Ahhh….summertime in Northern Colorado. There’s really no place we would rather be…for serious.
We’ve put together a Perfect way to spend a day in Fort Collins summer.
The alarm sounds and you hit Snooze, Snooze eatery that is! One of the friendliest and tastiest Ft. Collins breakfast restaurant with fantastic retro vibes. The menu has something for everyone from classic egg dishes, fancy waffle creations, or one their famous Benidict’s but get there early or you’ll have a long wait.
If you’re in a hurry grab a breakfast burrito from Vato’s Tacos in The Exchange (a steal at $4.00).
Hike the trail in Lory State Park and experiece a true Rocky Mountain High. This nearby NoCo treasure is a perfect way to experience FoCo like a local with stunning views overlooking Horsetooth Reservoir, amazing natural landscape with native perennials, grasses, and trees. You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of wildlife but do be on alert as there are mountain lions in them there hills. An easy hike for the moderate to well fit persons but you MUST stay hydrated!
Patio Lunch in Old Town. You’re famished from your hike so reward yourself with an amazing lunch at any of these fine establishments with patio’s: Jax, The Rio Grande, Austin’s American Grill, Rare Italian, Stuft Burgers, Nextdoor (opening mid-summer), Blue Agave or Fish.
Let your food digest and take in Museum of Art Fort Collins is located directly adjacent to Oak Street Plaza in one of the prettiest historic buildings in downtown Fort Collins. Inside, you’ll find rotating exhibitions exploring everything from masks and funny family portraits to fine art photography and cartoons. Admission is just $5 for adults with discounts for students, seniors and young kids, and children ages 6 and under are admitted for free.” -NoCoSpeaks
Explore Old Town Shops and Boutiques. So much shopping…so little time. Here’s just a few of our favorites The Perennial Gardener, Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream, Ku Cha House of Tea (Featured at Remington Flats), White Balcony, The Cupboard, Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys, Savory Spice Fort Collins, and Rocket Fizz Fort Collins just to list a few. There are several artisan shops, novelty stores and art galleries as well.
By now, you’ll want something close by and delicious so we recommend walking (or biking) two blocks to Metro Urban Food & Booze. Start with a cocktail on the rooftop patio and then enjoy a locally sourced dinner. The menu variety has something for all tastes including vegan and vegetarian.
Finish up your day by jumping on the Max to Mountain Ave and head over to Old Town Churn Ice Cream in The Exchange square. Then depending on the night, watch local performances in Old Town Square Center Stage, or listen to some live Jazz at Ace Gillette’s and sample one of their craft cocktails.
Walk or Uber back to your spacious studio suite and reflect on your authentic FoCo day!