Twenty-nine blocks comprising one of the city’s liveliest areas, Lower Downtown Denver (or LoDo for short) is home to top local restaurants, shops, and nightlife. As one of the oldest parts of Denver, it also has some of best preserved historic buildings and some of the city’s most charming architecture. In fact, the area has more Victorian era buildings than any other in the United States.
You’ll find much of it restored and renovated — from the original Union Station to D&F Tower and the Oxford Hotel, much of which dates back to the 19th century. Once known as an area full of saloons and brothels, it’s now home to hip bookstores, local hangouts, and breweries. There are tons of small boutiques and galleries to explore, with hints of modern and industrial mixed in with the historic. LoDo has become a symbol of urban revitalization, and its appeal continues to expand.
LoDo is located in northwest downtown Denver, surrounded by Cherry Creek and South Platte River. It is a great area to park and walk around, and is also bike-friendly. As for public transportation, the Union Station Transit Center is at the heart of the neighborhood with buses and Light Rail stops there. For sports fans, the Coors Fields and Pepsi Center stadiums are located at the neighborhood’s edge.