For us, a perfect Saturday in October includes a beautiful hike in the mountains, a post-hike beer at a brewery with friends and dinner back in the city. We’ve put together a list of all of our favorite spots and hope you’ll take some time to enjoy them while you’re in town!
White Pie “New Haven Pizza”
Park Burger Burgers & bar food
The Populist Fancy food & cocktails
Satchel’s on 6th Fancy food & cocktails with local vibes
Dio Mio Beautiful, beautiful pasta
Hop Alley Hip Chinese
Watercourse Foods Creative vegetarian
Avanti Food hall & rooftop bar
Denver Central Market Food hall
Old Major Swine & wine
Golden & Arvada
Sassafras Southern-style breakfast
Bonfire Burritos Breakfast burritos
Kline’s Beer Hall Beer & Sausages
Mountain Toad Brewery & food trucks
New Terrain Brewing Brewery & food trucks
Arvada Tavern Fine food & cocktails
So Radish Vegan
Homegrown Tap & Dough Pizza
School House Kitchen Post-hike food & drinks
Crosscut Pizza Deliciouuuuuuuuus pizza
Salto’s Breakfast, tacos, coffee and more
Kathmandu Nepalese & Indian buffet
Lula Rose Coffee
Epic Brewing Beer
Our Mutual Friend Beer
Cerebral Brewing Beer
Odell Brewing Beer
Stem Ciders Cider
Hudson Hill Cocktails
Union Lodge No. 1 Cocktails
The Woods New Belgium’s rooftop bar
Golden & Arvada
Windy Saddle Cafe Coffee
Hunter Bay Coffee Roasters Coffee
Coors Brewery Beer (take the tour!)
Trailhead Taphouse Beer
New Image Brewing Beer
New Terrain Brewing Beer
Mountain Toad Brewing Beer
Miners Saloon Dive bar
Plume Coffee To-die-for interior & coffee
Bread Bar To-die-for interior & cocktails
To find a good hike, we recommend downloading the All Trails app to search by difficulty and location. We use it all the time!
Our Recommended Trails
South Table Mountain Park Moderate & easy trails in Golden
Alderfer / Three Sisters Park Moderate & easy trails in Evergreen
Saint Mary’s Glacier Moderate, 2 miles out and back
Mount Flora Trail Moderate, 6 miles out and back
Walker Ranch Loop Trail Hard, 7.3 mile loop
Bear Peak Trail Hard, 7.7 mile loop
Drives + Attractions
With any luck, the weekend of our wedding will be PRIME aspen time! A drive through the mountains to see the aspen leaves changing colors is a perfect and iconic Colorado experience – not to be missed! Below are some scenic drives & local attractions that we highly recommend.
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway Scenice Drive
Lookout Mountain Scenic Drive
Guanella Pass & Mount Bierstadt Scenic Drive
Georgetown Loop Railroad Attraction
Coors Brewery Tour Attraction
Celestial Seasonings Tea Tour Attraction
Molly Brown House Museum
Cars + Bikes
buy dapoxetine sildenafil Car Rental: The front range can be difficult to get around without a car. We recommend renting one at the airport before driving to Denver and Golden.
Bike Rental: The Golden Bike Library is located right near the Visitor’s Center (right around the corner from The Golden Hotel). There, adults and kids can “check out” bikes for local use.
Due to The Great American Beer Festival being in Denver during the weekend of our wedding, we’ve decided to move the home base to Golden! Golden is a historic town about 20 minutes west of Denver, sitting right at the foothills of the Rockies. It has a great downtown area with a bunch of breweries, restaurants, shops and a ton of hike and bike trails. It is 30-45 minutes away from both the wedding venue in Morrison and downtown Denver.
We’ve decided to make The Golden Hotel our home base for the weekend festivities – it’s right in downtown Golden. This is where the shuttle will pick up and drop off for the wedding. To book your room, call or email the hotel. We suggest you contact them immediately if you are considering staying as October is a busy month to visit Colorado and they’re likely to book quickly!
If you’re looking to stay at a different hotel or an Airbnb in the area, we recommend staying anywhere in Golden, Evergreen or Morrison for easy access to the wedding venue, the mountains and Denver.
Keep in mind that if you do stay somewhere else and want to take the shuttle to and from the wedding, you’ll need to get transportation to and from The Golden Hotel, where the shuttle will depart.