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Best things to do in Lakewood

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Outdoor shopping complex with stores such as Target, Best Buy, and Dick's Sporting Goods alongside local restaurants and boutiques. The main square hosts an ice skating rink in the winter and festivals in the summer.”
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Shopping Mall
“This is one of the larger indoor malls in the Denver area. It has shops of all varieties from Target to Wilson's Leather.”
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“Cool brewery within walking distance. Lots of beers to choose from. Usually a food truck outside on 25th that will deliver your food to you inside.”
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Concert Hall
“Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre offers a variety of recreation options for everyone – from drive-through sightseers, family picnickers, nature lovers, and outdoor exercise enthusiasts. Around you are 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meets the Rocky Mountains. The diverse environment allows visitors to see plants, birds and animals of both regions. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy discovering the venue and park.”
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Thai Restaurant
“Best Thai food in metro Denver area! The dining room is no frills so we recommend carrying out and taking it across the street to enjoy with at beer at Joyride Brewing Company - they allow you to carry in since they don't have a kitchen. Joyride has a great atmosphere, great view of the lake, board games, not to mention beer. If you'd like to branch out from your typical Thai staples, this place is exceptionally good at making 1) Pad See Ew with tofu and 2) Fish Curry. They are very generous with chili pepper so choose your level of spiciness with caution!”
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Mexican Restaurant
“Ok you have to go once; the food is absolutely awful. But the margaritas are OK. It’s just crazy and also it was a whole southpark episode! ”
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Breakfast Spot
“Great breakfast place after a night on the town, amazing bloody marys and mimosas. ”
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“Mount Falcon is another great hike that you can do not too far from the city. At the top you're rewarded with some amazing views of Denver!”
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“You can rent paddle boards! Get there early on Summer days. Alcohol allowed ”
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American Restaurant
“Need a great burger & a cold beer? Go here. Cool old Tavern on a fun street. ”
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“Comfort food in a vintage-style tavern with happy hour, live music, karaoke & trivia nights.”
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Shopping Mall
“Gigantic mall with all the usual stores and restaurants, Bonefish is our favorite chain place.”
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“Excellent for hiking & biking, offering great views of the mountains and city! ”
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“In close-by Morrison the drag racing enthusiast will enjoy this attraction. Sometimes local drivers and sometimes national racers. If you go on a night when the nitro cars a racing you will get quite a thrill!”
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American Restaurant
“local neighborhood restaurant, great if you're walking around/near Sloan's Lake.”
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“This place is a higher class restaurant. Great atmosphere, and sits in the foothills.”
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