Did you know that Golden, as expected, played a key role in the Colorado gold rushes, it originally being a gold mining camp during the height of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.
Best way to travel: Car
#1 thing to do: Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum
#2 thing to do: Heritage Square
#3 thing to do: Colorado Ski Museum Resource Center
Fun Fact: The first stone hotel built west of the Mississippi river was the Astor House in Golden built by Seth Lake in 1867.
#1 Car Rental Company: Budget and Enterprise