Established in 1881 as a train station and meeting place in Colorado’s largest city, Denver Union Station remains the central transportation hub of the city but it has also become a booming shopping, dining, and entertainment attraction. For a quick meal with friends, a free ride downtown, or a luxurious stay at the beautiful Crawford Hotel, Denver Union Station is the place to be.
This Classical and Romanesque style building is gorgeous to say the least. Towering structures, modern accouterments, fresh and traditional styles mix to make an alluring personality of both old and new.
Explore this old Denver staple and sample the new shops for a unique glimpse into what Denver really is. Grab a fresh bouquet of flowers at Bloom, some artsy gifts or hip crafts at 5 Green Boxes, or a book at Tattered Cover if you’re waiting for the train. When you have a minute, sit down at one of the delicious restaurants that range in style and cuisine from brats and burgers to luxurious 5-star seafood. Try Snooze, an A.M. eatery, for mouthwatering French Toast, crepes, pancakes and more. If you’re here for lunch, Acme Burger and Brat Corporation is highly rated and afterwards, stop by Milkbox Ice Creamery for a cone or cup. Dinner brings you more choices in the way of fancy eating, especially at Stoic & Genuine and Mercantile.
If you are looking for a place to stay, look into The Crawford Hotel. This luxurious accommodation is attached to Denver Union Station with full access to all of the exciting and delicious shops that come with it as well as easy access to the transportation system. Speaking of transportation, Denver Union Station is a working transportation hub where you might catch an Amtrak train, bus, light rail, or the free MetroRide to downtown Denver.