Welcome to the Mile High City!

300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, and diverse natural beauty combine for one of the world's most spectacular playgrounds that is Denver, Colorado. 

Did you know?

  • Denver brews more beer than any other city in the nation, with over 200 different beers brewed daily.

  • Denver earned its nickname the "Mile High City" because it sits at an elevation of exactly one mile, or 5,280 feet. (This means higher risk for elevation sickness, be careful when exercising & drinking!)

  • Denver has the largest city park system in the nation, with 14,000 acres of mountain parks and 2,500 acres of natural areas. 

  • Denver collects more money for the arts per capita than any other US city. 

What's there to do in Denver?

Adventure awaits in Denver! Use the following links below for local tips on attractions, activities, scenic sightseeing, biking and tours, and other destinations. 

Weather in Denver

Find out the current weather in Denver, CO. 


Dinner with Future Friends

Thursday, September 30th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

We've got you covered! The AAVSB has secured reservations for Dinner with Future Friends at eight local restaurants. Reserve your spot at the restaurant of your choice at the AAVSB Registration Desk!

Evening at the Denver Zoo

Friday, October 1st from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Is this event included in my registration?

Yes! Your entrance to the zoo, food & drinks, and transportation are included in your registration fees. 

Can I bring additional guests?

Additional guests are welcome! Please email Lainie Franklin at efranklin@aavsb.org right away to add a guest to your registration. Adults are $60, children 12 and under are $25.

Transportation to and from the Denver Zoo

Buses from the Grand Hyatt will be available outside of the hotel lobby from 5:00pm - 6:00pm, with the event starting promptly at 6:00pm. Early bus return to the hotel is available starting at 8:00pm. 

How should I dress?

Casual attire is suggested. The majority of the event is outdoors, so bring appropriate outerwear. 

Can we visit the Denver Zoo gift shop?

Yes! The gift shop will be available until 7:00pm. Denver Zoo’s has multiple gift outlets open onsite, including Kibongi Market and Safari Outfitters. Guests can also purchase anytime from the online gift shop and have purchases shipped.

What is the sanitation and disinfection procedure at the zoo?

The Denver Zoo has iHigh-touch surfaces, including restrooms, which are disinfected frequently. Some high-touch surfaces, like restaurant tables and chairs, are cleaned immediately after use.

When the zoo is open to the public, public restrooms are closed and cleaned and disinfected frequently. The area is thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant cleaner; high touchpoints are additionally disinfected with an electrostatic sprayer. Public restrooms are also thoroughly disinfected each evening.