Just a few miles south of downtown Denver, Historic Downtown Littleton has a charm all its own, from turn-of-the-century buildings and antique shops to cozy, relaxed eateries, restaurants and bars. Browse Main Street’s independently owned shops and galleries featuring local artists. Step into the past at the Littleton Museum with its 19th century farm, or experience community theater and music at the Town Hall Arts Center.
First of all, Historic Downtown Littleton, with tree-lined streets and several distinctive historic buildings, looks nothing like Denver’s high-rise skyline. But if you want to get to Denver from here, aside from driving, you can hike or bike the riverside trail along the Platte River or you can get there fast on the RTD light rail.
Things to do:
Admission is free to this attraction in a beautiful outdoor setting on the bank of the South Platte River. Features include a rose garden, water lily pond, herb and vegetable gardens, a wildflower meadow, a café and more. Hudson Gardens also hosts concerts in the outdoor amphitheater, with performers like Three Dog Night, Joan Jett and Chris Isaak. Check the website for upcoming shows.
TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER
Check out the community theater, producing comedies, musical and plays for more than 30 years.
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Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Littleton is home to a phenomenal downtown area with a great historical presence. It is home to many amazing restaurants, but here are just a few of our favorites:
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Parks and Recreation
Littleton is home to some incredible parks and recreational areas. Between Chatfield State Park and up through the South Platte River, there are dozens of incredible recreation opportunities to be had! With golf courses, bike paths, lakes, rivers, and many parks, this area is hard to beat!
It has nearly 1,500 acres of parks and open space. Rack up some miles on more than 35 miles of bikeways, including the Highline Canal, Columbine and Lee Gulch trails. Or spend the day swimming, kayaking or standup paddle boarding at Chatfield Reservoir.
Littleton is well known for it’s infrastructure. Home to the first and farthest south reaching RTD Lightrail, Littleton easily feeds into downtown Denver for people to commute and attend sporting events, concerts, and shows. Additionally, Littleton is essentially circled by Hwy 85 (Santa Fe), C-470 (newly expand in 2018-2019), and Hampden Ave (Hwy 285). With an abundance of major highways and roads throughout the area, commuting is easy when you live in Littleton!