Attendees and guests will need to sign up for the Guest Outings and Wednesday All-Group Outing at the National Board on-site registration desk at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center located in Homestead 1.
|On-Site Registration Desk Hours:
|Sunday, May 10
||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|Monday, May 11
||8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
|Tuesday, May 12
||8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday's shuttle service and Tuesday’s outing are for GUEST participation only. Wednesday's outing is for ATTENDEES and GUESTS. Average daily May temperatures in Aurora and the greater Denver area range between 67° and 74°F. Dress accordingly. All tours will depart from and drop off at the Tour Lobby, located near the spa and fitness center.
Offsite Adventure Shuttle Service: Cherry Creek North and Historic Larimer Square
Monday, May 11
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The National Board is pleased to provide an afternoon of self-guided urban exploring, shopping, and dining in two of Denver’s most iconic districts. Take this opportunity on Monday afternoon to escape the hotel and hop on an exclusive National Board shuttle to explore Cherry Creek North and historic Larimer Square. The shuttle will run continuously throughout the day and make stops at both locations and the hotel. Shuttle tour guides will provide city highlights and additional staff will be stationed at the drop off/pick up points for assistance, directions, and questions.
Historic Larimer Square is where Denver first began. Today, it is home to some of the best shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in the downtown area. Check it out here.
Cherry Creek North is a thriving commercial district and Denver’s premier outdoor retail and dining destination. It has an impressive collection of art galleries, spas and salons, dining, independently-owned boutiques, and international fashion brands. Learn more here.
Printed shuttle schedules will be provided on-site.
"Treat Yourself" Extravaganza at Stanley Marketplace
Tuesday, May 12
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
During this first-of-its kind outing, guests will experience an exclusively procured schedule of events that includes treats, sweets, tastings, activities, gifts, and first-class experiences not to be missed! It’s a day of pampering, fun, and food at bustling Stanley Marketplace – a favorite destination of Denver locals. The event kicks off with a marketplace overview and a fashion display featuring products from Stanley boutiques and discount offers from participating venues. Home base for the day is Stanley Beer Hall where lunch will be served and guests can choose from 37 pour-your-own taps to sample throughout the day (choose from craft brews, kombucha, wine, and batched cocktails).
From there, guests will participate in one of three scheduled activities – a cocktail and dessert cooking class, a beer and dessert pairing, or a canvas and cupcake activity.* Everyone will get to make their own aromatherapy item and mala (intention) bracelet – fabulous takeaway gifts! And not to worry: there will be plenty of free time to browse the shops at Stanley. Best of all, a surprise finale will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy all over – a tail-wagging end to a perfectly decadent “treat yourself” kind of day! See you there!
Visit Stanley Marketplace here.
Buses depart promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and boarding. This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. Comfortable shoes and attire are recommended. *(Activity sign up will take place at the National Board registration desk on Sunday, May 10. Class sizes are limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.)
NOTE: ATTENDEES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE MONDAY OR TUESDAY OUTINGS INTENDED FOR DESIGNATED GUESTS. THIS POLICY IS STRICTLY ENFORCED.
WEDNESDAY ALL-GROUP OUTING
Take Flight at Wings Over the Rockies and Lowry Beer Garden
Wednesday, May 13
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is home to more than 50 iconic aircraft and includes permanent and limited exhibits; a collection of realistic flight simulators; and the Harrison Ford Welcome Theater, which features a short film starring the Hollywood legend. Wings Over the Rockies is a must-see entertaining and educational experience found nowhere else in Colorado.
Attendees and Guests will have all-day access to the museum and flight simulators, and docents will be on hand to give guided tours. But the fun doesn’t start and stop there. Right next door, the National Board will host an all-day patio party at the massive Lowry Beer Garden, which features (almost exclusively) Colorado brews! Here, lunch will be served “Octoberfest-style” along with live music, yard games, axe throwing, and many more activities and surprises! Throughout the day, Attendees and Guests can go back and forth at leisure from the museum to the patio and take in all of the activities featured at both venues. Fresh air, catching up with friends, good food, and mile-high fun are sure to be the hallmarks of this year’s Wednesday all-group outing.
Bus departs promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and boarding. Attendees and Guests are encouraged to dress casually and comfortably. This will be an indoor/outdoor event.