LoDo Denver, this chic downtown area is known for its trendy shops, popular eats, and exciting nightlife. This fall and winter, there are numerous attractions in downtown Denver to see! From museums and galleries to the city’s top cuisine and let’s not forget – beer. So, grab your sweater and extra-hot pumpkin spice latte and let’s head over to LoDo Denver to experience these fun activities! Keep on reading to learn about what you can do in LoDo this holiday season.
1. Visit Union Station Denver
Union Station Denver is the place to go to for the city’s top restaurants, bars and public transit system. This vibrant 29-block area is a space for all locals and visitors to come and enjoy “Denver’s Living Room”, which got its name from its plush couches and comfy chairs at the Terminal Bar. The Terminal Bar is perfect if you enjoy craft beers and need to grab a quick brew during rush hour. Union Station is home to over 13 shops and well-known restaurants. More of a nightlife person? Head to The Cooper Lounge above the “living room” and enjoy high-end craft cocktails and an elegant scene. Union Station is a must-go-to in LoDo Denver.
2. Go on a Lower Downtown Denver Craft Beer Tour
Curious to learn about the Napa Valley of Beer and about the history of Denver and how it became the city it is? You are in luck because this fall and winter you can check out the craft beer tour! Explore the streets of LoDo Denver and enjoy its oldest craft brewery, while being guided on a walking tour. During the 4 stops on the tour, you will learn all about the brewing process and how Colorado’s first brewpub opened in 1988. The best part is you will do this all while drinking amazing craft beer with your tour guide. It is estimated that more than 200 different beers are brewed in Denver every day! You will not want to miss out on this 1.5-mile boozy stroll through LoDo.
3. Shop at Denver’s Larimer Square
This trendy shopping area is Denver’s most historic block. Grab your crew and explore nightlife at Larimer Square. While you enjoy the magical lights suspended above the street, you can grab a drink and enjoy some of the most delicious food. This area includes a chef-driven cocktail joint, intimate cocktail lounge with live music, pub food from all around the world, Denver’s only champagne bar, a stand-up comedy club, and much more to venture. What else could you ask for? Let’s not forget the many locally owned boutiques and luxury beauty services for men and women. Come and enjoy the cozy vibe this season at Larimer Square because you will not want to go back home!
4. Have Fun at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park
The Skyline Park is this season’s place for ice skating fun! This family fun place welcomes skaters to bring their own skates or rent a pair for just $2! Skate your way through the beautiful lights and even enjoy free skate lessons to get you started. Listen to live bands and DJ’s while you skate and grab a hot latte to warm up afterward. Who’s ready? Ready, set, skate!
5. Puzzah! Escape Room
Things are about to become tricky in this unique experience. LoDo Denver’s Puzzah! is more than just an escape room. With innovative room designs and high-tech missions, this challenging hands-on experience is for anyone. The adventure requires you and your team to be locked in a room while clues are given based on how fast you move! Grab your friends and visit the exciting interactive puzzle room experience.
6. Nightly Spirits
This spooky tour will take you on a journey you have never explored! Nightly Spirits takes you on an adventure that has you explore the creepy history of Denver. You will learn about the most famous ghost stories and hauntings that have been reported on the sites that you will be visiting. The haunted ghost tour pub crawl allows you and your BOO to enjoy a couple of beverages on the way (own expense). This tour will take you to areas that are not open to the public and only open to Nightly Spirits tours. While going down basements and tunnels, you will hear spooky stories of brothels and prohibition. Nightly Spirits has been voted the best city tour of 2018, so it is something you should definitely add to your things to do! (+21 for ghost tour pub crawl).
7. The Cruise Room
This unique and attractive bar is fashioned after Queen Mary, which opened its doors in 1933 the day after Prohibition was repealed. The Cruise Room at The Oxford Hotel is a lounge with an amazing ambiance and delicious cocktails. Perfect for a date night or girl’s night out, you will enjoy this roaring 20’s speakeasy-type lounge and its red hue. Lots of history and gorgeous drinks are here!
8. Coors Field
The home field of the Colorado Rockies, the city’s Major League Baseball Franchise, is a modern, yet old-fashioned stadium. Coors Field was one of the National League’s first new parks built for baseball since 1962. With its recent remodeling, Coors Field offers a new rooftop hot spot featuring a phenomenal view and premium bar. Grab a ticket and enjoy a nostalgic game!
The number of things to do in LoDo Denver are endless! There is so much history and fun tied together everywhere you go. LoDo knows how to party and is sending you an invitation to experience the spirit of downtown this holiday season. Party, eat, shop, see, do, and unwind in LoDo Denver.