There's a special feeling you have when meandering in an historic district and it's different for everyone. Maybe it's the excitement you feel when you make a little discovery. Maybe it's the sense of belonging to a community. Or maybe it's good old nostalgia...remember when....?
No matter what your personal experience feels like, visiting an historic district is a special every time. The Original Shopping Districts is a collection of areas in and around Denver. They all have common elements such as:
♦ shopping: quaint and sophisticated
♦ dining: ethnic cuisines, pubs and fine dining
♦ professional and personal services
♦ health providers: yoga, Pilates, massage and nutrition
A central location near I-70 and Wadsworth Boulevard offers an easy drive to Historic Olde Town Arvada from most metro locations. Olde Town is a vibrant shopping district which not only creates a memorable experience for all but preserves history for future generations. A mix of shopping, service providers, night clubs and eating establishment makes this a great destination. Olde Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has the prestigious National and Colorado Main Street designation.
The streets of historic downtown Golden are lined with an assortment of one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, recreation outfitters, music clubs, fine dining restaurants, breweries, distilleries, cafes and taverns. Golden is one of the most fun and interesting towns on the Front Range with delicious food and drink and outstanding shopping. Table Mountain provides the famous backdrop where you can also find a college and the renown Coors brewery. Follow Sixth Avenue west until it reaches the foothills. You can also take the W Line to reach Golden on the light rail.
Not every suburb has a distinctive history but Littleton definitely has its own story. The historic downtown area, with tree-lined streets and distinctive historic buildings, looks nothing like Denver's high-rise skyline. You can hike or bike the riverside trail along the Platte River or you can get there fast on the light rail. A wonderful variety of shopping, dining and culture makes it the highlight of the southern suburbs. Follow Santa Fe south past Belleview and turn left on Prince Street.