Getting to Know Denver for the RWA Conference

Jill RWA 2018 Leave a Comment

I’m a Colorado girl, so I thought I’d share a bit about Denver if you’re planning to attend the RWA conference.


Let’s start with the airport itself. When your flight lands you’ll hop on an airport subway train that will take you to the baggage claim area. This is also the exit and where you’ll connect to your transportation. It can be confusing to know where to exit with all of the different levels, so here’s the link if you want to check out which level you’ll need.

From the airport… Denver International airport is out in the boonies and the conference is downtown. It’s about a forty minute drive without traffic.

There’s a few ways to get to the hotel: (Click any of these for more info.)

  1. Cab.
  2. Uber.
  3. The A line commuter train.

Union station is where you’ll get off the A-line commuter train should you choose that option, and it’s gorgeous. If you have time, pop in to Snooze for breakfast (located inside the building). Everything on the menu is amazing. A little hint—if Snooze has a long wait, you can get your food to-go and eat inside Union Station.

Union station

When you get off at Union station, walk over to 16th Street. There is a free bus that runs the length of the 16th Street Mall. It stops on each block and you can hop on and ride down to Court Street. The Sheraton Hotel is at 1550 Court Place.


Let’s talk food next since that’s my favorite subject. 😉

The Yard House (located in the Sheraton hotel) has happy hour from 3-6 Monday to Friday and from ten to close Sunday to Thursday. It includes drinks and appetizers.

The LODO area also has some fun restaurants. Rodizio Grill is a Brazilian steakhouse that also has an impressive salad bar. It’s pricey but very nice, and the food is amazing.

There’s a number of breweries in the LODO area if you want to check out some local brews. If you google LODO breweries, you can see all of the options and reviews.


If you forgot something like deodorant or a phone charger, there’s a Walgreens on 16th street. There’s also a number of shops for whatever you might be looking for—from clothes to a souvenir to restaurants, the 16th street mall has pretty much anything you’d want.


Colorado is extremely dry, so pack your lotion and drink lots of water while you’re here. If you drink alcohol be sure to hydrate as it impacts you more at the higher altitude.

Hope you enjoy our gorgeous mountains and pretty state while you’re here! I’m a newbie to the RWA conference, so please say hi if you see me there!

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