Want to get Dad out of town to celebrate Father’s Day, but not yet ready to travel? Visit Golden, only 15 minutes from downtown Denver and a perfect spot for outdoor adventure, family fun, and even burgers and beer too! Every weekend, several blocks of the city’s main street, Washington Avenue, become a pedestrian zone to spread out, dine al fresco and enjoy the downtown ambience. There are lots of Golden ways to celebrate Dad including:
Golfing with Dad. Fossil Trace is regarded as one Denver's top golf courses and a “Must Play” by Golf Digest. Create a special memory together as you enjoy a round of golf and the spectacular views at Fossil Trace.
Burgers & Biking. Whether you want to visit APEX for mountain biking, tackle the Lookout Mountain hill climb or simply wind your way through historic Golden neighborhoods, Golden has biking adventures for all. Afterwards, visit Bob’s Atomic Burgers, the Buffalo Rose or Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse for a burger made to Dad’s satisfaction.
Scenic Drive w/Dad. Load up on tasty take-out in Golden and head out for a scenic drive with Dad. Golden is the perfect starting point in all of these routes including the famous Lariat Loop.
Dads, Dinosaurs & Trains. Dad will feel like a kid again as he marvels at dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Ridge or climbs aboard a steam train at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Afterwards, why not get some ice cream in Golden to continue the fun?
Morning Hike & Breakfast. Enjoy fresh air and mountain views while you and your Pops hike one of the many trails in Golden. Enjoy breakfast burritos to go from the Windy Saddle or Café 13 or sit creekside at Sassafras for a hearty southern meal and beignets too!
Golden Gifts. How about a tune-up from one of Golden’s many bike shops; a bottle of spirits from Golden Moon, State 38 Distillery or Local Distilling or growlers from a Golden craft brewery; or visit a Golden store like Blue Moose Trading Company which sells locally made "Adventure" license plates or a SKI PATROL sign or Avenue Gifts for Coors merchandise perfect for Dad’s man cave. You can also buy Dad a gift card to a Golden restaurant or retailer at the GiftGoldN online gift card marketplace.
Picnic w/Pops. Grab a blanket, pick up tasty take-out from a Golden restaurant and enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and Golden views together. Parfet Park in downtown Golden is a favorite or head up Golden Gate Canyon for a mountain picnic.
This Father’s Day, we hope you and Dad have a Golden time no matter what you do. For more ideas on what to do in Golden with Dad, head to vistgolden.com.