Plan Your Trip

Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene and magnificent natural beauty come together for the world’s most spectacular playground. Slow Food Nations will take over Larimer Square in downtown Denver, along with other venues within walking distance.

While you’re in town, don’t miss exploring the rest of Denver and Colorado! There are lots of ways to extend your stay, either before or after Slow Food Nations. Visit Denver has fantastic resources for exploring our host city, and Colorado Tourism gives you ideas beyond the city.

Denver International Airport

Fly into Denver International Airport, then take the A-Line train straight to Union Statio. The ride costs $10.50 and takes 37 minutes. Learn more about the Denver Airport Rail.

Bus and Rail

RTD (Regional Transportation District) is Denver’s local public transportation. With more than 170 bus and rail routes, RTD is an easy way to travel around Denver.


Once you get downtown, Denver B-Cycle is a great option. With over 100 stations throughout the city, B-Cycle is an affordable and sustainable transportation method.


Public parking is available in the downtown area, but we suggest you use public transport, bikes, or carpool if possible.

Share a Ride!

Take the easy road and share a ride. The first 35 Lyft rides using code SFN19 each day will get a free drink! New to Lyft? Use code SLOWFOODNATIONS for $15 worth of ride credit.

Preferred Hotel Partners

Through our partners at lovely downtown hotels, we have a limited number of discounted rooms available. Summer in Denver is busy, so please book early!

Kimpton Hotel Born

Located in the heart of Denver’s Lower Downtown (LoDo), Kimpton Hotel Born is the pride of the new Union Station neighborhood, with every detail — from Bavarian inspired materials to exposed concrete ceilings, from floor to ceiling windows to an entirely original art collection of nearly 700 pieces by local artists — crafted to impart an elevated, urban vibe. Hotel Born provides easy access to the festival via the 16th Street Mall Shuttle. Make a reservation here or call 1-800-KIMPTON and say you’re part of the Slow Food group.

Address: 1600 Wewatta St (Denver, CO)

SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown

Enjoy the suite life at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown Hotel. Located in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood, steps from the Pepsi Center & Union Station, they are proud to be the first LEED Gold® hotel in Denver. As part of the MSU Denver family, they also train hospitality students and highlight art from students, faculty & alumni. Make a reservation here.

Address: 1190 Auraria Parkway (Denver, CO)

The Crawford Hotel

The Crawford Hotel, downtown Denver’s most iconic hotel, is located in the most celebrated Denver location — Denver Union Station. The Crawford effortlessly combines the historic elements of Union Station’s past with the elegant luxury guests crave today. Offering a panoramic view of Denver’s skyline and the Rocky Mountains, The Crawford Hotel will instantly make you feel at home. Make a reservation here.

Address: 1701 Wynkoop St (Denver, CO)

The Maven

The Maven is a unique, independent hotel in Denver’s newest micro-district, the Dairy Block. In that spirit, they eliminate traditional boundaries by embracing their connection with the community. Surrounded by Denver’s best shopping and restaurants, at The Maven you will find comfort and delight around every corner, as your sense of curiosity is stoked and you curate your own experience. Make a reservation here.

Address: 1850 Wazee St (Denver, CO)

The Oxford Hotel

The Oxford Hotel offers historic luxury in the heart of lower downtown — LoDo. Built in 1891 during the crest of Denver’s Silver Rush, this hotel is the most historic hotel in the city. Guests of the Oxford are within walking distance of restaurants, bookstores, shopping, galleries, and Larimer Square. 80 elegant guest rooms, decorated in European antiques provide our guest with a sense of luxury and service. Make a reservation here.

Address: 1600 17th St (Denver, CO)

If you prefer to explore other options, check out Visit Denver’s hotel listings, or look at Hostel Fish or Airbnb. Find a roommate through our Facebook group.