Denver's laid-back answer to Rodeo Drive, Cherry Creek is an upscale area for living, shopping, and dining in its own business district apart from downtown. To the north are gastropubs, tapas bars, and other adventurous restaurants backed by entrepreneurs like Denver Broncos star turned restauranteur John Elway. Cherry Creek is also known for spas, especially Vitahl for medical spa treatments, and Antoine du Chez for cosmetic treatments. The Cherry Creek mall in the southern part of the neighborhood offers a mix of midrange and high-priced shopping. For a more casual vibe, join the local crowd at Cherry Cricket, a vintage burger joint with one of the oldest bars in town.
Getting Around Denver
The best way to get around Denver is using public transit. Regional Transportation District-Denver www.rtd-denver.com offers bus service from Denver International Airport. Fares range from $9-$13 depending on boarding and destination locations. Hours of operation are 3:30 a.m.-midnight. RTD Light Rail offers 5 lines of service with 35 stations. Fares range from $2.25-$5 depending on distance. Hours of operation 3 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Some lines operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The MallRide offers free transportation downtown between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Sunday. There is an extensive bus system available which generally operates from 4 a.m. until 1 a.m. Public bike sharing is available through Denver B-Cycle (http://denver.bcycle.com), $8 per 24 hour pass; $20 per 7 day pass. The first 30 minutes are free.
- Denver International Airport-DEN
- $55.15 Flat rate to downtown Denver
Things to Do and See Near Cherry Creek
- Denver Zoo
- Denver Art Museum
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Coors Field
- Mt. Evans
- Molly Brown House
- Colorado State Capitol
- Adams Mystery Playhouse