Downtown is bordered by Larimer/Park Avenue to the North, Colfax Avenue to the South, Broadway to the East, and Lawrence Street/Speer Boulevard to the West.
Downtown Denver offers the allure of a true urban lifestyle. The pedestrian-friendly district grows more compelling as new hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants, and shops continue to open their doors.
Historic office building conversions and a rash of new residential construction have transformed the area into a vibrant community.
Prosperity seems assured as more and more suburbanites trade tedious commutes for urban convenience. What better way to start your day than to leave the car at home and stroll to work?
The futuristic Hamilton Wing of the Denver Art Museum and expanded Colorado Convention Center have joined the impressive array of downtown attractions.
Luxurious hotels such as The Four Season’s Hotel & Ritz-Carlton have helped to put Denver on luxury travel circuit. Meanwhile, epicurean delights abound at dozens of area restaurants.
World-class theatrical productions and symphonies play year round at the renowned Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The DCPA is home of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theater, Boettcher Concert Hall, and Denver Center Theater Company. Nearby, the historic Art Deco Paramount Theater hosts a diverse assortment of national acts.
The area additionally has a wealth of parks, trails, tree-shaded plazas, and other quiet enclave.
The lively 16th Street Mall, downtown’s “Main Street,” provides free shuttle service from Civic Center Park to Union Station. Shopping and upscale restaurants are dotted all along the 16th Street Mall. The pedestrian mall is anchored by Tabor Center shops and restaurants, located next to the historic D&F Tower, at one end and the Denver Pavilions at the other.
Three pedestrian bridges, including the landmark Millennium Bridge, allow downtowners to stroll across the Central Platte Valley. “Denver’s Left Bank,” is home to My Brother’s Bar, Corks (a wine boutique), REI, and other quaint shops and bistros.
Mini-districts such as Larimer Square, Writer’s Square, and Sakura Square, offer distinctly different takes on the urban experience. Sakura Square is the heart of Denver’s Japanese community and is site of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. It is home to the Denver Buddhist Temple along with Pacific Mercantile. You can also find authentic Japanese restaurants, and a Japanese-language bookstore.
Denver Union Station is a new bustling urban center with shops, restaurants and a multimodal transportation hub.
The brilliant kaleidoscope of diversions transforms daily life Downtown into an unending celebration.