LoDo
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Short for Lower Downtown, this 29-block section of trendy bars, restaurants and shops also contains preserved buildings from the city's original settlement.
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Lynda P
Greenville, SC377 contributions
Dec 2019
Lodo is a great pedestrian friendly location in the heart of downtown Denver, everyone visiting for the first time needs to see this section for sure! Union Station is a great base and it also has several eateries tucked inside, a fantastic looking bar and the best little coffee shop ( Pig Train ), all within its building. With the 16th Street Mall FREE " hop on hop off " bus service that runs all day long and well into the night, you can really cover ground easily. Shops galore, restaurants, breweries etc... you won't lack for things to do. Take in the beauty of the old buildings. Denver has done well to preserve their history amongst modern skyscrapers.
Written January 10, 2020
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Jim T
Austin, TX989 contributions
Jul 2022
LoDo is the area of town where most tourists/visitors either start or end up. Besides the myriad of hotels, shops, bars and restaurants, there is also Union Station and Coors Field. There is a free shuttle that travels the length of 16th Street in a loop. This is where the action is!
Written August 6, 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN1,668 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Trendy part of downtown filled with many bars and restaurants. Anchored by Union Station with Coors Field, home of the Rockies, nearby. We chose to stay in this area when visiting Denver last weekend and the Hotel Indigo was great. However, lots of homeless in this area as we saw throughout downtown Denver. Never felt threatened but it was just sad to see.
Written June 18, 2021
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ReneNavanod
Boston, MA4 contributions
Oct 2021
Kind of shabby and homeless everywhere. The streets were loaded with homeless encampments and people at all hours of the day and night. I'm not sure how safe the streets are for a woman travelling alone. I was with a group so I felt ok but wouldn't have ventured out if not for being in a group.
Written October 27, 2021
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westkiSC69
Aiken, SC114 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Like most places! Felt safe enough during the day but it would def be sketchy at late night or women alone. I’m not a person who this bothers a lot until something happens to make me feel vulnerable. But a homeless man had an outburst during the middle of the day- I’d say he was an addict from the looks of him- which I tried not to look but he was throwing stuff from a doorway! The businesses were interesting and the food was amazing at most the restaurants! There are some areas that you don’t see as many homeless people but they are always a few. Mental illness and drugs seem to be a big part of the issue.
Written February 16, 2020
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Christina C
25 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great place to stay, with lots of restaurant options around. There was a fair amount of homeless around. We noticed these taxes on anything we bought which we found out was a historical preservation tax, and found a lot of places charge up to 24% for service and preservation fees. This was just an unexpected expense to the budget. If you are looking for a trendy location with lots of options i walking distance, LoDo is perfect.
Written September 4, 2022
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Jj M
Denver, CO66 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
If your planning a trip to Denver, and are already set on going, then you have to check out LoDo. Known as Lower Downtown, this is the best place in downtown to catch it all. Wonderful shopping, restaurants, and nightlife, LoDo has something for everyone....One of the best places to experience the Denver culture and excitement!
Written July 17, 2014
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60742Traveler
216 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
We planned to spend a week's vacation staying in LoDo , Lower Downtown Denver, and bicycling around the city. On arrival, we found many stores deserted and boarded up, freaky-looking young people walking around with liquor bottles, and a lot of dive-looking bars. Downtown Denver is not what it once was. We got out of town fast and suggest you avoid this area, too.
Written November 7, 2013
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Brian K
Cleveland, OH174 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
This the second time I have been there. It only gets better. Nothing better sitting on an outside patio, drinking a beer overlooking the Rockies in the distance as the sun goes down.
Written October 7, 2014
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gustav2011
Louisville, CO754 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Denver was in much better shape prior to retail marijuana. Now there are homeless people everywhere, the city smells like a urinal, people relieve themselves openly in public and the begging is aggressive and can be intimidating. I couldn't believe how filthy and disgusting some of the areas we walked around had become. There was actually a makeshift box toilet in one of the ally's. Disgusting.
Written September 18, 2016
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