Downtown refers to the central business district of a city, typically the area that includes the main commercial, cultural, and administrative center of the city. It is often the oldest part of a city, and can include the city’s main financial and government buildings, as well as shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. It is typically characterized by a high concentration of skyscrapers, office buildings, and other commercial developments. The term “downtown” is often used in contrast to other areas of a city, such as the suburbs, and can also be used to refer to the central area of a smaller town or village.