LoDo - Lower Downtown Denver
LoDo (Lower Downtown) is where it all started in Denver and where everything still happens today. As the original settlement and the oldest part of Denver, over the past 20 years LoDo has become the spot for Denver's best entertainment and activity. With around 100 bars and some of Denver's top restaurants, LoDo is where you'll find Denver's best nightlife. During the day, coffeehouse goers and shoppers are surrounded by some of Denver's most creative businesses, including ad agencies, architectural firms, and internet companies. LoDo also houses many Denver art galleries.
In LoDo, you're walking distance to a baseball game at Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies), or basketball and hockey at the Pepsi Center (home to both the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche). Other attractions in LoDo include the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Children's Museum of Denver, historic Union Station, and Elitch Gardens Amusement Park.
With Union Station as the anchor, the city's RTD Light Rail line makes everything easy to get to in LoDo. A free shuttle is also available on 16th Street that connects LoDo to downtown Denver.
Where You'll Find LoDo:
Coors Field (20th and Blake) marks the center of LoDo and is just blocks away from Larimer Square at 15th and Larimer. LoDo also includes an area just north of Coors Field known as Riverfront, a spot where you'll find those brave enough to kayak down the South Platte River and a 40-mile bike trail full of bikers and hikers.