Attractions to See in Denver!
Elizabeth Sebestyen, MD, FAAMA, is a member of the Continuing Education Committee. She lives in Denver, and would like members to take advantage of all that her beautiful city has to offer while there for Symposium:
- The views: there are 200 named peaks visible from Denver, including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above. The mountain panorama visible from Denver is 140 miles long.
- The weather: There are over 300 days of sunshine in Denver.
- Dowtown : It’s the 10th largest and most walkable one in the nation. It boasts over 300 restaurants, from traditional steakhouses and local breweries to upscale, epicurean eateries run by renowned chefs. There are delightful vegetarian restaurants, champagne and cocktail bars, a jazz club and a cabaret. For those eager to dance, you can choose from Argentine tango, Latin dances, disco, hip hop, retro clubs, all easily accessible by cab from the Hyatt.
- Museums: Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum are just a short walk from the Hyatt and are very well worth visiting. The architecture of the buildings are very unique and an artwork in itself. The museum showcases a world-famous American Indian art collection and art from around the world. There are also special traveling exhibits. Clyfford Still is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century and an originator of the Abstract Expressionism movement.
- The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has many interesting exhibits, an IMAX theater and a planetarium and is just a short cab or bus ride away.
- You can also visit the Molly Brown House Museum, the former home of famed titanic survivor, the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown
- Entertainment: Denver has the nation’s second largest performing arts center, with 9 theaters, a symphony and a ballet ensamble.
- Parks: Take a stroll along the Platte River or rent a bike to enjoy the bike path running along its banks, a pleasant way to stretch out after an interesting day at the Symposium. The Denver Botanic Gardens, City Park and Zoo are a short cab or bus ride away, but also very nice places to relax.
- Shopping: The downtown area offers a small mall ( The 16th Street Mall), unique boutiques and one-of-the-kind stores offering Western gear. The more serious shoppers might want to check out the Cherry Creek area, which offers a large mall and a multitude of boutiques and galleries, all in a charming atmosphere, just a short cab drive from the Hyatt.
If you plan to take a few days off from your busy work schedule and extend your stay in Denver, there are a multitude of places to visit and to enjoy :
- Boulder: This busy, eclectic university town, nestled right under spectacular rock formations of the foothills is bustling with energy, young people, “funky” people, excellent restaurants and shops. The relaxed atmosphere, good food and amazing scenery will make your visit to Boulder unforgettable.
- Estes Park: This charming little town is at the gate of the famous Rocky Mountain National Park. Surrounded by the majestic snow-covered peaks, it reminds me of a Swiss village. The Stanley Hotel is a must-see. It reminds me of the glory of the days gone by and was the scene of a famous movie that was filmed here.
- Golden and the Coors Brewery: Just on the west side of Denver, you can get a flavor of the Old West and tour the Brewery, the sample the beers.
- Vail and the resorts on the I 70 corridor: Come and experience world-class skiing at our many resorts in our mountains. Mother nature was very generous with the snow this year, so I am sure that there will be plenty of snow left in April and the ski season will be still open!
Where to Eat
For Dr. Sebestyen's list of restaurant recommendations, click here.