Old South Gaylord
Just five minutes from Cherry Creek and 10 minutes from downtown, this mostly residential neighborhood with a Rockwellian feel is also one of Denver's oldest shopping and dining districts. In Old South Gaylord, awning-covered storefronts capture the feeling of a time when life was simpler, giving the neighborhood a relaxed, laid-back feel. There are 60 shops, restaurants, and bars to tempt your taste buds and your sense of style as turn-of-the-century houses have been converted into shops, offering contemporary fashions, sporting goods, bicycles, and art. Washington Park is just four blocks east and is consistently voted Denver's favorite park. Here you'll find two lakes, two formal flower gardens, and expansive lawns, marking the perfect spot for spending the entire afternoon with a relaxing family picnic. You can also rent paddleboats and bikes and explore the park on water or by land.
Where to Find It
About 4.6 miles southeast of downtown, on Gaylord St. between Mississippi and Tennessee Sts.
CAB FARE FROM DOWNTOWN: $16.50 (approx.)
RTD: Take bus route 15L to bus route 15L and 24
Washington Park is the fitness epicenter of the city, where runners and bikers flock after work and on weekends.
The Memorial Day Weekend Festival is one of Denver's premier block festivals, with live music, fine art and family friendly attractions.