Delight in the charm and rich culture of historic Littleton
The gorgeous city of Littleton sits just south of Denver, Colorado, and is one of the most highly-sought after suburbs in the area. Sitting in three different counties, this gem in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area is the perfect mix of city life and open air. Historic Littleton has a deeply rich history and looks to keep the knowledge of the area alive and well with its many art and cultural facilities, including an orchestra, fine arts guild, and Littleton Town Hall Arts Center.
Littleton got its name when the gold rush brought the Littles all the way from New Hampshire and they started a flour mill that would become such a staple to the development of the town. Downtown Littleton has a historic walking tour of 16 landmarks unique to the town's history, which truly shows off the beauty of the town. Littleton is home to many craft breweries, wineries, and a distillery as well as a central location close to the heart of Denver.
Littleton is home to many young professionals thanks to its easy commute to the Denver metropolitan area. To the west, picturesque mountains provide countless options for outdoor recreation while downtown Littleton offers a wide range of entertainment, shopping, and dining options. Locals live active, healthy, and exciting lives full of mountain biking, hiking, and skiing in the fresh mountain air.
Your shopping needs can be satisfied at Littleton’s Aspen Grove Shopping Center. Its shops offer 10 restaurants ranging from well-loved brands to local coffee and wine, as well as many options for fashion and home accents. Most notably, this outdoor shopping center holds regular community events — everything from Silent Disco Yoga Nights to Paris Street Markets and more. If you need a pick-me-up, stop in at Solid Grounds Coffee House. This “hidden gem” is a locally owned coffee house dedicated to providing the best all-around experience for its guests. For those looking for a slice of entertainment with their cup of Joe, the establishment hosts various live music events.
Voted one of Colorado's most romantic experiences, The Melting Pot offers a meal you won't forget. This one-of-a-kind space has an upscale, intimate environment to enjoy your four-course meal. Comprised of various fondue choices, the best way to describe this style of dining is leisurely and decadent. Each course offers a new selection of fondues such as cheese, broth, and chocolate and your choice of meats, bread, vegetables, and fruits. There is simply nothing that can bring people together quite like this. In the heart of Historic Littleton is The Tavern. This Littletown staple combines a cozy atmosphere with delicious eats and incredible entertainment. Be sure to stop by for trivia night or take advantage of happy hour.
From historic architecture and tours of local landmarks to boutique shopping, fine-dining restaurants, and vibrant art galleries, historic Downtown has everything one could hope for when it comes to activities in Littletown. To take part in the area’s amazing community culture, stop by Second Saturdays, a well-loved event that allows guests to purchase artisan goods from local artists of all kinds.
To dive deeper into the community’s rich history, stop by the Littleton Museum. This Smithsonian affiliate has two running farms and a wide range of historic and replica buildings. While there, you’ll enjoy a first-hand look at livestock, heirloom crops, art, and photographs from Littleton's past.
In need of an extra dose of fresh air? Roxborough State Park boasts nearly 4,000 acres of stunning red-rock formations, wildlife, and plants unique to the area. They have a fabulous nature center for guests of all ages to learn and explore the area's incredible history, geology, and wildlife specific to the foothills of the magnificent Rockies.
Stop by Hudson Gardens and Event Center to enjoy a picnic or hike. Hudson Botanical Garden is a nonprofit organization with 30 acres of garden, trails, and venues. While there, take a bee-keeping class or stop by their on-site coffee shop. Every winter, the center hosts art and light shows.
The Littleton Public School District serves the students of this brilliant community.
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