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Why Denver Is the Perfect Destination for the Performance Summit

Posted on August 23, 2021

Julie Gardner
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Where else can you go on a 100-brewpub “Beer Trail,” take in 360-degree scenic views in Rocky Mountain National Park, and mix and mingle with your industry peers at the same time? In Denver, of course!

From historic Larimer Square to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, the Mile High City is a delightful blend of outdoor life, world-class cultural attractions, notable dining, and a red-hot music scene.

As you prepare to visit Denver for the Grace Hill Performance Summit, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1., here are some interesting and fun facts to keep in mind:

Drink lots of water

Before your trip to Denver, and while you’re here, drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust quickly to the higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, like the desert, so depending on where you call home, you might need to drink about twice as much water as usual.

Monitor alcohol intake

In Denver’s rarified air, golf balls go 10% farther — and so do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level, so it is recommended that you go easy on the alcohol since the effects will feel stronger here.

Eat foods high in potassium

Foods such as broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes, and tomatoes will help you replenish electrolytes by balancing salt intake.

Watch your physical activity

The effects of exercise are more intense here. If you normally run 10 miles a day at home, you might try six miles in Denver.

Pack for sun

With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado. But there’s also 25% less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must. Denver receives over 300 days of sunshine each year (more than San Diego or Miami). Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm.

Dress in layers

Two days before your trip to Denver, check the weather and use this information to pack appropriately. Because the sun is especially powerful in Denver, it can feel much warmer than the actual temperature during the daytime, but then become very chilly after sundown, particularly in the Spring and Fall. For that reason, it is best to layer your clothing.

If you haven’t registered yet for the Performance Summit, now’s the time!

It’s two-and-a-half days of inspiration and information destined to motivate you and your team to reach peak potential. Don’t miss it! It promises to be a breath of fresh (mountain) air. 

Why not extend your stay? After all, you’ll be in Denver.

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