Cozying up to downtown, this northwest neighborhood is growing so quickly that it has caused a confusion of contradicting borders on "official" maps. Despite some downtrodden areas on the opposite side of I-25, the crescent-shaped stretch on the downtown side along the Platte River is a definite hotspot. Families will enjoy Water Street attractions, including the Children's Museum and the Denver Aquarium. Outdoorsy Coloradans converge here on Denver's REI flagship store for adventure travel supplies. Summer days call for gondola rides in Confluence Park with Venice on the Platte or Segway tours of downtown.
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 Jefferson Park
- 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