Golden sits at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, hugging the foothills yet only a quick trip from central Denver. The town reflects its proud history as a gold rush hotspot with well-preserved historic buildings downtown, while local shops cash in on its past fame. There is plenty to see and do, from outdoorsy adventures and catching live music at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre to touring the Coors Brewery. Don’t miss the simple pleasure of strolling along the Clear Creek Trail to enjoy mountain views and watch kayakers in the whitewater park. Find your perfect home base at one of these handpicked hotels in Golden, bookable with Culture Trip.