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Denver Neighborhood Guide

From stately Victorian houses to hip restaurants and nightclubs, Denver's laid-back attitude is exemplified in its neighborhoods. Use our guide to find inspiring attractions, relaxing green spaces and locals' hangouts within each neighborhood and historic district. Start exploring the neighborhoods.

Denver Arts Week - First Friday Art Walk at Art District on Santa Fe
24 miles to Airport
(30 min. approx. drive time)

Downtown Denver

Within a one-mile radius, you can kayak on the Platte River; explore some of the city's best museums; shop at art galleries and boutiques; see a Broadway touring show; enjoy live music; ride a rollercoaster or cool off in a water park; and experience exciting professional sports.

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21 miles to Airport
(23 min. approx. drive time)

River North Art District (RiNo)

The River North Art District, "where art is made," goes by the nickname of "RiNo" and boasts an interesting blend of urban charm and unique industrial revival. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios.

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Cherry Creek Shopping Center MHH CLP 2023
24 miles to Airport
(26 min. approx. drive time)


Victorian-era homes and buildings; lush gardens and parks; hip, independently owned shops; art galleries; and restaurants, all make this neighborhood a great destination. There are three diverse districts to discover: Highlands Square, Tennyson Street and Lower Highland (LoHi).

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23.3 miles to Airport
(33 min. approx. drive time)

Cherry Creek

It's where Denver comes to shop, sip, browse and be seen. The Cherry Creek neighborhood features both Cherry Creek North and the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Combined, they offer more than 300 stores, 75 cafes and restaurants, 50 spas and salons, and five hotels.

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25 miles to Airport
(30 min. approx. drive time)

Capitol Hill & Golden Triangle

Explore the gold-domed Colorado State Capitol with its "Mile High" marker on the 13th step. Civic Center Park plays host to live music and food trucks throughout the year. And you'll find some of Denver's finest museums nestled among beautiful turn-of-the-century mansions of "Cap Hill.”

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An Asian Market in the South Federal neighborhood
22 miles to Airport
(27 min. approx. drive time)

Five Points

Cultures blend in one of Denver's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods. Five Points was once known as the "Harlem of the West" because it was a frequent stop for jazz greats. Today, historic Five Points' creativity and vibrancy live on in a fascinating fusion of old and new.

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Juneteenth Music Festival in Denver, Colorado
26.5 miles to Airport
(30 min. approx. drive time)

Art District on Santa Fe

This creative district features more than 30 art galleries, studios and innovative businesses, as well as some of the most authentic Mexican culture in the city, evident in its colorful murals, exhibitions and Latino-influenced restaurants.

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Highlands- Little Man Ice Cream
28 miles to Airport
(32 min. approx. drive time)

South Broadway

South Broadway and the Baker neighborhood offer an eclectic mix of taverns, vintage stores, unique eateries, bookstores, galleries, an arthouse movie theater and hip music venues. You’ll also find "Antique Row," a collection of nearly 100 antique stores packed into just 18 blocks.

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Street art in the River North Art District in Denver, Colorado
21 to Airport
(32 min. approx. drive time)

City Park & Uptown

These popular neighborhoods represent a confluence of cool. Uptown is an eclectic mix of brick rowhouses, dive bars and trendy cocktail lounges. City Park is Denver's largest green space. And Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the U.S.A., lined with eateries, bars and live music venues.

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South Broadway neighborhood in Denver
30 miles to Airport
(35 min. approx. drive time)

Washington Park

Take a break from the busy downtown scene in Washington Park, with lush landscaping, awning-covered storefronts and a family-friendly atmosphere. Nearby South Pearl and South Gaylord streets boast galleries, wine and cocktail bars, boutiques and high-end stores.

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Washington Park in Denver, Colorado
25 miles to Airport
(30 min. approx. drive time)

Federal Boulevard

Federal Boulevard offers a taste of everything from hand-crafted beers and modern Italian cuisine to the best authentic Asian and Mexican eateries. You’ll find bright murals adjacent to specialty shops, as well as antique and vintage signs that line the historic and diverse area.

