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Behind the Scenes in Denver: A Guide to the 5 Best Areas Based on Your Age and Preferences

Posted on November 27 2017

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), 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 +.


2. RiNo

Appealing to the artistic younger Denver scene is its hip and funky RiNo Arts District that used to be considered Five Points. RiNo consists of numerous eclectic coffee shops, lounges in historic buildings, brand new funky hotels, and unlimited restaurants with top chefs at the helm. In RiNo you'll find gems like Nocturne, Bigsbys FollyRiver North Workshop and The Populist. with amazing offerings from chef's tastings and off beat shopping to live jazz and  winery tours.  

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 +.


5. Highland

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 +.


Interested in exploring any of these fabulous neighborhoods for a date night? Denver Date Nite will hook you up with lively, captivating, unique places and activities in top Denver neighborhoods suited to meet your desires and needs. Our unparalleled service will ensure that you experience the best of what the Mile-High City has to offer.


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