Discover the 16th Street Mall promenade
Steps from Hotel Monaco Denver, the 16th Street Mall has something for foodies, culture seekers and those in need of a little retail therapy. This pedestrian promenade, designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, is perfect for people watching as you walk along the red, white and grey granite streets (or ride the free MallRide shuttle bus) and pop into shops and dining spots. At the north end of the Mall, you can cross the pedestrian-friendly Millennium Bridge to Commons Park. At the south end, you’ll find Denver Pavilions, an indoor/outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
There are upwards of 50 eateries along the Mall featuring a variety of cuisines from Indian and Mexican to pizza and classic brewpub fare. Only-in-Colorado and local Denver spots are plentiful, like the James Beard finalist ChoLon Bistro and Ink! Coffee, which started out as a humble coffee cart in Snowmass Village, Colorado.
From the Tattered Cover Book Store to the sports apparel shop Sportsfan to the Santa Fe Cookie Company, you’ll find an eclectic mix of stores and boutiques along the 16th Street Mall. Meanwhile, Denver Pavilions at the south end of the Mall offers a variety of stores that will give you plenty of opportunity to put your credit card to use at favorites like Sephora, H&M and Uniqlo.
Beyond the great places to drink, dine and shop, delightful attractions are sprinkled along the Mall. Tickle the keys of one of the colorful outdoor pianos or enjoy free entertainment from street performers. You can also check out the historic landmark Daniels and Fisher Tower, a two-thirds replica of the Campanile of St. Mark's in Venice, Italy.