5 Things to Know About Attending a Convention in Denver

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Attending a convention in Denver this year? Check our guide for your best hotels near the Denver Convention Center, as well as where to explore in your free time. A MileMarker Van Rental will help you and your entire team travel between meetings, as well as discover Denver’s best spots!

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Places to stay

Downtown Denver has a variety of hotels to meet all budgets and needs. Click Here to view all hotels near the Denver Convention Center. Some highlights include:    

The ART Hotel  

This hotel has 165 rooms and 5,000 square feet (about the area of a basketball court) of meeting and event space. The ART offers unique spaces, stylish design, and great service combined with a cosmopolitan feel to impress guests in all aspects of their stay. Located in the heart of downtown, the ART is walking distance away from the Colorado History Center and Denver Art Museum and is surrounded by an incredible variety of dining, entertainment, and nightlife opportunities. 

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The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

Also located in downtown Denver, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa has held meetings for dignitaries, presidents, Fortune 500 companies, and the NFL for 125 years, since its inception in 1892. With the addition of a new meeting space, the hotel now offers over 25,000 sq. ft. of Denver’s most unique event space. Guests are treated to grand architecture, a full-service spa and salon, six unique dining venues, and distinctive accommodations in the heart of downtown Denver.   

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The Ramble Hotel  

Located in the hip and fun RiNo district, the Ramble Hotel opens onto graffiti murals crafted by artists from around the globe. With architecture inspired by 17th-century Paris, this is one of the best boutique hotels in Denver.  

There are additionally plenty of exciting outdoor and indoor places to discover in Denver!  

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Explore City Parks  

Our favorite parks downtown and near the Denver Convention Center include: 

City Park: East of downtown on 17th Ave. and York St. 

Skyline Park: On the corner of 16th and Arapahoe streets 

Civic Center Park: 101 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 

Confluence Park: 250 15th St. 

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Visit Denver Attractions

Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is a truly unique and memorable experience. Opening in 1896, it began with a single bear in City Park. The Denver Zoo has since grown into an eighty-acre sprawling campus, home to about 3,700 animals from over 600 species. The zoo draws more than 2 million visitors per year, making it one of Colorado’s most popular attractions.  

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The Art Museum  

Founded as the Denver Artists’ Club in 1893, the Denver Art Museum  is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast. The museum’s global art collections represent cultures around the world. It holds more than 70,000 works of art in 12 collections, including African art, art of the ancient Americas, architecture and design, Asian art, Latin American art, Oceanic art, European and American art before 1900, modern and contemporary art, textile art and fashion, photography, and Indigenous art of North America. 

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The Science and History Museum 

Since its opening in 1868, 1 million people (about the population of Delaware) visited the Denver Museum of Nature & Science by the time it turned 50 years old. The building continued to expand, and a year later, the first planetarium opened in a small room equipped with a star projector and fabric dome, which eventually morphed into what is today the digital Charles C. Gates Planetarium. The Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary with the opening of Colorado’s first IMAX theater, the Phipps Auditorium, home to popular programs for adults and children. In 2010, 3D technology was added to the IMAX experience! 

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If your convention takes you to Denver Convention Center this year, there are plenty of opportunities to explore downtown and the city. With a MileMarker Van Rental, we are sure you will be able to check all of them off your bucket list.  

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