The ACNM 59th Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton
Downtown Denver Hotel, the largest hotel in Colorado, perfectly located on a
mile-long pedestrian promenade of outdoor bistros, microbreweries, shopping,
Come Early and Stay Late!
Denver is the ideal
location to tack on a family vacation while you grab CEs and fill your
midwifery cup. With 300 days of sunshine annually, award-winning dining,
world-class museums, and natural beauty from the Rocky Mountains backdrop,
Denver blends urban sophistication with outdoor adventure.
Top 10 Things to Do
in Downtown Denver
Denver has one of the most compact, walkable downtowns in
the country. You can save on shoe-leather by riding the free shuttle bus on the
16th Street Mall – it makes everything downtown easy to reach. Or
hop on a bright red B-cycle, our widespread bike sharing system. Daily passes
are $5 and give you unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less. Check it out at http://denver.bcycle.com, and then explore
your many options for enjoying the city!
1. Colorado State Capitol
Stand exactly 5280 feet above sea level (1 mile high!) on the west steps, then
climb to the rotunda for a panorama of snowcapped peaks. It’s against state law
to block the view of the 200 named mountains visible from the dome. Free tours
2. Denver Art Museum
There are 2 buildings – one a fortress-like structure from Italian architect
Gio Ponti, the other, a structure that resembles a titanium crystal with peaks
and shards designed by Daniel Libeskind. Inside, find the world's greatest
collection of Native American art and 68,000 other art objects, including works
from European masters, and Old West classics.
3. US Mint
Learn how to make money! The Mint produces 50 million coins a day, each one
stamped with a little “D” for Denver. Free tours show every step in the process
of turning a dull, blank, metal slug into shiny pocket change.
4. 16th Street Mall - Pedestrian Mall
Lined with 200 trees and 50,000 flowers, this festive, mile-long pedestrian
promenade has 28 outdoor cafes and offers Denver's best people watching. I.M.
Pei designed the gray and pink granite pathway to resemble the pattern of a
diamondback rattlesnake. Hop on the bus – they're free and stop on every
corner. After dark, horse-drawn carriages clatter up and down the Mall.
5. Larimer Square
This trendy block of Victorian buildings is home to chic shopping, dance clubs,
a comedy club, outdoor cafes and a dozen of Denver's best restaurants. For 40
years in downtown Denver, it's hip to be at the "Square."
6. LoDo Historic District
Denver's historic district is filled with turn-of-the-century warehouses, now
home to 90 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and rooftop cafes. Stop by
Rockmount Ranchwear for a snap button Western shirt at the store where they
were invented; browse from 6:30AM to 9PM at the Tattered Cover Bookstore;
listen to jazz at El Chapultepec, one of Esquire
Magazine’s 50 best bars.
7. Confluence Park
Denver was founded here 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. Gear up for the mountains at the REI Flagship store; ride the
Platte River Trolley to the Downtown Aquarium to see stingrays and sharks; eat
and drink in the nearby neighborhoods of Riverfront, LoHi, and Highlands.
8. Elitch Gardens Amusement Park
Open from May through October, Elitch Gardens offers affordable family fun and
entertainment with 2 parks in 1: a family theme park with thrilling roller
coasters suitable for all ages, and the Island Kingdom Water Park, a refreshing
9. Denver Performing Arts Complex
This 4-block, 12-acre site hosts Broadway blockbusters, Tony Award-winning
theatre, ballet, opera, and symphony. See a show or take a tour. Ninety-minute
guided tours take visitors to dressing rooms, rehearsal studios, and costume
10. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
One of the Mile High City’s newest museums, the Museum of Contemporary Art
Denver is housed in a sleek, eco-friendly building designed by acclaimed
architect David Adjaye. With 5 galleries that rotate cutting-edge pieces by
some of the world’s most creative minds, each visit to the Museum is guaranteed
to be a new, eye-opening experience.