West Metro


BELMAR Shopping + Dining District is Lakewood's exciting new downtown neighborhood -- a 22 square city block pedestrian district that recreates the ambiance of an old town village center, but with a distinctively contemporary flair. It's a vibrant shopping, dining, entertainment and residential district that locals and visitors love. It's surrounded by outdoor cafes and is the gathering place for summer concerts. BELMAR Shopping + Dining District dining options include 14 restaurants running the gamut from an English pub to Western buffalo.


Located at the base of the foothills, Golden was the territorial capital until 1867 and remains one of the most historical towns in the state. An arch spanning the street proudly proclaims that Golden is “Where the West Lives!” The rugged setting makes it an amazing destination for outdoor recreation like biking, hiking, and kayaking. Downtown offers an Old West feel with arcade-covered sidewalks providing entry to more than 30 shops and art galleries. There are 22 restaurants and bars with outdoor cafes, providing a great vantage point to watch kayakers float by on Clear Creek.


Founded in 1904, downtown Arvada gains much of its vibe from its charming turn-of-the-century Main Street Americana ambiance, with 26 restaurants and bars, eight galleries, and 14 gift and clothing shops. Dining options range from fine Italian cuisine to an authentic German bakery.