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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.

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1. Denver Beer Trail

On this tour, you can be part of what Men’s Journal recently called “The World’s Best Brewery Crawl” – with stops at several of Denver’s most iconic, unique and interesting craft breweries. The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN and USA Today have all selected Denver as the No. 1 Craft Beer City in the U.S. The Mile High City brews more beer than any other American city and is home to Coors Brewery – the largest single brewing site in the world; and there are more than 65 local, craft breweries in Denver alone. From the Colorado favorite, IPAs, to the trendsetting sour beers, you will tour some of the city’s unique neighborhoods through some of its favorite brews and breweries.

2. Denver Makers: Artisans Around the Mile High City

Denver is a city of “makers” – artisans in all fields, from craft beer to visual art to provisions, who are passionate about their craft…both creating and sharing it. From our trendsetting food halls and marketplaces to our restaurants and neighborhoods, there is a spirit of collaboration that runs through the city; and this tour will give you a deep understanding of the people and businesses – the unique individuals and their stories – who make up the soul of Denver. You will have a chance to meet several of Denver’s top makers and understand firsthand their passion for their craft – creating, tasting and experiencing right alongside them.

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.

4. Art, Elevated

Denver is home to a unique combination of historic and modern culture. In the same way that the city itself blends Victorian brick buildings and bold, contemporary architecture, Denver’s museums and visual arts range from world-famous American Indian and western art collections to vibrant street art to renowned modern art. This tour will give you a look at art and culture in Denver – from neighborhoods rich in public murals to private collections in a variety of spaces, including museums and hotels. It will take you through several of Denver’s thriving arts districts to see some of the most creative, unique works of art in the city – providing a local taste of the culture of each of Denver’s neighborhoods.

5. Denver on Foot

Discover Lower Downtown (LoDo) through a downtown walking tour. Historic Victorian buildings now lend themselves to locally owned boutique shopping, chef-driven restaurants, breweries, bars, craft coffee shops and more. Visit Denver’s largest independent bookstore, shop at some local boutiques and feel the energy of the newly renovated Denver Union Station – all while enjoying Denver’s compact, walkable downtown.

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.

7. Scooter Tour

See the city by Scooter! This tour will take you all around the city on a Vespa-style scooter for a unique perspective and an exciting way to take in the sights. No motorcycle or scooter experience is necessary – this tour will provide training, helmets, goggles and more. The guide will take you through the streets of Denver to find some of the city’s hidden gems, combining a perfect mix of exhilarating riding with the rich history and must-see spots.

8. Fitness on the Rocks

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a world-famous outdoor concert and recreation venue located approximately 30 minutes from Denver. The only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world, Red Rocks is recognized for its star-studded concert roster and ambience, as well as its awe-inspiring hiking trails. In addition to its spectacular summer concert lineup, there is an abundance of fitness options for people to participate in during the day, including 3,000-person yoga classes, small boot camp-style classes and more. This tour will take you to one of the world’s most spectacular venues for a workout experience that shows you what really makes Denver an outdoor city.

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.

10. Gardens, Grub and the Great Outdoors: Uptown and Denver Botanic Gardens

An oasis within the city, Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the top five botanic gardens in the nation. Featuring year-round programming and world-class exhibitions, Denver Botanic Gardens contains a wide range of gardens on 24 acres with diverse plants from all corners of the world, several of which define and celebrate Denver’s unique high altitude climate and geography. After a behind-the-scenes visit to the gardens, this tour will explore the vibrant Uptown neighborhood just minutes away, along with City Park and opportunities to see the city’s best skyline view from Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

11. Kayaking the City

Denver is an outdoor city filled with plenty of urban adventure – and you do not need to head to the Rocky Mountains to find it! In fact, there are several adventurous opportunities in the city, including in the heart of downtown. On this tour, you will suit up and set out on a private kayaking adventure down the South Platte River to Confluence Park, where it and Cherry Creek converge. You will learn the fundamentals of kayaking, a popular summer sport in Colorado, and maybe even brave some whitewater rapids…all with a close-up view of the city skyline!

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.

13. Rocky Mountain Ride

Colorado is a mountain and road biking paradise with thousands of trails weaving through the mountains, canyons, scenic highways and plains of this incredibly diverse state – and you do not have to travel far from Denver to get to these incredible trails. This tour will feature a mountain bike ride through some of the state’s most spectacular scenery, and vistas of the Continental Divide. It will include the mountain bike rental, helmet, education about local and natural history, repair kits, water and snacks and an experienced, professional mountain biking guide.

14. Denver Only Shopping Tour

There is a flourishing and ever-growing scene of local fashion designers, stylists, photographers and social media influencers who are creating and displaying Denver's unique sense of style. This tour will immerse you in the wonderfully diverse and eclectic Denver fashion scene. Hear from experts how Denver’s shopping culture has changed and explore some of the unique fashion concepts around town. Whether you are in the market for a pair of cowboy boots, hunting for that one-of-a-kind piece of clothing from a local designer or high-end couture, there is truly something for everyone.

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