- THE MILE HIGH CITY
Life is different a mile above sea
level - water boils at 202 degrees, golf balls travel
10 percent farther, the sun's rays are 25 percent stronger,
and the sky really is "bluer." But altitude
is only one of the characteristics that make Denver
unique. The Mile High City is set at the foot of the
Rocky Mountains, with views of dozens of snowcapped
peaks and fabulous sunsets. It boasts a great climate,
the nation's largest city park system and major ski
resorts just an hour away.
Denver has been called a "cow town," but it's
actually a sophisticated city with the most highly educated
population in the US. More then three dozen museums cover
every subject from quilting to railroading to outer space.
The Denver Arts Complex, the largest performing arts center
in the world under one roof, houses the symphony, opera,
dance and theater. And, of course, Denver is a real sports
town, with three new stadiums and great national teams.
While Denver is one of America's youngest
cities, it has retained a surprising number of historical
structures. Many of them are concentrated in lower downtown,
known as "LoDo," where Victorian buildings have
been transformed into a popular district with restaurants,
jazz and comedy clubs, outdoor cafes and brewpubs.
Our meeting headquarters, the Adam's Mark
Hotel, is located right in the middle of it all, along the
16th Street Pedestrian Mall. You can walk down the Mall
or take the free shuttle service to the LoDo district, museums,
movies, shopping and all the city has to offer.