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By: Kevin Asp on May 10th, 2016

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Top 5 Things To Do in Denver - Location of the 38th Annual AAST Meeting


Denver-colorado-skyline.jpgCheck out our list of the top 5 things to do in Denver for the AAST's 38th annual meeting 

Whether you're looking for a place for team building activities or just looking for a place to unwind, the AAST is full of suggestions when it comes to what to do before or after our 38th Annual AAST meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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1. Visit the Denver Mountain Parks and Red Rocks Amphitheater

Just a 25 minute drive away, the Denver Mountain Parks system is a unique complex of more than 14,000 acres in the nearby foothills of the Rocky Mountains, owned and maintained by the city of Denver.

The park system offers many things to do such as:

  • Taking a Colorado mountain parks day trip with an optional Denver highlights coach tour.
  • Visiting the Red Rocks Park, a spectacular natural amphitheater that is the site of numerous concerts.
  • Watching  elk, deer and buffalo in the serene Bear Creek Canyon.
  • Sightseeing at majestic views from Lookout Mountain.
  • Visiting the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave Upgrade to take an afternoon coach tour of Denver city sights.

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2. Check out the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art has one of the largest collections of international decorative art in the United States, as well as the works of over 80 internationally renowned architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Works at the museum cover a range of genres, from Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Aesthetic, to Bauhaus, Art Deco, Pop Art and Post-Modern Art, and feature 700 works by more than 230 Colorado and regional artists.

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3. Go on a Wynkoop Brewing Company Tour

Founded in 1988, Wynkoop Brewing Company  serves a menu of delicious authentic public house fare and small-batch beers on tap in a relaxed, casual alehouse-style atmosphere. It's a great place to bring friends and colleagues for a drink after the annual meeting!

Wynkoop offers complimentary brewery tours and a behind-the-scenes look at how Wynkoop Brewing Company became a pioneer on the American beer landscape.

Tours lead visitors through the historic J.S. Brown Mercantile building and the process of brewing, with fantastic samplings of favorites along the way. Reservations are not required, however, tour group sizes are limited to 20 guests per tour, so it’s a good idea to get there early.

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4. Listen to Jazz at Jack's

One of Denver's top jazz spots, Jazz at Jacks is a live music jazz club in the Denver Pavilions that hosts a variety of local and touring jazz bands. Situated on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Jazz at Jacks offers a casual and relaxed ambiance for jazz lovers to enjoy bistro-style food and drinks while listening to great music.

Jazz at Jacks features more than just jazz - enjoy a variety of music, ranging from funk and blues, to golden oldies and reggae, as well as tribute shows. 

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5. Eat the best Denver has to offer 

There are several lists that are our answer to any question that begins with "Can you recommend a restaurant?"

The Best Restaurants of 2015

Thrillist's List of Restaurants to check out 

Eater's recommendations on best places to grab a bite in Denver

Need a hotel recommendation as well?  Check out our housing page here

We look forward to seeing you at the biggest sleep technologist event of the year!

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