Historic Carriage House on 9th Street Guidebook

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Historic Carriage House on 9th Street Guidebook

Sightseeing

Our unit is close to a variety of great hikes and beautiful scenery. A good website to view for sightseeing is VisitGolden at: https://www.visitgolden.com/things-to-do/outdoors/.
This is a great spot to start your Golden vacation. They have local volunteers to answer any questions as well as a variety of brochures on local attractions. This is located only three blocks walking from the unit. Another great website to review before your trip is www.VisitGolden.com. They have the latest scoop on things to do, places to go, and an updated calendar on local events.
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Golden Visitors Center
1010 Washington Ave
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This is a great spot to start your Golden vacation. They have local volunteers to answer any questions as well as a variety of brochures on local attractions. This is located only three blocks walking from the unit. Another great website to review before your trip is www.VisitGolden.com. They have the latest scoop on things to do, places to go, and an updated calendar on local events.
This recreation center is right up the hill from our unit. Enjoy a full fitness center, two indoor swimming pools (one pool is a children’s heated pool with a waterslide and the other is an adult lap pool), group fitness classes, and a large climbing wall.
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Golden Community Center
1470 10th St
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This recreation center is right up the hill from our unit. Enjoy a full fitness center, two indoor swimming pools (one pool is a children’s heated pool with a waterslide and the other is an adult lap pool), group fitness classes, and a large climbing wall.
There are multiple outdoor activities to enjoy in Clear Creek including walking/biking/running trails, kayaking, and tubing. It gets fairly crowded on the weekends so enjoying it during the week is ideal.
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Clear Creek Trail
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There are multiple outdoor activities to enjoy in Clear Creek including walking/biking/running trails, kayaking, and tubing. It gets fairly crowded on the weekends so enjoying it during the week is ideal.
This local theater company that puts on great shows. Check their website for a calendar and to buy tickets.
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Miners Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington Ave
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This local theater company that puts on great shows. Check their website for a calendar and to buy tickets.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is not only a great place to see a concert but also a geological phenomenon. It’s the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. It’s also a great spot for tours, biking, exercise (run their stairs!), shopping and dining.
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre Box Office
Red Rocks Trail Road
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre is not only a great place to see a concert but also a geological phenomenon. It’s the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. It’s also a great spot for tours, biking, exercise (run their stairs!), shopping and dining.
This is one of very few railroad museums in the country. It's a great place to visit with kids.
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Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Ave
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This is one of very few railroad museums in the country. It's a great place to visit with kids.

City/town information

Golden has a reputation as one of the West’s friendliest cities. Upon entering Golden’s historic downtown, visitors are enthusiastically greeted with a large sign arching across Washington Avenue that reads, “Howdy, Folks! Welcome to Golden,” and proudly boasting the slogan, “Where the West Lives.”
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Golden
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Golden has a reputation as one of the West’s friendliest cities. Upon entering Golden’s historic downtown, visitors are enthusiastically greeted with a large sign arching across Washington Avenue that reads, “Howdy, Folks! Welcome to Golden,” and proudly boasting the slogan, “Where the West Lives.”

Food scene

Wood-fired pizza, salads and sandwiches. Great place to watch sports and/or enjoy happy hour. We also love their salad bar!
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Woody's Wood Fired Pizza
1305 Washington Ave
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Wood-fired pizza, salads and sandwiches. Great place to watch sports and/or enjoy happy hour. We also love their salad bar!
Tributary offers an array of mouthwatering treats from morning coffee & breakfast to dinner and drinks.
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Tributary Food Hall
701 12th St
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Tributary offers an array of mouthwatering treats from morning coffee & breakfast to dinner and drinks.
Locally owned hamburger joint. It’s owned by our neighbors down that street and probably one of the best burgers you’ll ever have!
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Bob's Atomic Burgers
1310 Ford St
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Locally owned hamburger joint. It’s owned by our neighbors down that street and probably one of the best burgers you’ll ever have!
A bit pricey but worth it for this farm to table bistro. It’s a very popular restaurant (and our favorite!) so worthwhile to make an online reservation.
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Abejas
807 13th St
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A bit pricey but worth it for this farm to table bistro. It’s a very popular restaurant (and our favorite!) so worthwhile to make an online reservation.
Nice outdoor patios and good food.
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Buffalo Rose
1119 Washington Ave
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Nice outdoor patios and good food.
This restaurant offers a very unique dining experience and fantastic Sherpa, Tibetan, and Nepalese cuisine.
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Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Center
1518 Washington Ave
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This restaurant offers a very unique dining experience and fantastic Sherpa, Tibetan, and Nepalese cuisine.
This is an easy walk from the unit and good Mexican food.
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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
720 Arapahoe St
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This is an easy walk from the unit and good Mexican food.
This is an easy walk from the unit. They have fantastic food and reviews...a definite place to do take-out if you're in the mood for Mexican cuisine.
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Xicamiti La Taquería Bistro
715 Washington Ave
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This is an easy walk from the unit. They have fantastic food and reviews...a definite place to do take-out if you're in the mood for Mexican cuisine.
Good Thai food in downtown Golden.
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Thai Gold Restaurant
714 14th St
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Good Thai food in downtown Golden.
Great ramen bowls!
Nosu Ramen
700 12th St
Great ramen bowls!
Enjoy a great breakfast in an old-fashioned locally owned diner, located in the heart of downtown Golden.
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Golden Diner
700 12th St
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Enjoy a great breakfast in an old-fashioned locally owned diner, located in the heart of downtown Golden.
This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Don't miss out on the happy hour specials and they're known for their good margaritas.
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Table Mountain Inn
1310 Washington Ave
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This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Don't miss out on the happy hour specials and they're known for their good margaritas.
We absolutely LOVE their outdoor patio that overlooks Clear Creek...especially with the warmer temps!
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Bridgewater Grill
800 11th St
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We absolutely LOVE their outdoor patio that overlooks Clear Creek...especially with the warmer temps!
If you like southern cuisine, this is the place! It's better visited during the week for breakfast...otherwise, you'll probably be on the waiting list to get in over the weekend.
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Sassafras American Eatery, Downtown Golden
1027 Washington Ave
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If you like southern cuisine, this is the place! It's better visited during the week for breakfast...otherwise, you'll probably be on the waiting list to get in over the weekend.

