Lots of stuff when searching about the Denver area, but looking for some more specific stuff.
Trip will be from Osceola, IA to Union Station in Denver, CO.
3/12/11 Renting a car and driving to Ft. Collins, (possible stop at Left Hand Brewing in Longmont on the way) to tour breweries and stay in a local motel.
3/13/11 Drive from Ft. Collins to Golden to tour the Coors brewery. We will hopefully stay in Golden over night. Any ideas for a cool hotel and maybe a local bar / restaurant area around there?
3/14/11 Drive back to Denver or sight see, drop off the rental car and get back to the train by 7pm. Another day where we will need things to do, places to hang out...etc.
Never really been to Denver or much of Colorado, so any and all advice is much appreciated.
We like low key, roadfoodish type places. We were turned on to Grinder's in KC, MO from people here. That is the sort of thing we are looking for. Some drinks, some good food, and some friendly people. I would prefer to totally avoid any high-falootin fine dining places.
Local and affordable would be great. All meals for each day will more than likely be at some sort of restaurant.
Would like to stay close to the area we are in each day and night, so we don't spend all day driving. That was the point of taking the California Zephyr!
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