When visiting Denver, you can shop and see a historic piece of Denver at the same time. The Larimer Square district is one of the original parts of Denver that is still standing. Recently renovated completely, you can find a lot of great stores and more in this part of the city.
The buildings that are in this area are among the first ones that were built in this city. The area is named after General Larimer, and so is the street where Larimer Square is located. Not long after he arrived, this street soon had 25 buildings on it - many of them are the ones still standing today and now have shops, restaurants, and more in them.
There are a wide range of stores which can give you a great variety of places to shop. Elements brings you everything you need from contemporary furniture and housewares, to lighting, and more that have come from around the world. The Victoriana Antique and Fine Jewelry store offers estate jewelry from one of the most recognized antique jewelry dealers in the city. They also offer new designer jewelry. John Atencio's offers elegant jewelry, too.
When you want to shop for women's clothes, you have options that range from jeans to most anything else you could want. Clothes include the latest in fashions and trends. You have the Loft 22, Violet, Eve, and Mariel. If you need some personal attention in the way of beauty or styling, for men and women, there is Sisto's Salon.
Other stores include Scarpaletto's for men's and women's shoes, handbags and accessories, Al's Barber Shop, Gusterman Silversmiths, and the Larimer Square Dry Cleaners. The Bent Lens offers eyewear, the Cry Baby Ranch has a collection of modern western wear for men, women, and children. There is also a boutique shop for dogs (Dog Savvy Boutique & Spa), and a shop offering many different wine accessories (Equipement de Vin).
At times, there are some activities in the Square. Some of the stores offer trunk shows that are sure to be of special interest to the ladies.
Among the stores you will also find a number of clubs and bars. These are well known and celebrities do visit often. These will vary in style and offerings, and some are sure to provide you with what you are looking for.
When you want something to eat, there are plenty of restaurants that can give you the type of food you want. There are 14 different restaurants in the square. You can find food that is Caribbean, Mexican, American, Italian, French, and more. There is something for every palate in the family. At least one restaurant in the Square has been named the best in Denver.
At Christmas time, there are different activities in the Square that are sure to be a hit with all members of the family. On Christmas Eve, there is an old-fashioned celebration of the way Christmas used to be celebrated. Visitors will be able to have a visit with Santa, listen to holiday carolers and enjoy the many Christmas lights and decorations. They will also have roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate, and can even take a walk or ride a horse-drawn carriage. This will take place from 10 AM until 5 PM.
As you can see, the Larimer Square in Denver, CO has a lot to offer. Bring the whole family and expect to enjoy your visit.