The average price of a 7-day trip to Golden is $1,856 for a solo traveler, $3,333 for a couple, and $6,249 for a family of 4. Golden hotels range from $125 to $378 per night with an average of $135, while most vacation rentals will cost $160 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Denver International Airport (DEN) are between $677 and $1,139 per person for economy flights and $2,124 to $3,574 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $64 to $155 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Golden, CO, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DEN and stay in a Golden hotel:

  • January 15th to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Golden is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Golden Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Golden for a week is $1,406-$2,986($201-$427 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $155 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $388 to $1,025 for economy

Lodging: $129 to $146 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $95 to $117 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Golden for a week is $2,820-$5,324($403-$761 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $310 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $776 to $2,050 for economy

Lodging: $129 to $146 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $95 to $117 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Golden for a week is $4,202-$10,192($600-$1,456 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $256 to $620 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,552 to $4,100 for economy

Lodging: $258 to $292 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $143 to $164 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Golden

How cheap can you make a vacation to Golden? The cheapest trip to Golden is about $104 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $112.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Golden for a week is $725-$2,216($104-$317 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $31 to $63 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $388 to $1,025 for economy

Lodging: $112 to $125 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Golden for a week is $1,330-$3,682($190-$526 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $126 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $776 to $2,050 for economy

Lodging: $112 to $125 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Golden for a week is $2,612-$7,364($373-$1,052 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $252 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,552 to $4,100 for economy

Lodging: $224 to $250 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $75 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Golden cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Golden Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Golden.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Golden for a week is $3,106-$10,262($444-$1,466 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $141 to $279 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $997 to $2,501 for first class

Lodging: $187 to $378 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Golden for a week is $5,090-$14,716($727-$2,102 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $282 to $558 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,994 to $5,002 for first class

Lodging: $187 to $378 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $968 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Golden for a week is $10,180-$25,946($1,454-$3,707 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $564 to $1,116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,988 to $10,004 for first class

Lodging: $374 to $756 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,355 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Golden Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Golden is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Golden due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Golden Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Golden hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Golden.

 

Flight Costs to Golden

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,139 average in late July to a low of $677 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $736. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Golden our data includes 1,046 originating airports, and 204 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Golden from an airport like Wallis Hihifo (WLS) in Wallis Island (Wallis and Futuna) for an average $7,552 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Chadron Municipal (CDR) in Chadron, NE (the United States) at an average of just $99.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Golden, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $462, so you can easily save about 68% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Golden can easily cost $470 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $31 per person. Private tours can cost $942 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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