Travel & City Information
COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Located in the heart of downtown Denver and at the foot of the Rockies, the Colorado Convention Center is the premier “green” meeting space in the country, allowing all events held inside to be sustainable. Keep your eye out for the 40-foot-tall Big Blue Bear, a soaring sculpture peering into the building’s atrium that has become a Mile High City icon.
GETTING TO DENVER
Denver is served by the Denver International Airport, www.flydenver.com, which is located less than 35 minutes from downtown. To reserve your airline tickets, you may use Internet travel services, such as Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity.
Airport Shuttle Service
SuperShuttle is the official ANC airport shuttle provider. Attendees will receive SuperShuttle service to and from Denver International Airport and downtown Denver for $22 one way or $38 roundtrip. To use SuperShuttle, visit their website or call 1-800-BLUEVAN (258-3826) and mention the discount code ANC12 to the call taker. To view the SuperShuttle flyer, click here. Taxi and other transportation services are also readily available from the airport.
Traveling by Car
The Colorado Convention Center is located in downtown Denver at 700 14th Street. The closest major intersection is Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard. There are several entrances into the facility, but the most common entrances are located off of 14th Street between Stout and California Street. The Convention Center provides easy access to a 1,000-space covered parking garage, open 24/7 to all visitors, with daily rates ranging between $12 (8 hours) to $25 (24 hours).
Got a Denver sightseeing destination that’s too far to walk but too short to drive? Take advantage of Denver Bcycle, a bike sharing system designed for such trips. It’s a convenient, eco-friendly way to get around town. Visit www.denver.bcycle.com for more information.
ONE CITY. SEVEN REASONS.
You know ANC is the place to come for professional development, but with such a breathtaking city as our backdrop, you’re encouraged to take time to explore this exciting destination. Here are just seven reasons Denver is sure to “peak” your interest, courtesy of the Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau:
- Denver isn’t called the Mile High City for nothing, it truly is a mile high. The 13th step on the west side of the State Capitol building is exactly 5,280 feet (1 mile) above sea level.
- Denver is near the mountains, not in them. There are 200 named peaks visible from Denver, including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above. The mountain panorama visible from Denver is 140 miles long.
- Denver enjoys 300 days of sunshine annually. Located east of a major mountain range, Denver has a mild, dry and sunny climate with more annual hours of sun than San Diego or Miami Beach.
- Denver is the largest shopping destination in a 600-mile radius, including the tree- and flower-lined 16th Street Mall, running for more than a mile through downtown. The city also boasts a whopping 2,000 restaurants (300 within walking distance of the Convention Center) serving all varieties of cuisine.
- Denver has the largest city park system in the nation. Denver has more than 200 parks within the city limits and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains.
- Denver is one of the best sports towns in the country, home to seven professional sports teams, including the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche.
- Denver is the gateway to adventure in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In a little more than an hour, you can hike in Rocky Mountain National Park; ride the railroad to the top of Pikes Peak; go river rafting down Clear Creek Canyon or relax at nearby summer resorts, including Vail and the Broadmoor.
For more interesting facts about the Mile High City, log on to www.visitdenver.com. Also, after booking your hotel, you may want to consider contacting your hotel’s concierge desk for tour opportunities they can suggest.