Guide to Highlands

Things to Do in Highlands

View Map

Northwest of downtown, just across highway I-25, the Highland neighborhood is both charming and trendy. It’s an eclectic mix of old and new homes, restaurants and retail stores.

Highlands Square, around 32nd Street and Lowell, features a diverse range of restaurants and popular dining destinations. It is also home to a local farmers market, harvest festivals and street fairs. The nearby Tennyson Street Cultural District has many art galleries.

Lower highlands, or “LoHi,” has grown into a popular residential area with houses, apartments and condos among established bungalows.

The neighborhood has always been known for its ethnic diversity since its founding in 1858. Home to Scottish, German, Italian and English immigrants during the 19th century and recently by its Spanish-speaking population. Remnants of Highland's motley history are apparent in the Scottish and Spanish street names, and historic landmarks like the mission-style St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Highland's quaint architecture, characterized by exposed brick walls, winding staircases and other whimsical attributes of Victorian architecture, has made it a sought-after destination for young families and LoDo business professionals. Recreational parks with youth baseball diamonds, basketball courts, flower beds and picnic benches complement the neighborhood ambiance.

[Photo credit: Arina P Habich /]

Find Hotels in Denver

Book online and save up to 70%

Restaurant Reservations

Popular Things to Do in Highlands


Colorado Ski & Golf

7715 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Computer Stores


7507 W 80th Ave, Arvada, CO 80003


Noodles & Company

8071 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Bridal Shops

Nav Productions

7600 W 72nd Pl, Arvada, CO 80005

Computer Stores

Colorado Ram Solutions Llc

7646 Quay St, Arvada, CO 80003

Fast Food


7990 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Mexican Restaurants

Qdoba Mexican Grill

8031 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Fast Food

Taco Bell

5325 W 80th Ave, Arvada, CO 80003
Scenes from Highlands
UnusedMy CatThe CatI'm not familiar with that particular part of the chicken.Arvada Police Ford Interceptor Utility  (2)Arvada Police Ford Interceptor UtilityArvada COArvada COBig Jed Behind the LogCritter DinnerBig Jed  and his Critter VisitorValdemar FrontValdemar BackCustom Marx Action Figure Project Part 1b