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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Heidi W
Philadelphia, PA103 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I didn’t expect to find Denver dirtier and smellier than my hometown, which has earned the nickname of Filthadelphia, but I did. As others have posted, on a warm day, this area smells like urine. Trash is everywhere and there are people acting erratically, even in during the day. Weirdly, many things are closed on Sundays, even the CVS, and our hotel bar was closed when we arrived at around 10:30 on a Friday night.

I greatly enjoyed other parts of Colorado, so unless you have a reason to visit Denver, I would recommend skipping it.
Written 6 October 2023
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westkiSC69
Aiken, SC104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 16 February 2020
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ReneNavanod
Boston, MA4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 October 2021
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Christina C
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 4 September 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16 140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
It is a perfect neighborhood to explore on foot even though the free 16th Street Mall bus shuttle makes it easier for those who do not fancy urban hikes. A lot of homeless but not nearly as many as in Philadelphia Pa, Portland Or or Washington DC. The streets are lively and reasonable safe. Many interesting stores and endless dining options.
Written 8 October 2022
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Jj M
Denver, CO65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 17 July 2014
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60742Traveler
208 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 7 November 2013
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gustav2011
Louisville, CO685 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 18 September 2016
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Brian K
Cleveland, OH170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 7 October 2014
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8 396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We remember the first time we visited Denver. We arrived on Amtrak at old, dusty, rundown Union Station. We walked to nearby Coors Field, past blocks of empty buildings and old warehouses that we later learned was called LoDo. Well, imagine our pleasant surprise when we arrive (by car, this time) on our most recent visit to the Mile High city. Lots of changes, all for the good. Can you believe LoDo? It's a whole new town with bustling shops and popular restaurants and saloons and clubs and renovated Union Station. Historically, LoDo is the oldest and original settlement in Denver. Today, it is known for its nightlife and serves as an example of success in urban reinvestment and revitalization. In the early 1880s, Native Americans established encampments along the South Platte River near or in what is now LoDo. In 1858, after the discovery of gold in the river, General William Larimer founded Denver by putting down cottonwood logs in the center of a square mile plot that would eventually be LoDo. The railroad and Union Station and LoDo became focal points as most people traveled into the city. By the mid-20th century, however, the once thriving business area became a skid row and the importance of Union Station waned. LoDo was revived and rebuilt when the Lower Downtown Historic District, known as LoDo, was created in 1988. It encouraged historic preservation and promoted economic and social vitality in the area. The neighborhood began its renaissance by opening new businesses such as Wynkoop Brewery. Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, opened in 1995. Pepsi Center, home of the Colorado Avalanche, opened in 2000. LoDo not only became a sports fan's paradise but it also became home to art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and new residential development, transforming those old warehouses into pricey new lofts. Once an area to avoid, LoDo has become a destination for locals and tourists.
Written 16 June 2016
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