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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.
The Littleton area has two family- and dog-friendly (outside areas) hangouts. Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery is on a ranch-style campus, which includes a restaurant with fresh, local salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts; outdoor beer garden; and a brewing facility that produces 65,000 barrels per year. Cherry Creek Food Hall & Brewery (formerly Grange) offers a contemporary chef-driven food hall experience along with an in-house brewery and games and other activities for kids.
Admission is free at Hudson Gardens & Events Center, located 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, meanwhile, has been offering community theater, comedies, musicals and plays for more than 30 years.
Experience the history of the town at the Littleton Museum, featuring exhibitions from settlement to present, an interactive kids area and farms with historical interpreters from the 1860s and 1890s.
The much-lauded Arrowhead Golf Club is a masterwork that weaves through towering sandstone monoliths and canyons setting up some of the most awe-inspiring views you've ever witnessed on a golf course — or anywhere. With upgraded maintenance, course conditions now rival the majesty of the surroundings.
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.
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.
Pindustry is your family-friendly home for endless fun. This indoor-outdoor space boasts interactive gaming such as traditional ten-pin bowling, duck pin bowling, vintage arcade games, pinball, and table games such as billiards and ping pong. You can toast the sunset with west-facing views from their rooftop deck with a drink and the sounds of the resident DJ. On the weekends, catch live music from their pet-friendly beer garden while delicious brunch is served all day.
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.
On Wednesdays from June to 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.
Take a break from the busy downtown scene in lovely Washington Park - dubbed "Wash Park" by locals. The area has a Rockwellian feel, with…