city in Adams and Jefferson counties in Colorado, United States
Arvada is in Colorado.
Most tourists use the RTD buses or light rail system to get around, but a car is recommended for specific usage.
- The Arvada Center is a popular attraction in Arvada. Located at 6901 Wadsworth Bv, Arvada, CO 80003. This performance compound hosts many different plays, musicals and orchestral and choral recitations. It also has numerous art galleries and dance studios. arvadacenter.org
- 1 Clancy's Irish Pub, 7000 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO (just east of Wadsworth and 38th). Daily 11AM-10PM. Clancy's serves a variety of Anglo-Irish and domestic favorites, including corned beef and cabbage, fish n' chips (listed by Westword as the best in town), shepherd's pie, reuben sandwiches and Guinness Stout on tap.
- 2 Heaven Dragon, 16255 W 64th Ave, ☏ . This often-overlooked Chinese restaurant may be among the best in the entire state of Colorado. With prices that will feed even a large family for under $40, its food is consistently ranked by reviewers as spectacular, to the point where visiting politicians (congressmen, governors, even President George W. Bush) often go out of their way to stop there. The atmosphere is superb--very formal and elegant, despite the low prices. A bit of a hike from the city, however--20 or 30 minutes from downtown on a good day.