Downtown Denver, the tenth largest downtown in the U.S., is home to three sports venues, hundreds of restaurants, bars and brewpubs, several museums, galleries and shopping opportunities. If that isn’t enough, there are three college campuses, the second largest performing arts complex in the nation and the famous, pedestrian friendly, 16th Street Mall. But what truly sets Denver apart from other downtown areas is the 120-mile long mountain panorama that includes nearly 200 named peaks. There is nothing like watching a sunset from a roof-top restaurant in Denver.
A separate area of Downtown, called LoDo or Lower Downtown, is a hip 25-block mix-use urban neighborhood filled with offices, lofts and retail space. The once commercial and industrial area located where Denver was founded in 1858, was rehabilitated in the 90s once the Lower Downtown Historic District was created and tax incentives and grants attracted investors to the area. LoDo residents take advantage of the close proximity to all Denver has to offer.