Over the past two decades, LoDo (lower downtown) has been restored and renovated into one of the liveliest areas in the city. With one of the largest concentrations of Victorian and turn-of-the-century architecture in the country, LoDo is home to 90 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and coffeehouses.
Nearby Larimer Square was the first revitalization of an historic neighborhood in America and opened in 1969. Complete with glittering lights strung over the entire block, the area is at once charming and elegant with a nightlife that defines hip urban renewal and some of the city's top chefs call this block home.
Behind Union Station, along the eastern bank of the South Platte, Riverfront is literally on the other side of the tracks. The area is booming with new restaurants and offers instant access to the 40-mile bike path that follows the river.
Just north of downtown, you'll find the River North Art District, which goes by the catchy nickname "RiNo" - the district has even adopted a rhino design for its official insignia. While retaining its industrial character, the neighborhood has become fertile ground for established and emerging arts, plus you will find plenty of cafes, restaurants and friendly people here.