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The Art District on Santa Fe
The Art District on Santa Fe is one of Colorado's designated Creative Districts, with more than 30 art galleries, studios and innovative businesses. The neighborhood's traditionally Hispanic roots are evident around every corner, from colorful murals and the exhibitions at Museo de las Americas to the Latino influence on the neighborhood's restaurants. The district features some of the most authentic Mexican culture in the city. It's also home to craft breweries and the Buckhorn Exchange, Denver's oldest dining establishment. First Friday Art Walks and Third Friday Collector's Previews attract both locals and visitors each month throughout the year. Art lovers can meet and mingle with artists and gallery owners, while
discovering contemporary, traditional and emerging art in unique and creative spaces. See neighborhood map.
Capitol Hill & Golden Triangle District
This neighborhood offers a vibrant mix of arts, culture and Colorado history. Explore the golddomed Colorado State Capitol with its "Mile High" marker on the 13th step. Civic Center Park plays host to live music and a food trucks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May-October. You'll find some of Denver's finest museums nestled amongst beautiful turn-of- the-century
mansions of "Cap Hill" including the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Molly Brown House Museum. In the Golden Triangle Creative District don't miss the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum. With more than 50 galleries, fine-art
studios, museums, specialty stores, restaurants, nightclubs, coffeehouses and bistros, the
neighborhood is a great place to explore on foot. See neighborhood map.
Cherry Creek North is the premier outdoor retail and dining destination with an impressive collection of art galleries, independently owned boutiques, international fashion brands and luxury hotel options. Spend the day walking through 16 charming blocks to find unique fashion, jewelry, home furnishings and art; pamper yourself at one of the many relaxing spas and salons;
or treat yourself to a delicious dining experience at one of the neighborhood's many restaurants. The neighborhood is also home to Cherry Creek Shopping Center, the Rocky Mountain's upscale retail destination, featuring 160 stores, 40 of which are exclusive to this area such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton and RH. Other favorites include Nordstrom, Macy's and the ever-popular Apple store; plus, there are not-to- be-missed dining spots like Elway's and Kona Grill. See neighborhood map.
From its early beginnings during the Gold Rush era, The Mile High City has always been a gathering place for diverse and creative people. Today, Denver is an outdoor city with a vibrant, walkable downtown offering urban adventures for all ages. Within a one-mile radius, you can kayak on the Platte River; explore some of the city's best museums; shop at art galleries and boutiques; see a Broadway touring show; enjoy live music; ride a rollercoaster or cool off in a water park; and experience exciting professional sports. Downtown is also home to many of Denver's top farm-to- table restaurants and innovative craft breweries, and the Denver Beer Trail is a great guide to sampling those local brews. Downtown's free 16th Street Mall shuttle makes it even easier to get around. Visit Larimer
Square and the newly renovated Denver Union Station in historic Lower Downtown (LoDo), where Victorian buildings now house restaurants, galleries, shops, bars, brewpubs and coffee houses, or head to Denver Pavilions where you'll find shops, restaurants, bars and a movie theater. You can also discover Denver's neighborhoods by bike, thanks to the B-Cycle bike-sharing program and don't miss the chance for a photo with everyone's favorite Blue Bear public art sculpture greeting visitors at the Colorado Convention Center. See more of this neighborhood through the Downtown Denver Itinerary or map.
Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the U.S.A. after first appearing on Denver maps in 1868 as a dirt road and then becoming a bustling trolley route in The Mile High City in the 1890s. Today, the street is lined with an eclectic mix of eateries, bars, brewpubs and shops, as well as entertainment and live music venues like the Fillmore Auditorium, the Ogden and
the Bluebird theaters. These iconic performance spaces have hosted artists from across the country including Bob Dylan, Michael Franti, Snoop Dogg, Lorde and the and Trey Anastasio Band, and they also feature local bands like Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Playboy once referred to Colfax as "the longest, wickedest street in America." The street's diversity is best seen by exploring on foot starting at the State Capitol and heading east to Upper Colfax and East
Colfax. Don't miss local favorites -- the Tattered Cover Book Store housed in the historic Lowenstein Theatre, the Twist and Shout record store, Voodoo Dougnut, the Sie FilmCenter for independent films and gyros at a Greek Town diner. See the East Colfax neighborhood map.
Cultures blend in historic Five Points, one of Denver's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. The district was known as the "Harlem of the West" because it was a frequent stop for jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, who played clubs like the Rossonian and the Rainbow Room. The neighborhood was also mentioned repeatedly in Jack
Kerouac's On the Road. Today, historic Five Points' creativity and vibrancy live on in a fascinating fusion of old and new. Visitors can stop in at innovative coffeehouses and craft breweries, visit museums telling stories from the past or eat at beloved soul food and barbecue institutions. See the map to start exploring Denver's Five Points Neighborhood.
