Denver’s 16th Street Mall is a beautiful tree-lined, pedestrian area at the heart of the city. This downtown promenade of red and gray granite is a bustling center, popular with locals and visitors alike thanks to an abundance of outdoor cafes, shops and restaurants among renovated historic buildings and modern glass skyscrapers.
The mall boasts more than 300 shops and more than 50 restaurants in a 16-block stretch of 16th Street. Some of the most popular spots include Niketown and Virgin Records’ Megastore, as well as the Hard Rock Cafe and Rock Bottom Brewery, where you can enjoy a hearty selection of draft craft beer. Along with great shopping and dining, the mall is also a hub for local street performers, with a delightful range folk and country singers performing amid dancers.
The mall runs along 16th Street in downtown Denver, from Wewatta Street at Union Station to Broadway at Civic Center Station. Free, environmentally friendly MallRide shuttle buses carry passengers up and down the 1.25-mile-long mall daily, making it easy to get where you’re going. The entire mall is also a wireless hotspot, where visitors can enjoy unlimited, free Internet access.