Destination: Colorado Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By David Vranicar
March 26, 2013
In Colorado, it is much harder to avoid nature than to enjoy it. With venues that are either in the mountains or staring right at them, not to mention a food and beer culture shaped by a love of the outdoors, Colorado is bursting with reminders to enjoy yourself. While skiing and hiking excursions are always on the table, there is an abundance of outdoor-event opportunities as well.
By Steve Winston
December 31, 2012
If you’re looking for a room with a view, you’ve come to the right place. The Rocky Mountains have plenty of room. And the views are certainly spectacular. Meetings here are often more productive simply because the surroundings are so energizing. The air is fresher. The terrain is grander. The excitement level among attendees is higher. And the opportunities for memorable meetings and team building are exceptional.
By Steve Winston
July 30, 2012
Three mountain cities bring sustainable cuisine to the forefront
By Jessie Fetterling
March 29, 2012
Colorado has long been known for its natural riches. Miners from across the States came to the area in the 1800s to find gold and other precious metals and stones. Ever since, visitors have come to soak in its raw glory—natural hot springs, hundreds of lakes and rivers, national parks and monuments, and, of course, the mountains.
By Nikki Gloudeman
December 30, 2011
Talk about a sense of arrival: Book a meeting in the Rocky Mountains, and your attendees will be greeted with the sight of natural wonders shaped over the course of millions of years, soaring thousands of feet into the sky. They will have access to ample winding trails, snowy crests and wildlife. They will be able to ski, bike, hike—pretty much any outdoor pursuit imaginable.
By Nikki Gloudeman
August 08, 2011
In today’s fast-paced world of slick cars and fancy jets, it’s easy to forget that the nation’s modern identity owes much to the steady pace of classic trains and automobiles. Nowhere is this impact more evident than in Denver, Colorado Springs and Estes Park, all of which have deep roots in early modes of transportation.
The region’s history endures today in various attractions and museums that pay homage to old-fashioned passage. For planners, this adds another level of distinction to an area already known for its rugged surroundings, Old West heritage, array of brewpubs and microbreweries (including two of the largest in the nation), cutting-edge sustainability initiatives and assortment of meeting-friendly venues.
Learn about Colorado for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Say “Colorado” and people immediately think of mountains, as well they should.
Two-thirds of the state is covered with them, and its first white settlers came to prospect these peaks for lucrative gold and silver. The first wave followed the gold rush to Pikes Peak, bringing enough people to earn recognition as the Colorado Territory in 1861. Today, visitors come to those same mountains for a different reason—to enjoy the high-altitude scenery and unrivaled outdoor activities.
As Colorado prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday as a territory in 2011, many of its cities are crowing about their natural assets. The mountains are still the state’s greatest resource, but now more for their beauty than for the ores within. Visitors usually flock to cities along the Front Range and in the central mountains, because they are the most accessible—via Denver International Airport and Interstates 25 and 70—and because they are fairly self-contained. Each is only an hour or two away from the others.