Englewood is a Denver suburb that boasts many of its own tourist attractions, which will keep people of all ages busy and happy. It’s located just south of the capital city, with its own small historic “downtown” on South Broadway.
The town has much to offer for arts, music, and culture lovers. There are outdoor museums, performance halls, and many parks to explore. Or spend the day hiking along the city’s popular trails, such as the South Platte River Trail or the Bear Creek Trail.
The town sits at 5,371 feet in Arapahoe County, within the South Platte River Valley area. As of 2020, there were 33,659 permanent residents living in Englewood.
After gold was first discovered in 1858, the town slowly began growing its roots. Thomas Skerritt is thought to be the founder of the town. After he established a home in the area, he used his own plough to create a street connecting Lakewood to Denver.
By 1879, a telephone line had been constructed, and Lakewood was well on its way to becoming an official town. Skerritt unfortunately lost the race for mayor after the town became incorporated in 1903. More infrastructure continued to be built during the next few decades.
A majority of the city was built by 1960, following the creation of the McLellan Reservoir. This reservoir gave Lakewood water independence from Denver, and now provides water services to a large percentage of the metro area.
The 2000s brought large improvements to many parks and recreation attractions within town. This project and many after aimed to encourage safety within the city and make it more appealing to residents.
Broken Tee Englewood Golf Course – A gorgeous course for novices and experts alike, you can find year-round tee times, golf lessons, a pro shop, and refreshment center.
Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center – Situated on W. Belleview Avenue, this center boasts many slides, wide pools, and a lazy river. It’s the perfect way to spend a hot summer day with fun for the whole family.
Museum of Outdoor Arts – An outdoor museum of rotating exhibits and sculptures right in the heart of the city. It is free to roam around. They also host indoor exhibitions at the Englewood Civic Center.
Hampden Hall – A versatile cultural space for performances ranging from theater productions, political debates, chorus performances and worship services. It is located inside of the Englewood Civic Center as well.
Camping – If you’re looking to pitch a tent or park your RV for the night, the closest places will be Cherry Creek State Park, Chatfield State Park, or the Indian Paintbrush Campground near Green Mountain.
Hiking – Centennial Park has 37 acres of land to explore right within town. There are multiple nature trails to choose from for a nice hike.
Fishing – As long as you have a fishing license, Centennial Park has a large lake open for fishing.
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Hilton Denver Inverness – An upscale, full-service accommodation that includes access to a spa, 18-hole golf course, 5 on-site restaurants, and even a production studio.
Marriott TownePlace Suites – More suitable for those looking for a long-term stay, these suites feature full kitchens, laundry service, and prime proximity to Park Meadows Mall.
Courtyard by Marriott Denver – Classic Marriott hotel with both indoor and outdoor common areas to relax. There is a full-service restaurant serving American fare and a Starbucks for your morning pick-me-up.
Read about the best hotels in Englewood.
One Barrel American Bistro & Wine Bar – A great place to stop for light eats and a glass of wine. They also serve weekend brunch.
The Feedery at Grow + Gather – With all of the food sourced locally within Colorado, this is a true farm to plate experience.
Steakhouse 10 – Traditional American steakhouse that has been serving up great dishes for over two decades.
Apr – Spring Market & Eggstremely Springy Festival – Bring a basket to Belleview Park for an annual Easter egg hunt! Finish out the morning with food trucks and live entertainment.
Apr-Oct – Englewood Market Series – Held every Saturday morning with a lineup of food and business vendors and local produce.
May – Celebrate Englewood – A creative way to get to know the community workers and the unique vehicles they drive around town to keep Englewood thriving. Activities include touch a firetruck and meet the police officers.
Aug – Englewood Block Party – Come together with your neighbors to celebrate the town. The festival has a beer garden, kids activities, and live music to make sure all ages are entertained.
Aug – Silent Disco and Food Truck Frenzy – Grab a pair of headphones, pick your favorite song, and dance like nobody’s watching at the City Center Amphitheater. Afterwards you can grab a snack from one of the many food trucks.
Dec – Englewood Market and Tree Lighting – Get ahead on your holiday shopping at the market before gathering to watch the Englewood tree light up.
Activities near Englewood
- Aurora (15mi)
- Centennial (9mi)
- Denver (6mi)
- Glendale (6mi)
- Greenwood Village (4mi)
- Highlands Ranch (8mi)
- Lakewood (8mi)
- Littleton (3mi)
- Lone Tree (11mi)
- Sheridan (2mi)