This week, the American Dental Association’s annual conference will meet in Denver for the first time since 1930.

In the Fall edition of Incisal Edge dental lifestyle mag, Jerilyn Forsythe (associate editor at 5280, Denver’s official magazine) guides visitors:

  • from the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th St.), where the conference will take place Oct. 20-24 (“Out front you’ll see the beloved Blue Bear (shown) peering inside. The piece’s official name is ‘I See What You Mean,’ and where Denver acquired its fascination with gigantic blue creatures is anyone’s guess.)”
  • to LoDo’s most vibrant and exciting thoroughfare, Larimer Square (which is actually
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    LoDo nightlife.

    a one-block stretch of Larimer Street) and

  • the Colorado State Capitol (200 E. Colfax Ave.), whose exterior steps mark the spot that’s precisely 5,280 feet.

Don’t miss:  Forsythe suggests you pencil in a meal at Acorn and “a great excuse to visit Denver’s up-and-coming RiNo neighborhood. (The city loves portmanteau nicknames; this one’s short for River North.)”

If you extend your stay: Head for the great outdoors, says Forsythe. She offers her take on Red Rocks Amphitheatre (18300 W. Alameda Parkway) and the Moenkopi Loop, both just 10 miles from the Convention Center: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/884087ef#/884087ef/92

Read Forsythe’s guide to do Denver like a local: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/884087ef#/884087ef/92

 

 

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Jerilyn Forsythe tells Incisal Edge readers set to visit Denver for this week’s ADA annual conference: “…break a sweat climbing the (Red Rocks) amphitheater’s steps. When you hit the summit, marvel at the natural beauty of your surroundings and the sheer plenitude of all this magnificent city has to offer.”