The slogan for Denver, CO is “Denver Means Energy,” and we couldn’t find this phrase more appropriate for the upcoming APMA National Conference.
Traditionally, there is always a sort of magnetic energy that comes along with the APMA National Conference. While every year is a little different than the last, there’s an undeniable buzz and excitement every year as we get ready for this special event.
This year – especially – after the grueling experiences of 2020, it seems most fitting to be in the city of Energy!
It has even been a while since we posted a travel tip because there’s been such a lack… but here we go! Below are some of our recommendations for eating and playing in Denver (of course once class is dismissed).
Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
Pack your bathing suit. Average temps should be in the high 80s with lows in the 60s. The Gaylord Rockies has an awesome pool with waterslides and a lazy river.
Hopefully, we will have a bit of free time to enjoy a cocktail by the pool and relax after long days of exhibiting and networking. Reserve a cabana to truly take advantage of your time away from the office. Don’t forget to come by our booth and invite us! 😉
The hotel offers a ton of activities for kids and adults including Pirate & Princess themed experiences, scavenger hunts, smores and more. For the adults, check out The Captain’s Quarter’s and enjoy a frosty cold beverage in a souvenir mug.
The hotel is about 20 minutes from the airport. Find out more information specific to the conference at apma.org/thenational
One of Sarah’s & Ann’s favorite things to do when they travel to a podiatry meeting is finding new and interesting places to eat! Sarah is always on the lookout for oysters and the rarest steak she can find…. while Ann’s taste buds are constantly seeking out the best Mexican restaurant in the area.
Denver is definitely a town for foodies!! There are so many different types of places to eat, it’s hard to choose which ones we recommend… but we’ll give it our best shot!
Steuben’s: If you’re from the Boston area , you may already be familiar with this trendy diner as it is named after a restaurant of the same name. Enjoy classic American food – but we would definitely say grab some Fried Pickles (I mean, why wouldn’t you?) to start and then either the Cubano or the Main Lobster Roll as your main course. Click to see more.
Roaming Buffalo: A Denver original, you will be served Colorado Craft BBQ! Sign us up! With pretty much any combination of BBQ you can imagine, you will feel that Denver may just be able to compete with Kansas City and North Carolina as a world-renowned BBQ contender. Click to see more.
Microbreweries: Microbreweries have become more and more popular over the last decade. If that’s your gig, definitely check out all that RINO (River North Art District) has to offer. With so many to hit, the best bet could be to sign up for Denver’s Best Brewery Tours.