6 days in Houston & Golden Itinerary

6 days in Houston & Golden Itinerary

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Houston
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Golden
— 3 nights

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then browse the exhibits of Rothko Chapel, and then take the plunge with Skydive Spaceland Houston. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Armand Bayou Nature Center, then cool off at Pirates Bay Water Park, and then contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

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Austin to Houston is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You'll set off for Golden on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Pirates Bay Water Park, Skydive Spaceland Houston, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Armand Bayou Nature Center
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Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Armand Bayou Nature Center ©
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Skydive Spaceland Houston ©
Skydive Spaceland Houston

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Golden

Golden ©
Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F.
Visit Dinosaur Ridge and Mother Cabrini Shrine for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Golden Gate Canyon State Park and Mount Falcon Castle Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Golden: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with Golden Mountain Guides, cruise along Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway, stop by The Soap Shop, and get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Golden tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Houston to Golden by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in August, with highs in Golden at 84°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Morrison, Idaho Springs, Hidee Gold Mine
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Golden Gate Canyon State Park ©
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
River Rafting & Tubing

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