Denver makes a great starting place for travelers venturing into the Rockies; those looking for a mountain experience can spend a day driving along the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. But be sure to devote some time to all that the Mile High City has to offer: Denver is home to numerous museums, galleries and restaurants. Sports fans are drawn to the lights of Coors Field
and Sports Authority Field at Mile High
, while families can spend hours exploring the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
or the Denver Zoo
. For a taste of old-time Denver, spend some time in Larimer Square
— also a good place to sample some of the city's cuisine and, of course, beer.
Meeting planners have already booked 180,000 room nights at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, even though the hotel isn’t scheduled to open until late 2018, according to an update Aurora provided the Colorado Economic Development Commission Thursday.
“Eighty-eight percent of the room reservations were made by groups or businesses that had never booked in Colorado before,” said Jeff Kraft, director of business funding and incentives at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEDIT).
The 1,500-room conference hotel, currently under construction south of Denver International Airport, will rank as the state’s largest once completed.