What’s Up, LoDo? Lower Downtown is a Denver Hot Spot

What’s Up, LoDo? Lower Downtown is a Denver Hot Spot

October 29, 2013  |  Denver Neighborhood Guide, What to Do

Whoever says that you can’t have the best of both worlds is absolutely wrong.

Lower Downtown, or more popularly known as LoDo, boasts of both the contemporary and historic worlds of Denver. Look east and you’ll see the tall skyscrapers reflecting the modern twist of the city. Look west and you’ll go back in time with the city’s historic district. Snuggled between Coors Field and the Pepsi Center, LoDo is a popular place for the after-party games of the Denver’s sports teams – the Nuggets, Avalanche or Rockies, as well as for hanging out any day of the week.

FUN is LoDo’s middle name. The red-brick buildings around the area that were constructed after the 1863 fire and preserved up to this day give this urban place a dramatic flair. It certainly gives character to a place that is unexplainably modern being surrounded by everything hip and cool.

Where to Go, What to See

The area has been renovated numerous times over the years stamping its mark as one of the liveliest, most entertaining areas in the city. From shopping to nightlife, and entertainment and culture, a day in LoDo is a guaranteed fun success!

Shopping in Larimer Square

What was once Denver’s first city block is now the city’s most fashionable district. From the best bargains from the locals in the square to the best finds from the cutting edge designer shops, you will find great deals in one a stop shop.

Museum of Contemporary Art

A trip to Denver is never complete without a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. It houses the newest exhibits and avant-garde designs unique to this sprawling modern building.

Tattered Cover Book Store

Located at 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop Street, Tattered Cover is one of the largest independent booksellers in the country. Packed with books and magazines from floor to ceiling, this place is a must see for every booklover (or worm) out in the browsing field. Get comfy in one of the couches spread out in the store or sip some coffee while catching up with your reading. And when stars align, you can even catch a big-name author in a book signing or reading event.


Gastronomic Delights Happy Hour

The nightlife is LoDo’s absolute bestseller! Hit the place when the sun goes down and you will see one of the best party places in town. Bars in LoDo are a variety of cheap but indeed happy, Happy Hour and a joint of the sophisticated nightlife. Explore LoDo’s cuisine adventure with more than 200 establishments to choose from.

Vibrant…bustling…always changing, always interesting…are just some of the things said to describe Denver’s Lower Downtown. With everything it has to offer, well it sure is time to gas up and drive downtown, and enjoy the best of both worlds…LoDo style.

About the author

The Blake Team is a full-service Real Estate team based in Aurora, Colorado specializing in working with Buyers & Sellers, foreclosures/HUD, short sales, and luxury properties. A team with years of experience and an impressive success rate that made it the No.18 real estate brokerage in the nation, as well as the No.1 Keller Williams agent in Colorado led by CEO & Founder Lisa Blake. The Blake Team is your No. 1 choice for getting your dream home!