Denver Vacation Here are Five Ways to Shop Till You Drop

One of Denver's better kept secrets is what a great place it is to shop.We now have five terrific shopping malls and it seems that another opens every week.So, if you will be visiting Denver anytime soon and love to shop, don't miss .16th Street Pedestrian Mall and the Pavilions.

This pedestrian-friendly mall features dozens of outdoor cafes and restaurants, as well as independent food vendors. It is also home of the Pavilions, which has more than 50 shops and restaurants, and entertainment venues including a Virgin Records Megastore, NikeTown, Barns and Noble, Maggiano's Little Italy, and a Hard Rock Cafe.Cherry Creek Mall.

Cherry Creek Mall is is a lavishly-appointed shopping center boasting a total of 160 shops, restaurants and services. It is, without question, one of Denver's premier shopping destinations. This world-class shopping center features renowned stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Foley's, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier.Cherry Creek Mall -- 1st Ave. and Cherry Creek North Blvd.

Park Meadows.This mall is located in Lonetree ? about 17 miles or 25 minutes southeast of the downtown area. Park Meadows features 160 retailers and restaurants.

Stores in this mall include Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn Kids, Ann Taylor, The Disney Store, P.F. Chang's China Bistro and The Cheesecake Factory.Park Meadows -- 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Littleton, Colorado.Flatiron Crossings.

Flatiron Crossings Mall is about 30 minutes northwest of the downtown area. It is set in an innovative architectural expression of the Colorado Flatirons and prairies not too far away. This mall's anchor or major tenants are Dillards, Foleys, and Nordstrom's. Other shops you will find there include American Eagle Outfitters, Apple Computers, Borders Books and Music, Coach, Coldwater Creek, and Dick's Sporting Goods.Flatiron Crossings Mall -- One West FlatIron Circle, Broomfield, CO.Colorado Mills.

This is one of our newest shopping malls. It's a 200-store center featuring the best names in manufacturers' and retail outlets, including Off 5TH Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Last Call Clearance Center from Neiman Marcus and several great entertainment venues.Colorado Mills ? 14500 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO.Pick a mall, any mall, and you'll find shopping in Denver provides both fun and variety.

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Douglas Hanna has lived in the Denver metro area for more than 30 years and is an expert on both Denver and Colorado. He is also the author of more than 100 ezine articles on a variety of subjects.

By: Douglas Hanna

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