Victorian-era homes and buildings; lush gardens and parks; hip independently owned shops; art galleries; and restaurants, all make the Denver Highlands neighborhood a great destination for visitors. There are three diverse districts to discover here: Highlands Square, Tennyson Street and Lower Highland (LoHi). Boutiques, wine shops and bookstores, as well as popular restaurants and bars radiate out from Highland Square on West 32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. And, in the Tennyson Street Cultural District, you can spend an afternoon browsing antique prints, photographs and paintings from Colorado artists, plus find live music venues and great ethnic foods. LoHi is characterized by a mix of old and ultra-modern
architecture, some of the city's most innovative restaurants and bars, and incredible views of the
Highland Bridge and downtown Denver. See the Highlands neighborhood map.
The River North Art District "where art is made" goes by the nickname of "RiNo" and has even adopted a rhino design for its official logo, so look for creative rhinos in art and signage all around the neighborhood! The district's interesting blend of urban charm and unique industrial revival makes it a great destination for visitors. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios. RiNo boasts a diverse mix of creative businesses ranging from visual artists, designers and furniture makers, to craft distillers and brewers, winemakers, creators of unique outdoor gear and small-batch coffee roasters. The art definitely extends beyond gallery walls in this neighborhood, with its colorful and innovative street art murals in alleys and on buildings around almost every corner! See the map to start exploring Denver's RiNo Art District now. Lonely Planet named River North one of the top 10 neighborhoods to visit in the U.S.
With 46 miles of urban trails that connect to Denver's 85-mile network, the Stapleton, Lowry and Northfield neighborhoods are a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The neighborhood is home to many parks and open spaces, including Central Park, a haven for dogs, joggers, cyclists and Rollerbladers. Biking and hiking paths connect the area to the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge,
where city gives way to prairie. It's not unusual to spot golden eagles soaring in the skies above and bison wandering the wilderness. Stapleton's skate park, six community pools, three community gardens and 50 parks also beckon outdoor lovers. After enjoying the outdoors, relax and take advantage of the shopping and dining at The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, E. 29TH Avenue Town Center or Lowrys Town Center. See neighborhood map.
Olde Town Arvada
The city of Arvada, located just northwest of Denver, offers visitors a small town feel. Much of the community's charm stems from the turn-of- the-century Main Street Americana ambiance of Olde Town Arvada, with its numerous restaurants, bars, breweries, galleries and shops. After the discovery of gold, the town grew as railroad and trolley lines from Denver were built and
agriculture thrived. Arvada boasts 90 parks within city limits and festivals and farmer's markets nearly every weekend. The city's most notable attraction is the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, housing spaces for theatrical and musical productions and visual art. See the Olde Town Arvada neighborhood map.
South Broadway has always been a major transportation corridor for Denver, even from its early
days as a rough road used for hauling produce into the city. Today, South Broadway and the Baker neighborhood in Denver offer an eclectic mix of neighborhood taverns, vintage clothing stores, unique eateries, bookstores, art galleries, ethnic restaurants, craft shops, an art house movie theater and hip live music venues. South of Alameda Street, Broadway becomes "Antique Row," a bargain hunter's dream with an amazing collection of nearly 100 antique stores packed into just 18 blocks. Whether you are looking for something to do, or something to buy, there's a good chance you'll find it on South Broadway. See the South Broadway neighborhood map.
If you're the type who likes to track down the most authentic, off-the- radar cuisine in any given city, then you'll want to head to South Federal, whose unpretentious eateries are local favorites. Asian markets and Vietnamese restaurants abound in Little Saigon, between Mississippi and Alameda avenues, as do Mexican restaurants and shops in the Barnum area (named after circus mogul P.T. Barnum). And all along Federal Boulevard, bright murals along with fragrant, spiced cuisine; piñata shops; bakeries; and vintage signs speak to the neighborhood's low-key, up-and-
coming diverse vibe. See neighborhood map.
No longer in the "up and coming" category, the hip district of Uptown Denver has firmly established itself as a capital of "cool ' just east of downtown. A highlight is Restaurant Row, the stretch of 17th Avenue running from Broadway to City Park that is lined with cafes, bistros,
pubs, fine dining establishments and LGBT-friendly bars almost all with outdoor patios. It's also where you'll find Denver's largest green space, City Park. City Park is also home to two of the city's most popular attractions the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature &
Science. See neighborhood map.
Take a break from the busy downtown scene in lovely Washington Park - dubbed "Wash Park" by locals. The area has a Rockwellian feel, with its lush landscaping, awning-covered storefronts and family-friendly atmosphere. Washington Park itself has two lakes, two formal flower gardens, tree-lined paths and seemingly endless expanses of green grass. It's a fitness mecca for Denverites, and on any given day you're likely to spot people walking their dogs, running, biking, paddle boating or doing yoga. It's no wonder that it's consistently chosen as Denver's favorite park. Nearby is South Pearl Street, once the site of the city's first trolley car route, now home to galleries, wine and cocktail bars, specialty shops, boutique and high-end clothing stores and some of Denver's best local dining. Visit Old South Gaylord where you can experience local restaurants, galleries and shops. See the Wash Park neighborhood map.
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