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GoldenUnited States of America

This picturesque college city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is the final resting place of Buffalo Bill and is a great destination for lovers of the outdoors.

Situated just outside of Denver, this gold rush city has some of the best hospitality and outdoor fun in the region. Golden lies in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is surrounded by towering peaks and rolling hills. If you could use a break from the big city that Denver has become, book a getaway in this historic town with its laid-back western charm.

Discover the city’s heritage and history as you walk through its streets. There are three residential historical districts here offering examples of architecture from the past. Visit the 12th Street district to see a number of upper-middle class Victorian houses or Clear Creek for more modest homes from the era.

Visit the Colorado Railroad Museum to learn about the early settlers of the state and the importance of rail travel during the gold rush. Visit Coors Brewery, one of the largest single-site breweries in the world. Discover some local history at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.

Clear Creek was once the source of much of the gold in the area but today is mostly used for water sports. See whitewater rafters traverse the course that runs through the center of town or give it a go yourself. Lessons, guided tours and gear are available from operators in town. You can also go horse riding, mountain biking and hiking in the mountains surrounding the town. Guided tours and gear rental for those activities are available from the Golden Visitors Center in the middle of town.

When you get hungry, stop at one of the local establishments. This is a college town, so there are many restaurants, bars and cafés offering affordable drinks and meals. The main street is where it is all happening but this town rarely gets overcrowded.

Golden can be reached by car, light rail or bus in less than half an hour from Denver. There is plenty of free parking around and accommodation is easy to arrange.

Top Hotels in Golden

Origin Hotel Red Rocks
Origin Hotel Red Rocks
3.5 out of 5
18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in a state park, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Dinosaur Ridge and within 6 mi (10 km) of Red Rocks Amphitheater and Colorado Mills Mall. Coors Brewery ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,307 reviews)

"Great location outside of Denver. Easy drive to the ski slopes."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2021

Origin Hotel Red Rocks
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
3 out of 5
14700 West 6th Avenue Frontage Road, Golden, CO
The price is CA $90 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Colorado Mills Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Coors Brewery and Red Rocks Amphitheater. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Good clean hotel. Will stay here again. Close to family and has nice rooms and very clean."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 28, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
Table Mountain Inn
Table Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
1310 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO
The price is CA $152 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in the heart of Golden, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Astor House Museum and Coors Brewery. Colorado School of Mines and Clear Creek History ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)

"Love this hotel. Stay regularly when picking up or dropping off our son for school. Very clean. Right next to Colorado School of Mines and reasonably priced. Now that we are living in times of COVID- I really appreciate that all of the rooms have their own heating/cooling systems that draw outside ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2021

Table Mountain Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Golden

Lookout Mountain Cabin, hot Tub, pet Friendly
Lookout Mountain Cabin, hot Tub, pet Friendly
Golden, CO

Situated in Golden, this cabin is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and within 9 mi (15 km) of Red Rocks Amphitheater and Colorado Mills Mall. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Combined business trip and short vacation

"One of the nicest most relaxing places I have ever stayed. Cabin was great and very peaceful. Will stay again if I get the chance."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2020

Lookout Mountain Cabin, hot Tub, pet Friendly
? Mountain Cabin, Great View, Drive to Denver or Boulder or Nederland
? Mountain Cabin, Great View, Drive to Denver or Boulder or Nederland
Golden, CO
The price is CA $368 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12

Situated in the mountains, this romantic cabin is 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from Eldorado Canyon State Park and 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from Carousel of Happiness. Eldora Mountain ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Couldn't be better!

"Dont question it just rent this place already!!! We celebrated our 15 year anniversary and the manager left us a bottle of champagne to celebrate with and literally everything about this place is wonderful. Scenic peaceful drive to and from the property, close enough to many local attractions. Beautiful ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2021

? Mountain Cabin, Great View, Drive to Denver or Boulder or Nederland
Gorgeous Private Cabin Golden Colorado, Incredible Views - None can Compare
Gorgeous Private Cabin Golden Colorado, Incredible Views - None can Compare
Golden, CO

This family-friendly Golden cabin is located in a rural location, 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Eldorado Canyon State Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Carousel of Happiness ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
The place was amazing overall !

"We really love the place the area , except the cleanliness was not that great and the bedding was dirty also under the beds . If there is a cleaning fee why we have put the dishes in the washer and towels in the washer ."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 23, 2020

Gorgeous Private Cabin Golden Colorado, Incredible Views - None can Compare
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Golden

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 14, 2019

Dinosaur Ridge hiking near the Red Rock Amphitheater is very good and interesting. The view points at Buffalo Bill's grave site are excellent. The people are friendly and there are good restaurants.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 27, 2019

Area is nice

3/5 - Okay

Steven

Aug 12, 2019

Kids and frand kids live in Golden. To be honest, other than family we wouldnt come back. Pretty expensive there.

4/5 - Good

Smith

Apr 20, 2019

Gorgeous area

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