American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in Golden

American Mountaineering Museum – Golden

Do you know which two mountains are “bigger” than Mount Everest? Can you name the seven summits? What is monodoigting? The answers to these questions and more can be found at the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in historical downtown Golden, Colorado. The museum, named after mountain explorer and photographic pioneer Henry Bradford Washburn Jr., … Read more

Backyard Brewpub: Golden’s Second-Largest Brewery

A hand-painted sign with an arrow pointing down the street, and with the words “2nd Largest Brewery in Golden,” led to the not-easy-to-find Golden City Brewery. It’s clearly a self-effacing, tongue-in-cheek reference to Coors Brewing Co.— the third-largest brewer in the United States and the largest brewery on a single site in the world. Nailed … Read more

Seven Great Denver-Area Day Hikes

Denver’s foothills offer families a variety of great areas to hike with kids. For those who want to have an outdoor adventure without traveling far from home, check out these local day hikes. Apex Park, part of Jefferson County Open Space, is a local’s favorite for running, hiking, mountain biking and walking the dog. Gorgeous … Read more

Summer Fun: 5 Free Activities to Do in Golden

As summertime comes to Colorado, so does the onslaught of outdoor enthusiasts. But you don’t have to leave the Denver area to find adventure. Golden, just west of Denver, offers a variety of free activities year-round that are especially fun during the summer months. So for those who like to keep things under budget and … Read more

Olde Golden Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Fun

With its small-town charm, Golden, Colorado, celebrates the quintessential Christmas with festive events during December. From lighting the town to providing a convivial shopping atmosphere, the Olde Golden Christmas offers a variety of opportunities to join in the holiday cheer. One of the highlights is the annual Candlelight Walk along Washington Avenue (Nov. 30 at … Read more

Spend a Rainy Day in a Golden, Colorado Museum

If you are looking for things to do in Golden, Colorado why not consider visiting one of the community’s excellent museums? If the weather is not quite conducive for outdoor excursions, which is fairly rare but can still happen on Golden, Colorado vacations, a trip to a museum offers something fun to do while remaining … Read more

The Old West Meets the New at the Golden Hotel

Many people come to Colorado to experience the mountains, and this is something that most popular places to visit in Colorado offer, yet there is another draw for the Colorado travel experience, and that is the appeal of the Old West. Golden, Colorado vacations capture this perfectly. What started as a mining town has blossomed … Read more

Consider Golden for a Girls’ Weekend Away

Colorado vacations are not just for families or couples. Sometimes, a group of girlfriends just need some time to unwind together. Golden, Colorado offers an excellent place to do so. Its mixture of quiet western hospitality combined with interesting and educational things to do makes it popular among friends looking for a place to get … Read more

Dine Where The Locals Dine in Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado is a scenic mountain community on the outskirts of Denver that offers all of the attractions and amenities of a big city with the friendliness and welcoming feel of a small mountain town. If you are planning to visit Golden, Colorado, consider dining at the Briarwood Inn, an upscale establishment that is a … Read more

The Golden Diner: Morning People Welcome

When the whole family is out exploring in Golden, Colorado, there is always something exciting to do next. When you are trying to not to miss any of the historic attractions, you don’t want to waste a lot of time lingering over a large meal. It is beautiful family days like these that make me … Read more