16th St Mall and Free Rides

16th Street Mall is a pedestrian and transit mall situated at 16th Street in Denver, Colorado. It is 1.25 miles long and runs along 16th Street in downtown Denver, from Wewatta Street to the intersection of 16th Avenue and Broadway. 16th Street was a shopping destination with four major department stores before it officially opened as a mall in 1982 and has since been extended.

There are many shops and restaurants located at the mall, including more than 50 at Denver Pavilions, which also features a 15 screen United Artists Theater with the latest film releases. Open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and noon to 6pm on Sunday this three story shopping center features many stores including Barnes & Noble, Forever 21 and Niketown on the first floor, Banana Republic and Gap on the second and Lucky Strike Lanes bowling alley on the third with the cinema. Dining options include Hard Rock Caf, and Maggiano's Little Italy both situated on the first floor.

The Tabor Center at Lawrence Street is a two-block long retail center and features amongst many other things The Cheesecake Factory and is open from 10am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and is closed on Sundays, although bar and restaurant hours may vary. There is a mix of shops and services provided here as well as the Westin Hotel and numerous bars and restaurants such as the Palm Restaurant, Purple Martini and Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill. Shops here include Russell's Convenience Store, Mountain Computers and Christopher & Banks, whilst there is also a fitness center called Dumbbells situated on the second floor of the office tower.

Visitors can find many sidewalk cafes along 16th Street Mall including Starbucks, Corner Bakery and Paramount Cafe.

The MallRide is a free and easy way to travel up and down the Mall, and around Downtown. This shuttle service runs approximately every 2 minutes with the buses stopping at every corner between Broadway and Wynkoop Street in Lower Downtown, starting at 5am Monday to Friday with the last complete trip at 1:35 am

As a pedestrian and a transit street, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, scooters and other wheeled vehicles are not allowed on the mall, except at certain times, or by permit. How 6 pm Monday to Friday, and all day weekends and holidays.

Never, it is open to bicycles, skateboards, and roller blades on Sundays. Pedicabs and horse carriages operate on the Mall after

Visitors can obtain helpful information on Downtown Denver from two kiosks located on the 16th Street Mall, with staff able to provide directions and guidance on the area.

One is located in the median between Welton and Glenarm in front of Denver Pavilions, whilst the other is at the pavilion in Skyline Park, between 16th and 15th and features a small cafe.

For information about events and places to visit outside Downtown, visitors should seek out Union Station.