Manhattan has its lower east side, Los Angeles has the Venice Boardwalk, and Denver has Capitol Hill. Bordered by the Colorado Convention Center, the 16th st. Mall, Cheeseman Park and Cherry Creek, you cannot find a better place to park yourself right in the action. It is impossible to miss the gold-domed state capitol building when you’re on your way anywhere in the city, and It is no wonder the Governor chose this neighborhood for his residence – it is the perfect place to begin any downtown experience. But don’t assume this area is all pomp and circumstance; this is a neighborhood where the Victorian-era Molly Brown House and the punk-aesthetic 13th avenue co-exist beautifully on the same block, transcending centuries of time and history in a way only art and culture can do.
The Ogden Theatre, the Fillmore Auditorium and countless coffeehouses keep Capitol Hill enigmatic and energized as the sun goes down, and night owls will find themselves at home after-hours in the dozens of bars and restaurants here. Embrace your scholarly curiosity at the art museum in the afternoon, or enjoy some people-watching during a picnic at Civic Center Park, the possibilities are endless, and this area is home to artists, artisans and aristocrats alike. If you want an experience that is quintessentially Denver, you’ll find it in Capitol Hill.