Clay 2015 Hotel & Travel
Denver West Marriott
1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, CO 80401
For reservations by phone, call 1-888-238-1803 or online below.
Rate: Single/Double: $159.00
Cutoff: April 20, 2015
Denver International Airport (DEN) is the 15th-busiest airport in the world and the fifth-busiest airport in the United States and is located 35 miles from the Denver West Marriott . With more than 52 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market.
Super Shuttle is the most economic way to get from the airport to the hotel. Reservations required. Contact 1-800-258-3826.
Fee: $29 USD (one way)
Taxi service is approximately $90 one way.
Light rail The W Line runs from the Jefferson County Government Center in Golden Colorado to Union Station Downtown.
About Golden, Colo.
Located at the base of the foothills, Golden was the territorial capital until 1867 and remains one of the most historical towns in the state. The Golden Visitors Center is your one stop shop to learn where to dine, shop, stay and play in Golden. Conveniently located in the heart of Golden next to Clear Creek at 1010 Washington Avenue, the Golden Visitors Center is walking distance from restaurants, attractions and world-class outdoor recreation.
About Denver, Colo.
The Mile High City, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world’s most spectacular playground. A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver’s stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views are all within the walking distance from the 16th Street pedestrian mall. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver’s seven professional sports teams entertain year-round. The Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau is a great resource to plan your trip.
Things to see and do
Miller Coors Brewery Tours – Golden, CO – Since 1873 the Coors brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. The tour showcases the company’s history and passion for brewing and takes place in the world’s largest single-site brewery. The brewery experience includes a 30-minute self-paced tour highlighting our malting, brewing and packaging. At the end of the tour, view old photos, neons, historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia, and enjoy the opportunity to sample their beer
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater – Morrison, CO – If you think of Red Rocks Park as just a beautiful place to see a concert, think again! Around you are 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. The diverse environment allows visitors to see plants, birds and animals of both regions. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. From Sting and The Beatles, to opera stars and U2, every artist aspires to play on this magical, spiritual and emotional stage. Red Rocks offers a variety of recreation options from guided tours, hiking, biking, shopping, dining and a summer concert series. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy discovering Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater!
Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery – Boulder, CO – Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery is one of the oldest artist cooperatives in the United States. Located on the Pedestrian Mall in Boulders Downtown Historic District, it is a popular destination year-round. We represent hundreds of artists from Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region and throughout the United States. We stock over 20,000 individual items, including paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, stained and blown glass, sculpture, and furniture. Although only a small fraction of our inventory is featured on our website, our knowledgeable staff looks forward to answering questions and helping you select a perfect piece of handmade American craft.
The Arts District on Santa Fe – downtown – The Art District on Santa Fe is the hub of the Denver art scene, with the largest concentration of art galleries in Colorado, featuring more than 40 galleries, shops, and restaurants. Art lovers can find everything from traditional art to contemporary and emerging art, including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, graphic art, and textiles. On the first Friday of every month, galleries attract lively crowds when they open their doors to the public for the First Friday Art Walk. For the more serious art crowd, Collector’s Night is held every third Friday of the month. The Museo de las Americas (861 Santa Fe Dr.) with exhibits of Latino art from all areas of Central and South America, is another popular attraction in the neighborhood.
Artists on Santa Fe – downtown – For more than thirty years, Artists on Santa Fe Gallery has been known as a gallery/studio business operating in the Arts District on historic Santa Fe Drive. Originally, the building housed the studios of four ceramists and over the years has expanded to include thirty artists working in a wide variety of media. Many of the artists participate in national juried shows and have been published in professional art journals.
Denver Botanic Gardens – The York Street location features gardens representing all corners of the world from authentic Japanese Gardens to plants native to South Africa in our South African Plaza. As you stroll from garden to garden, you are able to experience plants from around the world – right here in Colorado.
The Colorado State Capitol Building – downtown – The Colorado State Capitol Building, located at 200 East Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado, is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The building is intentionally reminiscent of theUnited States Capitol. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite, and opened for use in November 1894. The distinctive gold dome consists of real gold leaf, first added in 1908, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. The building is part of Denver’s Civic Center area.
Clear Creek – Often referred to as the heart of Golden, Clear Creek is frequented by fishermen, kayakers, tubers, sunbathers, runners and bikers year-round. Clear Creek has been the center of Golden’s commerce since the City was founded and continues to be Golden’s central hub of activity.
Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower – downtown – Prior to 1950 the fashionable Daniels and Fisher Department Store was the crown jewel of the Denver skyline. Built in 1911 and designed by architect F. G. Sterner, the D & F Tower was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi, at a height of 393 feet. Tour the tower and hear the story of this landmark and of those who built it to those who saved it from the Urban Renewal wrecking ball. You’ll journey upstairs to see behind the mysterious clock faces, take in the breathtaking views of the city and surrounding mountains from the 20th floor Observation Deck and see the original two story spiral staircase leading up to the bell inside the belfry, hearing many Tower Tales along the way! Tours are available Friday through Sunday
The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum – Golden, CO – The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum opened its doors in February 2008 to be the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering.. The museum brings visitors into the world of mountain and rock climbing and honors the achievements of mountaineers from America and around the world. Exhibits on climate, science, cultures and the humanities as they relate to mountains promise to make the visitor experience rich, exciting, and interactive
The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum – Colorado School of Mines is a small public teaching and research university in Golden, Colorado, devoted to engineering and applied science, with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth’s natural resources. The Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum serves as the state repository for Colorado’s mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite and historic mining treasures.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – is the United States’ primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility, and is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The National Renewable Energy Lab Visitors Center showcases technologies that can save energy, improve the environment and lower the cost of energy bills. Take a self-guided tour through the interactive exhibit hall and learn about energy from the sun, wind, biomass, and other sources of renewable energy.