Arvada, Colorado, is a suburb just northwest of Denver. There is no real physical break between the two, although there is a spiritual one: Arvada is very much its own entity with its own vibe. The town sprung up after the discovery of gold in 1850, and grew swiftly due to agriculture—at one point, Arvada was known as the "Celery Capital of the World." Book a stay in one of the hotels in Arvada for a quieter alternative to Denver, while still being close enough to enjoy the best the city has to offer.
Arvada is 30 miles west of Denver International Airport, and you can get there by taking the airport shuttle into Denver and changing buses at Union Station. Alternatively, taxis can be hailed from outside level five of the terminal building, and you can book a rental at all the major car rental companies, which have counters inside. While primarily a residential city, Arvada has some attractions worth seeing, like the Cussler Museum, which features a large collection of classic cars from the last century. The Historic Olde Town is a lovely place to walk, shop, and eat, and it's a real slice of the past. If it's nightlife you're after, the best place to find it is in the Lower Downtown area of Denver, eight miles to the southeast. There are lots of cheap hotels in Denver that you can check into if you're staying out late. To the west of town lie the spectacular Rocky Mountains. There are some amazing mountain drives, so rent a car in Arvada and get out there! There are lots in motels in Arvada and the surrounding area to stop off at on your travels.
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