Originally Posted by itgirl25
no bike unfortunately. i doubt i'll be renting either. i don't have that much spending cash this trip. it was a last minute decision. my sis is going there for work, and my mom and i are tagging along to make a vacation out of it. just us 3 girls and the big city. we are gonna be in lakewood. you familiar with that? i'm not...
Lakewood is just west of Denver, heading toward the foothills. There's lots of inexpensive or free things to do. Before you go, check to see who or what's playing at Red Rocks, the most incredible outdoor concert venue in the world. It's great to visit even in the day. Pick up a copy of Westword, which will tell you most everything going on in the area.
A tour of the Coors Brewery in Golden is free, and while in Golden (west of Lakewood), you have to ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bills' grave. They are repaving it next week, but it's Golden's Dragon. Look for my red, white, and blue CBR. Also check out the Chamber of Commerce in Golden.
I usually bring visitors to the Pearl St. mall in Boulder. It's like going back in time to the 1960's. It hit 102 today, and will be in the 100's most of next week, so a trip up I-70 to Vail, Leadville, or any of the ski towns would be cool. A ride up 14,000 foot Mt. Evans is neat, but it's about $8. If you like to gamble or watch other people lose money, take Clear Creek (US6) to Blackhawk. My wife and I like to drive up there and we rarely gamble. If the Rockies are in town, go there early to get cheap tickets in the Rockpile. It's a mile high and 12 percent humidity, so drink lots of water, take it easy, and wear sunscreen.