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Denver's Downtown Neighborhoods

A melting pot of history and culture, each Denver neighborhood is an extension of its own vibrant personality and our Denver boutique hotel makes all of it easily accessible. With so much variety, Denver is a hotspot for culture no matter which direction you go. Not sure where to head? Here are some of our selections.

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The Museum District

A stay at the ART, a hotel, is only the beginning of your ARTist adventure. Immersed in a neighborhood rich with art and history, the hotel is part of the Museum District. South of downtown and bordered by Pearl, Speer and Colfax Avenue, the Museum District overlaps some of Denver’s other neighborhoods, featuring eight of the city’s museums: The Denver Art MuseumClyfford Still MuseumHistory Colorado Center, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Byers-Evans House, Denver Firefighters Museum, The Molly Brown House, Grant-Humphreys Mansion.

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The Denver Theatre District

Featuring a “Super Block” of theatrical activity just off Speer Boulevard, Denver is home to the Denver Theatre District, “where the arts come alive.” At its core is the Denver Performing Arts Complex, which connects ten performance spaces on its 12 acre site, marking it as the city's cultural hub for performing arts. The Theatre District sprinkles out from there, extending past the 16th Street Mall and to Lawrence and Champa Streets.

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Capitol Hill

Introducing Capitol Hill, an eclectic Denver community with a variety of attractions. The longest continuous commercial street in the country, Colfax Avenue provides Capitol Hill’s northern boundary. Downing Street, East 7th Avenue and Lincoln Street encompass this eclectic community, a diverse mix of Colorado’s historic mansions, Denver’s LGBT scene and the city’s punk community. Home to its gold-domed namesake, the Colorado State Capitol, this neighborhood offers a variety of attractions nearby, including the Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Cherry Creek

Just five minutes away from downtown Denver, the ART hotel shopping aficionado will find Cherry Creek, the largest (and most varied) shopping destination between Chicago and San Francisco. A premier shopping mecca, this neighbor combines Cherry Creek North (299 Milwaukee St.) and Cherry Creek Shopping Center (3000 E. 1st Ave.) for more than 480 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Shops, like Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren, spin their latest fashions, while this pedigree neighbor flaunts quaint gardens, public art and charming parks that add to the area’s draw.

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Art District on Santa Fe

If a stay at the ART, a hotel, leaves you craving your own art collection, peruse the Art District on Santa Fe, located on and near Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath Street. This neighborhood, tucked between Alameda and 12th Avenue, features authentic Mexican culture, along with more than 60 galleries offering anything from textiles to sculpture, from contemporary to mixed media. The Art District also puts on regular events, like the First Friday Art Walk, held every first Friday of the month, and Preview Night, a more intimate gathering held every third Friday of the month.

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LoDo

The original heart of Denver, the Lower Downtown Historic District, fondly known as LoDo, pays tribute to its historic past. Renovated saloons and saddleries, which are the remains of Denver's mining boomtown, have metamorphosed into this revitalized historic district with art studios, funky clubs and bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

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Uptown

Our luxury hotels settles right into Uptown's youthful, progressive vibe, drawing crowds with Denver Zoo and City Park. The Uptown neighborhood gives off a progressive feel. With a blend of Victorian architecture, high-rise apartments and start-up companies, Uptown especially appeals to young professionals and active singles. Rent a paddle boat at the tree-lined City Park, visit with a clouded leopard at the Denver Zoo or dine on Restaurant Row, a stretch on 17th Avenue dotted with taquerias, bistros and fine dining. East 20th Avenue, Park Avenue, Colfax Avenue and Broadway border the neighborhood.

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16th Street Mall

Known as the commercial heart of downtown Denver, the 16th Street Mall is a mile-long pedestrian thoroughfare with the trendiest retail stores and tastiest outdoor cafés. Paired with renovated office buildings and lively entertainment venues, this Denver attraction is a thrumming must-see urban adventure and as an added bonus, offers free transportation.

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