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Golden is a thriving, culturally rich city of approximately 18,000 that is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 15 minutes from Denver. The town was founded during the gold rush of 1859, and was named for settler Tom Golden, one of the early gulch miners who panned for gold in the valley of Clear Creek. Golden is home to the nation's first Quilt Museum, the Foothills Art Center, Coors Brewery Tours and a Pioneer Museum. The town has ten museums in all and four art galleries that feature southwestern paintings, sculptures and pottery. The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden includes twelve acres of narrow and standard gauge locomotives, cars and fifty thousand old photographs, papers and artifacts. The railroad museum itself is a replica of an 1880-style masonry railroad depot. For a fun family experience, visit Heritage Square, an array of shops, along with miniature golf, go-karts and amusement rides. The Heritage Square Music Hall features family dinner theater and a Children's Theatre. Golden's Twelfth Street Historic District in listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a walking tour of homes that are representative of the type built by Colorado's early pioneer entrepreneurs. Other attractions near the town of Golden include Buffalo Bill's Gravesite and Museum and the famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.

Surrounding areas: Morrison, Colorado (7.2 mi), Arvada, Colorado (7.8 mi), Evergreen, Colorado (9.9 mi), Denver, Colorado (12.6 mi), Broomfield, Colorado (13.4 mi), Black Hawk, Colorado (14.8 mi), Conifer, Colorado (15.5 mi)

Golden Vacation Rentals

Golden Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Candlewood Suites895 Tabor StGolden, CO (888) 226-3536
Comfort Suites11909 W 6TH AveGolden, CO (303) 231-9929
Courtyard By Marriott Denver West/Golden14700 W 6th Ave Frontage RdGolden, CO (303) 271-0776
Days Inn Suites Denver West15059 W Colfax AveGolden, CO (303) 277-0200
Fairfield Inn11907 W 6TH AveGolden, CO (303) 231-9939
Hampton Inn Denver West / Golden17150 W Colfax AveGolden, CO (303) 278-6600
Holiday Inn Denver West Village14707 W Colfax AveGolden, CO (303) 279-7611
La Quinta Inn3301 Youngfield Service RdGolden, CO (303) 279-5565
Marriott Denver West1717 Denver West BlvdGolden, CO (888) 238-1803
Marriott Towneplace Suites-Federal Center/Lakewood800 Tabor StGolden, CO (303) 232-7790
Park At Denver West1910 Denver W DrGolden, CO (800) 352-5804
Quality Suites Of Evergreen29300 U S Hwy 40Golden, CO (303) 526-2000
Residence Inn Denver West/Golden14600 W 6TH Ave Frontage RdGolden, CO (303) 271-0909
Table Mountain Inn1310 Washington AveGolden, CO (303) 277-9898
The Golden Hotel800 Eleventh StGolden, CO (303) 279-0100
Howard Johnson Denver West12100 W 44th AveWheat Ridge, CO4.8 mi.(303) 467-2400
Silver Reef12419 W 2ND PLLakewood, CO5.1 mi.(800) 352-5804
Hampton Inn - Denver West Lakewood137 Union BlvdLakewood, CO5.4 mi.(303) 969-9900
Homewood Suites By Hilton139 Union BlvdLakewood, CO5.5 mi.(303) 716-5737
Travel Lodge Denver West11595 W 6TH AveLakewood, CO5.6 mi.(303) 238-7751
Sheraton Denver West Hotel & Conference CNTR360 Union BlvdLakewood, CO5.7 mi.(303) 987-2000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites10101 W 48TH AveWheat Ridge, CO5.9 mi.(303) 424-8300
Extended Stay America715 Kipling StDenver, CO6.2 mi.(303) 275-0840
Holiday Inn Express Denver West4700 Kipling StWheat Ridge, CO6.2 mi.(303) 423-4000
Motel 69920 W 49TH AveWheat Ridge, CO6.3 mi.(303) 424-0658
Denver West Inn7150 W Colfax AveDenver, CO7.0 mi.(303) 238-1251
Foothills Corporate Lodging1390 Wadsworth BlvdLakewood, CO7.4 mi.(303) 232-2932
Motel 6480 Wadsworth BlvdLakewood, CO7.7 mi.(303) 232-4924
Comfort Inn10200 W I-70 Frontage Rd SWheat Ridge, CO7.7 mi.(303) 422-6346
Motel 610300 I-70 Frontage RdWheat Ridge, CO7.7 mi.(303) 467-3172
Foothills Executive Lodging6565 W Jewell St #4BLakewood, CO8.2 mi.(303) 936-3070
White Swan Motel6060 W Colfax AveLakewood, CO8.4 mi.(303) 238-1351
Riata At Belmar Park7301 W Ohio AveLakewood, CO8.5 mi.(800) 352-5804
Wyndham Hotel Denver Tech Center7675 E Un AveDenver, CO8.7 mi.(303) 770-4200
Chalet Motel6051 W Alameda AveLakewood, CO8.9 mi.(303) 237-7775
Savannah Suites6455 N Sheridan BlvdArvada, CO9.8 mi.(720) 889-2111
Days Inn Lakewood Colorado3440 S Vance StLakewood, CO10.3 mi.(303) 989-5500
Hampton Inn Denver SW3605 S Wadsworth BlvdDenver, CO10.4 mi.(303) 989-6900
Holiday Inn Lakewood7390 W Hampden AveLakewood, CO10.4 mi.(303) 980-9200
Quality Suites7260 W Jefferson AveDenver, CO10.5 mi.(303) 988-8600
Bed & Breakfast
Queen Anne Inn Luxury Bed And Breakfast2147 Tremont PLDenver, CO12.6 mi.(303) 296-6666
Capitol Hill Mansion Bed And Breakfast1201 PennsylvaniaDenver, CO12.8 mi.(303) 839-5221
Merritt House Bed & Breakfast Inn941 E 17TH AveDenver, CO13.1 mi.(303) 861-5230
Castle Marne Bed And Breakfast1572 Race StDenver, CO13.7 mi.(303) 331-0621
Briar Rose Bed And Breakfast Inc2151 Arapahoe AveBoulder, CO18.1 mi.(303) 442-3007

