Golden, Colorado is a quaint town which is nestled up to the Rocky Mountains eastern front, not too far from Denver. It's one of those towns that offers everything while maintaining the "small-town feel" and intimacy. Of all of the day adventures I have gone on in Colorado, Golden is still one of my favorite places to visit.
Downtown Golden is home to many locally owned shops and restaurants. Every restaurant I have eaten at in Golden has had superb food, and all of the shops boast unique gifts.