Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Golden Opportunity

The little town with a big heart: Golden, Colorado!

There is something for everyone in this treasure of a town that's closer than you think. Or, closer than I thought. For years I thought of Golden as this far off town with a big brewery. But from south metro Denver you're just a quick spin on C470 away from downtown Golden. In less than 40 minutes you can be a world away from the every day.

Kids will love exploring and you'll love a chance to relax and soak in the beauty and history. Start with a stroll along Clear Creek and enjoy the sculptures that tell a story of the land. You might even get to watch the kayaking crowd practicing on the creek.

 Part of the History Park on Clear Creek

Then head into Golden Sweets for a scoop or two of delicious ice cream (local, I believe) or try their delectable selection of candy! Yum!

If a cup of coffee and a cozy place to sit is more your style, then try the Windy Saddle where you can let the kids hang-out in the small kids room while you enjoy a warm drink and a homemade treat.

If you're not sure where to start, check out 2HourVacation.com where you can do some exploring and plan a great trip! As the name implies, even a short trip can fee like a vacation so be sure to take advantage!

Think:

Colorado Railroad Museum
Foothills Art Center
Miner's Maze
Farmers Market
Wild West Auto Roundup

So much to enjoy... so enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. One of my good friends from college moved to Golden about a year ago. I've wanted to go visit, but plane tickets are just so expensive!! But when I do go, I'll have to check some of this out! GREAT post!

    Sarah Kate
    http://dixie-creek-farm.blogspot.com

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  2. thanks jenna!
    think i'll make plans to take the kiddos there this summer!

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