Check out Golden, where Coors is brewed. It also has some great hiking spots and a cute, western style downtown.
Boulder is about 30 minutes away. Check out the Pearl St. Mall, the Flatirons, and one of our favorite breweries, Avery.
The mountains! Our favorite mountain towns include Frisco and Nedarland. On the way to Frisco is Silverplume, a tiny, historical town described as a living ghost town. Check out Bread Bar and have one of their craft cocktails on their deck under some aspen trees.
Not too far from Boulder or Nedarland is Estes Park, where you can visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Also in Estes Park are an abundance of Elk and the Stanley Hotel, which inspired Stephen King's The Shining.