Denver 2008 Travel Notes
[Companion to my Denvention 3 Convention report.]
In August 2008, I traveled to Denver for Denvention3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention. This is a short impressionistic report based on barely more than a week in the city.
Going to Denver
Somewhere between the vast pancake of the American midwest and the Rockies, there’s a city standing between the plains and the mountains. That’s Denver: gateway to the west, mile-high city, 20th largest urban center in the United States.
It’s also relatively isolated, as far as urban areas go. While Kansas City, Las Vegas and Salt lake City are still within a theoretical single day’s worth of driving, most travelers to Denver make it there by plane, and I was no exception.
I regret to say that I had little opportunity to try Denver’s public transportation beyond the shuttle from the airport to downtown, and a few trips on the free shuttle running along 16th Street. Still, it was hard to walk down California Avenue without seeing the light rail stations (watch out for trains crossing!)
16th Street Mall, State Capitol…
Farther Away in Denver
Cherry Creek, Invesco, Park…
Farther away in Colorado
Red Rocks Amphitheater, Lookout Point, Golden…