Denver, or the Mile-High City, has always been known for its large population and wonderful outdoor activities and nightlife. And earlier this year it was named the best place to live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. If you've been curious as to how you can do things in Denver the right way and where all of these fun neighborhoods are based on your age and preferences, you've come to the right place! Check out 5 of these great Denver areas and the scene scoop:
1. LoDo - Lower Downtown
There are two regions of Lower Downtown Denver. One side is more corporate and industrial but the other side, LoDo, has lots of cool restaurants (loads around Larimer Square and Blake Streets), wine tours, Coors Field, theaters, sports bars, Union Station (renovated old railway station with boutiques, restaurants and hotel), shopping and rooftop cafes. One popular place (that is a great reflection of this innovative area) is the brewery Wynkoop; where you indulge in award-winning beers and Colorado produced meats and vegetables. Some other restaurants in the area also diversely offer gourmet, Spanish, Mediterranean and French food.
The Scene: Wealthy professionals, not many families with children.
Age Range: 30s - Middle Aged +.
Appealing to the artistic younger Denver scene is its hip and funky Uptown that borders City Park. Uptown consists of numerous eclectic coffee shops, lounges in historic buildings, year round rooftop patios, award-winning hotels with outdoor hot tubs on private balconies, unlimited restaurants and chic boutiques. In Uptown you'll find IL Posto on 17th street. The chef was born (and raised) in Milan and whips up amazing Northern Italian dishes with a menu that is constantly changing and evolving.
The Scene: Artists, hipsters and urban-living families.
Age Range: Late 20s - Late 30s.
3. Washington Park
In South Central Denver, Washington Park is considered one of most desired areas with its sprawl of gorgeous trees and flowers, vintage buildings and enchanting mountain views. You'll find pubs, restaurants, flower gardens, lakes, parks, bookstores, coffee shops and lots more. Check out their favored Broadway street or their Art Deco style theater Mayan Theatre. You won't be disappointed.
The Scene: Young couples and families, singles.
Age Range: 30s - 40s.
4. Cherry Creek
Although considered upscale and very different from downtown, Cherry Creek still caters to everyone in Denver. They have art galleries, bike trails, spas, gourmet restaurants, stylish bars and much more. For people in their upper 30s and 40s there are mature-friendly places like Second Home.
The Scene: Diverse, from artists to families to professionals.
Age Range: 30s - Middle Aged +.
Set aside in Northwest Denver, affordable Highland has its own mixed culture and perks. The strips have their own independent shops, spas, bistros, sip and paint classes and trendy restaurants (including authentic Mexican cuisine). This part of Denver was named Best New Restaurant Neighborhood in the Best of Denver 2016.
The Scene: Diverse: young professional families, ethnic families and hipsters.
Age Range: Late 20s - Middle Aged +.
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