Things To Do
There’s so much more to do in Golden than hike trails and climb rock formations — although it is part of our allure. Here, you’ll find that we live life with an appreciation for enjoying every day. Golden’s quaint downtown and gold-rush-era atmosphere set the backdrop for a long list of possibilities for every visit. In Golden, you never have to go too far for fun.
For those looking for things to do in Golden, Colorado, both indoors and outdoors, check out the countless historic attractions, scenic drives around the city, and family activities that’ll keep the whole group laughing and playing until the sun goes down.
Uniquely Golden Experiences
A trip to Golden wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the iconic Coors landmark, so grab your friends and head over for an interactive Coors Brewery tour that includes a tasting.
Another popular attraction is the Colorado School of Mines. Stroll around the historical grounds, go on a guided tour, or cheer for the home team at a football game. Or, stop in at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to learn how energy research is helping change the world.
Whichever uniquely Golden attractions you choose, your time here will be time well spent.
Live Local History
Since before its founding in 1859, Golden has won over the hearts of gold rushers, miners, and agriculturalists alike. Our ideal location as the “last flat place” before the start of the Rockies has made it a city rich in history.
Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave to enjoy exhibits showcasing the legends of the old American West. Fans of museums and history can also get their fix at the Golden History Park, which features original cabins and buildings dating from the 1800s. The Colorado Railroad Museum keeps automotive enthusiasts entertained with its 15-acre rail yard.
All of Golden’s historical neighborhoods, mansions, and landmarks add to its charm, each bringing a piece of our intriguing past to the present day.
Hang Around Town
Downtown Golden is a destination all its own. Its charming old-Western-style buildings house plenty of shopping opportunities, from outdoor gear to artisan gifts to local brands. Plus, day spas and hair salons, ice cream and coffee shops, and other spots designed for relaxed afternoons.
With family-friendly restaurants on every block, fine dining options, and breweries to choose from, there’s something for everyone here.
Fun for the Whole Family
Take the kids for a hike along Dinosaur Ridge to discover 100-million-year-old fossils or spend the entire day bouncing between water slides at the Splash Aquatic Park at Fossil Trace. Golden is full of attractions perfect for everyone in the family.
However you spend your time here, you and your crew will feel blissfully spent after a jam-packed trip full of fun and activity that goes well beyond the outdoors, although you’ll want to enjoy that too.
If you love the combination of being outside, enjoying scenic views and getting a great work out, then hiking in Golden is the perfect activity for you. Before your hike, please read the Safer-at-Home Order and check out our hiking tips.