Golden Weather & Climate

North-central Colorado has a semi-arid, continental climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. It's a common misconception that due to its close proximity to the mountains and world-class skiing, that north-central Colorado has harsh winters. This is not entirely true. While there may be occasional bitter temperatures, storms do not last long. Periods of snow alternate with mild periods. The snow quickly melts with the mild daytime winter temperatures. The hottest months are July and August with an average high temperature of 74 degrees. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 30 degrees. This region has four distinct seasons, and being along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains means weather patterns are subject to rapid, volatile, yet brief changes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 43°F 12°F 0.53 in. -
February 46°F 15°F 0.60 in. -
March 52°F 21°F 1.76 in. -
April 58°F 29°F 2.42 in. -
May 68°F 39°F 3.13 in. -
June 79°F 48°F 1.93 in. -
July 85°F 54°F 1.60 in. -
August 83°F 52°F 1.75 in. -
September 75°F 43°F 1.38 in. -
October 64°F 32°F 1.00 in. -
November 51°F 21°F 1.10 in. -
December 44°F 14°F 0.78 in. -

Golden Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Jeffco airport (BJC) located about 11 miles northeast of Golden in Denver, Colorado, the Centennial airport (APA) located approximately 23 miles southeast of Golden in Denver, Colorado, the Vance Brand airport (2V2) located roughly 28 miles north of Golden in Longmont, Colorado, and finally the Denver International airport (DEN) located around 29 miles east of Golden in Denver, Colorado.

Golden Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO 
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO12.6 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO12.6 mi.
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO19.8 mi.
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO60.8 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO13.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Applewood Golf CourseGoldenCO 
Fossil Trace Golf ClubGoldenCO 
Indian Tree Golf ClubArvadaCO8.1 mi.
Lake Arbor Golf CourseArvadaCO8.1 mi.
West Woods Golf ClubArvadaCO8.1 mi.
Fox Hollow at LakewoodLakewoodCO8.4 mi.
HomesteadLakewoodCO8.4 mi.
Evergreen Golf CourseEvergreenCO9.9 mi.
Foothills Golf CourseDenverCO10.2 mi.
Courses at Hyland HillsWestminsterCO11.4 mi.
Heritage Golf Club at WestmoorWestminsterCO11.4 mi.
Legacy Ridge Golf Course at WestminsterWestminsterCO11.4 mi.
Denver City Park Golf CourseDenverCO12.9 mi.
Green Valley Ranch Golf ClubDenverCO12.9 mi.
Harvard Gulch Golf CourseDenverCO12.9 mi.
Mountain View Golf CourseDenverCO12.9 mi.
Overland Golf CourseDenverCO12.9 mi.
Wellshire Golf CourseDenverCO12.9 mi.
Willis Case Golf CourseDenverCO12.9 mi.
Windsor Gardens Golf ClubDenverCO12.9 mi.
Broadlands Golf CourseBroomfieldCO13.6 mi.
Eagle Trace Golf ClubBroomfieldCO13.6 mi.
Greenway Park Golf CourseBroomfieldCO13.6 mi.
Arrowhead Golf ClubLittletonCO15.1 mi.
Deer Creek Golf Club at Meadow RanchLittletonCO15.1 mi.
Englewood Municipal Golf CourseEnglewoodCO15.1 mi.
Family Golf Center at Centennial AirportEnglewoodCO15.1 mi.
Lone Tree Golf Club & HotelLittletonCO15.1 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLittletonCO15.1 mi.
Raccoon Creek Golf CourseLittletonCO15.1 mi.
Ski Areas
LovelandGeorgetownCO25.5 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO30.2 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO47.4 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO61.8 mi.
VailVailCO61.8 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO66.9 mi.
AspenAspenCO93.6 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO93.6 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO93.6 mi.
TiehackAspenCO93.6 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO98.9 mi.
KeystoneKeystoneCO99.6 mi.
Snowy RangeLaramieWY109.3 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO112.5 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO112.8 mi.
State Parks
Golden Gate Canyon State ParkCO12.0 mi. 
Eldorado Canyon State ParkCO12.9 mi. 
Molly Brown House MuseumDenverCO12.6 mi.(History)
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverCO12.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museo De Las AmericasDenverCO12.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Denver Museum of Natural HistoryDenverCO12.6 mi.(Science)
Forney Transportation MuseumDenverCO12.6 mi.(Science)
Denver Art MuseumDenverCO12.6 mi.(Art)
Colorado University Museum of Natural HistoryBoulderCO18.1 mi.(Science)
Aurora History MuseumAuroraCO20.8 mi.(History)
Longmont Museum & Cultural CenterLongmontCO29.1 mi.(History)
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterWoodland ParkCO53.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO12.6 mi.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO67.2 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO108.8 mi.

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