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32 to Airport
(44 min. approx. drive time)


Just a few miles south of downtown Denver, Historic Downtown Littleton has a charm all its own, from turn-of-the-century buildings and independently owned shops and galleries to cozy, relaxed eateries, restaurants and bars.

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Festival Italiano in Belmar - father and son
16 miles to Airport
(21 min. approx. drive time)

Central Park

With 46 miles of urban trails, the Central Park, Lowry and Northfield neighborhoods are a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown. After enjoying Central Park's community pools, gardens and parks, indulge in the neighborhood’s shopping and dining options.

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Washington Park in Denver, Colorado
30.6 miles to Airport
(40 min. approx. drive time)

Belmar & Lakewood

Belmar is a vibrant reinvention of downtown Lakewood that evokes the ambiance of an old town village center. The district is based around a central plaza, ringed with cafes, that hosts concerts during the summer months and transforms into an ice skating rink during the winter.

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Rafting on Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado
27.7 miles to Airport
(35 min. approx. drive time)

Olde Town Arvada

The city of Arvada, located just northwest of Denver, offers visitors a small-town feel. Much of the community's charm stems from the turn-of-the-century Main Street Americana ambiance of Olde Town Arvada, with its numerous restaurants, bars, breweries, galleries and shops.

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Arrowhead Gold Course in Littleton, Colorado
34.6 miles to Airport
(40 min. approx. drive time)


The Wild West is still alive in Golden, the state’s territorial capital until 1867. Today, it's home to six museums; Coors Brewery, one of the largest brewing facilities in the world; a downtown filled with shops and restaurants; and Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre just up the road.

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How do you get to know Denver?

With hidden gems around every corner, the city’s unique neighborhoods showcase the diversity of Mile-High life. Thanks to the famously sunny skies and balmy weather—even in winter—it’s always a good time to get out and explore this outdoor city.

The walkable city center is the easiest place to begin.

The classy Denver Union Station, located in the heart of downtown, is the main transportation hub and locals’ hangout with a direct rail connection to Denver International Airport. From there, it’s easy to get around on foot, light rail, pedicab or electric rental bike. You can also take the free MallRide where electric shuttle buses run up and down the 16th Street Mall and stop at almost every corner. (Note: The mall is presently being revitalized, so there might be some detours.)

You won’t want to miss LoDo (Lower Downtown), Denver’s trendy historic district, where brick warehouses have been transformed into dozens of restaurants, rooftop bars and nightclubs. Or McGregor Square, a sports lover’s paradise, next to Coors Field. Performing arts fans should head to the Denver Performing Arts Complex to see Broadway touring shows, Tony-winning theater and and experimental productions. 

Denver’s culinary scene, meanwhile, keeps getting attention. In 2023, Michelin recognized 26 Denver restaurants in their inaugural Colorado-based guide. Denver is also known for its farm-to-table dining scene in places like Larimer Square where Victorian buildings are now home to boutique shops, wine bars and restaurants.

From here, your adventure is just beginning… in any direction.

Denver's arts and culture scene is thriving with six world-class museums located in the city center. Denver Art Museum, with its renowned American Indian and Western art, the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, with unique salon-stye exhibits combining fine art and home furnishings, the Clyfford Still Museum, featuring the life's work of a pioneering visual artist, and History Colorado Center, which tells Colorado's story with exciting interactive exhibits, are all located in the Golden Triangle Creative District. Closer to the heart of downtown, you'll find Meow Wolf Denver’s mind-bending Convergence Station and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, which has rotating exhibitions and quirky events.

Discover Denver's local art galleries and shops in creative neighborhoods such as the Art District on Santa Fe, Highland and River North Art District (RiNo), with bars, restaurants, live music venues, art galleries, urban food halls and street art around every corner.

And there are plenty of places to relax and take in the brilliant blue skies.

City Park is Denver’s largest green space while Washington Park has two lakes, two formal flower gardens, tree-lined paths and seemingly endless expanses of green grass. And Denver Botanic Gardens is a breathtaking urban oasis with themed gardens from multiple climate zones.