The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising! Here are some fun activities to do in Fort Collins this summer:
1) Cache La Poudre River: Whether you are interested in fishing, walking, biking, kayaking, or tubing, this river is the optimum place for the outdoors enthusiast. Often referred to as The Poudre, this river has a 21-mile paved trail that follows the water and winds through beautiful country and covers a variety of different landscapes. It has marked historical points all along the trail, and provides many education opportunities for the kids. If you’d rather be in the water, rent a tube or kayak, head up-stream, and float down with a group of friends.
2) Breweries: According to Fort Collins Beer dot com, “Fort Collins is home to the most brewers and microbreweries per capita in all of Colorado. Additionally, Colorado is ranked second in the nation for most craft beer by production volume.” This city is home to New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins Brewery, Coopersmith’s Pub and Brewing, Big Horn Brewery, and Anheuser-Busch/Budweiser. Take your time and tour each one, or rent a MyHandleBar party bike and gradually make your way to each brewery for some testing. Either way, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon!
3) Holiday Twin Drive-In: Spend an evening enjoying an old fashioned drive in movie theater! Located on the west side of town, and near the foothills, you can choose from two screens that offer double features 7 days a week. They offer new movies and have a fully stocked snack bar for your convenience. Pull in, roll down the windows, and grab a speaker. Or, comfy up the truck bed and watch from under the stars! Regardless of what movies are playing, this theater is worth the reasonable prices and the experience.
4) Horsetooth Rock and Reservoir: This is one of Fort Collins’ most well known landmarks. Horsetooth Mountain Open Space is filled with trails that provide spectacular views of the entire Front Range. The rock itself is visible from the plains, and sits at an elevation of 7300 feet. It’s a 5 mile hike round trip, and is popular among the locals. The reservoir is often busy during the hot months of summer, as it is a popular destination for boaters and water skiers. There is a small fee to get into the park, but it is well worth the money.
5) Old Town: This section of town offers ample opportunity to eat, shop, walk, catch some live music, or visit the farmer’s market. It’s booming with quaint little stores, coffee shops, breweries, and historical marks. You can take a self-guided one hour tour to learn about the architecture and history, or you can enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants that offer outdoor seating. Throughout the summer they also offer outdoor concerts in various locations around downtown. They are usually free, and the people watching is great! Whatever your preference may be, Old Town is a great place to spend an afternoon.
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