Lakewood lies to the west of Denver and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The downtown Belmar area here abounds with retail stores, eateries, and a theater, making it a favorite hangout spot for the locals as well as the tourists. The Lakewood Heritage Center boasts ten landmarks of historical significance along with an outdoor amphitheater. As far as outdoor activities are concerned, Bear Creek Lake Park is the place to go. The park boasts of an extensive fishing lake, dirt biking and nature trails, recreational areas, and a summer water-skiing concessionaire.