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Downtown DenverDenver

Discover Denver is at its most dynamic in this central district, which has cool craft breweries, bars, galleries, boutiques and entertainment venues.

Downtown Denver is abuzz with activity, both night and day. Go kayaking on the Platte River, shop at the downtown boutiques and malls and revel in the lively atmosphere in the latest wave of hip bars and brewpubs.

The downtown district has long been the core of the city of Denver. It is still the beating heart of the state capital. It’s also the city’s busiest shopping quarter. Stroll down the mile-long 16th Street Mall and browse the stores in the Denver Pavilions, a retail and entertainment complex that also features several dining options as well as a movie theater.

For some culture, stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, which is housed in a striking contemporary building that resembles a glass box. Inside, it hosts ever-changing exhibits and features a rooftop café garden.

Look for the golden-domed Colorado State Capitol building on the southern edge of downtown. Watch as tourists pose on the front staircase, where one step is inscribed with the words: “One mile above sea level.”

Follow the 16th Street Mall all the way to the north end to reach Commons Park, a pretty green space along the river. Explore the neighboring historic Lower Downtown (Lodo) district, known for its elegant Victorian architecture. The historic buildings feature trendy bars, restaurants and boutiques. It’s particularly well-known for its brewpubs, some of which feature on the downloadable Denver Beer Trail. While here, watch a baseball game at the iconic Coors Field and visit the neoclassical Union Station, a renovated, fully functioning train station housing independent stores, a hotel and restaurants.

Free parking in Downtown Denver is very hard to find on weekdays, so it’s better to travel on foot or by public transportation. Use light rail or RTD buses to get downtown from the suburbs. Once here, ride the free 16th Street Mall shuttle. It’s also possible to get around using Denver’s B-cycle bike-sharing program.

Top Hotels in Downtown Denver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Hyatt Denver
Grand Hyatt Denver
4.5 out of 5
1750 Welton St, Denver, CO
The price is $102 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater, Colorado Convention Center, and 16th Street Mall. Denver Art Museum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,047 reviews)

"Very quick check in and out process. Room was extremely clean and up to date. The only thing that wouldn't work was the Chromecast. Beds were comfortable and the automatic motion lights were a plus!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Grand Hyatt Denver
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
3 out of 5
1400 Welton Street, Denver, CO
The price is $101 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. Denver Art Museum and 16th Street Mall ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,020 reviews)

"Very clean building. Friendly staff. Rooms were roomy and smelled good."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown
Crowne Plaza Denver
Crowne Plaza Denver
4 out of 5
1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO
The price is $108 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Paramount Theater. Denver Art Museum and Civic Center Park ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,504 reviews)

"recently renovated, staff helpful, close to 16th street, older building"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Crowne Plaza Denver
Hyatt Place Denver Downtown
Hyatt Place Denver Downtown
3.5 out of 5
440 14th St, Denver, CO
The price is $101 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center, United States Mint, and Paramount Theater. Denver Art Museum ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,433 reviews)

"Good downtown location. Close to a variety of restaurants and shopping. Nice renovated room. Friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Hyatt Place Denver Downtown
Tru By Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center
Tru By Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
801 15th Street, Denver, CO
The price is $80 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Colorado Convention Center and Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 16th Street Mall and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (186 reviews)

"The bed and room were very comfortable. The view of the city from the room was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Tru By Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
321 17th St, Denver, CO
The price is $120 per night

Located in Downtown Denver, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theater, Colorado Convention Center, and Denver Art Museum. 16th Street ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"This hotel is an architectural gem. It’s authentically Denver. The hotel is centrally located and walkable to restaurants and the 16th St. mall."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection

Popular places to visit in Downtown Denver

Colorado Convention Center
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Colorado Convention Center

4.5/5(685 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Colorado Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or experience its entertainment choices.

16th Street Mall
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16th Street Mall

4.5/5(3,026 reviews)

With a visit to 16th Street Mall, a popular shopping spot in Denver, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Experience the fascinating museums or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Paramount Theater
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Paramount Theater

4.5/5(76 reviews)

Take in a show or just stop by for a photo at Paramount Theater, a popular theater in Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or attend a sporting event.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts

5/5(81 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a beloved theater in Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or attend a sporting event.

Union Station
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Union Station

4.5/5(1,963 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Denver when you make a stop at a well-known site like Union Station. Discover the top-notch restaurants and great live music in this vibrant area.

Pepsi Center
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Pepsi Center

4.5/5(1,107 reviews)

Catch an event at Pepsi Center during your trip to Denver. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens or experience its acclaimed theater scene.

Top things to do in Downtown Denver

Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour
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Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour

$120
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
LoDo Craft Beer Tour
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LoDo Craft Beer Tour

$40
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Denver with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Denver with Priority Seating

$34
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Colorado
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Colorado

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Vespa Scooter Rental
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Vespa Scooter Rental

$72
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Denver Puzzling Adventure
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Denver Puzzling Adventure

$6
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in Denver

Some of the best desserts in town!
Laurie Godwin on trover

Uptown

4/5Very Good!(299 area reviews)

Uptown is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Fillmore Auditorium and Wells Fargo Center while you're in town.

Uptown
Golden Triangle showing a statue or sculpture and outdoor art

Golden Triangle

4/5Very Good!(130 area reviews)

Art galleries, museums, and shopping are just a few things travelers enjoy about Golden Triangle. Check out Denver Art Museum or United States Mint while you're exploring the area.

Golden Triangle
LoDo, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

LoDo

4.5/5Wonderful!(864 area reviews)

Take time in LoDo to visit attractions like Union Station and Larimer Square. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Union Station-Coors Field-16th St. Mall Station to see more of the city.

LoDo
The newly renovated Gold Dome, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. This capitol building was constructed in 1890's.
Eritina's Corner on trover

Capitol Hill

3.5/5Good!(181 area reviews)

Unique features of Capitol Hill include the museums and bars. Make a stop by Ogden Theater or Molly Brown House Museum while you're exploring the area.

Capitol Hill
#breckenridge craft beer
Msl Travels on trover

Five Points

4/5Very Good!(200 area reviews)

Noted for its breweries and gardens, there's plenty to explore in Five Points. Top attractions like Coors Field and Black American West Museum are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at 27th - Welton Station or 25th - Welton Station to see more of the city.

Five Points
Children\'s Museum of Denver showing interior views

Jefferson Park

3.5/5Good!(100 area reviews)

Travelers like the seafood restaurants in Jefferson Park, and Denver's Downtown Aquarium is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Jefferson Park