Just a few miles south of downtown Denver, Historic Downtown Littleton has a charm all its own, from turn-of-the-century buildings and antique shops to cozy, relaxed eateries, restaurants and bars. Browse Main Street's independently owned shops and galleries featuring local artists. Step into the past at the Littleton Museum with its 19th century farm, or experience community theater and music at the Town Hall Arts Center. See the Littleton neighborhood map.
Explore Littleton, Colorado
Admission is free to this attraction in a beautiful outdoor setting on the bank of the South Platte River. Features include a rose garden, water lily pond, herb and vegetable gardens, a wildflower meadow, a café and more. Hudson Gardens also hosts concerts in the outdoor amphitheater, with performers like Three Dog Night, Joan Jett and Chris Isaak. Check the website for upcoming shows.
Town Hall Arts Center
Check out the community theater, producing comedies, musical and plays for more than 30 years.
Littleton has nearly 1,500 acres of parks and open space. Rack up some miles on more than 35 miles of bikeways, including the Highline Canal, Columbine and Lee Gulch trails. Or spend the day swimming, kayaking or standup paddleboarding at Chatfield Reservoir.
Experience the history of Littleton at this museum, featuring exhibitions from settlement to present, an interactive kids area and farms with historical interpreters from the 1860s and 1890s.
One of the newest additions to Littleton is this ranch-style campus, which includes a restaurant with fresh, local salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts; a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden; and a brewing facility that produces 65,000 barrels per year.
Littleton is accessible from downtown via the RTD Light Rail C or D lines. You can also bike a portion of the 85 miles of bike trails to Littleton from downtown Denver by following the Platte River Trail south to Chatfield State Park in Englewood to the Mary Carter Greenway Trail.
Western Welcome Week
Every August, Littleton hosts a 10-day street fair that draws attention to Denver's local non-profit organizations.
The town also hosts a Mardi Gras celebration, an annual Main Street Block Party in June, a Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast in October, and a Candlelight Walk to kick off the holiday season.
Wednesdays from June-October you can find locally grown produce, humanely raised meats, eggs, cheese, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods and more at this market at Aspen Grove on Santa Fe Drive.