Denver is an outdoor city with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and plenty of urban adventures for all ages; and the laid-back, walkable city center combines historic Victorian buildings in Larimer Square and red brick warehouses in LoDo (Lower Downtown) with the bold architecture of today. At IPW 2018, you will have the chance to explore The Mile High City’s chef-driven cuisine, local breweries serving craft beer and unique live music venues like the famous Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.
Following the Sunday Press Brunch at Larimer Square, you will have a chance to visit the Denver Art Museum with its famous American Indian and Western art collections and see abundant public art; shop in Cherry Creek or get an authentic western shirt at the iconic Rockmount Ranch Wear; visit some of The Mile High City’s top attractions by foot, scooter or bike; and so much more. The media tours will give you a genuine Denver experience and a true feel for the destination.
3. Gold, Guns and Guts: Denver’s Heritage and History
Even as a modern, urban destination, Denver is proudly associated with its Wild West history. From Native Americans to the Gold Rush, the Unsinkable Molly Brown to Buffalo Bill Cody, Denver boasts a unique and storied past. Take a tour through downtown and around the city to discover the living history of The Mile High City in our Victorian buildings, Beaux Arts Union Station, unique historic sites, niche Denver museums and more.
6. Two Wheel Feel: Biking the City
Denver is known as an outdoor city full of urban adventures – one of which is our citywide bike share program, Denver B-cycle. You will ride from a starting point in Cherry Creek, along the Cherry Creek Trail, to Denver’s Riverfront neighborhood. After an invigorating ride, keep the energy going by visiting some of Riverfront’s outdoor recreation stores, local breweries and outdoor spots, all contained in a walkable pocket of the city, before biking back to Larimer Square to walk to the Colorado Convention Center.
9. Photogenic Denver via eTuk
Get your camera ready! With Denver’s 300 days of sunshine and the Rocky Mountains in our backyard, The Mile High City is one of the most photogenic outdoor cities you will ever see. Via eTuk - electric, modern versions of a traditional open-air TukTuk, made right here in Denver – this tour will take you to see some of Denver’s can’t miss shots. Capture the city skyline and our famous Blue Bear, as well as some of the city’s hidden gems, like our abundant street art and unique architecture. You will get exclusive access to some of the top photo spots around the city, and you will leave with a curated gallery of memorable photos from your time in Denver.
12. On the Outskirts: Outlaws, Beer and Music on the Scenic Lariat Loop
A 40-mile stretch in the foothills west of Denver, the Lariat Loop features some of the area’s best historical and cultural attractions, not to mention spectacular mountain views and wildlife viewing opportunities. Along with the winding roads and stunning vistas you will have the opportunity to explore several must-see Colorado attractions, including the Colorado Railroad Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave and Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre – a widely renowned concert venue that is also home to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.