Seven Great Denver-Area Day Hikes

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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 Seven Great Denver-Area Day Hikes

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 Summer Fun: 5 Free Activities to Do in Golden

Olde Golden Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Fun

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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 Olde Golden Christmas: Holiday Traditions and Fun

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 Spend a Rainy Day in a Golden, Colorado Museum

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 The Old West Meets the New at the Golden Hotel

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 Consider Golden for a Girls’ Weekend Away

Dine Where The Locals Dine in Golden, Colorado

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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 Dine Where The Locals Dine in Golden, Colorado

The Golden Diner: Morning People Welcome

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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 The Golden Diner: Morning People Welcome

Open the Door to the West in Golden Colorado

When it comes to Colorado vacations, many people visit this part of the country to reconnect to our country’s western side. Golden, Colorado is the city “Where the West Lives,” and is an ideal place to base a vacation that is focused on cowboys, cowgirls, mountains and horses. Golden is tucked away in the foothills … Read more Open the Door to the West in Golden Colorado

Bob LeMassena: Letting Off Steam at Railroad Museum

Bob LeMassena told me his age with a smile and a gleam in his eye, as if letting me in on a long-kept secret. “I’m still young,” he said. Bob is 93. And then he quoted the first line of a Samuel Ullman poem: “Youth is not a time of life, it is a state … Read more Bob LeMassena: Letting Off Steam at Railroad Museum

Foothills Art Center: Golden’s Spiritual Gem

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While hundreds of people fight traffic and crowds to view works at the Denver Art Museum, art lovers wanting to view purchasable art from Colorado artists can visit the Foothills Art Center in Golden. Although the center is much smaller than many metropolitan galleries, 32,000 visitors a year travel to the western suburb to take … Read more Foothills Art Center: Golden’s Spiritual Gem

Backyard Brewpub: Golden’s Second-Largest Brewery

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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 Backyard Brewpub: Golden’s Second-Largest Brewery

Colorado Mountain Club: Leading the Way Through the Rockies

One of Denver’s major draws is its proximity to the mountains. But to some residents, the concepts of high-altitude safety and basic trail etiquette can be a little intimidating. Enter the Colorado Mountain Club. Headquartered in Golden, the club provides adventure education and recreational opportunities for everyone from the newbie day hiker to the ultra-experienced … Read more Colorado Mountain Club: Leading the Way Through the Rockies

American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in 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 American Mountaineering Museum: A Gem in Golden