Where to Stay in Denver
Great weather. Great beer. Great people. What’s not to love about the Mile High City? With a laid back attitude, perfectly Instagram-able Victorian houses, burgeoning fine dining scene, and an ever-growing bike sharing program Denver is more accessible and exciting than ever. So what neighborhood should you call home during your time in the Mile High City?” Within downtown, are a number of unique neighborhoods. Check out some of our favorite below. Denver’s unique offerings continue over into their accommodations. With tons of fun places to stay, you won’t regret leaving behind the boring box-o-bed style hotel. (No shade…well maybe a little bit of shade.) So what neighborhood should you call home during your time visiting the Mile High City? Within downtown are a number of unique neighborhoods that could each be considered the best area to stay. In this blog, we’ll highlight some of our favorite Denver neighborhoods and the best parts about calling each of these different hoods your (temporary) home.
Welcome to the vibrant core of the fantastically outdoorsy and beautiful-365-days-a-year Denver. In downtown you’ll find a constantly evolving selection of eateries, boutiques, and museums. In downtown you’ll find Civic Center Park and the Colorado State Capitol. Wondering where the locals go? A popular subsection of downtown is referred to as the Golden Triangle (fancy sounding, we know) and is a corner of downtown across Broadway . The Golden Triangle is home to the Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, and the United States Mint.
Looking for some fresh air? Head east past Capitol Hill to the gorgeous Cheesman Park. You’ll “brie” sad if you miss it! (Was that a gouda joke or was it too cheesy?) Additionally, you’ll find Congress Park and the Denver Botanical Gardens call downtown home and all three offer a plethora of paths for walking and gorgeous green space for sitting and picnicking. Feeling thirsty? Get to know Denver by embarking on the Denver Beer Trail, a fantastic, fun and buzz-inducing journey throughout the local craft breweries that call downtown home.
The Historic Ballpark Neighborhood
The Historic Ballpark Neighborhood, or simply the Ballpark neighborhood, lies north of the downtown central business district and lower downtown (or LoDo). In the ballpark neighborhood you’ll find Coors FIeld, home to MLB Colorado Rockies. Looking to catch a game? You won’t have to worry about the headache that comes with game day parking when you call Stay Alfred at Premier Lofts home. It’s only a couples minute walk to the stadium.
But there’s more to this vibrant district than baseball. After all, it spans more than twenty downtown blocks from Coors Field the its southern end on Larimer Street. So for those looking for a little more than home runs and stadium hot dogs, have no fear. The Ballpark neighborhood still offers plenty of excitement with a variety of eclectic boutiques and shops. Head over the Larimer Street, between 20th and 28th to pursue these local gems. Additionally, on this popular avenue you’ll also find a variety of restaurants, bars, antique shops, galleries, brewpubs, and our personal favorite, authentic Mexican restaurants.
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LoDo (Lower Downtown) & Larimer Square
LoDo or lower downtown as it’s affectionately referred to is Denver’s oldest neighborhood. But don’t worry, this isn’t your grandparents kinda place (though guests of all ages are sure to enjoy this area). LoDo’s old school architecture and charm blends together seamlessly with the new restaurants, galleries, and shops that populate this happening area. Union Station, in LoDo, was recently remodeled and now has tons of fun restaurants and bars within it. The hip and happening LoDo district can be found a couple blocks down from the State Capitol. You’ll know you’ve arrived once you start seeing stately Victorian Era buildings
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One of the most stressful parts of traveling is answering the question “where to stay”. Here at Stay Alfred, we don’t want anything overshadowing your vacation or business trip including stressing over your accommodations. We hope that this handy guide helps provide some insight into the benefits of Denver’s different neighborhoods. And if you need any help, give us a call. We’re always happy to help you find your place in the city.