Denver Sights

16th Street Mall

  • Commercial District

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Outdoor cafés and tempting shops line this pedestrian-only 15-block, 1¼-mile thoroughfare, shaded by red-oak and locust trees. The mall's businesses run the entire socioeconomic range. There are popular meeting spots for business types at places like the Irish pub Katie Mullen's in the Sheraton Hotel; a front-row view of the many street performers and goings-on from the sidewalk patio at the Paramount Cafe, around the corner from the Paramount Theatre; and plenty of fast-food chains. Although some Denverites swear by the higher-end Cherry Creek Shopping District, the 16th Street Mall covers every retail area and is a more affordable, diverse experience. You can find Denver's best people-watching here. Catch one of the free shuttle buses at any corner that run the length of downtown. Pay attention when you're wandering across the street, as the walking area and bus lanes are the same color and are hard to distinguish.

  • 16th Street Pedestrial Mall, Downtown, Denver, Colorado

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From Broadway to Wewatta St., Denver, Colorado, 80202, USA

Published 11/18/2015


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