Central Business District, Denver Travel Guide

Central Business District Summary


  • Accommodation options for every budget
  • Close to major tourist attractions
  • Lots of public transportation options
  • Shopping and dining hub
  • The grid system makes it hard to get lost
  • Hotels have lower rates on weekends
  • Home to the Denver Performing Arts Complex


  • Can feel a bit too business-y in some areas
  • Few green areas in the neighborhood
  • Slightly less nightlife than in neighboring areas

What It's Like

The Central Business District covers the area between Lawrence Street and Broadway, from 16th to 19th streets, and is Denver’s financial hub, with corporate towers and dozens of businesses. However, it’s not your typical boring business district -- the main attraction here is 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian shopping area which attracts locals and tourists alike. Plus, restaurants, pubs and coffee bars ensure the area is still lively at night (though the crew here is somewhat older than that in LoDo). A number of hotels are clustered here, ranging from mid-range chains to luxury boutiques.

Where To Stay

Travelers on a shopping spree or wanting to catch a show will probably find the western side of the neighborhood the most convenient due to its proximity to the 16th Street Mall and the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Or head north if you want to experience Denver’s hopping nightlife. The area closer to the Broadway – Court Place intersection will allow you to walk to areas such as Uptown and Capitol Hill.


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Languages: English
Airport: Denver International Airport
Peak: April-Oct.
Currency: U.S. Dollar
Electricity: 120 V, 60 Hz
Tipping: 15-20% at restaurants

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