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Golden's Destination Snapshot

The Closest Mountain Town to Denver is the Perfect Place for Meetings

Golden, Colorado is close to all the Mile High City’s modern urban amenities, yet light years away in atmosphere. It offers a definite mountain town vibe, with an “Old West” looking main street surrounded by mountains and high Western rocky buttes. 

Clear Creek flows right through the center of town. Golden also offers over two dozen restaurants and outdoor cafes, beer gardens, an arts district, several live music venues, five museums and dozens of shops.

Golden By the Numbers

Easy to Reach

Downtown Golden is 35 miles from Denver International Airport. There is light rail service to Golden from Denver’s Union Station. 

Hotels & Meeting Facilities in a Walkable Pedestrian-Friendly Town

Downtown Golden is historic, charming and walkable.

  • There are a total of 195 rooms in downtown Golden with 28 meeting rooms offering up to 7,500 sq. ft. of space for groups from 10 to 250.
  • A short drive or uber ride away opens up another five hotels with just over 500 rooms and 18 meeting rooms with the largest venue offering 5,125 sq. ft. of meeting space.


Home to Colorado School of Mines

This public research university, situated in the heart of Golden, is devoted to engineering and applied science and the perfect place for meetings and events. The Green Center, located on the Colorado School of Mines Campus, is the largest event facility in Golden with 85,000 square feet of event areas including seven separate meeting spaces. From classrooms to department rooms to meeting spaces in the Arthur Lakes Library, there are a range of options to choose from on the CSM campus.

Lots to See, Do, Eat & Drink in Golden

Brewing Center 

Golden brews more beer than any other town in North America, largely because Coors Brewery is located here and is the largest single-site brewery in the Western Hemisphere.  You can tour Coors, of course, but Golden also has eight craft breweries, all with outdoor beer gardens, mountain views, and often featuring live music. 

Foodie Center

For such a small town, Golden offers a huge choice of cuisines, from Thai and barbecue to Middle Eastern and Cajun.  There are more than two dozen restaurants in the downtown center and many offer private rooms and unique options for groups of all sizes.

Entertainment Center  

World Famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre is approximately 10 minutes from Golden and has more than 160 concerts, films and events a year. Miners Alley Performing Arts Center offers live performances & musicals, while Foothills Arts Center showcases local Colorado artists as well as art shows. Catch live music throughout Golden, including national acts at The Buffalo Rose.