Whether you’re visiting for the first time, live in the neighborhood or are stopping by for a little R&R, there’s no better place to be than Cherry Creek North.

Here are the top 10 reasons why you won’t want to miss this winter wonderland during the holidays.

1. Small Businesses – Haven for independent retailers

Every day is a big day for small businesses in Cherry Creek North. Of the area’s 250 retailers, 70 percent are independently owned. From art galleries and great restaurants to fashion boutiques and luxurious spas and salons, Cherry Creek North’s volume and variety of small businesses is unlike anywhere else.

On Saturday, Nov. 26, Cherry Creek North will celebrate Small Business Saturday, a nationwide event founded by American Express in 2010 to promote shopping at small businesses. Help make Small Business Saturday the biggest day of year in Cherry Creek North, Denver's premier shopping and dining district!

2. Walkability – Life within walking distance

Cherry Creek North boasts the highest walk score in Denver – 95! You can find everything within walking distance. Meander down the extra-wide sidewalks to any of your favorite grocery stores, dining options, fashion boutiques, hotels, art galleries, spas and more. Need more shopping options? Find an additional 160 stores directly across the street at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Life in Cherry Creek North is within walking distance.

3. Home furnishings – From knickknacks to sofasTwo shoppers at Cherry Creek North

Cherry Creek North is quickly becoming the home furnishing mecca of Denver and every interior decorator’s dream. Check out the newly expanded Room & Board complete with a rooftop deck. Other favorites include Revampt, Show of Hands, Jonathan Adler and West Elm.

4. Holidays – Everything you love about this time of year

Deck the halls is right! Cherry Creek North lights up during the holidays with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights strung from tree to tree, planters overflowing with winter greenery and decorations, carolers singing a seasonal soundtrack around the corner, and shoppers strolling through a winter wonderland in search of the perfect gift.

5. Spas and Salons – Pamper yourself

Cherry Creek North boasts 50 spas and salons a.k.a. 50 reasons to love life, relax and pamper yourself. Check out Antoine Du Chez, Cherry Creek Beauty Bar, Hand & Stone Spa and more.

6. Accessibility – It’s easy to get here

There are plenty of ways to get here, and endless things to do when you arrive. Cherry Creek North is just a hop, skip and jump from the commuter rail line connecting Denver International Airport and downtown Denver. There’s direct access to the Cherry Creek Regional Trail, a 40-mile path dedicated to bicyclists and hikers. In addition, there are 4,000 parking spaces available in eight public parking garages with $5 weekend and evening rates.

7. Art Galleries – Feel inspired

More than 15 galleries and art-related businesses dot the 16 blocks of Cherry Creek North. Discover world-class fine art, artisan craft wares, fine jewelry design, custom framing and more. Spend the day on a creative journey and follow the walking tour of galleries – stops include The Philadelphia Print Shop West and Mangelsen – Images of Nature Gallery.

8. Hotels – Variety of options and more on the way

With three hotels in 16 blocks and two more on the way, Cherry Creek North is becoming a visitor’s top destination. The Inn at Cherry Creek, JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and the new Halcyon – a hotel in Cherry Creek, offer three distinct accommodation options with more than 375 rooms. With the completion of two new hotels in 2017, the number of hotel rooms in the area will double. Come stay awhile!

A couple dining at Cherry Creek North9. Restaurants – A foodie’s paradise

Searching for your tried and true favorite? Cucina Colore and Cherry Creek Grill have you covered with classic dishes. Looking for the hottest new roof top patio? Del Frisco’s Grille and Departure Elevated have the views. Want an experience the kids will never forget? Second Home invites you to Kid’s Happy Hour and Sunday Pajama Brunch. Craving the local’s favorite burger? The Cherry Cricket has been making them for 70 years! Cherry Creek North has it all with more than 50 dining options.

10. Shopping – Unique finds on 3rd Avenue

Cherry Creek North’s 3rd Avenue is lined with local fashion boutiques (check out Kaitlyn Collective and A Line Boutique), art galleries (have you been to Fascination St. Fine Art and Tam O’Neill Fine Art?), and unique specialty stores (check out Artisan Center and Brass Bed). Six fashion boutiques have made 3rd Avenue their home in just the past year (see Perch, Scout & Molly’s and Reverie Living, to name a few).

 

With an exceptional mix of classic and contemporary retail and restaurants, a great lineup of events year-round, and more grand openings on the way, Cherry Creek North has it all. Visit CherryCreekNorth.com to learn more.