- Commons Park
- River Front Park
- To downtown: 5 min
- Walk score: 93
- Bike score: 86
- Transit score: 95
The Lower Downtown area (AKA LoDo) was the site of the original settlement that began when people came to the region in the 19th century in search of gold. The LoDo neighborhood is one of the best examples of urban redevelopment in Denver. The area today is one of the busiest and most exciting neighborhoods in the region. Downtown Denver is full of shops, art galleries, and restaurants, but it also has a selection of residential properties, predominantly stylish lofts and luxurious apartments.
LoDo is a hub of cultural events and entertainment in the city. Attractions within the LoDo area include Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Children’s Museum of Denver, 16th Street Mall, and Six Flags Elitch Gardens. It is also the location of two of the major sporting venues in the city: Coors Field and the Pepsi Center.
The 16th Street Mall promenade runs for the length of 16 blocks, with shops, boutiques, restaurants, and outdoor cafes along either side. On this street you will also find the huge Tabor Center mall and the Denver Pavilions, a perfect place to see a movie and get a bite to eat on an evening out.
This episode I check out the incredible Denver Union Station in the heart of LoDo (Lower Downtown). Home to the incredible Crawford Hotel, the amazing Cooper Lounge bar and what many call Denver's living room.