Denver, also called the Mile High City, is located on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. With views of snowcapped peaks, a great climate with over 300 sunny days a year, a large city park system, and major ski areas and many tourist attractions ranging from mining towns to national parks and monuments within easy reach, Denver is hard to beat as a destination.
The conference hotel, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, is conveniently located next to the 16th Street Mall a mile long pedestrian promenade encompassing 12 blocks of shopping and dining. LoDo (Lower Downtown), within walking distance, is a 25 square block home to 90 brew pubs, sports bars, restaurants, and outdoor cafes and to 30 art galleries.
Go to the LCN 2010 hotel reservation Web page to make your reservations.
Denver International Airport (DIA) is located approximately 18 miles (30 km) from the hotel and is served by most major airlines. Transportation to the hotel can be arranged through a number of shuttle services, including Discount Shuttle (1-866-977-9983) and Super Shuttle (1-877-890-1080), or taxi service that is available 24 hours a day. Public transportation to and from DIA is available via skyRide. skyRide pick-up is at Level 5, doors 506-510 (west side) and 507-511 (east side). (Take the bus "AF" (going to downtown Denver) and get down at stop "Market Street Station" (16th Street Mall/Market Street). The fare is $10 (exact change required). Then take the MallRide (free) towards "Civic Center Station" and get down at "Court Place." The hotel is between 16th street and 15th street on Court Place.)
Tourist attractions are too numerous to list but these sites will assist you in planning some fun tours:
For travel within town, Denver has a light rail system and a regional bus service.
Tours of Denver and other sites in Colorado are available via Gray Line, Denver Tours, and Banjo Billy. Ask for hotel pick-up at Sheraton when making the reservations.
For a one- or multi-day trip, consider the many national and state parks in Colorado, including Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, and Colorado National Monument.