Once a nearly abandoned area on the wrong side of the tracks from downtown, Lower Downtown is now a hub of the most appealing destinations in the city. Coors Field is the landmark stadium where the Colorado Rockies play, and adjacent Blake Street is packed with busy sports bars and restaurants. Colorado is the nation's largest beer-producing state, and locals recommend microbrews and tours at Great Divide, pool and ale at Wynkoop, and barbecue and award-winning Oscar Blues beer at Breckenridge Brewery. LoDo also contains the historic Oxford Hotel and upscale shopping and dining around Larimer Square.
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 Lodo
- Coors Field
- Molly Brown House
- Colorado State Capitol
- Adams Mystery Playhouse
- 16th Street Mall
- Denver Zoo
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- Coors Brewery
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science