also prohibited 15 feet from any main entryway.