Fun Shopping Areas In Colorado – Best Western Hotels

  

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Indulge Yourself At Popular Shopping Areas In Colorado

Whether you are vacationing or just passing through, save some time to explore the best shopping areas in Colorado. Denver offers a variety of shopping venues downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs. Larimer Square, between 14th and 15th Streets, is one of the city’s most visited fashion districts. Shop from more than 200 brand name designers and browse trendy accessory lines. Denver Pavilions, is located on the 16th Street Mall. Designed by famous architect I.M. Pei, the open-air shopping destination features public art displays and a free shuttle that runs the length of the mall. Shop popular chains and boutiques, take in a movie, or enjoy a meal at one of several cafes and eateries.

At Cherry Creek Shopping Center in downtown Denver you’ll find over 160 stores including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch. Nordstorm and Macy’s are the big name anchors. Cherry Creek North, 10 minutes from downtown, is a 16-block pedestrian-friendly district offering independently owned shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Antique Row, located between 1100 South and 1800 South, is home to 18 blocks of antique shops, locally-owned boutiques, art galleries and bookshops. Highlands Square in northwest Denver is a great area to shop for gifts, trendy apparel and handcrafted wares. The South Broadway Shopping District is best known for sports gear, hobby shops, thrift shops and a nostalgic vibe.

Fans of bargain shopping won’t want to miss the Outlets at Castle Rock. Located between Denver and Colorado Springs off I-25, it is the largest open-air outlet center in Colorado. Shop brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, OshKosh, Nike and Under Armour. Outlets at Silverthorne, just 1.5 miles from Dillon on Rainbow Drive, discounts designer brands and offers bargains on shoes, accessories athletic apparel and home décor. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, the shopping center features a freshwater stream running through the center. Find deals at J. Crew Factory, Calvin Klein, Guess and Coach. The Outlets at Loveland, situated one hour north of Denver, is a good place to find bargain prices on clothing for the whole family. Browse the Carhartt Outlet, Nike Factory Store and Toys R Us.

Belmar in Lakewood features more than 80 stores, 18 restaurants and entertainment options including a 16-screen movie theater and a bowling alley. Colorado Springs offers a mix of large shopping malls, locally owned boutiques and several unique shopping districts. Stop by Old Colorado City, just outside the city, and enjoy the Old West atmosphere. Browse Southwestern art and jewelry, or shop for antiques and one-of-a-kind gifts. Breckenridge is a Victorian National Historic District notable for its hat shops, bookstores and craft retailers.

Located on the red brick streets of downtown Boulder’s Historic District, The Pearl Street Mall runs from 9th Street to 21st Street. The popular hub for shopping, dining and people watching boasts over 1,000 locally owned businesses. Shop for apparel, home goods, gifts, and souvenirs, but save time to enjoy a beverage at one of the four craft breweries. Several restaurants in the district feature award-winning chefs and innovative menus.

Telluride caters to ski buffs and outdoor enthusiasts with sports gear and apparel, but it’s also a good place to find western wear, handcrafted jewelry and gifts. Browse American Indian and folk art, western prints and mining memorabilia as you tour the quaint downtown. Durango features over 500 shops including clothing boutiques, home décor and gift stores. The area is well known for Southwest art, pottery and handmade silver jewelry. Shop the indoor flea market, bookstores and antique malls.

Situated on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, The Village in Estes Park, boasts more than 200 retailers along Elkhorn and Moraine Avenues. Shop for Colorado-made gifts, rustic home décor, western apparel and souvenirs. Colorado is famous for apparel and home décor crafted from alpaca wool. Popular all-natural beauty products made in the state use ingredients like goat’s milk, herbs, honey and lavender, all from local farms.   

Visitors to ski resorts find plenty of retail therapy off the slopes. Vail and Aspen offer luxury shopping with designer boutiques, fine art and upscale jewelry. You’ll also find plenty of stores selling ski boots, outdoor gear and fashionable après ski attire. Winter Park has over 45 shops specializing in apparel, jewelry, ski wear, sports equipment, gifts and souvenirs. Steamboat Springs caters to skiers and the rodeo crowd. Stores are well stocked with western shirts, boots and cowboy hats. While you’re in town, check out the antique stores, gift shops and art galleries.

Shoppers with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss Mouse’s Chocolates & Coffee in Ouray. The charming town resembles a Swiss village and it’s famous for handmade chocolate truffles, caramels and other treats. Patsy’s Candies in Colorado Springs is known for peanut brittle and soft-serve custard. If chocolate-covered almond toffee sounds tempting, Enstrom Candies in Grand Junction makes some of the best in the West. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Durango is the Main Street location where the nationwide chain began. Don’t leave town without a paw-size bear cluster and a yummy candy apple to fuel your shopping expedition.