Voted in some publications as one of the best neighborhoods in the United States, the Highland neighborhood has undergone tremendous changes in the past decade. Although full of charming Victorian homes, it was long avoided by many locals as a down-and-out spot, but is now a shining example of successful gentrification. From its roots as a settlement, to its later incarnation as a Hispanic enclave, the Highlands and its adjoining West and Lower Highlands neighborhoods have held recent sway as one of the trendiest spots. It is a friendly and engaging spot for artists and foodies. The 44th and Tennyson district holds an entertaining First Friday event each month, with all galleries thrown open to visitors. This is also a foodie mecca, where hot new chefs have opened several local restaurants.
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 Highland
- Denver Zoo
- Adams Mystery Playhouse
- Coors Field
- Molly Brown House
- Colorado State Capitol
- 16th Street Mall
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- Coors Brewery
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Denver Botanic Gardens