Sunset Magazine calls Uptown "one of Denver's hippest 'hoods, with lively new restaurants, chic shops and a cheery, progressive vibe." A mix of Victorian and Queen Anne homes blend with modern high-rise apartments and lofts built along tree-lined boulevards to make up Denver's oldest residential neighborhood. It's also where you'll find Denver's largest green space, City Park. The tree-covered park is home to the Denver Zoo (2300 Steele St.) and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (2001 Colorado Blvd.) and has miles of jogging and biking paths, offering spectacular panoramic views of more than 120 miles of snowcapped peaks. Another highlight for residents and visitors alike is Restaurant Row, the stretch of 17th Avenue running from Broadway to City Park that is lined with cafes, bistros, taco bars, fine dining establishments, upscale restaurants and a number of popular bars and clubs - almost all with outdoor patios. Check out a roundup of some Uptown's best restaurants.
Where to Find It
Adjacent to downtown, about 2.8 miles to the Southeast. Colfax Ave. forms Uptown's southern boundary, while 20th St. creates its northern border. York St. and Broadway border Uptown to the east and west, respectively.
CAB FARE FROM DOWNTOWN: $11.50 (approx.)
RTD: Direct route on bus 20
City Park is an amazing place to see the sunset over the Rocky Mountains beyond the downtown skyline.
In the summer, the free City Park Jazz concert series is a local favorite; the Colorado Black Arts Festival each July is one of the best in the nation and, in the winter, Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo delights kids of all ages.