Lovingly coined LoDo (short for Lower Downtown), this neighborhood is the heart and soul of Denver’s social scene. Once a neglected warehouse district, LoDo’s transformation into a hub of brewpubs, rooftop bars, and upscale eateries made it an integral part of the city’s renaissance in the late 20th century. Spend an evening hopping between lively patios on Larimer Square or venture to Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver’s first brewpub. Catch a game at Coors Field, home to the Colorado Rockies, or visit in summer for events like Denver’s Outdoor Movies. Looking for a unique place to stay? LoDo boasts historic hotels like The Oxford and a bounty of boutique accommodations. With its perfect blend of historic charm and modern allure, Lower Downtown is a true embodiment of Denver’s laidback cool.


Once an industrial area lined with factories and warehouses, the River North Art District (RiNo for short) has emerged as one of Denver’s trendiest creative hubs. Anchored by a flourishing street art scene that has transformed the neighborhood into an outdoor gallery, RiNo’s colorful murals are a true feast for the eyes. Beer lovers can spend an afternoon sampling craft brews from the area’s numerous artisanal breweries and taprooms, while foodies indulge in an array of innovative eateries and food halls. Pay a visit to The Source, a former factory turned culinary mecca, or head to Nocturne for sublime jazz and craft cocktails. With new galleries, boutiques, and concept spaces opening all the time, each visit to RiNo promises fresh surprises and endless inspiration.


Perched on the western edge of Downtown, the Lower Highlands (LoHi for short) seamlessly blends urban sophistication with a tight-knit community vibe. LoHi’s charming main drag of restaurants, bars, and locally-owned boutiques along Central Street is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. Stop in at Linger (a former mortuary-turned-eatery) for globally-inspired eats and craft cocktails. Then work off your meal with a scenic urban hike at the nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. As the sun sets, cozy up at a LoHi brewery or distillery — spots like Denver Beer Co. and the Family Jones distillery embody the neighborhood’s laid-back spirit and locally-focused ethos. With plenty of parks, eclectic architecture, and sweeping city views, Lower Highlands offers a quintessential Denver experience.

Cap Hill

The historic heart of Denver, serene yet lively Capitol Hill is a treasure trove of leafy streets lined with old brick homes, upscale coffee shops, and independent bookstores. Stroll along tree-lined Colfax Avenue, stopping to browse vinyl records at Twist & Shout or sip craft coffees and mingle with local literati at Denver’s beloved BookBar. Nearby, the Denver Botanic Gardens offers a lush urban oasis with exhibitions of floriculture from around the globe. As evening falls, make your way to Uptown, home to beloved dives like The Thin Man and more polished hangouts like Punch Bowl Social. For epic city vistas of Downtown’s glittering skyscrapers, scale the stairs at Civic Center Park or head to CapHill Tavern’s rooftop patio. With its pace setting charm and soulful grit, Capitol Hill is quintessential Denver.

Five Points

At the heart of Denver’s African-American community lies the historic Five Points district. Known as the “Harlem of the West” during its cultural heyday spanning from the 1920s through the 1950s, Five Points’ rich musical legacy includes jazz pioneers like Charlie Christian and visits from icons like Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington. Present-day Five Points honors this heritage with immersive cultural experiences like the Black American West Museum, which explores the oft-overlooked stories of African Americans in the Old West through artifacts and exhibits. Take a stroll along Welton Street’s “Beat-enanny” sculptures that celebrate inspirations behind the Beat literary movement. Then swing by Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House, where live music and flavorful SoulFood fuse into a convivial evening celebrating Five Points’ singular community spirit.

Cherry Creek

One of Denver’s most upscale enclaves, Cherry Creek seamlessly melds urbane luxury with local cool. Begin your visit at the Cherry Creek Shopping District, a 16-block outdoor retail utopia housing everything from chic boutiques to home furnishing showrooms to the latest culinary concepts. Refuel with brunch or a boozy coffee at one of the trendy cafes and rooftop lounges along Milwaukee Street, Cherry Creek’s bustling central thoroughfare. Then explore Cherry Creek’s bounty of art galleries, like the iconic Space Gallery which specializes in exhibitions by locally and nationally-recognized talents. Arrive early evening and score a coveted patio table at restaurants like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse to watch glamorous crowds gather for sunset sips and bites. With its distinctly Denver approachable polish, Cherry Creek is a stylish enclave that never takes itself too seriously.


Highlands, Denver’s charming residential district, has firmly established itself as a prime destination for leisurely weekend wanderings. Federal Boulevard anchors Highlands’ main drag, a sun-dappled stretch with a sublime mix of neighborhood hangouts, boutique storefronts, and creative restaurants. Spend an afternoon brewery-hopping between Highlands hot spots like Little Machine and the eclectic Seedstock Brewery, which regularly hosts DJ nights and food trucks. Craving more activity? Head to Highlands Square for an afternoon flight of bowling before tucking into Mexican-infused pub fare at Ernie’s Bar & Pizza. As evening descends, toast the sunset with craft cocktails at Shamrock Brewing Co.’s airy Beer Garden or catch live music sets at neighborhood haunts like The Armoury. With its offbeat spirit and cozy quaintness, Highlands is a true Denver gem.

Golden Triangle

Denver’s Golden Triangle is a cultural powerhouse, anchored by civic institutions like the Denver Art Museum and world-class venues like the Clyfford Still Museum. Explore the Triangle’s creative roots with a stroll through the neighborhood’s charming tree-shaded streets, discovering one-of-a-kind galleries, creative workspaces, and public artworks like the beloved Blue Bear sculpture. Satisfy your cultural appetite at the Kirkland Museum, which artfully displays 20th-century decorative art in a historic studio-turned-gallery space. If all that art has stirred a thirst, grab a cold one at Ratio Beerworks, a local favorite brewing spot. Or enjoy elevated comfort fare at institutions like Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery. With its intellectual verve and cosmopolitan sophistication, the Golden Triangle encapsulates Denver’s thriving creative community.

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