Cherry Creek is Denver's premier shopping and dining neighborhood, just five minutes from downtown. The combination of Cherry Creek North (299 Milwaukee St.) and the Cherry Creek Shopping Center
(3000 E. 1st Ave.) makes this neighborhood the largest and most varied shopping
destination between Chicago and San Francisco. It's where Denver comes
to shop, sip and be seen. Boasting 320 independently owned shops,
boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and spas, Cherry Creek North offers
16 blocks of retail bliss. The upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center has
more than 160 shops, 40 of which are exclusive to the area, including
Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Ralph
Lauren. Tree-lined streets and parks, quaint gardens, and beautiful
public art add to the charm and allure of the neighborhood, which is
filled with outdoor cafes, local bakeries, and coffee shops. But it's
not all shopping, galleries, and tasty diversions. The 22-mile Cherry
Creek Bike Path connects to downtown and beyond, creating the perfect
route for a morning run or an afternoon ride.
Where to Find It
About 3.5 miles from downtown Denver in the proximity of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Aves., from University to Steele St.
CAB FARE FROM DOWNTOWN: $13.50 (approx.)
RTD: Direct route on bus 83L
OTHER: Take a short bike ride on Cherry Creek Bike Path from downtown.
The neighborhood's reputation for fine dining has increased in recent years as some of Cherry Creek's chefs have gained national recognition. Check out a guide to the best spots to eat in Cherry Creek!
One of the largest art celebrations in the country, The free Cherry Creek Arts Festival, takes place every 4th of July weekend. For three days, the neighborhood transforms itself into one of the largest outdoor galleries, treating visitors to live music, performance art, and fine food. In the summer, the popular Cherry Creek Fresh Market offers local produce, prepared food, and a fun atmosphere.