Coffee Shops

Located in the 12th Street Historic District, these guys roast their own coffee and it’s delicious!
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Pangea Coffee Roasters
1205 Cheyenne St
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Located in the 12th Street Historic District, these guys roast their own coffee and it’s delicious!
Great atmosphere with a beautiful outdoor patio. If you take your coffee to-go, go up the hill on Arapahoe Street and enjoy a fantastic outdoor plaza next to Calvary Episcopal church. It is open to the public and has beautiful landscaping and water feature.
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Cafe 13
1301 Arapahoe St
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Great atmosphere with a beautiful outdoor patio. If you take your coffee to-go, go up the hill on Arapahoe Street and enjoy a fantastic outdoor plaza next to Calvary Episcopal church. It is open to the public and has beautiful landscaping and water feature.
This is a great local spot right in the heart of downtown Golden. They also roast their own coffee and make great quiche and pastries!
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Windy Saddle Cafe
1110 Washington Ave
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This is a great local spot right in the heart of downtown Golden. They also roast their own coffee and make great quiche and pastries!
The name speaks for itself! It’s located on the southeast corner of 13th & Washington
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Starbucks
114 N Rubey Dr
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The name speaks for itself! It’s located on the southeast corner of 13th & Washington

Local Breweries

Another great microbrewery in Golden that is only a three block walk from our unit. They have a nice outdoor beer garden and a variety of food trucks.
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Mountain Toad Brewing
900 Washington Ave
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Another great microbrewery in Golden that is only a three block walk from our unit. They have a nice outdoor beer garden and a variety of food trucks.
This is personally our favorite brewpub. Having been around since 1993, their motto is “the second largest brewery in Golden.” A fantastic outdoor beer garden (with a fire pit in the winter) with great brews and only a 3 block walk from the unit.
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Golden City Brewery
920 12th St
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This is personally our favorite brewpub. Having been around since 1993, their motto is “the second largest brewery in Golden.” A fantastic outdoor beer garden (with a fire pit in the winter) with great brews and only a 3 block walk from the unit.
An award-winning microbrewery that is a tad farther away (1.2 miles) and easy to get to by bike or car.
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Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
393 Washington Ave
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An award-winning microbrewery that is a tad farther away (1.2 miles) and easy to get to by bike or car.
Brewpub offers premium-style, hand-crafted beers along with special guest taps, wine by the tap and the bottle, wine slushies (these are delish!) and tapas-style food options ranging from fresh baguette plates to daily-made spreads.
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Barrels and Bottles Brewery
600 12th St
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Brewpub offers premium-style, hand-crafted beers along with special guest taps, wine by the tap and the bottle, wine slushies (these are delish!) and tapas-style food options ranging from fresh baguette plates to daily-made spreads.
This bar has a very nice ambiance with rustic/miner style décor. They have 24 draft lines, great wines, and cocktails and delicious food all served in a cozy atmosphere.
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Miners Saloon
1109 Miner's Alley
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This bar has a very nice ambiance with rustic/miner style décor. They have 24 draft lines, great wines, and cocktails and delicious food all served in a cozy atmosphere.

Shopping & Grocery Stores

The Colorado Mills is an outlet mall and you can usually find a deal. Across the street are more shops to peruse.
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Colorado Mills
14500 W Colfax Ave
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The Colorado Mills is an outlet mall and you can usually find a deal. Across the street are more shops to peruse.
This is the closest grocery store.
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Safeway
1701 Jackson St
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This is the closest grocery store.
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Natural Grocers
2401 Ford St
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Whole Foods Market
14357 W Colfax Ave
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We usually do most of our grocery shopping here since they have the best prices and good produce.
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King Soopers
17171 S Golden Rd
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We usually do most of our grocery shopping here since they have the best prices and good produce.
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Costco Wholesale
5195 Wadsworth Blvd
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