From the stately Victorian houses of Five Points to the hip restaurants and nightclubs of historic LoDo, Denver's laid-back attitude is exemplified in its neighborhoods.
LODO / LARIMER /RIVERFRONT
Denver's hip, historic district, with a huge independent bookstore, brewpubs, Western wear, Coors Field, and dozens of dining and nightlife options.
Denver's premier shopping destination, with 320 independent shops, restaurants and galleries and Cherry Creek Shopping Center's 160 name brand stores.
Explore the spectacular Denver Art Museum and a neighborhood brimming with galleries, restaurants, music venues, theatres and remarkable architecture.
One of Sunset Magazine's "hippest ‘hoods," thanks to Restaurant Row, and proximity to City Park, Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Panoramic patio dining, art galleries on Tennyson St., and Victorian homes highlight the Highlands, one of Men's Journal's top neighborhoods.
ART DISTRICT ON SANTA FE
Join fellow art lovers during The Art District On Santa Fe's popular monthly First Friday Art Walk, with galleries, shops, and restaurants open late.
Rich in African American culture, head to this neighborhood for authentic BBQ joints, the Five Points Jazz Fest, and the Black American West Museum
RINO / RIVER NORTH
RiNo is "where art is made" -- a hotspot for creative types, with a renovated dry ice factory providing artists with space to create cutting edge works.
CAPITOL HILL / CONGRESS PARK
The gold-domed Colorado State Capitol anchors this hilltop neighborhood, which features art galleries, brewpubs and restaurants lining 6th Ave.
Here, music lovers flock to the Fillmore Auditorium and Ogden Theatre, bookworms browse the expansive Tattered Cover, and foodies find eclectic eats.
OLD SOUTH GAYLORD
Just blocks from Washington Park, kick back with locals in this pedestrian-friendly ‘hood sipping brews at pubs, sampling sushi, and browsing shops.
South Broadway buzzes with activity year-round. Experience hip rock clubs, Antique Row, an arthouse movie theater and plenty of raved-about eateries.
Relax in bistros and browse shops, offering 37 different beers, 24 types of sushi, and Denver's oldest folk music center.
STAPLETON / NORTHFIELD
Stroll trails linking this "new urban" neighborhood's parks and shops. Catch the Colorado Rapids play soccer at nearby Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Golden bursts with Wild West flavor, thanks to an old-fashioned downtown, the Colorado Railroad Museum, Coors Brewery and the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave.
Littleton's Main Street is lined with turn-of-the-century buildings and shops. The city also features two living history farms, perfect for family outings.
OLDE TOWN ARVADA
Grab a gourmet pizza on Arvada's turn-of-the-century Main Street, and see a smash Broadway musical at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities.
BELMAR / LAKEWOOD
Belmar's 22-square city block pedestrian district hosts a European-style market during the summer, as well as the Festival Italiano every September.