Attention UPCEA MEMS Attendees: Check Out our Five Favorite Things to Do in Denver

Home to one of our Helix offices, Denver is a city unlike any other. Our local Helix team is excited to welcome educators from around the country who are in town for the UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar, which kicks off today at the Marriott City Center downtown.

If you are in town and looking to catch some of the best local action, here are some of our favorite sites, eateries, and all around breathtaking views.

  1. See the Sights 
    Set 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver is known as the Mile High City. Be sure to check out the Mile High Step at the Colorado State Capitol building.
  2. Quench Your Thirst 
    Thirsty? Grab a cold beer from a giant selection at the legendary Denver brew pub, the Wynkoop Brewery, which is owned by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
  3. Start the Day with a Breakfast of Champions
    Historical Union Station just underwent a massive redevelopment, updating the train station itself and adding a variety of authentic restaurants. Get your day started with breakfast at Snooze in Union Station.
  4. Pair Dinner with Drinks 
    The best margarita hails from the Rio Grande, and don’t forget to pair it with a giant burrito!
  5. Gaze at the Rockies
    The Rocky Mountain views are sprawling and especially beautiful this time of year as the mountains start to build their base of snow. Enjoy an amazing view of the Rocky Mountains at the Peaks Lounge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Who are we kidding? We can’t limit our recommendations to only five things. There’s just too much fun stuff to do in this city! So, here’s a bonus: Tonight is Flip Night at The Front Porch. Go for the games, stay for the drinks.

We hope you enjoy all that Denver has to offer during your visit, and just make sure you drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness. While the air is thin, I’m sure you’ll agree the sites and views are not!

Colleen McConeghy

As a Regional Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Colleen works directly with institutions to find, enroll, retain, and teach more students, driving both institutional and student success. Colleen has more than 15 years of higher education experience both inside and outside of the classroom and holds a certificate in Change Management from Prosci in addition to her master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.