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Live It Up On A Budget

In this day and age, it seems that everyone is on a budget. But that doesn’t need to hinder a fabulous day of fun, sun and adventure in Arvada! We have put together a few ideas that will assist you in exploring our community without impacting your wallet. Based on your areas of interest, please contact us, and we can even customize a “Live It Up On A Budget” itinerary for you! Have a favorite way of treating yourself to a day of fun without breaking the bank? We would love to hear about it.

Grab breakfast at The Eggshell, a local favorite! This is a classic diner that has been in Arvada for years and there’s a reason why! Grab yourself a cup of coffee and the perfect diner breakfast to start your day.

Hit one of Arvada’s skateparks and show off your moves, or one of our disc golf courses for some free outside fun!

Explore our local galleries. Arvada has 3 world-class galleries, all for FREE! The Arvada Center exhibits work from local artists in themed shows. They also have a free sculpture garden with some incredible creations! Gallery 1874 also shows the work of local artists, and often exhibits work from young artists looking to make it. Finally, Light Rail Gallery in Olde Town is also an excellent option for exploring the arts scene. Enjoy blown glass, mixed media, classic paintings and more at this quaint locale!

Bring your fishing pole and enjoy a relaxing day outside! Bring some snacks, catch some fish, and take in the incredible views of the foothills at the Arvada Blunn Reservoir!

Pack a picnic and head up to Standley Lake! The lake itself is gorgeous and quiet, and has a lovely path where you can take a walk or jog!

Arvada has a few excellent choices for a cheaper happy hour! Grand Lake Brewing’s Yukon Street Tavern has incredible food and drink specials, and their pizza is to die for. Looking for something in west Arvada? Head to Jack’s and Steamers where you can kick back, relax, and if it’s nice, enjoy the patio!

**Remember to check our events calendar for free local events!